A tapestry of identical subject and with largely identical composition is in the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston (A. Cavallo, Tapestries of Europe and of Colonial Peru in the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Boston, 1967, vol. I, pp. 138 - 139, cat. 41 and vol. II, plate 41). It is interesting to note that the border is of a completely differing design, while the main subject in Boston is moved further to the left, omitting the cape flying in the wind of Thisbe and the flower to the lower right corner. A further panel of this subject, with a composition more closely related to that in Boston, is in the Museum für Kunst und Kulturgeschichte, Lübeck (H. Göbel, Wandteppiche, III. Teil, Die germanischen und slawischen Länder, Leipzig, 1934, vol. II, fig. 97b).
Taken from Ovid's Metamorphoses, this story of Pryamus and Thisbe recounts how the two lovers, separated by their parents, decided to flee and meet up. Thisbe arrived first at their meeting point but encountered a lion and fled, dropping her veil. When Pryamus came, he found the lion chewing the veil, now stained with the blood that remained on his mouth. Pryamus, in the believe that Thisbe had been eaten by the lion, killed himself. When Thisbe came back she found her lover dead and killed herself with a dagger.