Detail from a tapestry panel showing a wild man and a monster, 12th to 15th century. Museum no. T.117-1937

Detail from a tapestry panel showing a wild man and a monster, 12th to 15th century. Museum no. T.117-1937

Detail from a tapestry panel showing a wild man and a monster
Switzerland
12th to 15th century
Museum no. T.117-1937

This small-scale tapestry was made in Switzerland between 1140 and 1460. The two men have red hairy bodies, the blond lady has a blue hairy body, and the blue and yellow monsters are made up of parts of different animals. An effect of shading has been created around the rocks by lines of blue leading into neutral areas of colour.