The Invention of Glory: Afonso V and the Pastrana Tapestries

The Pastrana Tapestries—among the finest Gothic tapestries in the world—will be on view together for the first time in the United States at the National Gallery of Art, Washington, from September 18, 2011 through January 8, 2012. 'The Invention of Glory: Afonso V and the Pastrana Tapestries' will feature the recently restored set of four monumental tapestries that commemorate the conquest of two strategically located cities in Morocco by the king of Portugal, Afonso V (1432–1481).
Released: September 13, 2011