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A Gobelins ‘Metamorphoses’ Tapestry, by Jan Jans the Younger, Paris, circa 1670.

The tapestry depicts the abduction by the Greek god Boreas of the mortal princess Orythia, who eventually became his immortal wife. The borders comprise massed seashells of various kinds, the arms of the 5th Earl and Countess appearing in the centre of the top panel, 10ft. 6in. high by 9ft. 8in.
The 1688 Burghley Inventory records: “The Best Bedd Chamr. ‘4 peices of Rich french Tapistry hangings made by Monsre Jans, storyes out of Ovids metamorphoses”.


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