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Identification and Creation
Object Number
1977.216.2152
Title
Three fragments of wall painting
Classification
Fragments
Work Type
wall painting fragment(s)
Date
1st century CE
Places
Creation Place: Ancient & Byzantine World, Europe
Period
Roman Imperial period, Early
Culture
Roman
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/290885
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Pigment on plaster
Technique
Fresco painting
Dimensions
H. 5 x W. 7.3 cm (1 15/16 x 2 7/8 in.)
Provenance
Brought from a villa near Palestrina. Dr. A.S. Pease (by 1909), gift; to Department of the Classics, Harvard University 1909, transfer; to the Fogg Museum of Art, 1977.
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Transfer from the Department of the Classics, Harvard University, Gift of Dr. A. S. Pease
Accession Year
1977
Object Number
1977.216.2152
Division
Asian and Mediterranean Art
Contact
am_asianmediterranean@harvard.edu
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Descriptions
Description
Three wall painting fragments, said to come from a villa near Palestrina. Plain red ground; fragments on left and right have thin white, decorative bands.
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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