A Parisian Arithmetic

The Arithmetic (XVIth century)
Musée de Cluny (Paris)

This medieval Flemish tapestry is entitled L’Arithmétique and it is part of an anonymous series on the theme of the seven liberal arts. The composition is organized around a young woman standing behind a table. This woman is teaching some traders and bankers how to manage with the Arabic figures. The inscription says:

Monstrat ars numeri que virtus possit habere. / Explico per que sit proportio rerum.

I should look for the Geometry and the Astronomy to complete this allegorical series, don’t I?

Location: Musée of Cluny at Paris (map)

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