On black ground, in center, a religious ceremony taking place before a tower. In foreground, a pair of slim columns supporting ornate pediment. Above each column, portrait enclosed in medallion. Left portrait is probably Julia, daughter of Augustus; right Livia, wife of Augustus.
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Title:Wall painting on black ground: Aedicula with small landscape, from the imperial villa at Boscotrecase
Period:Early Imperial, Augustan
Date:last decade of the 1st century BCE
Dimensions:Overall: 91 3/4 x 45in. (233.1 x 114.3cm)
Credit Line:Rogers Fund, 1920
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