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Aglauros Changed to Stone by Mercury, 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)

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 and silver gilt thread (20-22 warps per inch, 8-9 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
226695

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