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About The Artwork
Part of a series of seven tapestries depicting the Seven Deadly Sins, a favorite subject after Petrarch.
After a cartoon by Pieter Coecke van Aelst (1502-1550)
The tapestry has hung in the East Room of the Morgan Library since 1906.
Image: Willem de Pannemaker, Triumph of Avarice tapestry (16th cent.) / photo by Graham Haber