Art/ Collection/ Art Object

Diana and Actaeon from a set of Ovid's Metamorphoses

Manufactory:
Manufacture Nationale des Gobelins (French, established 1662)
Maker:
Workshop of Jean Jans the Younger (French, 1644–1723)
Date:
designed before 1680, woven late 17th–early 18th century
Culture:
French, Paris
Medium:
Wool, silk (20 warps per inch, 8 per cm.)
Dimensions:
H. 130 x W. 182 inches (330.2 x 462.3 cm)
Classification:
Textiles-Tapestries
Credit Line:
Gift of Mrs. George S. Amory, in memory of her father and mother, Mr. and Mrs. Amory Sibley Carhart, 1964
Accession Number:
64.208
Not on view
From a set of tapestries depicting stories from Ovid's Metamorphoses, this hanging illustrates the moment when Acteon, having accidentally seen the goddess Diana and her nymphs bathing, begins to change into a stag.
Signature: Woven in lower right corner: I. IANS.
Mr. and Mrs. Amory S. Carhart , Tuxedo Park, New York (before 1941) ; Mrs. George S. Amory (by descent, until 1964; to MMA)
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