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Wall painting in the Roman empire: colour, design and technology

Author(s): Elizabeth Pye

Journal: Archaeology International
ISSN 1463-1725

Volume: 4;
Start page: 24;
Date: 2000;
Original page

Keywords: Wall Painting | Roman Empire

Roman wall paintings are frequently admired by visitors to such famous sites as Pompeii and Herculaneum, and traces of them also survive in the remains of many towns and villas throughout the lands of the former empire, but the technological skill of the Roman painters is less widely appreciated. Here the sources of the pigments used and the methods the painters employed to plaster and paint the walls are described.
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