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The panel shows fantastic architecture on black ground. A tripod supporting projecting entablature is joined by a white, openwork panel decorated with lotus and palmette to reed on left, which upholds coffered ceiling. An elongated kylix stands on the entablature above tripod. A wading bird...

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1901-1902: excavated by Gennaro Matrone in a room on the south side of 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 date unknown: with Mr. Marcillini, Naples; purchased from Mr. Marcillini by Joseph Brummer; by 1925: with Brummer Gallery, Inc., 55 East 57th Street, New York; purchased by MFA from Brummer Gallery, Inc., March 5, 1925, for $ 5,805.00 (the total price for MFA 25.44-25.47)

Credit Line

Richard Norton Memorial Fund

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


near Pompeii, Campania, Italy

Catalogue Raisonné

Highlights: Classical Art (MFA), p. 132-133.


Height x width: 97 x 117 cm (38 3/16 x 46 1/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World