Fresco with Eros riding on Triton

Roman
Imperial Period
about A.D. 50


Dimensions

Width (max.) x height (max.): 48 x 31.5 cm (18 7/8 x 12 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

1970.62

Medium or Technique

Fresco

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Paintings

Eros rides on Triton. Deep red background; Triton flesh-color with blue-green tail. Eros’ wings blue-green. He holds out a yellow fillet. Pompeiian third style.

Provenance

By date unknown: with Jeannette Brun, Dufourstrasse 118, Zurich 8008, Switzerland (in the acquisition paperwork said to come from a villa near Terracina); purchased by MFA from Jeannette Brun, March 11, 1970

Credit Line

Otis Norcross Fund