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) 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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