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Wall painting from Room F of the Villa of P. Fannius Synistor at Boscoreale

Period:
Late Republican
Date:
ca. 50–40 B.C.
Culture:
Roman
Medium:
Fresco
Dimensions:
H. 60-1/2" (153.7 cm.) width 37" (94.0 cm.)
Classification:
Miscellaneous-Paintings
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1903
Accession Number:
03.14.10
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 164
Section of wall and floor with double row of columns; from small room near the summer triclinium.

This decoration is composed exclusively of architectural elements. A colonnade of pilasters is shown in front of a wall that is decorated with a cornice upheld by sirens and with a painted imitation polychrome marble revetment.
Lehmann, Phyllis Williams and Herbert Bloch. 1953. Roman Wall Paintings from Boscoreale in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Monographs on Archaeology and the Fine Arts, Vol. 5. no. 18, pp. 21, 134, 211, pl. 40, Cambridge, Mass.: Archaeological Institute of America.

Joly, Elda. 1980. "Teorie vecchie e nuove sulla ceramica policroma." Philias Charin. Miscellanea di Studi Classici in onore di Eugenio Manni. p. 1245, n.11, Rome: Giorgio Bretschneider Editore.

Bergmann, Bettina. 2010. "New Perspectives on the Villa of Publius Fannius Synistor at Boscoreale." The Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin, 67(4): pp. 27-8, fig. 47.

Harvey, Sarah M. 2010. "Iron Tools from a Roman Villa at Boscoreale, Italy, in the Field Museum and the Kelsey Museum of Archaeology." American Journal of Archaeology, 114(4): pp. 697-714.

Barbet, Alix and Annie Verbanck-Piérard. 2012. La Villa Romaine de Boscoreale et Ses Fresques, Vol. I and II. pl. V, 2, Paris: Errance.

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