Aeneas says Farewell to Dido

(Italian, 1610–1662)
(Flemish, 1679)
Overall: 403 x 394 cm (158 11/16 x 155 1/8 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.


Ready to depart on the fleet which you can see behind him, Aeneas tells the distraught Dido that he must follow his destiny and leave Carthage.
Aeneas says Farewell to Dido

Aeneas says Farewell to Dido


Giovanni Francesco Romanelli, Michael Wauters

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

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