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Fragment of a Fresco with the Poet as King
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Fragment of a Fresco with the Poet as King


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Description This fresco is brown, white, blue and yellow, and within a border depicts a man and woman standing. Skene is kneeling and writing with the left hand under a mask. This figure is copied from the "Poet as King" fresco from Herculaneum in Naples. Under the paint, there are traces of other colors.
Provenance Joseph Brummer [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Henry Walters, Baltimore, 1922 [mode of acquisition unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters, 1922

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Period
AD 1st century
Medium
brown, white, blue and yellow colors on plaster
(Painting & Drawing)
Accession Number
33.1
Measurements
L: 9 3/4 in. (24.7 cm)
Geographies
  • Italy (Place of Origin)
Location Within Museum
Not On View

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