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1530/1530

British Museum

British Museum

Painted Limoges enamel plaque; copper, square; departure of Aeneas from Carthage; Dido and Aeneas watch embarkation in three vessels while standing under architecture; Carthage in background; copied from woodcuts in Grieneisen's 1502 edition of Virgil.

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  • Title: plaque
  • Date Created: 1530/1530
  • Physical Dimensions: Length: 22.20cm (enamel); Width: 19.80cm (enamel); Length: 23.40cm (with frame); Width: 20.70cm (with frame); Depth: 0.90cm; Weight: 431.00g
  • External Link: British Museum collection online
  • Technique: enamelled; painted
  • Subject: mythical figure/creature; boat/ship; king/queen; architecture; poet
  • Registration number: WB.20
  • Production place: Made in Limoges
  • Producer: Made by Master of the Aeneid Series
  • Material: copper; enamel
  • Copyright: Photo: © Trustees of the British Museum
  • Acquisition: Bequeathed by Rothschild, Ferdinand Anselm. Previous owner/ex-collection Marlborough
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