Iconography
ANTIQUITIES
J. M. C. Toynbee, 'Art in Roman Britain'
Plates published in book
ARCHITECTURE
Britain
Low Ham (Somerset)Roman Villa
GODS & MYTHS
Venus
Single figure Without attributes StandingMiscellaneousNude with minimal drapery
Amoretti
With objectsTorch
Genius
Single figure With downturned torch
LITERATURE
Ancient
Vergil Aeneid Book I: Storm, landing in Libya, arrival in Carthago, meeting with Didovv. 157-179: The Trojans land in Libya
Vergil Aeneid Book I: Storm, landing in Libya, arrival in Carthago, meeting with Didovv. 643-656: Achates sent back to the ships to bring jewels for Dido
Vergil Aeneid Book I: Storm, landing in Libya, arrival in Carthago, meeting with Didovv. 697-756: Aeneas and Amor (disguised as Ascanius) at Dido's feastwith Amor-Ascanius carrying gifts or presented by his father (vv. 695-714)
Vergil Aeneid CyclesRoman mosaic from Low Ham, Somerset (4th century)
Vergil Aeneid Book IV: Love of Dido and Aeneas, after Aeneas's departure Dido kills herselfDido and Aeneas as lovers, but not in the cave
Further details
ARTIST/CREATOR
Ancient Roman
DATE
2nd half 4th century
LOCATION
Taunton, Castle Museum
Notes on photograph
COLLECTION
Photo: Warburg Institute
BIBLIOGRAPHIC CITATION
J. M. C. Toynbee, Art in Roman Britain, London 1962, pl. 235, cat. 200
Acknowledgements
Record created with the generous support of the Dean's Development Fund of the School of Advanced Study, University of London
Contact
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