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  • Aeneas Erects a Tomb to His Nurse Caieta and Flees the Country of Circe, ca. 1530–35
    Master of the Aeneid (French, Limoges, active ca. 1530–40)
    Enamel, painted and partly gilded, on copper; 8 1/2 x 7 1/4 in. (21.6 x 19.7 cm)
    Gift of Coudert Brothers, 1888 (88.3.85)

    This is one of a series of eighty-two enamel placques, fifteen of which are in the Museum's collection, recounting episodes from Virgil's Aeneid. The immediate sources for the enameler were the woodcut illustrations in Sebastian Brandt's edition of Virgil's works, printed by Johann Grüninger in Strasbourg in 1502.

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  • Aeneas Erects a Tomb to His Nurse Caieta and Flees the Country of Circe, ca. 1530–35
    Master of the Aeneid (French, Limoges, active ca. 1530–40)
    Enamel, painted and partly gilded, on copper; 8 1/2 x 7 1/4 in. (21.6 x 19.7 cm)
    Gift of Coudert Brothers, 1888 (88.3.85)

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