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Maker(s):Giunta, Luca Antonio, attributed to
Culture:Italian (active 1482-1536)
Title:Page from a printed book: Aeneas, Anchises, and Ascanius escaping from burning Troy (from Virgil's Aeneid)
Date Made:1522 [old information; to be researched]
Type:Print; Book
Materials:woodcut in black ink
Place Made:Europe; Italy; Florence; Veneto: Venice
Measurements:mat: 16 x 22 in.
Accession Number:  MH 1963.63.P.RII
Credit Line:Purchase with the Nancy Everett Dwight Fund
Museum Collection:  Mount Holyoke College Art Museum
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Description:
Woodcut image of Aeneas fleeing the burning city of Troy (background right) with his young son Ascanius at left, and his father Anchises on his shoulders. Three female figures at right have a banderoles over their heads, reading "Crevsa", the name of Aeneas's wife.

Tags:
mythology

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