Tapestry weave: silk and wool
Overall: 416.4 x 563.6 cm (163 15/16 x 221 7/8 in.)
Gift of Mrs. Francis F. Prentiss, in memory of Dr. Dudley P. Allen 1915.79.4
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 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.
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