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Roman fresco Flora

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This hand-painted Roman fresco is a replica based on a 1st century original excavated in Pompeii. Since the 1st century AD onwards, beautiful frescoes with scenes from daily life have been produced all over the Roman empire. They are often a reflection of the things that Romans thought to be important in their society.

The garden, or atrium, was an important space in the Roman house. Herbs and plants grew there, but it was also a place of rest where Romans could sit on a bench and enjoy the green and the fountains.

Women has a relatively subservient role in Roman society. But we know from frescoes that women could write and presumably signed contracts. The lady depicted on this fresco is richly dressed, indicating her aristocratic background. But she is also barefoot, in a way of idealizing the country. The woman picks flowers to place in her lararium (house altar). In her hair she wears a garland. Venus and Flora were the goddesses of the garden. This fresco presumably depicts the goddess Flora.

This artwork is completely handmade. It measures 25 x 20 cm and is made on a 5 cm thick tablet. It can easily be displayed or hung to the wall. The warmer temperatues of the Mediterranean countries have preserved many Roman frescoes.

Product details:
Size: 25 x 20 x 5 cm;
Mounting: wall mount;
Material: gypsum alabaster;
Suitable for outside use: No;
Suitable for painting: No;
Weight: 1750g;
Based on a historic original: Yes;
Transport weight: 3000 *

This item is produced in limited quantities only. This means that every piece is unique. Sizes & finish may vary lightly from piece to piece.

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