Turnus, Overwhelmed by the Trojans, Crosses the River to Return to His Companions (Aeneid, Book IX)

Painted enamel on copper, partly gilt | 22.2 x 19.7cm | c. 1530-35

Master of the Aeneid

European of the Renaissance period viewed ancient Rome not only as the origin of Italian civilzation but also the geographic center of a lost golden age. This plaque belongs to a series of at least eighty Limoges enamels illustrating events from Virg...
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