Part of a wall painting showing followers of the wine-god Bacchus drinking and dancing in a garden.
- 50 (circa)
- Excavated/Findspot: Villa Doria Pamphili, tomb
- (Europe,Italy,Lazio,Roma (province),Rome,Monte Gianicolo,Villa Doria Pamphili)
- Height: 21.5 centimetres
- Length: 65 centimetres
Promised: Roman Sexuality: Images, Myths and Meanings at Brading Roman Villa 1 February - 5 May 2014
2010 Jan - April, Nottingham, Lakeside Arts Centre, The University of Nottingham, 'Roman Sexuality: Images, Myths and Meanings'
27 February 2000
Reason for treatment
Explore and stabilise the cracks. Fill and retouch. Stick Sorbothane to the painting's back and lower edge.
The painting is in good condition. It has some light soiling. The crack filling material had loosened with vibration from the Great Court.
The old fillings were removed. The cracks were stabilised where possible with 20% Paraloid B72 in acetone and meths. The cracks were filled with slaked lime and retouched with water colours. All work was carried out under a microscope. Sorbothane rubber was stuck to the painting's back and lower edge with Paraloid glue.
Greek & Roman Antiquities
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Object reference number: GAA929
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