Iconography
ARCHITECTURE
Italy
FerraraPalazzo DucaleCamerino d'Alabastro (dispersed)
LITERATURE
Ancient
Vergil Aeneid Book I: Storm, landing in Libya, arrival in Carthago, meeting with Didovv. 297-304: Jupiter sends Mercury to the Carthagians, to make them well-disposed towards the Trojans
Vergil Aeneid Book I: Storm, landing in Libya, arrival in Carthago, meeting with Didovv. 194-197: Aeneas gives the Trojans the three stags and Trinacrian wine as a meal
Vergil Aeneid Book I: Storm, landing in Libya, arrival in Carthago, meeting with Didovv. 393-401: Venus tells Aeneas that his men have landed safely, just as swans in the air had not been disturbed by an eagle
Vergil Aeneid CyclesFerrara, Castello Estense (Dosso Dossi, c1520, dispersed, only few panels known)
Vergil Aeneid Book V: Games in honour of Anchises on Sicily, journey towards Italyvv. 426-460: Games in honour of Anchises: The ancient Sicilian Entellus in a boxing match against Dares
Vergil Aeneid Book V: Games in honour of Anchises on Sicily, journey towards Italyvv. 3-7: From their ships, the Trojans see Dido's funeral pyre burning
Further details
This image is problematic. The scenes at the left are reminiscent of Book I, but it offers no explanation for the fight and the spectators. Christiansen published a painting (N.Y., private coll.) that clearly shows scenes from Book V, thus he attempts to link this image to Book I only
ARTIST/CREATOR
Dossi, Dosso (c1486-1542)
DATE
circa 1520
LOCATION
Birmingham, Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Notes on photograph
BIBLIOGRAPHIC CITATION
Keith Christiansen, Dosso Dossi's Aeneas frieze for Alfonso d'Este's Camerino, Apollo 151 (2000), pp. 36-45
Contact
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