Category: fresco


Mars and Venus on a blue background.  Fresco in the Fourth Style from Herculaneum, artist unknown; 50-79 CE.  Now in the National Archaeological Museum, Naples.  Photo credit: Carole Raddato.


Roman frescoes of birds from
Villa Poppaea (Torre Annunziata), Italy


Woman with wax tablets and stylus Roman fresco, circa 50 CE; discovered at Pompeii in 1760. This painting portrays a richly dressed woman wearing a gold hair net and large gold earrings, holding a stylus and wax tablet. Collection of the National Archaeological Museum, Naples.

Roman gold hair net made of finely-woven wire, 1st century CE. Collection of the National Roman Museum Palazzo Massimo alle Terme, Rome.

Photo by Sarah E. Bond at the National Roman Museum – Palazzo Massimo alle Terme, 2014 via Flickr (X). (I cropped and slightly darkened the photo). Image license: Attribution 2.0 Generic (CC BY 2.0)


~ Griffin.

Culture: Roman

Date: A.D. 14-37

Medium: Fresco; tempera


Fresco detail, Urbs Salvia


Fresco from Pompeii, Roman,  c. 50 – 79 AD


Wall painting on black background from the Roman Imperial villa at Boscotrecase, depicting an aedicula and miniature landscape.  Artist unknown; last decade of the 1st cent. BCE.  Now in the Metropolitan Museum of Art.


A maenad carrying a thyrsus.  Fresco from the ceiling of a Roman house in Colonia Narbo Martius = Narbonne, France.  Artist unknown; 1st or 2nd cent. CE.  Now in the Museum of Archaeology, Narbonne.


Fresco, Perseus and Andromeda, Roman, 1st century AD


POMPEII-Frescoes from the Tricliniums of Moregine.