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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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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


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

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Medium or Technique

Tapestry weave (wool warp; wool and silk wefts)


Textiles and Fashion Arts