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Minerva from a set of Grotesques

Designer:
Probably designed in the Workshop of Perino del Vaga (Pietro Buonaccorsi) (Italian, Florence 1501–1547 Rome)
Designer:
Adapted from designs by Raphael (Raffaello Sanzio or Santi) (Italian, Urbino 1483–1520 Rome) (borders of the Acts of the Apostles tapestries)
Designer:
Possibly adapted from designs by Giovanni da Udine (Giovanni dei Ricamatori) (Italian, Udine 1487–1564 Rome) for Leo X's "Grotesques" tapestries, ca. 1520
Maker:
Perhaps woven in the workshop of Joost van Herzeele (Flemish, active before 1580–89)
Date:
ca. 1550
Culture:
Flemish, Brussels
Medium:
Wool, silk (17-19 warps per inch, 7-8 per cm.)
Dimensions:
H. 150 x W. 159 inches (381 x 403.9 cm)
Classification:
Textiles-Tapestries
Credit Line:
Bequest of Annie C. Kane, 1926
Accession Number:
26.260.59
Not on view
Private Collection, France (in 1873) ; Stanford White , New York (ca. 1900) ; Mrs. John Innes Kane (obtained before 1906) ; Annie C. Kane (until 1926; bequeathed to MMA)
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