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The Tapestries Called Sheldon


Tapestry: Flight into Egypt  


Tapestry: Elizabethan Map Oxfordshire

  Tapestry: Judith with the head of Holofernes



This site presents new information about the tapestries called 'Sheldon',
small furnishing items woven in the late sixteenth century.

They were named, without firm evidence for their origins, by antiquaries in the early years of the twentieth century.

In the light of new evidence the site asks whether the name is deserved.


Tapestry covered Bible
Tapestry: Huntsman    
    Tapestry: The Arms of Sacheverell, Derbyshire


All images on this page ©V&A Images/Victoria and Albert Museum, London


Author:-   Hilary L. Turner   MA  DPhil


Website Design:-     Jo Stannard


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