Roman Fresco Fragment with Nilotic Landscape

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Arienne King
by Getty Museum
published on 13 July 2018
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This fragment of a Roman fresco was made in Italy c. 1-79 CE and depicts a Nilotic setting. Images of scenes set on the Nile became increasingly popular after the 1st Century BCE as a kind of Egyptomania gripped the Roman Empire. This scene portrays a crocodile approaching a small figure in a boat, possibly a pigmy, with a thatched hut and colonnaded bridge in the background.

The fragment is part of the collection of the J. Paul Getty Museum. Digital image courtesy of the Getty's Open Content Program.

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Museum, G. (2018, July 13). Roman Fresco Fragment with Nilotic Landscape. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/image/9009/roman-fresco-fragment-with-nilotic-landscape/

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Museum, Getty. "Roman Fresco Fragment with Nilotic Landscape." World History Encyclopedia. Last modified July 13, 2018. https://www.worldhistory.org/image/9009/roman-fresco-fragment-with-nilotic-landscape/.

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