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Wall painting on black ground: Egyptianizing scene and pair of swans, from the imperial villa at Boscotrecase

Period:
Early Imperial
Date:
last decade of the 1st century B.C.
Culture:
Roman, Pompeian
Medium:
Fresco
Dimensions:
Overall: 91 3/4 x 20 1/8in. (233.1 x 51.1cm)
Classification:
Miscellaneous-Paintings
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1920
Accession Number:
20.192.2
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 167
On black ground; candelabrum surmounted by a panel with Egyptianizing scene of divinity Apis, the bull, being propitiated by two figures; at right Anubis. A cobra uncoils under the table.
Della Corte, Matteo. 1922. "Pompei." Notizie Degli Scavi di Antichità, 19: pp. 459ff., fig. 9.

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.

Thimme, Jürgen. 1976. Kunst und Kultur der Kykladeninseln im 3. Jahrtausend v. Chr.: Ausstellung unter d. Patronat des International Council of Museums ICOM im Karlsruher Schloss vom 25. Juni-10. Oktober 1976. no. 76, pp. 104-5 , Karlsruhe: Müller.

Kossatz-Deissmann, Anneliese, 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, Anneliese, Brigitte Servais-Soyez, Fulvio Canciani, Giovannangelo Camporeale, Hans Peter Isler, Ingrid Krauskopf, Odette Touchefeu-Meynier, Marcel Le Glay, and Dr. Jean-Charles Balty. 1984. Aphrodisias-Athena, Lexicon Iconographicum Mythologiae Classicae, Vol. 2. Apis, no. 3, Zürich: Artemis Verlag Zurich und Munchen.

Metropolitan Museum of Art. 1987. Greece and Rome. no. 76, pp. 104-5, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Knauer, Elfriede R. 1993. "Roman Wall Paintings from Boscotrease: Three Studies in the Relationship between Writing and Painting." Metropolitan Museum Journal, 28: pp. 13-4, fig. 2.

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.

Milleker, Elizabeth J. 2000. The Year One: Art of the Ancient World East and West no. 27, pp. 44-7, 205, New York and New Haven: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Richardson, Jr., Lawrence. 2000. A Catalog of Identifiable Figure Painters of Ancient Pompeii, Herculaneum, and Stabiae. p. 48, Baltimore, MD: Johns Hopkins Press.

Söldner, Magdalene. 2000. "'...fruchtbar im Sommer der Nil Strömt voll erquickender Flut...': Ägyptenrezeption im augusteischen Rom." Antike Welt, 31: p. 383, fig. 1.

Yerkes, Sara R. 2000. "Vitruvius' monstra." Journal of Roman Archaeology, 13: pp. 243, 249.

Picón, Carlos A. 2007. Art of the Classical World in the Metropolitan Museum of Art: Greece, Cyprus, Etruria, Rome no. 399, pp. 342-43, 484, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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