Detail showing the seven-headed dragon of the apocalypse (in the upper left-hand corner and again pulling the cart) from the Pride tapestry in a set of the Seven Deadly Sins. Designed by Pieter Coecke van Aelst, ca. 1532–34.
Design attributed to Giovanni Battista Lodi da Cremona (Italian, active 1540–52). The Bridal Chamber of Herse, from a set of eight tapestries depicting The Story of Mercury and Herse, ca. 1550. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Bequest of George Blumenthal, 1941 (41.190.135) #tapestrytuesday
Designed by Pieter Coecke van Aelst (Netherlandish, 1502–1550). Seven Deadly Sins: Sloth tapestry (detail), designed ca. 1532 - 1533, woven ca. 1548 - 1549. Woven under the direction of Willem de Pannemaker, Brussels. Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien, Kunstkammer. | This work is featured in "Grand Design: Pieter Coecke van Aelst and Renaissance Tapestry," on view October 8, 2014–January 11, 2015. #coecke #tapestrytuesday #granddesign