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Painted depiction of Genius of Sopianae

Kirchhof, Anita (2018) Painted depiction of Genius of Sopianae. Acta Archaeologica Academiae Scientiarum Hungaricae, 69 (1). pp. 107-129. ISSN 0001-5210

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Abstract

A preceding archeological excavation opened the way for the recovery of a larger building complex on Kossuth Square, Pécs. A wall-painting islet consisting of fragmented, but contigious pieces was unearthed, was a part of a larger painting decorating the northern wall of the room of the building complex in Severan times. The half man size figure surviving in bust was created with a brilliant brushwork using rich colours on a white background. The figure can be identified as Genius based on his attributes (the cornucopia and the crown) and the inscription of the painting. This paper discusses reconstruction possibilities of the wall-painting, painting techniques and materials applied, and deals with the possible functions of the room the wall-painting was unearthed in.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: MTA KFB támogatási szerződés alapján archiválva
Subjects: C Auxiliary Sciences of History / történeti segédtudományok > CC Archaeology / régészet
Depositing User: Violetta Baliga
Date Deposited: 02 Jul 2018 09:58
Last Modified: 02 Jul 2018 09:58
URI: http://real.mtak.hu/id/eprint/80866

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