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The Bridal Chamber of Herse, from a set of eight tapestries depicting 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")
Maker: Weaving workshop directed by Willem de Pannemaker (Flemish, active Brussels, 1535–78, died 1581)
Date: ca. 1550
Culture: Flemish, Brussels
Medium: Wool, silk, silver, silver-gilt thread (20–22 warps per in., 8–9 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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