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Fresco panel

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This panel shows a fresco with fantastic architectural decoration and ground ornaments in yellow and creamy white set upon red ground. A two tiered Ionic structure, with twisted reeds supporting a projection at right, can also be seen. The window at the center of the upper field frames what...

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1901-1902: excavated by Gennaro Matrone in a room off the peristyle of the villa of the Contrada Bottaro, located a half mile south of Pompeii; ownership granted to Gennaro Matrone by the Italian government; by 1925: with Brummer Gallery, Inc., 55 East 57th Street, New York; purchased by MFA from Brummer Gallery, Inc., June 1, 1933, for $ 15,115.00 (this figure is the total price for MFA 33.496-33.506)

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Ellen Frances Mason Fund

Roman, Imperial Period, about A.D. 14–62


near Pompeii, Campania, Italy


Height x width: 196.5 x 165 cm (77 3/8 x 64 15/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World