Terentius Neo & Wife Reproduction Fresco

Ancient Coins - Terentius Neo & Wife Reproduction Fresco
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TERENTIUS NEO & WIFE

ONE OF THE MOST FAMOUS WALL PAINTINGS FROM POMPEII!

Approximate size: 13 cm X 15.5 cm (5.2" x 6")
mounted on black foam board 16 cm x 18.7 cm (6.2" x 7.3").

It was Terentius Neo, but not Paquius Proculus as had been believed for a long time as a result of mistaking an electoral poster on the outer wall of the house with the name of the owner, which was subsequently found as graffiti inside, and who had himself portrayed with his wife in solemn attire and with the refined air of a couple of intellectuals. He is holding a papyrus scroll against his chin, while she has her stylus and diptych open, as if in the act of finishing off a poem.

The artist, who was not just a mere pictor parietarius but must at least have been a specialized pictor imaginarius, seems to have enjoyed himself by conspicuously failing to improve the physical appearance above all of the man, thereby bestowing greater contrast between what was and what should have appeared to be. The woman's hairstyle, which can also be found in bronze and marble portraits, can be traced back to the time of Nero; the painting can thus be dated to around the last twenty-five years of the life of Pompeii.

DO YOU LIKE ANCIENT ART?
This is a very nice item for anyone who loves ancient art and wall paintings with extremely beautiful pastel colors!

Perfect gift !

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

This fresco replica was %100 hand-crafted by picture transferring on plaster slab.

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Preis SKU: FR102
US$ 24.99
  • € 21.33
  • £ 18.87
  • AUD 32.98
  • CHF 24.83
  • CAD 32.00

Wechselkurs: 11/21/17

Versand aus: Canada
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