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Wall painting: Polyphemus and Galatea in a landscape, from the imperial villa at Boscotrecase

Period:
Early Imperial, Augustan
Date:
last decade of the 1st century B.C.
Culture:
Roman
Medium:
Fresco
Dimensions:
H. 73 3/4 in. (187.33 cm.) width 47 in. (119.38 cm.)
Classification:
Miscellaneous-Paintings
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1920
Accession Number:
20.192.17
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 166
From the villa of Agrippa Postumus at Boscotrecase, the Mythological Room (19)
Landscape with Polyphemus and Galatea
From an imperial villa in Boscotrecase, near Pompeii (Santini 1905; Alexander 1929).

1903-4, excavated by Ernesto Santini from an imperial villa on his property at Boscotrecase; from 1904, collection of E. Santini; acquired February 3, 1921, purchased from the estate of E. Santini.
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von Blanckenhagen, Peter Heinrich and Christine Alexander. 1962. "The Paintings from Boscotrecase." Mitteilungen des Deutschen Archaeologischen Instituts, Roemische Abteilung, Suppl. 6:

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.

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