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Wall painting: Polyphemus and Galatea in a landscape, from the imperial villa at Boscotrecase

Period:
Early Imperial, Augustan
Date:
last decade of the 1st century B.C.
Culture:
Roman
Medium:
Fresco
Dimensions:
H. 73 3/4 in. (187.33 cm.) width 47 in. (119.38 cm.)
Classification:
Miscellaneous-Paintings
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1920
Accession Number:
20.192.17
  • Description

    From the villa of Agrippa Postumus at Boscotrecase, the Mythological Room (19)
    Landscape with Polyphemus and Galatea

  • Provenance

    From an imperial villa in Boscotrecase, near Pompeii (Santini 1905; Alexander 1929).

    1903-4, excavated by Ernesto Santini from an imperial villa on his property at Boscotrecase; from 1904, collection of E. Santini; acquired February 3, 1921, purchased from the estate of E. Santini.

  • References

    Alexander, Christine. 1928–1929. "Wall Paintings of the Third Style from Boscotrease." Metropolitan Museum Studies, 1: pp. 180, 182, 184-85, figs. 9-10.

    Metropolitan Museum of Art. 1936[1934]. A Guide to the Collections, Part 1: Ancient and Oriental Art, 2nd edn. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

    Kossatz-Deissmann, Anneleise, Brigitte Servais-Soyez, Fulvio Canciani, Giovannangelo Camporeale, Hans Peter Isler, Ingrid Krauskopf, Odette Touchefeu-Meynier, Marcel Le Glay, and Dr. Jean-Charles Balty. 1981–1999. Lexicon Iconographicum Mythologiae Classicae, Lexicon Iconographicum Mythologiae Classicae, Vols. 1-8. Zürich: Artemis Verlag Zurich und Munchen.

    Kossatz-Deissmann, Anneleise, Brigitte Servais-Soyez, Fulvio Canciani, Giovannangelo Camporeale, Hans Peter Isler, Ingrid Krauskopf, Odette Touchefeu-Meynier, Marcel Le Glay, and Dr. Jean-Charles Balty. 1988. Eros-Herakles, Lexicon Iconographicum Mythologiae Classicae, Vol. 4. Zürich: Artemis Verlag Zurich und Munchen, Galateia, no. 22.

    Kossatz-Deissmann, Anneleise, Brigitte Servais-Soyez, Fulvio Canciani, Giovannangelo Camporeale, Hans Peter Isler, Ingrid Krauskopf, Odette Touchefeu-Meynier, Marcel Le Glay, and Dr. Jean-Charles Balty. 1992. Kentauroi-Oiax, Lexicon Iconographicum Mythologiae Classicae, Vol. 6. Zürich: Artemis Verlag Zurich und Munchen, Odysseus, p. 960.

    Kossatz-Deissmann, Anneleise, Brigitte Servais-Soyez, Fulvio Canciani, Giovannangelo Camporeale, Hans Peter Isler, Ingrid Krauskopf, Odette Touchefeu-Meynier, Marcel Le Glay, and Dr. Jean-Charles Balty. 1994. Oidipous-Theseus, Lexicon Iconographicum Mythologiae Classicae, Vol. 7. Zürich: Artemis Verlag Zurich und Munchen, Polyphemos I, no. 55.

    1994. Metropolitan Museum of Art Guide: Works of Art Selected by Philippe De Montebello. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

    Carratelli, Giovanni Pugliese and Ranuccio Bianchi Bandinelli. 1994. Enciclopedia dell'Arte Antica, Classica e Orientale: Atlante delle Forme Ceramiche, Suppl. 2, Vol. 1. Rome: Instituto della Enciclopedia Italiana, p. 727, fig. 803.

    Picón, Carlos A. 1999. "Pleins feux sur l'art grec et romain." Connaissance des Arts, : no. 566.

    Elsner, Jas. 1999. "“The Viewer in the Roman Landscape”." Apollo, 150: p. 15, fig. 3.

    Picón, Carlos A. 2007. Art of the Classical World in the Metropolitan Museum of Art: Greece, Cyprus, Etruria, Rome New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, no. 402, pp. 346-47, 485.

  • See also
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