Important - 16th century - grand scale - museum quality - Renaissance period - antique Flemish finely woven grotesque tapestry panel in wool and silk - after designs by PERINO DEL VAGA (Pietro Buonaccorsi 1501–1547) - likely woven from/after the same cartoon as the Diana of Ephesus tapestry for the Palazzo Doria from the series of grotesque tapestries (with later re-woven areas - also in a different color combination) - featuring winged females - campana urns with foliage - plinth with opposing sphinx - scrolls - tassels and columns - unsigned - probably Brussels - circa 1550.
Fair restored antique condition - areas of re-weaving in the 19th century - extensive fading with stains from age and use - replaced/reduced border - linen lining/backing.
Tapestry size - 80" Wide x 101 1/2" Long.
Special Note - There is a PERINO DEL VAGA tapestry titled 'Diana of Ephesus' with identical details and iconography in the National Museum - Stockholm (Sweden) - inventory number NMK 82/1961.
PERINO DEL VAGA - Important Flemish Grotesque Tapestry - Circa 1550