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Led Zeppelin guitar player Jimmy Page loaned his Pre-Raphaelite tapestries to Tate Britain.

Alex Wexelman
Oct 24, 2018 2:54PM, via BBC

A Sotheby’s technician attends to The Attainment: The Vision of the Holy Grail to Sir Galahad, Sir Bors and Sir Perceval, a tapestry designed by Edward Burne-Jones and woven at the workshop of Morris & Co, on March 14, 2008. The tapestry has been in the collection of Led Zeppelin’s Jimmy Page since 1978. Photo by Cate Gillon/Getty Images.

Led Zeppelin founder Jimmy Page is showing the Tate Britain a whole lotta love after he agreed to lend the museum a pair of Edward Burne-Jones tapestries from his private collection.

“They’re the most extraordinary pieces and never in my wildest dreams [...] did I think think that they would ever come to the Tate,” Page told the BBC.

The tapestries are on view in a new exhibition, which features more than 150 works by the Pre-Raphaelite artist. Page’s tapestries feature scenes from legends of King Arthur’s quest for the Holy Grail. Previously, Page attempted to offload at least one of the works at Sotheby’s in 2008; however, luckily for the Tate Britain, it did not find a buyer.

Alex Wexelman
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