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Cabinet of Curiosities (trompe-l'œil) REMPS, Domenico (c. 1620-c. 1699) Cabinet of Curiosities 1690s Oil on canvas, 99 x 137 cm Museo dell'Opificio delle Pietre Dure, Florence

Related to the prints of Cornelis Floris II (Netherlandish, 1514–1575). Panel with grotesques, from a set of bed hangings, ca. 1550–60. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Gift of George Blumenthal, 1941 (41.100.384) | Crafted from silver, gold, and silk threads, this luxurious tapestry panel was possibly made for Phillip II of Spain. The fanciful flora and fauna shown in this tapestry, referred to as grotesques, were popular motifs during the Renaissance. #tapestrytuesday

Manufacture Nationale des Gobelins (French, established 1662). Diana and Actaeon from a set of Ovid's Metamorphoses (detail), designed before 1680, woven late 17th–early 18th century. French, Paris. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. (64.208) | This detail from a tapestry depicts the moment when Acteon is turned into a stag by the Diana moments after she discovers him watching her bathe. #tapestrytuesday