The Daughters of the Northern Lights (Aurora Borealis) or The Suitors

 
The Daughters of the Northern Lights (Aurora Borealis) or The Suitors
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  • Title :     The Daughters of the Northern Lights (Aurora Borealis) or The Suitors
  • Artist:     Gerhard Munthe Designer Nini Stoltenberg Maker Nordenfjeldske Kunstindustrimuseum Tapestry Studio Manufacturer
  • Accession:     TD1993.132.1
  • Country:     Norway
  • Date:     1895, design date 1920-1930, production
  • Dimensions:     Inches 55-3/4 80 1-1/2 Dimensions, framed Inches 51 64-1/2 Dimensions, unframed, Centimeters 141.6 203.2 3.8 Dimensions, framed Centimeters 129.5 163.8 Dimensions, unframed
  • Collection:     Object
  • Category:     Textiles
  • Subject:     Textiles/Textile Design , Mythology , Nationalism , Art Colony/Art School , Figurative
  • Credit Line:     The Wolfsonian–Florida International University, Miami Beach, Florida, The Mitchell Wolfson, Jr. Collection
  • URL:     TD1993.132.1.JPG
  • Tags:     Textiles
Description:
Woolen tapestry loosely based on Norse legends and mythology; wool weft woven on a linen warp tapestry depicting an image of three polar bears approaching three female figures with stylized flame-like blonde hair; stylized waves and mountains in background.