Wall painting fragment [Roman] (92.11.10) | Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History | The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Wall painting fragment [Roman] The Metropolitan Museum of Art.This charming fragment, depicting a bird surrounded by ivy leaves, is painted with loose, quick brushstrokes unlike the more careful and mannered work of most Pompeian wall paintings.

Creeping Cat mosaic from the House of the Faun. This is an extremely well detailed mosaic from the wings of the atrium that were out of sight most of the time. The fact that this was found in location suggests the owner of this house was very rich.

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Achilles on Skyros: Fresco from Pompeii

Achilles on Skyros: Fresco from Pompeii (Pileus Cap-Albanian Cap- Plis)

Pavone. Grande Colombario di Villa Doria Pamphilj, fine I sec. a.C., Roma. Foto Archivio Sar

Fresco of a peacock from a colombarium (private mausoleum) found in Villa Doria-Pamphilij in Rome, late cent.

Roman fresco of a horse recovered from Vesuvian Ash in Stabiae 1st century BCE-1st century CE (9)

Roman Fresco of Horses (detail) Excavated from Stabiae -- Century BCE -- Photo Credit: Mary Harrsch

Roman wine Detail from a larger fresco from Pompeii. Bacchus or a Lar holding a drinking horn and a situla.

*POMPEII, ITALY ~ Bacchus or a Lar holding a drinking horn and a situla - detail from a larger fresco

Tunicas

Dressing a priestess or bride,found in the palaestra of the Forum Baths, 79 AD - NAMN

*POMPEII / HERCULANEUM, ITALY ~ The Villa Arianna. "Cupid Vendor, which depicts a seated matron, to whom an elderly courtesan seated opposite proffers a winged Cupid, lifted from a birdcage by the wings as if it were a chicken being sold for dinner. - AD79eruption

*POMPEII / HERCULANEUM, ITALY ~ The Villa Arianna. "Cupid Vendor, which depicts a seated matron, to whom an elderly courtesan seated opposite proffers a winged Cupid, lifted from a birdcage by the wings as if it were a chicken being sold for dinner.

The punishment of Dirce. Fragment. Fresco from Pompeii (House of the Grand Duke of Tuscany, VII, 4, 56). Third style. Ca. 30 A.D. Inv. 9042. Naples, National Archaeological Museum.

The punishment of Dirce. Fresco from Pompeii (House of the Grand Duke of Tuscany, VII, Third style.

Ancient Greek mosaic recently uncovered in Zeugma, Turkey, 2000 years old.

2,000-Year-Old Mosaics Uncovered In Turkey Before Being Lost To Flooding

Beautiful uncovered Mosaic from Greece. Zeugma (Turquia) 2000 years old Mosaic from Bri

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