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Cupid disguised as Aeneas's son, presents gifts to Dido

1679
(Italian, 1610–1662)
(Flemish, 1679)
Overall: 418.8 x 634.6 cm (164 7/8 x 249 13/16 in.)
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This tapestry is one from a series of eight that depicts the tragic love story of Dido and Aeneas. They were gifted to the museum for display in the armor court.

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Achates, with spear in hand, presents Cupid, who is disguised as Aeneas's son, to Queen Dido. He offers her gifts to encourage her to love Aeneas who is seated at her side. Attendants are preparing a banquet that Dido is giving in honor of Aeneas and his companions.
Cupid disguised as Aeneas's son, presents gifts to Dido

Cupid disguised as Aeneas's son, presents gifts to Dido

1679

Giovanni Francesco Romanelli, Michael Wauters

(Italian, 1610–1662), (Flemish, 1679)
Belgium, 17th century

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