Roman Frescoes from Boscoreale: The Villa of Plubius Fannius Synistor in Reality and Virtual Reality



Roman Frescoes from Boscoreale: The Villa of Plubius Fannius Synistor in Reality and Virtual Reality
When Mount Vesuvius erupted in a.d. 79, burying much of the region around the Bay of Naples in lava, one of the extraordinary Roman villas thereby preserved was that of P. Fannius Synistor at Boscoreale. Its discovery in 1899 revealed breathtaking wall paintings that were dispersed in 1903, with major portions acquired by The Metropolitan Museum of Art. The cleaning and reinstallation of these masterpieces has occasioned the creation of a virtual model that for the first time has allowed the authors to situate the surviving frescoes from the villa in their original relation to each other.
The Villas of Boscoreale
Stefano De Caro, Director General for the Antiquities in the Ministero per i Beni e le Attività Culturali, Rome
New Perspectives on the Villa of Publius Fannius Synistor of Boscoreale
Bettina Bergmann, The Helene Phillips Herzig '49 Professor of Art, Mount Holyoke College, South Hadley, Massachusetts
The Conservation of the Frescoes from Boscoreale in the Metropolitan Museum
Rudolf Meyer, Conservator affiliated with The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Notes and Bibliography
Stefano De Caro is Director General for the Antiquities in the Ministero per i Beni e le Attività Culturali, Rome.
Bettina Bergmann is The Helene Phillips Herzig '49 Professor of Art, Mount Holyoke College, South Hadley, Massachusetts.
Rudolf Meyer is Conservator affiliated with The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.

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