Roman Era Frescos Photos

Many walls in Roman villas were decorated with frescos, i.e. paintings made of colored plaster.

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Roman plaster fresco fragment with woman on balcony at Getty Museum Villa. Malibu, CA.Roman plaster fresco with Maenad at Getty Museum Villa. Malibu, CA.Roman plaster fresco with Satyr at Getty Museum Villa. Malibu, CA.Roman plaster fresco with Bacchus & Ariadne at Getty Museum Villa. Malibu, CA.
Roman plaster fresco fragment with woman on balcony (9 BCE - 14 CE) at Getty Museum Villa. Malibu, CA.Roman plaster fresco with Maenad (1-75 CE) at Getty Museum Villa. Malibu, CA.Roman plaster fresco with Satyr (1-75 CE) at Getty Museum Villa. Malibu, CA.Roman plaster fresco with Bacchus & Ariadne (1-75 CE) at Getty Museum Villa. Malibu, CA.
Roman plaster fresco with Muse at Getty Museum Villa. Malibu, CA.Muse of comedy wall fresco from Pompeii estate of Julia Felix at Louvre Museum. Paris, France.Seated Apollo wall fresco from Pompeii estate of Julia Felix at Louvre Museum. Paris, France.Roman fresco with heroes in repos from Nimes quai Clémenceau at Musée de la Romanité. Nimes, France.
Roman plaster fresco with Muse (1-75 CE) at Getty Museum Villa. Malibu, CA.Muse of comedy wall fresco (c79 CE) from Pompeii estate of Julia Felix at Louvre Museum. Paris, France.Seated Apollo wall fresco (c79 CE) from Pompeii estate of Julia Felix at Louvre Museum. Paris, France.Roman fresco with heroes in repos (30-40 CE) from Nimes quai Clémenceau at Musée de la Romanité. Nimes, France.
Roman painted plaster fresco with Cupid holding mask made in Egypt at Memorial Art Gallery. Rochester, NY.Roman fresco from villa near Fondo Bottaro at RISD Museum. Providence, RI.Wall painting of typical Roman house with arcade plus local dress on figures including hooded coat at Trier Archaeological Museum. Trier, Germany.Roman wall painting with scene of Jason & Medea restored from Trier Caesar's Palace at Trier Archaeological Museum. Trier, Germany.
Roman painted plaster fresco with Cupid holding mask (before 79 CE) made in Egypt at Memorial Art Gallery. Rochester, NY.Roman fresco from villa near Fondo Bottaro (14-37 CE) at RISD Museum. Providence, RI.Wall painting of typical Roman house with arcade plus local dress on figures including hooded coat (2ndC) at Trier Archaeological Museum. Trier, Germany.Roman wall painting with scene of Jason & Medea (1st half 2ndC) restored from Trier Caesar's Palace at Trier Archaeological Museum. Trier, Germany.
Roman-era wall painting from Kempten plus bronze masks & vessels plus white sections of lead pipe at Bavarian State Archaeological Collection. Munich, Germany.2. Roman ceiling fresco section depicting woman with halo & jewel at Cathedral Museum. Trier, Germany.

Roman-era wall painting (1stC) from Kempten plus bronze masks & vessels plus white sections of lead pipe at Bavarian State Archaeological Collection. Munich, Germany.2. Roman ceiling fresco (4thC) section depicting woman with halo & jewel at Cathedral Museum. Trier, Germany.


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