Fresca unei locuințe din secolul II p.Chr. de la Sarmizegetusa

Cercetări Arheologice 25, 2018, 91-104
https://doi.org/10.46535/ca.25.05



Fresca unei locuințe din secolul II p.Chr. de la Sarmizegetusa


Authors: Ovidiu Ţentea, Bianca Olteanu

Keywords: Colonia Dacica Sarmizegetusa; frescoes; Roman house; pigments; plaster

Abstract:

In the central area of Colonia Dacica Sarmizegetusa, a Roman house was discovered under the remains of the temple dedicated to the Palmyra gods, west of Trajan’s Forum. This household belonged to someone with a high social status, most probably a Decurion and was used until the beginning of the Severan dynasty. From this moment on, a public building is erected in its place, but the layout has to adapt to the parcel’s dimensions and being at the intersection of two roads. While excavating the Roman house, walls decorated with frescoes where identified in a few rooms. The frescoes are relatively well preserved and can be included in the third Pompeian style due to the use of simple, monochromatic panels clearly individualized and the occurrence of vegetal motifs. Four such panels were identified on the superior register, while on the inferior one the decoration imitates marble. The list of illustrations is available at the end of the paper

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How to cite: Ovidiu Ţentea, Bianca Olteanu, Fresca unei locuințe din secolul II p.Chr. de la Sarmizegetusa, Cercetări Arheologice, Vol. 25, pag. 91-104, 2018, doi: https://doi.org/10.46535/ca.25.05


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