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Tapestry/cushion cover: Pyramus and Thisbe

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The subject is drawn from the tragic story of Pyramus and Thisbe as recounted in Ovid's Metamorphoses, Book IV. Central area shows Pyramus and Thisbe against landscape background. Frame composed of symmetrical design of conventionalized flowers, fruits, and leaves. Urns decorated with...

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Provenance

Arditti and Mayorcas, London. 1961, private collection; 1961, gift from this private collection to the MFA. (Accession Date: December 13, 1961)

Credit Line

Anonymous gift

First half of the 17th century

Object Place

Area of Schleswig-Holstein or Hamburg, Northern Germany

Dimensions

59.5 x 54.5 cm (23 7/16 x 21 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

61.1253

Medium or Technique

Linen, wool and silk tapestry

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles