The angel with lute or "Ange Au Luth" is seen here in this tapestry, after the fresco of Melozzo da Forli (1438-1494). In this tapestry we see the angel from the fresco from the Santi XII Apostoli or the 'Church of the Twelve Holy Apostles' a 6th century Roman Catholic church. The ceiling fresco was created for Cardinal Riario, the nephew of Pope Sixtus IV in the year 1472 and was described by fellow Italian Renaissance painter with the description "the figure of Christ is so admirably foreshortened as to appear to pierce the vault, and in the same manner the angels are seen sweeping through the field of air in two opposite directions." The angel is playing the lute, one of the oldest stringed instruments, which has been associated with angels in art and since the medieval and renaissance periods. This religious art tapestry "Ange Au Luth" is backed with a lining and has a tunnel for easy hanging. Note: tapestry rod and tassels, where pictured, are purchased separately.