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Aglauros’s Vision of the Bridal Chamber of Herse, from the Story of Mercury and Herse

Design attributed to Giovanni Battista Lodi da Cremona
(Italian, active 1540–52)

Artist: After a print by Giovanni Jacopo Caraglio (Italian, Parma or Verona ca. 1500/1505–1565 Krakow (?)) : Marriage of Alexander & Roxana, after Raphael
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: weight confirmed, includes tube: 14 ft. 4 in. × 17 ft. 9 in., 173 lb. (436.9 × 541 cm, 78.5 kg)
Classification: Textiles-Tapestries
Credit Line: Bequest of George Blumenthal, 1941
Accession Number: 41.190.135

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