Wall painting on black ground: Aedicula with small landscape, from the imperial villa at Boscotrecase, Fresco, Roman, Pompeian

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 B.C.
Culture:
Roman, Pompeian
Medium:
Fresco
Dimensions:
Overall: 91 3/4 x 45in. (233.1 x 114.3cm)
Classification:
Miscellaneous-Paintings
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1920
Accession Number:
20.192.1
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 167
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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