Tapestry weave: silk and wool
Overall: 403 x 394 cm (158 11/16 x 155 1/8 in.)
Gift of Mrs. Francis F. Prentiss, in memory of Dr. Dudley P. Allen 1915.79.7
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.
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