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Thetis visits forge of Vulcan [Hephaestus], Image 1

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    Thetis visits forge of Vulcan [Hephaestus], Image 1
  • Variant Title: Forge of Vulcan, Image 1
    Thetis getting armor for Achilles from Vulcan, Image 1
  • Author/Creator: unknown
  • Creation Date: c. 1625-1650
  • Physical Desc.: Image 1 of 1
  • Notes: Tapestry Dimensions: H 10'10" x W 8'2"
    Tapestry Materials/Techniques: unknown
    Culture: Flemish
    Weaving Center: Brussels
    Ownership History: French & Co. purchased from Eames MacVeigh, invoiced 1/26/1939.
    Vulcan hammering helmet (R of center, foreground); Thetis stands before Vulcan, pile of armor on ground next to her (L of center, foreground); fire of forge (R, background); landscape with ruins of buildings (L, background)
    (BRD) large garlands of flowers & fruit; (L & R BRD) central cartouches with landscapes, at bottom lions' masks; (UPR & LWR BRD) central cartouches with landscapes
    French & Co. stock sheet in archive, 19314-b [also lists D-15]
  • Form/Genre: Textiles - Tapestries
  • Subject: Mythology
  • Format: Still image
  • ID/Accession Number: 97.P.7; Original DB ID: 1026; Web DB ID: 304880
  • Is Part Of: Study photographs of tapestries
  • See Also: Collection description
  • Held by: The Getty Research Institute, Los Angeles.
  • Access/Rights: Digital images courtesy of the Getty's Open Content Program.

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