Relief Fragments Depicting a Winged Woman and Two Deer

A work made of stucco, pigment, and gold.
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  • A work made of stucco, pigment, and gold.

Date:

Early 1st century AD

Artist:

Roman

About this artwork

Inside some Roman houses, baths, and tombs, multiple layers of slow-drying stucco were applied to rough stone walls and divided into panels that were then painted. While the surface was still damp, fresh stucco was applied and modeled into decorative motifs and figures, which were left white to contrast with the painted background. This relief panel and its partner (1922.4428) likely came from the same building. In this panel, a winged female figure is flanked by two deer and standing on a delicate tendril motif.

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Ancient and Byzantine Art

Artist

Ancient Roman

Title

Relief Fragments Depicting a Winged Woman and Two Deer

Origin

Monte Palatino

Date

1 AD–100 AD

Medium

Stucco, pigment, and gold

Dimensions

40.2 × 55 cm (15 7/8 × 21 5/8 in.)

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Edith Healy Hill

Reference Number

1922.4429

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