Two Wall Plaster Fragments from Pompeii Two wall plaster fragments from Pompeii, decorated with red and blue paint on circular and swirling .. Product #: SH-05 Regular price: $45.00 $45.00 Sold
Two Wall Plaster Fragments from PompeiiTwo Wall Plaster Fragments from Pompeii

Two Wall Plaster Fragments from Pompeii

Product Code: SH-05
Length: 9CM
Width: 4CM

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Two wall plaster fragments from Pompeii, decorated with red and blue paint on circular and swirling design.

Fresco was used to ornament walls, including those of the villae urbanae (house of wealthy citizens), and those of public and religious places, like baths and temples.

The plaster would be carefully built up to as many as seven layers in the wealthiest houses, and then painted with pigment. As well as pleasing patterns, as these pieces offer, popular scenes from mythology were often used in decoration.

Approx. 6-9 cm (length)

Condition: Fine condition with sign of ageing on the surface.

Period: circa 1st...

Two wall plaster fragments from Pompeii, decorated with red and blue paint on circular and swirling design.

Fresco was used to ornament walls, including those of the villae urbanae (house of wealthy citizens), and those of public and religious places, like baths and temples.

The plaster would be carefully built up to as many as seven layers in the wealthiest houses, and then painted with pigment. As well as pleasing patterns, as these pieces offer, popular scenes from mythology were often used in decoration.

Approx. 6-9 cm (length)

Condition: Fine condition with sign of ageing on the surface.

Period: circa 1st century A.D.

Provenance: from an old Swiss collection and are reputedly from Pompeii

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