Villa of Publius Fannius Synistor at Boscoreale
Date mid-1st century BCE
MovementRoman | Second Style wall painting
Medium Fresco on lime plaster
Provenance Villa of Publius Fannius Synistor at Boscoreale, north of Pompeii
Housed at Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
Second style wall paintings often depicted architectural forms afore vivid backgrounds— suggesting an entirely new world beyond the wall upon which they were painted.