Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Fragments of Roman Frescoes, in the Met

The Metropolitan Museum has a remarkable collection of ancient Roman wall painting fragments. So far as I can tell the information on where these came from is minimal, so they must be dated mainly by style. Above, bird and vines, 2nd-3rd century CE.

 Vine, 1st century CE

 Unknown plant, 1st century CE

Gorgon, Julio-Claudian period, 14-68 CE

Fragment of border, 1st century CE

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