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Wall painting fragment

Date:
2nd–3rd century A.D.
Culture:
Roman
Medium:
Fresco
Dimensions:
12 1/2 x 11 3/8in. (31.8 x 28.9cm)
Classification:
Miscellaneous-Paintings
Credit Line:
Gift of Henry G. Marquand, 1892
Accession Number:
92.11.10
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 171
This charming fragment, depicting a bird surrounded by ivy leaves, is painted with loose, quick brushstrokes unlike the more careful and mannered work of most Pompeian wall paintings. It may have come from a house or, more probably, a tomb, but its origin is unknown.
von Bothmer, Dietrich. 1978. Antichnoe iskusstvo iz muzeia Metropoliten, Soedinennye Shtaty Ameriki: Katalog vystavki. no. 104, Moscow: Sovetskii Khudozhnik.

Metropolitan Museum of Art. 1987. Greece and Rome. no. 116, p. 149, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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