Marriage of Alexander the Great and Barsine Reproduction Fresco

Ancient Coins - Marriage of Alexander the Great and Barsine Reproduction Fresco
zoom view
ROMAN COPY OF A LOST GREEK PAINTING DEPICTING THE MARRIAGE OF ALEXANDER THE GREAT AND BARSINE,THE DAUGHTER OF DARIUS III.

The groom appears as the God of War Ares while the bride is portrayed as Aphrodite!

Approximate size: 11.5 cm x 14.5 cm (4.5" x 5.8"), mounted on black foam board 13.7 cm x 16.5 cm (5.4" x 6.5").

A must to own item for anyone who likes Alexander the Great and history!

Since the original wall paintings are already in museums and/or ancient sites this is as close as you can get to them!

Perfect gift item for anyone!

The real replica is much nicer than it looks in pictures.

Pompeii Wall Paintings

The eruption of Mount Vesuvius, which began on August 24, A.D. 79, buried Pompeii under a thick layer of pumice and ash, leaving visible only the upper stories of buildings that had not collapsed from the violent impact of the final pyroclastic surge.

Even though human memory gradually lost sight of the exact location of Pompeii, the general area of the city soon assumed the significant toponym, "Civita", evidently because architectural structures frequently were encountered during agricultural work or in the course of the excavations aimed at the recovery of precious materials.

At the end of the 16th century, the architect Domenico Fontana diverted the waters of the Foce, an outlet of the Sarno River, via the so-called Sarno canal, which served to irrigate the land and to provide water to local mills. During the construction work of the canal, Fontana came across many frescoed walls, statues and inscriptions without knowing that they were the remains of ancient Pompeii.
Later, the excavations continued in order to recover wall paintings and precious objects to add to royal collections. Often, remains that were not of primary interest were simply destroyed to expedite the pace of recovery, while areas that had been excavated were reburied. An important debate regarding the removal of frescoes from walls was resolved in 1763, when a royal decree stated that paintings not destined for the Museo Ercolanes in the Villa Reale at Portici were to be left intact in situ. Here we present the replicas of some of the best-known wall paintings from Pompeii and Herculaneum, which shared the same faith as Pompeii when Vesuvius erupted.

Ancient Fresco Technique: To get a smooth wall surface for the painting to be made on, the rough stone wall was covered with a number of chalk layers (sometimes even 6 or 7) or various content. On the last of these layers, which was very thin, the wall decoration was painted "al fresco", i.e. while the last layer of chalk was still wet. This wall decoration was put on from the top to the bottom of the wall, i.e. the painting was put on in phases and covered the whole of the wall. The decoration was put on, after an incised study draw had been made, by the pictor.

For more available frescoes, please check out our website: www.praefectuscoins.com
Preis SKU: FR110
US$ 29.99
  • € 25.43
  • £ 22.73
  • AUD 39.75
  • CHF 29.74
  • CAD 38.27

Wechselkurs: 11/17/17

Versand aus: Canada
Verkauften Artikel