Frescoes from Villa Boscoreale




The villa of P. Fannius Synistor in Boscoreale was built and decorated shortly after mid-first century BC. The quality of its frescoes seems to have preserved them from changes in fashion, before the villa was entombed in the Vesuvius eruption. It was uncovered around 1900 and produced upon excavation many frescoes and paintings which be seen in several museums across the world. The frescoes above are exhibited in Amiens.

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12 thoughts on “Frescoes from Villa Boscoreale

  1. It is quite interesting that generations past the creation of the art that the art was covered up. It is too stylish to ignore, but happily, a restoration of sorts is being made. Delicate and elegant, it is a ruby treat for the viewer…

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  2. I was going to say, these look a lot like the frescoes that I saw years ago from a Pompeii exhibit in Boston, and then I read: “before the villa was entombed in the Vesuvius eruption” – I guess there is a reason they look familiar. I was impressed by all the color then, and I still am now.

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