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Tapestry: Vertumnus Disguised as a Fisherman (From the series THE STORY OF VERTUMNUS AND PAMONA)

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The episode is taken from the story of Vertumnus and Panoma as told in Ovid's Metamorphoses, book XIV. Vertumnus, god of the changing seasons, falls in love with Pamona, a goddess of fruits and harvests. To win her heart, he visits her garden in various disguises. Pamona disdains his preesnce...

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Provenance

1926, Seidlitz and Van Baarn (dealer), New York; 1926, sold by Seidlitz and Van Baarn to Mr. and Mrs. Ernest B. Dane, Brookline, MA; 1948, gift of Mrs. Ernest B. Dane to the MFA. (Accession Date: May 13, 1948)

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Ernest B. Dane

Flemish, Second half of the 16th or first quarter of the 17th century

Object Place

Probably Brussels, Flanders

Dimensions

412.11 x 513.71 cm (162 1/4 x 202 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

48.402

Medium or Technique

Tapestry weave (wool warp; wool and silk wefts)

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles