Wall Painting of a Reclining Naiad

Illustration

Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
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published on 18 November 2018
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This wall-painting depicts a reclining Naiad (water-nymph), drinking from a horn. This panel adorned the "Red Room" behind the triclinium (dining room) of the villa. A companion panel from the same room is in the Museo Nazionale Archeologico, Naples. From a Roman villa at Campo Varano, Stabiae, in modern-day Italy. Roman period, 30-50 BCE. Blacas Collection (Painting 31). (The British Museum, London).

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About the Author

Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
Associate Professor of Neurology and lover of the Cradle of Civilization, Mesopotamia. I'm very interested in Mesopotamian history and always try to take photos of archaeological sites and artifacts in museums, both in Iraq and around the world.

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Amin, O. S. M. (2018, November 18). Wall Painting of a Reclining Naiad. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/image/9428/wall-painting-of-a-reclining-naiad/

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Amin, Osama Shukir Muhammed. "Wall Painting of a Reclining Naiad." World History Encyclopedia. Last modified November 18, 2018. https://www.worldhistory.org/image/9428/wall-painting-of-a-reclining-naiad/.

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Amin, Osama Shukir Muhammed. "Wall Painting of a Reclining Naiad." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 18 Nov 2018. Web. 15 Oct 2021.