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Cubiculum (bedroom) from the Villa of P. Fannius Synistor at Boscoreale

Period:
Late Republic
Date:
ca. 50–40 B.C.
Culture:
Roman
Medium:
Fresco
Dimensions:
Room: 8 ft. 8 1/2 in. x 10 ft. 11 1/2 in. x 19 ft. 7 1/8 in. (265.4 x 334 x 583.9 cm)
Classification:
Miscellaneous-Paintings
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1903
Accession Number:
03.14.13a–g
  • Provenance

    Excavated at the Villa of P. Fannius Synistor, Boscoreale, about a mile from Pompeii (Cavenaghi 1901, p. 5; Barnabei 1901, pp. 71-81).

    1899-1900, frescoes excavated in Pompeii by Vincenzo de Prisco (Cavenaghi 1901, p. 5); acquired August 1903, purchased from C. and E. Canessa, Paris.

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