Iconography
GODS & MYTHS
Erysichthon
Erysichthon cuts the tree and thus kills the Nymph living in it
Cycles15th-century - Tapestries
Erysichthon's daugther, being sold into slavery, prays to Neptune
Further details
At the top left Erysichthon destroying the temple (rather than the tree) of Ceres, in the centre his daughter Metra, being sold into slavery, praying to Neptune (front right) for delivery
ARTIST/CREATOR
Brussels
DATE
2nd half 15th century
LOCATION
Brussels, Musées royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belgique (inv. 5049, on deposit in the Royal Palace)
Notes on photograph
BIBLIOGRAPHIC CITATION
Tapisseries bruxelloises de la Pre-Renaissance, exh. cat. Brussels, Musées Royaux d'art et d'histoire, 1976, pp. 122-123, 126-127; a second tapestry shows's Metra's marriage to Autolycus
Acknowledgements
Record created with the generous support of the Dean's Development Fund of the School of Advanced Study, University of London
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