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This panel comes from the east end of the north wall of a peristyle of house south of Pompeii and on the ancient shore of the Gulf of Naples. There is a yellow ground with a deep red lower central portion within the architectural frame. Vertical and horizontal bands appear in green, while the...

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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: 1.938 m. width 1.393 m.

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The Ancient World