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Diana and Endymion, Brussels XVIII 300 X 200

Diana and Endymion, Brussels XVIII 300 X 200

Diana and Endymion

Brussels

XVIIIth century

Dimensions: 300 x 200 cm

Brussels tapestry of the end of seventeenth century.

It represents the goddess Diana recognizable to his bow and crown adorned with a moon.

Huntress finds her lover Endymion.

They are both represented on « verdure » background.

Diana / Selene is the personification of the moon; She is represented as a young and beautiful woman who travels the sky in a chariot drawn by two horses. She is famous for her love affairs, especially with the handsome shepherd Endymion who gave her fifty daughters… Diana and Selene are the same goddess, one in daytime version and another night version. We can add that Diane is the chaste version Selene sensual version of the goddess.

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