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Roman garden fresco Livia

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This handmade fresco is a replica of a Roman original from the 1st century AD. The original is part of the art in the Villa di Livia, the 1st century villa of Livia: wife of emperor August. The villa contained some beautiful frescos of garden scenes.

This fresco is completely hand-painted. It measures 25 x 20 cm and is 5 cm thick. It can be hung to the wall or stand by itself.

The garden was an essential part of the Roman villa. Herbs and flowers for the lararium (house altar) grew in the garden and it was a place of rest, where Romans could sit on a bench and enjoy the nature. Many gardens also had statues and fountains. Some Roman villas had both a garden and an atrium (interior garden).

Roman frescos of birds or butterflies in the garden occured much more often since the 1st century AD. The bird shows very fine and detailed painting work. It is made with a large number of pigments to create depth. This fresco was hung at the entrence of the villa. It is part of the world-famous Roman emperial art.

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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