Portrait of a young woman.
POMPEIAN FOURTH STYLE Anonymous
1st c BCE-1st c CE Roman Roman (Pompeian Fourth Style) Painting
(63 - 79)
100 BCE -70 CE
1st c BCE-1st c CE
Pigment on plaster
Roman (Pompeian Fourth Style)
Pompeii. Campania. Italy.
Naples. Museo Archeologico Nazionale.
This extraordinary portrait of a young woman from Pompeii is an excellent example of Roman portraiture and she gives us an idea of the people who lived in ancient Pompeii. Unlike the Greek images we saw, she is not an idealized woman, but rather a specific individual, depicted with a realism that will by typical of Roman portraits. From the ruins of Pompeii we are able to feel her living presence as we might have if we had had the opportunity to meet her in the flesh. With all the immediacy of life itself, she has been captured as she ponders what to write in her diary.
POMPEIAN THIRD STYLE | Young woman writing | Pompeian Wall Painting Styles | Roman