THE PROPERTY OF A PRIVATE COLLECTOR
A ROMAN WALL-PAINTING FRAGMENT
CIRCA 1ST CENTURY A.D.
Preserving two theater masks, perhaps a maenad and Pan, on a yellow ground with red bands edged in white above and to the left, one mask facing forward with wavy locks of medium length, the mouth open wide, a pedum to the left, the other mask turned right in three-quarter view, with similar wavy locks and a downturned open tragic mouth, a thin set of horns rising from his head, both masks set on an earth tone platform, with a column to the left and a colonnade to the right
12¾ in. (32.4 cm.) long
with André Emmerich, New York, 1970 (Art of Ancient Italy - Etruscans, Greeks, and Romans, no. XCVI).