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

Description

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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