Tapestry weave: silk and wool
Overall: 411.3 x 294.5 cm (161 15/16 x 115 15/16 in.)
Gift of Mrs. Francis F. Prentiss, in memory of Dr. Dudley P. Allen 1915.79.1
This tapestry is one from a series of eight that depicts the tragic love story of Dido and Aeneas which were gifted to the museum for display in the armor court.
Venus, seen here dressed as a huntress, advises her son, Aeneas, to visit Dido, queen of Carthage. Venus wants her son to stop wandering and marry the queen.
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