Wall painting on red ground: candelabrum with frieze, from the imperial villa at Boscotrecase

Period:
Augustan
Date:
last decade of the 1st century B.C.
Culture:
Roman
Medium:
Fresco
Dimensions:
H. 89 in. (226.06 cm.)
width 60 in. (152.4 cm.)
Classification:
Miscellaneous-Paintings
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1920
Accession Number:
20.192.13
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 166
From the villa of Agrippa Postumus at Boscotrecase, the Mythological Room (19)
Red panel with candelabrum
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Anderson, Maxwell. 1987. "Pompeian Frescos in the Metropolitan Museum of Art." Bulletin of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, 45(3): pp. 51–52, figs. 54–55.

Knauer, Elfriede R. 1993. "Roman Wall Paintings from Boscotrease: Three Studies in the Relationship between Writing and Painting." Metropolitan Museum Journal, 28: p. 22, fig. 23.

Picón, Carlos A. 2007. Art of the Classical World in the Metropolitan Museum of Art: Greece, Cyprus, Etruria, Rome. no. 401, pp. 344-45, 485, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.