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

Description

This wall painting depicts a statue of Diana Lucina bearing torches, within a larger shrine. The statue's yellow color and composition are suggestive of a bronze or perhaps gilded bronze sculpture. It is generally uncommon to be able to determine the media of statues depicted in Roman wall painting with any degree of accuracy.

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