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Title: 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)
After a print by Giovanni Jacopo Caraglio (Italian, Parma or Verona ca. 1500/1505–1565 Krakow (?)) : Marriage of Alexander & Roxana, after Raphael
Border design attributed to Giovanni Francesco Penni (Italian, Florence ca. 1496–after 1528 Naples) (from the set of the "Acts of the Apostles")
Weaving workshop directed by Willem de Pannemaker (Flemish, active Brussels, 1535–78, died 1581)
Date: designed ca. 1540, woven ca. 1570
Culture: Netherlandish, 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)
Credit Line: Bequest of George Blumenthal, 1941
Accession Number: 41.190.135
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