Lot 186

BRUSSELS, end of the XVIIth century The transformation of Acteon into a hunter Pair of fine tapestries in doors Technical characteristics: in silk and wool 1st door: Acteon on a background of luxuriant vegetation in undergrowth Border with garlands of flowers in polychromy 2nd door: Acteon on a background of luxuriant vegetation in undergrowth Border with garlands of flowers in polychromy 2nd door. Note : In Greek mythology, Acteon (in ancient Greek ??ta???? / Aktaíôn), grandson of Apollo, is a proud hunter transformed into a deer by Artemis after having surprised the latter taking her bath, completely naked and having left the scene. He is eaten alive by his own dogs who do not recognize him.

Location of the item
France - 77300 - fontainebleau