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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) Adapted from designs by Raphael (Raffaello Sanzio or Santi) (Italian, Urbino 1483–1520 Rome) (borders of the Acts of the Apostles tapestries) 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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