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Collection: Museum of Ancient Cultures

Incised Fresco Fragment

Accession # MU396
Creator
Culture Roman
Period Mid-High Empire
Date 1st Century CE
Provenance Pompeii
Material/s Pigment, Plaster
Dimensions
Collection Museum of Ancient Cultures
Source Macquarie University, MAC
Classification
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MU396 is a small fragment of a Pompeiian fresco. The fragment is angular in shape and has a large crack running diagonally across the lower left corner. A deep reddish-brown paint has been applied to the surface of the fragment and two thin horizontal bands of yellow paint can be observed at the top and bottom of the fragment. On the upper section of the fragment 5 letters have been lightly incised. The surface of the fragment is significantly abraded and chipped, with some sections of paint having been completely removed revealing the underlying white stucco surface of the original wall.

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Museum of Ancient Cultures (2018). Incised Fresco Fragment, MU396. https://objectbasedlearning.com//museum-of-ancient-cultures/MU396 (accessed on: 01 November 2018).

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