September 15, 2014
Wandering the Metropolitan Museum
When the guard says photos are okay, I’m in heaven.
The Triumph of Fame from The Triumphs, Brussels, 1502-1504, wool and silk. The plaque says that this tapestry, or one very similar to it, was purchased by Isabella, queen of Castile and Aragon in 1504. It shows Fame conquering Death and the Fates with Christian imagery and long wavy hair.
Check these details out.
Don’t they look like sunglasses?
Proving that men have been doing that super unfortunate sandals-over-socks thing for a long time now.
Supposedly these women are the Fates, all getting trampled by goodliness and virtue. The one in the front is wearing a dress that I LOVE – but the thing that’s really getting to me is her hair.
I think I remember wearing this when I was 5.