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Currently on view at: Getty Villa, Gallery 209, Early Roman Sculpture
Wall Fragment with Winged Female (Nike) on Black Ground
Boscoreale, Italy (Place Created)
91 × 56 × 5 cm (35 13/16 × 22 1/16 × 1 15/16 in.)
This fresco portrays
Fresco painting was one of the most popular methods of wall decoration in ancient Rome. A wall would first be covered with fresh plaster.
Ancient Roman artists sometimes used fresco to enliven walls in dark, enclosed interior spaces.
Elie Borowski, Polish, 1913 - 2003 (Basel, Switzerland), sold to the J. Paul Getty Museum, 1972.
Classical Connections: The Enduring Influence of Greek and Roman Art (December 16, 2003 to November 9, 2008)
- The J. Paul Getty Museum at the Getty Center (Los Angeles), December 16, 2003 to November 9, 2008
Remembering Antiquity: The Ancient World Through Medieval Eyes (January 24 to May 28, 2017)
- The J. Paul Getty Museum at the Getty Center (Los Angeles), January 24 to May 28, 2017
Vermeule, Cornelius, and Norman Neuerberg. Catalogue of the Ancient Art in the J. Paul Getty Museum (Malibu: J. Paul Getty Museum, 1973), pp. 46-47, no. 95b.