The typology of Roman wall paintings in Sicily begins with the examples of II Style at Solunto and Centuripe, between 2nd and 1st century BC. The situation during Augustan and Imperial age, unfortunately, is less known because of the lack of well dated examples; only some paintings in Solunto and some new recent discoveries at Lilybaeum and Catania can help, while for Late Antiquity we have mainly the paintings at Villa del Casale in Piazza Armerina. At Agrigento, however, many students are now working on a new campaign of study about the houses of the «quartiere ellenistico romano», with their wall paintings of Roman Imperial period. We are now studying the wall paintings from the «Casa della Gazzella» (house I E/F), both the ones in situ, and the fragments excavated in the 1950s, now in the Regional Archaeological Museum of Agrigento. We propose here some examples from our preliminary study. We hope it will be useful to a new typology of decorative systems in Roman wall painting in Sicily.

Tipologia dei sistemi decorativi in Sicilia Romana: il caso di Agrigento, Casa della Gazzella (quartiere ellenistico romano)

Barresi, Paolo
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2018

Abstract

The typology of Roman wall paintings in Sicily begins with the examples of II Style at Solunto and Centuripe, between 2nd and 1st century BC. The situation during Augustan and Imperial age, unfortunately, is less known because of the lack of well dated examples; only some paintings in Solunto and some new recent discoveries at Lilybaeum and Catania can help, while for Late Antiquity we have mainly the paintings at Villa del Casale in Piazza Armerina. At Agrigento, however, many students are now working on a new campaign of study about the houses of the «quartiere ellenistico romano», with their wall paintings of Roman Imperial period. We are now studying the wall paintings from the «Casa della Gazzella» (house I E/F), both the ones in situ, and the fragments excavated in the 1950s, now in the Regional Archaeological Museum of Agrigento. We propose here some examples from our preliminary study. We hope it will be useful to a new typology of decorative systems in Roman wall painting in Sicily.
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