Penelope, in Greek myth, the faithful the wife of Ulysses, shown seated weaving at a loom; from a French pack of 52 playing cards, Jeu des Reynes Renommées, 1644; Penelope is the symbolic personification of the 'bonne femme'/good wife. (British Museum)
Greek, 350 BC. Odysseus and Circe with a loom. Fragments of black figured cup found in the sanctuary of Kabeiroi, near Thebes, 5th century BC. It shows Odysseus with his sword threatening Cirke, while she prepares the magic portion to turn him into an animal, as she did his friends.
The Weaver, 1698. By Christoph Weigel. The loom can be seen in detail on this engraving, worked with pedals. The worker is about to move the shuttle back through the threads. The man on the left is pulling wool through a weaving comb. A barrel and basket with wools are seen on the foreground. German