Bayeux Tapestry


Date: c. 1070s

Place of Production: England

Description: The Bayeux Tapestry (or Bayeux Embroidery) is a remarkable achievement of eleventh-century textile art. At 50cm x 68m, it is an exceptionally large example of embroidered artwork, with scenes depicting the lead-up to the Norman Conquest of England in 1066 embroidered in wool on a linen background. The origins of the embroidery are still hotly contested, with debate over whether it may have been commissioned by Bishop Odo of Bayeux, the half-brother of William the Conqueror.

Held at: Bayeux Museum

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