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Museum of Flemish tapestries: photos, description Museo degli arazzi fiamminghi)

Museum of Flemish tapestries is a true gem in the historical and artistic heritage of Rome. A precious collection of Flemish tapestry of the late 16th century was donated by one of the most prominent residents - Monsignor Antonio Lombardo, who the owl was a Bishop of Messina. This meeting is certainly one of the most significant of its kind in southern Italy after the famous van Orley tapestry "the Battle of Padua", which is kept in the national Museum of Capodimonte in Naples.

The Museum is located in a small but impressive building adjacent to the Cathedral of Marsala, which, in fact, belongs. Eight of the tapestries tell the story of the conquest of Jerusalem by the Roman emperors Vespasian and Titus, written by Jewish historian Josephus, who was a direct participant in hostilities and further truce between the two Nations. The size of tapestries range from 350Ñ…254 cm to 350Ñ…500 see they were All woven in a vertical position with ornate patches of wool and silk.

In the first tapestry you can see the Josephus blown out of the cave where he was hiding after the fall of Jerusalem under the onslaught of Vespasian. On the second canvas Agrippa, the ruler of Tiberias in the North-East of Israel, speaking in defense of the defeated city before Vespasian. The third tapestry depicts Vespasian, who is persuaded to accept the title of Emperor after Nero's death. In the next canvas we see the new Emperor bring honors, and the fifth tapestry Vespasian Josephus frees from the shackles. Further depicts the battle between the Jew Jonathan and the Roman Priscus. In the seventh tapestry, the priest offers Titus the son of Vespasian, two candlesticks, and a Holy book for the revival service in the Church of Jerusalem. Finally, in the last tapestry depicted the sacrifice of Titus to the Jewish God Yahweh.