Roman Frescoed Room


Mark Cartwright
published on 18 May 2013
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A room from the Villa of the Farnesina, Rome, early 1st century BCE. Probably used as a bedroom. The fresco surrounds the whole room and uses trompe-l'oeil effects to create perspective. The central panel shows Dionysos nursed by nymphs, the left panel shows a seated Aphrodite with Eros. (Palazzo Massimo, Rome).

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About the Author

Mark Cartwright
Mark is a history writer based in Italy. His special interests include pottery, architecture, world mythology and discovering the ideas that all civilizations share in common. He holds an MA in Political Philosophy and is the Publishing Director at AHE.

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Cartwright, M. (2013, May 18). Roman Frescoed Room. Ancient History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from

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Cartwright, Mark. "Roman Frescoed Room." Ancient History Encyclopedia. Last modified May 18, 2013.

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Cartwright, Mark. "Roman Frescoed Room." Ancient History Encyclopedia. Ancient History Encyclopedia, 18 May 2013. Web. 30 Oct 2020.

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