Dido shows Aeneas the plans for the fortifications of Carthage

1679
(Italian, 1610–1662)
(Flemish, 1679)
Overall: 416.4 x 563.6 cm (163 15/16 x 221 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.

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The enamored Dido, attended by her sister Anna, shows Aeneas the building plans for Carthage which are being held by a kneeling youth and the architect.
Dido shows Aeneas the plans for the fortifications of Carthage

Dido shows Aeneas the plans for the fortifications of Carthage

1679

Giovanni Francesco Romanelli, Michael Wauters

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

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