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Theagenes and Chariclea, from The Story of Theagenes and Chariclea series
Theagenes and Chariclea, from The Story of Theagenes and Chariclea series
Designer:
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Date:
ca. 1634–1635
Location:
Not on display
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Media:
Wool, Silk; Tapestry Weave
Dimensions:
414 x 292.1 cm (163 x 115 in.)
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Country:
Continent:
Europe
Accession Number:
1929.9.3
Acquisition Date:
1929-12-29
Credit Line:

Gift of Henry K.S. Williams

Exhibition History:

Crystal Springs School for Girls, Hillsborough, California, 1973

This panel was woven for a narrow wall space. The episode seems to represent a surprise reunion between the two lovers. In a variant group in the lower right corner of the border a putto wreathed with leaves sits astride a goat, a symbol of sexual passion. From Anna Gray Bennett, "Five Centuries of Tapestry: The Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco" (San Francisco: Chronicle Books; The Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, 1976; repr. 1992): 236.

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