Mercury Changes Aglauros to Stone, from the Story of Mercury and Herse

Designer: Design attributed to Giovanni Battista Lodi da Cremona (Italian, active 1540–52)
Designer: Border design attributed to Giovanni Francesco Penni (Italian, Florence ca. 1496–after 1528 Naples) ,from the set of the "Acts of the Apostles"
Factory director: Weaving workshop directed by Willem de Pannemaker (Flemish, active Brussels, 1535–78, died 1581)
Date: designed ca. 1540, woven ca. 1570
Culture: Flemish, Brussels
Medium: Wool, silk and precious metal-wrapped threads (20-22 warps per inch, 8-9 warps per cm.)
Dimensions: 170 1/16 x 283 1/16 in. (432 x 719 cm); weight confirmed, includes tube: 14 ft. 9 in. × 23 ft. 6 in., 199 lb. (449.6 × 716.3 cm, 90.3 kg)
Classification: Textiles-Tapestries
Credit Line: Bequest of George Blumenthal, 1941
Accession Number: 41.190.134

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