Wall painting fragment
- 2nd–3rd century A.D.
- 12 1/2 x 11 3/8in. (31.8 x 28.9cm)
- Credit Line:
- Gift of Henry G. Marquand, 1892
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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.