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William Morris Tapestry The Vision
This tapestry was designed by Edward Burne Jones and woven by William Morris & Co in 1895-96 and is one of the six panels illustrating the story of the Holy Grail. It represents the attainment of their quest. The original is in the Birmingham Museum.
The final scene of the series is set on the seashore outside a chapel. Of the hundred and fifty knights who embarked on the quest, only three have been successful. The purity of each knight's life is represented by his distance from the Holy Grail, which appears on the table inside the chapel. Sir Galahad kneels in the doorway surrounded by lilies, which are symbols of purity. Above the chalice is a Pentecostal wind indicating the presence of the Holy Spirit, with drops of blood falling from it in a reminder of Christ's Passion on the Cross. The angels also hold symbols of Christ's Passion.
- Dimensions of the tapestry without border: 39" x 102"
- Fully lined & finished with tapestry rod sleeve
- Quality : jacquard woven in Belgium
Great gift for any king Arthur style decorations. Great addition to any arthurian medieval history inspired collection, medieval knights pictures collection or any medieval tapestry collection.