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wall-painting

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    1867,0508.1355

  • Description

    Panel from a painted wall: Icarus falls to the sea while his father Daedalus flies on unaware. The background is a contemporary Roman setting, with a fortified coastal city and an amphitheatre. This painting is a companion to 1867.5-8.1354.

  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 50-75
  • Findspot

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 35.5 centimetres
    • Width: 34.5 centimetres
  • Bibliography

    • Painting 28 bibliographic details
  • Location

    G70/11

  • Exhibition history

    Exhibited:

    1990 24 Mar-10 Jun, Australia, Canberra, National Gallery of Australia, Civilization: Ancient Treasures from the British Museum, cat. no.91
    1990 28 Jun-23 Sep, Australia, Melbourne, Museum of Victoria, Civilization: Ancient Treasures from the British Museum, cat. no.91

  • Subjects

  • Associated names

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1867

  • Department

    Greek & Roman Antiquities

  • Registration number

    1867,0508.1355


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