Villa of Publius Fannius Synistor at Boscoreale

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.