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“Dido and Aeneas in the Cave in the Roman Vergil”
A framed illumination on folio 180v of a Latin manuscript containing the works of Vergil depicting Aeneas and Dido ambiguously consummating their marriage in a cave while their escorts shield themselves from the rain.
Ink and tempera on vellum.
Made in the 5th century in Italy. Currently held at the Vatican Library.

One of 3 surviving illuminated manuscripts from the Western Roman Empire.

…There are a bit more illuminated manuscripts from the Western Roman Empire—like the Chronography of 354, various papyrus fragments from Egypt, and the Quedlinburg Itala—but it’s one of only three surviving illuminated Homeric epics (along with the Vatican Vergil and the Ambrosian Iliad) from Late Antiquity.

artofthedarkages:

shatteryourleaves:

artofthedarkages:

Dido and Aeneas in the Cave in the Roman Vergil

A framed illumination on folio 180v of a Latin manuscript containing the works of Vergil depicting Aeneas and Dido ambiguously consummating their marriage in a cave while their escorts shield themselves from the rain.

Ink and tempera on vellum.

Made in the 5th century in Italy. Currently held at the Vatican Library.

One of 3 surviving illuminated manuscripts from the Western Roman Empire.

…There are a bit more illuminated manuscripts from the Western Roman Empire—like the Chronography of 354, various papyrus fragments from Egypt, and the Quedlinburg Itala—but it’s one of only three surviving illuminated Homeric epics (along with the Vatican Vergil and the Ambrosian Iliad) from Late Antiquity.