Collection: Museum of Ancient Cultures

Inscribed Fresco Fragment

Accession # MU395
Culture Roman
Period Mid-High Empire
Date 1st Century CE
Provenance Pompeii
Material/s Pigment, Plaster
Collection Museum of Ancient Cultures
Source Macquarie University, MAC
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MU395 is a small fragment of a wall fresco from Pompeii. The angular fragment has been painted with a dark shade of red-brown paint – a popular colour used in Roman wall painting. In the middle of the fragment six letters have been deeply inscribed into the surface. The fragment is significantly abraded in some sections which has resulted in the paint having been worn away and the underlying white stucco surface of the wall being revealed.

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Museum of Ancient Cultures (2019). Inscribed Fresco Fragment, MU395. // (accessed on: 10 December 2019).

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