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  • Object type

  • Museum number


  • Description

    Wall painting: portrait of a man and a woman. The man is shown bare-chested and the woman, whose hairstyle suggests an Augustan date, is wearing a powder-blue tunic and a matching headband. This roundel or medallion originally formed part of the decorative scheme on a painted wall in a house in Pompeii and is in the third Pompeiian style.


  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 20BC-20
  • Findspot

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Diameter: 14 centimetres
    • Width: 17.5 centimetres
  • Bibliography

    • Painting 37 bibliographic details
  • Location

    On display: G70/dc8

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date


  • Department

    Greek & Roman Antiquities

  • Registration number


COMPASS Title: Painted roundel with portraits of a man and a woman


COMPASS Title: Painted roundel with portraits of a man and a woman

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Object reference number: GAA1016

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