Wall Painting Depicting Phaedra

Illustration

Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
by
published on 18 November 2018
Wall Painting Depicting Phaedra

This fragmentary wall-paining depicts Phaedra with an attendant, probably her nurse. The story of Phaedra's tragic love for her step-son is depicted in other early imperial paintings, often in connection with similar Greek literary themes, such as the story of Medea or Helen of Troy. Probably from Pompeii, in modern-day Italy. Roman period, 20-60 CE. Fejérváry Collection (Painting 29). (The British Museum, London).


About the Author

Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
Associate Professor of Neurology and lover of the Cradle of Civilization, Mesopotamia. I'm very interested in Mesopotamian history and always try to take photos of archaeological sites and artifacts in museums, both in Iraq and around the world.

Remove Ads

Advertisement

Cite This Work

APA Style

Amin, O. S. M. (2018, November 18). Wall Painting Depicting Phaedra. Ancient History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.ancient.eu/image/9427/

Chicago Style

Amin, Osama S. M. "Wall Painting Depicting Phaedra." Ancient History Encyclopedia. Last modified November 18, 2018. https://www.ancient.eu/image/9427/.

MLA Style

Amin, Osama S. M. "Wall Painting Depicting Phaedra." Ancient History Encyclopedia. Ancient History Encyclopedia, 18 Nov 2018. Web. 17 Oct 2019.

Remove Ads

Advertisement