509-27 BCE Republic Art

Temple Vesta(?), Tivoli, Italy, early first century BCE.

Man with portrait busts of his ancestors, from Rome, late first century BCE.  Marble, 5′ 5″ high.  Musei Capitolini-Centro Montemartini, Rome.

Funerary relief with portraits of the Gessii, from Rome(?), Italy, ca. 30 BCE.  Marble, 2′ 1 1/2″ high.  Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.

Atrium (top) and peristyle garden of the House of the Vettii, Pompeii, Italy, second century BCE, rebuilt 62-79 CE.

First Style wall painting in the fauces of the Samnite House, Herculaneum, Italy, late second century BCE.

Dionysiac mystery frieze, Second Style wall paintings in room 5 of the Villa of the Mysteries, Pompeii, Italy, ca. 60-50 BCE.  Fresco, frieze 5′ 4″ high.

General view (top) and detail of tholos, Second Style wall paintings, from cubiculum M of the Villa of Publius Fannius Synistor, Boscoreale, Italy, ca. 50-40 BCE.  Fresco, 8′ 9″ high.  Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.

Detail of a Third Style wall painting, from cubiculum 15 of the Villa of Agrippa Postumus, Boscotrecase, Italy, ca. 10 BCE.  Fresco, 7′ 8″ high.  Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.

Fourth Style wall paintings in room 78 of the Domus Aurea (Golden House) of Nero, Rome, Italy, 64-68 CE.

Fourth Style wall paintings in the Ixion Room (triclinium P) of the House of the Vettii, Pompeii, Italy, ca. 70-79 CE.

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