Diana, Mars and Cupid
circa 1580 - circa 1600
Tapestry of wool and silk. Wool warps, wool and silk weft.
2.29 m (H); 1.30 m (W)
Place of origin
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Westwood Manor, Wiltshire (Accredited Museum)
Tapestry wool and silk, Diana, Mars and Cupid, Flemish, probably Oudenaarde, c. 1580-1600. The boy Cupid, with wings and a bow, stands between Diana, identified by a crescent moon on her forehead, and a man in armour, possibly the god Mars. The tapestry would originally have formed part of a larger piece. There is a border of flowers and leaves at the top and an orange-brown edging applied around the other three sides.
Acquired by Edgar Graham Lister (1873-1956) for Westwood Manor, and bequeathed by him with the house to the National Trust
Makers and roles
Flemish, workshop probably Oudenaarde, workshop