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The Metropolitan Museum Journal, v. 49 (2014)

"Redeeming Pieter Coecke van Aelst’s Gluttony Tapestry: Learning from Scientific Analysis"

Carò, Federico, Giulia Chiostrini , Elizabeth Cleland, and Nobuko Shibayama
13 pages
23 illustrations
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The Metropolitan Museum Journal is issued annually by The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Its purpose is to publish original research on works in the Museum’s collection. Articles are contributed by members of the Museum staff and other art historians and specialists.

Gluttony from a set of The Seven Deadly Sins, Pieter Coecke van Aelst  Netherlandish, Wool, silk, silver-gilt thread<br/>19-23 warps per inch, 8-10 per cm., Netherlandish, probably Brussels
Between ca. 1550 and 1560
Aglauros’s Vision of the Bridal Chamber of Herse, from the Story of Mercury and Herse, Giovanni Battista Lodi da Cremona  Italian, Wool, silk and precious metal-wrapped threads (20-22 warps per inch, 8-9 warps per cm.), Netherlandish, Brussels
Multiple artists/makers
designed ca. 1540, woven ca. 1570