Two Fragments of Roman Wall-Painting - 1978.05

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Two fragments from a single scene of which the upper shows the head of a man and the upper part of a woman, the lower the legs of the man and a foot of the woman. The surface is in good condition. Lines of restoration run through the neck and breast of the woman, through the upper part of the male's head and up her right arm; on the lower fragment through the calf of his left leg and across his lower right leg.

The background is a glossy yellow. The flesh of the woman is done in a pale and a stronger pink. The darker shade is also used for her chiton. The hair and the details of her body and the drapery are in brown. Her wreath is dark grey. Her himation is pale blue and white with the folds shown in grey-blue. The male's flesh is red-brown over pink with dark brown for details and shaded areas. His wreath is dark grey; his cloak dark brown to black.

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