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In Stabiano: Exploring the Ancient Seaside Villas of the Roman Elite



<EM>Fragment of Theatre Mask of Tragedy</EM>Fresco33 cm high, max width 31 cmProvenance:Castellamare di Stabia, Varano hill, Villa AriannaFirst century A.D.Photo courtesy of San Diego Museum of Art
Fragment of Theatre Mask of Tragedy
Fresco
33 cm high, max width 31 cm
Provenance:
Castellamare di Stabia, Varano hill, Villa Arianna
First century A.D.
Photo courtesy of San Diego Museum of Art
In Stabiano: Exploring the Ancient Seaside Villas of the Roman Elite
UNITED STATES
SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA  •  San Diego Museum of Art  •  Ongoing
 
This rare traveling exhibition of Roman frescoes features approximately 70 artworks and archaeological artifacts, all from the Roman villas of ancient Stabiae, an exclusive retreat for Rome’s elite classes located on a bluff overlooking the Bay of Naples (approximately 4.5 kilometers southeast of Pompeii). This important exhibition includes 24 remarkably well-preserved frescoes and 11 stucco fragments originating from the partially excavated villas of San Marco, Arianna, del Pastore, as well as two “rustic” (i.e. working farm) villas near the modern sites of Carmiano and Petraro.  The exhibition also displays a complete three-wall triclinium (dining room) fresco from Carmiano.

San Diego Museum of Art Web Site


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