Wall painting from Room H of the Villa of P. Fannius Synistor at Boscoreale

Period: Late Republican

Date: ca. 50–40 B.C.

Culture: Roman

Medium: Fresco

Dimensions: Overall: 69 x 76in. (175.3 x 193cm)

Classification: Miscellaneous-Paintings

Credit Line: Rogers Fund, 1903

Accession Number: 03.14.6


Man and woman seated side by side: from the grand triclinium. The ruler is shown in conventional heroic nudity, while his wife appears pensive, as brides were often represented in ancient art.