Roman / Cubiculum (bedroom) from the Villa of P. Fannius Synistor / ca. 40-30 B.C.Roman
Cubiculum (bedroom) from the Villa of P. Fannius Synistor
ca. 40-30 B.C.

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Creator Nationality: European; Southern European; Roman
Creator Name-CRT: Roman
Title: Cubiculum (bedroom) from the Villa of P. Fannius Synistor
Title Type: Object name
View: Full View
Creation Start Date: -4
Creation End Date: -3
Creation Date: ca. 40-30 B.C.
Object Type: Architecture
Classification Term: Miscellaneous-Paintings
Materials and Techniques: Fresco
Dimensions: Room: 8 ft. 8 1/2 in. x 10 ft. 11 1/2 in. x 19 ft. 7 1/8 in. (265.4 x 334 x 583.9 cm)
AMICA Contributor: The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Owner Location: New York, New York, USA
ID Number: 03.14.13a-g
Credit Line: Rogers Fund, 1903

Room M of the Villa of P. Fannius Synistor at Boscoreale, buried by the eruption of Vesuvius in A.D. 79, functioned as a bedroom. The rear wall shows rocky terrain with balustrades and an arbor above, a small cave or grotto sheltering a fountain, and a small figure of Hekate below. In the center of the wall, between two columns, a parapet embellished with a yellow monochrome landscape supports a glass bowl filled with fruit.

The side walls of the room are loosely symmetrical. Each wall is subdivided into four sections by a pilaster that defines the area of the couch and by two ornate columns. The paintings depict enclosed courtyards in which we glimpse the tops of statuary, rotundas, and pylons as well as vegetation. These precincts alternate with townscapes combining colonnaded buildings and projecting terraces.

AMICA ID: MMA_.03.14.13a-g
AMICA Library Year: 2000
Media Metadata Rights: Copyright The Metropolitan Museum of Art

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