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Item # 26032 Period Antique Mythological Tapestry 7'6" H x 12'2" W
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Item Number: 26032
Name: Mythological Tapestry
Size: 7' 6" H x 12' 2" W
(2.29m x 3.71m)
Origin: Lille
Style:
Size Category: Horizontal Tapestries
Mythological Tapestries
Verdure Tapestries
Antiquity: Circa 18th Century
Period Antique
Primary Design: Directional
Sub-Design: Pictorial
Design Genre Allegorical Tapestry
Genre Tapestry
Mythological Tapestry
Field Color:
Light Green
Border Color:
Gold
Composition: Wool with silk inlay
Condition: Excellent
   
Subject: Diana and her Nymphs, and the Exposure of Callisto
   
Persian Gallery Notes: From the series of tapestries based on Ovid's Metamorphoses; features the goddess Diana
   
Description:

An antique Franco-Flemish mythological tapestry from the 18th century, featuring the goddess of the hunt, Diana with her attendant, Callisto. In this sultry scene, Diana reposes on a rock at right after bathing in a stream following a day's hunt. Her nymphs and attendants bathe with her, but then expose the shame of Diana's chief attendant, Callisto, at left, whose dalliance with the god Zeus has been discovered, despite her vows of chastity. This scene draws upon the myth delineated in Ovid's 'Metamorphoses,' in which Zeus later attempts to conceal the affair from his jealous wife, Hera, by transforming Callisto into a bear, but it backfires on him when the she-bear Callisto is later killed in a hunt by a recalcitrant Diana.

The tapestry is in excellent condition, and features an outer ribbon-twist border to enclose the main scene. Wool with silk inlay. Hues of ivory, blue, and green. From the workshop of the famed Franco-Flemish weaver, De Melter. An amazing find, and an unbeatable addition to your interior decor!

Size is 7'6H x 12'2W

Hanging: The tapestry comes ready for hanging, with linen backing and a strip of hook and loop tape at the top end, which can be connected to the opposite side of the supplied hook and loop tape, which could be tacked to your wall. For those who prefer the use of a tapestry rod, we can add the appropriate size loops to accommodate your needs. We now have a large selection of antique tapestry rods available as well, which we can provide detail upon request.

 

   
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