Iconography
LITERATURE
Ancient
Vergil Aeneid Book I: Storm, landing in Libya, arrival in Carthago, meeting with Didovv. 418-440: The invisible Aeneas admires the Carthagians building their city
MAGIC & SCIENCE
Flora and Fauna
AnimalsFish, shellfish, and other marine creaturesMarine Snail
Further details
Dido supervising the construction of Troy, the shell stands for Tyrian purple
ARTIST/CREATOR
Leiden
DATE
1698
LOCATION
n/a
TEXT/BOOK/DOCUMENT (SOURCE OF PHOTO)
Gronovius, JacobusThesaurus Graecarum antiquitatum , Venice, 1732-1737, plate 23
Contact
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