Dido Sacrifices to Juno, the Goddess of Marriage

(Italian, 1610–1662)
(Flemish, 1679)
Overall: 411 x 464.5 cm (161 13/16 x 182 7/8 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.


Dido loves Aeneas and offers a sacrifice to the gods, specifically Juno, the goddess of marriage, to keep him in Carthage. Priests prepare to cut open the newly slaughtered heifer and read the future in its entrails.
Dido Sacrifices to Juno, the Goddess of Marriage

Dido Sacrifices to Juno, the Goddess of Marriage


Giovanni Francesco Romanelli, Michael Wauters

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

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