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Identification and Creation
Object Number
1977.216.2517.A-B
Title
Two fragments of wall painting
Classification
Fragments
Work Type
wall painting fragment(s)
Date
20 BCE-100 CE
Places
Creation Place: Ancient & Byzantine World, Europe
Period
Roman Imperial period, Early
Culture
Roman
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/290679
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Pigment on plaster
Technique
Fresco painting
Provenance
Henry W. Haynes, bequest; to the Department of the Classics, 1912, transfer; to Fogg Art Museum, 1977.
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Transfer from the Department of the Classics, Harvard University, Bequest of Henry W. Haynes, 1912
Accession Year
1977
Object Number
1977.216.2517.A-B
Division
Asian and Mediterranean Art
Contact
am_asianmediterranean@harvard.edu
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Descriptions
Commentary
Brightly colored wall paintings often decorated the interior, and sometimes exterior, of Roman buildings. The fragment shown is just one small part of a much larger decorative scheme that would have covered an entire wall.
Subjects and Contexts

Roman Domestic Art

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