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This yellow ground fresco shows an oblong window-like structure at center framed by a wreath surmounted by a landscape panel. Garlands, finials, decorative bands and various other field ornaments are present. There is a bird in the panel at left, and a basket hangs in the central...

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1901-1902: excavated by Gennaro Matrone in 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: 87 x 86.4 cm (34 1/4 x 34 in.)

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The Ancient World