The Three Fates; The triumph of Death. Tapestry, Netherlands, early 16th c. The three fates, Clotho, Lachesis and Atropos, represent Death in this tapestry, as they triumph over the fallen body of Chastity. In mythology the Fates controlled the span of human life; Clotho was the spinner, Lachesis was the drawer of lots, and Atropos represented the inevitable end to life.
Tapestry Date: 1894 (woven) Artist/Maker: Burne-Jones, Edward Coley (Sir), born 1833 - died 1898 (designer) Morris & Co. (maker) Materials and Techniques: Tapestry woven wool, silk and mohair on a cotton warp Museum number: 153-1898
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