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wall-painting

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  • Museum number

    1757,0818.6

  • Description

    Fragment of wall painting: two draped female figures seated on tendrils suspended from a Gorgon-mask of moulded stucco; the figure on the left has red drapery, a red jug and yellow hair; the one on the right has yellow drapery, brown hair and a tambourine with crimson ribbons; below is a well flanked by two birds; unpainted plaster ground.

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  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 41 centimetres
    • Length: 60 centimetres
  • Bibliography

    • Painting 36 bibliographic details
  • Subjects

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1757

  • Department

    Greek & Roman Antiquities

  • Registration number

    1757,0818.6


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