Gallery 018 - Nine Heroes Tapestries Room (The Cloisters)
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A series of tapestries devoted to Nine Heroes of the Middle Ages celebrated in a fourteenth-century poem dominate the room. From the original ensemble, five survive: David and Joshua of Hebrew scripture; Hector and Julius Caesar from Classical tradition; and Arthur, the legendary king of England.
Thought once to have belonged to Jean of France, Duke of Berry, these are among the earliest tapestries to survive from the Middle Ages.