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Minerva from a set of Grotesques

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

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