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Wall painting fragment

Period:
Early Imperial
Date:
1st century A.D.
Culture:
Roman
Medium:
Fresco
Dimensions:
Overall: 5 11/16 in. (14.5 cm)
Classification:
Miscellaneous-Paintings
Credit Line:
Purchase, 1941
Accession Number:
41.162.272
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 171
This fresco fragment preserves the head of a woman wearing an Egyptian headdress. The Romans had an enduring fascination with the ancient cults and arts of Egypt, as attested by depictions on wall paintings, mosaics, and other media.
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