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    A Flemish Silk and Wool Allegorical Tapestry : Diana and Actaeon, late 17th-early 18th century
    83-1/4 inches high x 126 inches wide (211.5 x 320.0 cm)

    PROPERTY FROM A DALLAS GENTLEMAN COLLECTOR

    This tapestry depicts the scene of Actaeon's encounter with Diana contained within Ovid's Metamorphoses. The myth recounts the story of Actaeon, a young hunter who, while pursing an animal in a forest, stumbles across a nude Diana and nymph attendants bathing in a stream. The surprised Diana, in a fit of embarrassment, splashes Actaeon with water which instantly transforms the man into a deer. Actaeon flees from the scene in a state of confusion and is tragically hunted down by his dogs, who failed to recognize their master in his new form.


    Condition Report*: Original border absent, strengthened to reverse with linen backing, some scattered threadbaring (most noticeable to sky above Actaeon and to areas to border), minor patchwork, minor seam separations, age-related toning, presenting well.
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    Auction Dates
    September, 2016
    17th-18th Saturday-Sunday
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