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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 19 5/8in. (233.1 x 49.8cm)
Classification:
Miscellaneous-Paintings
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1920
Accession Number:
20.192.3
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 167
On black ground; candelabrum surmounted by a panel with Egyptianizing scene of priest kneeling in front of a statue of Anubis; behind the statue stands a priestess in the guise of Isis.
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.

Richter, Gisela M. A. and Christine Alexander. 1939. Augustan Art: An Exhibition Commemorating the Bimillennium of the Birth of Augustus. p. 27, fig. 64, New York: Marchbanks Press.

Knauer, Elfriede R. 1993. "Roman Wall Paintings from Boscotrease: Three Studies in the Relationship between Writing and Painting." Metropolitan Museum Journal, 28: pp. 13, 15, figs. 3, 5.

Merkelbach, Reinhold. 1995. Isis regina, Zeus Sarapis: die griechisch-ägyptische Religion nach den Quellen dargestellt. Abb. 78 (pg. 558), Stuttgart: B. G. Teubner.

Kunze-Götte, Erika. 1999. "Ein besonderer Flügeljunling archaiser Zeit." Antike Kunst, 42(1): p. 59 n. 42.

Milleker, Elizabeth J. 2000. The Year One: Art of the Ancient World East and West no. 26, pp. 44, 46, 205, New York and New Haven: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Söldner, Magdalene. 2000. "'...fruchtbar im Sommer der Nil Strömt voll erquickender Flut...': Ägyptenrezeption im augusteischen Rom." Antike Welt, 31: pp. 383-4, fig. 2.

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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