CDR-1342: SR Set: Wall Painting in Antiquity

Wall painting in ancient Egypt, Greece and Rome was distinctive to each culture, but moving from one culture to another through the centuries. The flow of style and design moves gracefully from the earliest Old Kingdom tomb paintings to the lush interiors at Pompeii and Herculaneum, which were frozen in time in Mount Vesuvius' 79 CE eruption. The formal Egyptian canon varied little for nearly three thousand years and was to be adapted and enriched in Minoan frescoes, the forerunners of a freer Greek style of painting. Egyptian wall painting was done directly on limestone or on a coat of dried plaster; unlike the Minoan and later Roman wall paintings which were worked in true fresco form in wet plaster. In this set Roman wall paintings are divided into the four styles described by August Mau in the 19th century; while some of our Egyptian examples are facsimiles by Egyptologists Norman and Nina Davies and Charles K. Wilkinson done in the early Twentieth century.



Met-2328
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Title: A Block from the Sanctuary in the Temple of Mentuhotep II at Deir el-Bahri
Vendor: The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Met-06774
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Title: Nakht and Family Fishing and Fowling, Tomb of Nakht
Creator(s): Norman de Garis Davies
Vendor: The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Met-06773
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Title: Banquet Scene with Musicians, Tomb of Nakht
Creator(s): Norman de Garis Davies
Description: Detail. Detail: female musicians
Vendor: The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Met-3806
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Title: Menna and Family Hunting in the Marshes, Tomb of Menna
Creator(s): Nina M. Davies
Vendor: The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Met-3744
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Title: Sculptors at Work, Tomb of Rekhmire
Creator(s): Nina M. Davies
Vendor: The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Met-3738
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Title: Brickmakers, Tomb of Rekhmire
Creator(s): Nina M. Davies
Vendor: The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Met-07855
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Title: Wood and Leather Craftsmen, Tomb of Hapu
Creator(s): Nina M. Davies
Vendor: The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Met-05791
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Title: Facsimile Painting of Userhat Adoring Deities of the West, Tomb of Userhat
Creator(s): Norman de Garis Davies
Vendor: The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Met-3803
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Title: Barbering, Tomb of Userhat
Creator(s): Nina M. Davies
Vendor: The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Met-07857
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Title: Hunting from a Chariot, Tomb of Userhat
Creator(s): Charles K. Wilkinson
Vendor: The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Met-07856
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Title: Offerings of a Chariot and Horse, Tomb of Userhat
Creator(s): Charles K. Wilkinson
Vendor: The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Met-3735
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Title: Detail from a Fishing Scene, Tomb of Kenamun
Vendor: The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Met-3747
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Title: Journey to Abydos, Tomb of Pairy
Creator(s): Charles K. Wilkinson
Vendor: The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Met-3801
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Title: The Viceroy's Boat, Tomb of Huy
Creator(s): Charles K. Wilkinson
Vendor: The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Met-05787
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Title: Facsimile Painting of Two Princesses
Creator(s): Nina M. Davies
Vendor: The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Met-3734
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Title: Pool in a Garden, Tomb of Minnakhte
Creator(s): Charles K. Wilkinson
Vendor: The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Met-06541
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Title: Ramesses III and Prince Amenherkhepeshef before Hathor, Tomb of Amenherkhepeshef
Creator(s): Nina M. Davies
Vendor: The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Ard-1113
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Title: Knossos [site]
Creator(s): unknown
Vendor: Archivision, Inc.
Cal-06013
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Title: Knossos Palace
Description: Throne Room, Knossos, Minoan Crete, detail, Throne
Vendor: Canyonlights Photography
Cal-03284
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Title: Palace of Knossos, Crete
Description: E wing, Queen's Megaron with Dolphin fresco and doorways to R
Vendor: Canyonlights Photography
Jgc-0982
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Title: The Fresco of Dolphins
Vendor: Saskia, Ltd.
Jgc-0983
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Title: The Fresco of Dolphins
Description: the head of a dolphin, and a fish
Vendor: Saskia, Ltd.
Jgc-0984
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Title: The Fresco of the Bull-leapers
Vendor: Saskia, Ltd.
Jgc-0985
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Title: The Fresco of the Bull-leapers
Description: the leaper and the figure standing in front of the bull
Vendor: Saskia, Ltd.
Jgc-0980
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Title: The Bull-relief Fresco
Vendor: Saskia, Ltd.
Jgc-0981
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Title: The Ladies in Blue Fresco
Vendor: Saskia, Ltd.
Cal-03271
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Title: Palace of Knossos, Crete
Description: W wing, Room above Throne Room, detail, copy of Three Ladies fresco
Vendor: Canyonlights Photography
Cal-03229
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Title: Palace of Knossos, Crete
Description: S corridor to central courtyard, Prince of the Lilies fresco
Vendor: Canyonlights Photography
Cal-03256
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Title: Palace of Knossos, Crete
Description: S corridor to central courtyard, detail, copy of Prince of the Lilies fresco
Vendor: Canyonlights Photography
Cal-03255
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Title: Palace of Knossos, Crete
Description: Great Propylaea, S entrance, closer view, copy of Vessel Bearers fresco
Vendor: Canyonlights Photography
Ard-1083
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Title: Knossos [site]
Creator(s): unknown
Vendor: Archivision, Inc.
Cal-03270
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Title: Palace of Knossos, Crete
Description: W wing, Room above Throne Room, detail, copy of fresco with tendrils
Vendor: Canyonlights Photography
Jgc-0986
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Title: The Libation Fresco
Vendor: Saskia, Ltd.
Jgc-0987
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Title: 'La Parisienne' fragment of the Libation Fresco
Vendor: Saskia, Ltd.
Jgc-0973
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Title: The Hagia Triada Sarcophagus
Description: Overall view of the second long side, with figures holding offerings and instruments
Vendor: Saskia, Ltd.
Jgc-0974
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Title: The Hagia Triada Sarcophagus
Description: closer view of scene on the second long side
Vendor: Saskia, Ltd.
Jgc-0975
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Title: The Hagia Triada Sarcophagus
Description: closer view of a robed woman carrying vessels and a man playing a lyre
Vendor: Saskia, Ltd.
Cal-06036
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Title: Paestum Museum; Tomb Paintings
Description: 5th c. Tomb of the Diver, Paestum Museum, Diver painted panel
Vendor: Canyonlights Photography
Cal-06041
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Title: Paestum Museum; Tomb Paintings
Description: 5th c. Tomb of the Diver, Paestum Museum, Males reclining, drinking and playing musical instrument
Vendor: Canyonlights Photography
Cal-06039
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Title: Paestum Museum; Tomb Paintings
Description: 5th c. Tomb of the Diver, Paestum Museum, Males reclining, playing Kottabos
Vendor: Canyonlights Photography