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Antique 18th Century Franco-Flemish Mythological Tapestry, with Diana & Callisto

$49,995
$67,50025% Off

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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.

Details

  • Dimensions
    Height: 90 in (228.6 cm)Width: 146 in (370.84 cm)Depth: 0.05 in (1.27 cm)
  • Materials and Techniques
    Silk,Wool,Hand-Woven
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    18th Century
  • Condition
    Wear consistent with age and use. Minor losses. Minor fading. In very good to excellent condition, with minor wear.
  • Seller Location
    New York, NY
  • Reference Number
    Seller: 26032 1stDibs: LU120122572812

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