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wall-painting

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    1899,0215.2

  • Description

    Fresco wall painting representing a coastal landscape showing a boat departing from a harbour. It is watched from a tall building by several people, one of whom raises an arm to wave goodbye. In the distance, other boats can be seen, while in the foreground a fisherman fishes from a bridge.

  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 30BC (circa)
  • Findspot

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 32 centimetres
    • Length: 61 centimetres
  • Curator's comments

    This panel formed part of a wall of a villa at Boscoreale near Pompeii, which was painted in the so-called third style, where central panels showing landscapes, still life such as fruit and fish, or mythological scenes, were framed by elongated frames of columns, candelabra and floral motifs.

  • Bibliography

    • Painting 19 bibliographic details
  • Location

    Not on display

  • Exhibition history

    2015-2016 4 Dec-3 July, National Museum of Singapore, ‘Treasures of the World’s Cultures’

  • Subjects

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1899

  • Department

    Greek & Roman Antiquities

  • Registration number

    1899,0215.2

Fresco wall painting representing a coastal landscape: a boat sails past a tall pavilion, perhaps a tomb, while a man fishes from a bridge.

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Fresco wall painting representing a coastal landscape: a boat sails past a tall pavilion, perhaps a tomb, while a man fishes from a bridge.

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