Scipio Africanus: Battle of Zama
late 16th Century
From the story of Scipio and depicting the battle of Zama, with the Roman troops of Scipio and the Carthaginian troops of Hanibal engaged in fierced combat and centrally woven with an elephant and howdh filled with soldiers, within a dense landscape.
cotton, silk, wool
Overall: 148 1/2 x 1/4 x 88 in. (377.2 x 0.6 x 223.5 cm)
Purchased by Doris Duke at Parke-Bernet Galleries, New York, March 7-9, 1958, Sale no. 1811 lot 379
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