Mercury tells Aeneas to Leave Carthage

(Italian, 1610–1662)
(Flemish, 1679)
Overall: 411 x 337 cm (161 13/16 x 132 11/16 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.


The supreme god, Jupiter, sends his messenger Mercury to the Trojan hero Aeneas to urge him to continue his voyage and leave Carthage in order to fulfil his destiny, to found Rome.
Mercury tells Aeneas to Leave Carthage

Mercury tells Aeneas to Leave Carthage


Giovanni Francesco Romanelli, Michael Wauters

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

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