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Wall painting fragment from the peristyle of the Villa of P. Fannius Synistor at Boscoreale

Period:
Late Republican
Date:
ca. 50–40 B.C.
Culture:
Roman
Medium:
Fresco
Dimensions:
Overall: 58 x 46in. (147.3 x 116.8cm)
Classification:
Miscellaneous-Paintings
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1903
Accession Number:
03.14.3
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 164
A large covered vase and a silver pitcher right, stand on marble blocks. The palm fronds at the left, a symbol of victory, suggest that such vessels were awarded as prizes.
Lehmann, Phyllis Williams and Herbert Bloch. 1953. Roman Wall Paintings from Boscoreale in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Monographs on Archaeology and the Fine Arts, Vol. 5. no. 17, pp. 12, 210-11, pl. 39, Cambridge, Mass.: Archaeological Institute of America.

Anderson, Maxwell. 1987. "Pompeian Frescos in the Metropolitan Museum of Art." The Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin, 45(3): p. 31, fig. 39.

Bergmann, Bettina. 2010. "New Perspectives on the Villa of Publius Fannius Synistor at Boscoreale." The Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin, 67(4): pp. 17-18, fig. 24.

Harvey, Sarah M. 2010. "Iron Tools from a Roman Villa at Boscoreale, Italy, in the Field Museum and the Kelsey Museum of Archaeology." American Journal of Archaeology, 114(4): pp. 697-714.

Barbet, Alix and Annie Verbanck-Piérard. 2012. La Villa Romaine de Boscoreale et Ses Fresques, Vol. I and II. pl. III, 2, Paris: Errance.

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