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Original artefact
  2.1 Landscape with building site


Fresco; 32 x 125 cm
Inv. S2532
Stabia, loc. Varano, Villa of San Marco, room 29
Neronian (54-68 AD)

The painting, unique in its genre, depicts in a series of lively scenes a building site with numerous workers constructing a building. The fresco was part of a larger painted decoration in the Fourth Style which decorated the caldarium of the bath complex of the villa.
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