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This panel comes from the north wall of peristyle of a house south of Pompeii on the ancient shore of the Gulf of Naples. It shows a yellow ground with a deep red lower central portion within architectural frame. The upper, open portion in off-white is seen through a framework structure. In...

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Provenance

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)

Credit Line

Ellen Frances Mason Fund

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

Findspot

near Pompeii, Campania, Italy

Dimensions

Height: 2.01 m. width: 1.445 m.

Accession Number

33.497

Medium or Technique

Fresco

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

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