Pan and the nymphs
Fresco from Pompeii (House of Fatal Love, IX, 5, 18).
1—20 CE.
Inv. No. 111473.Naples, National Archaeological MuseumPhoto by Luciano Pedicini

Pan and the nymphs.

Fresco from Pompeii (House of Fatal Love, IX, 5, 18).
1—20 CE.
Inv. No. 111473.

Naples, National Archaeological Museum
(Napoli, Museo archeologico nazionale)

From Pompeii (House of Fatal Love, IX, 5, 18).
The three pictures from the same cubiculum (the others are Europa riding the bull, described next, and Hercules and Nessus, also in the Museum) share the same calm, majestic atmosphere and the presence of a landscape in which the human and animal figures take their place with great naturalness. Here it is the pine, sacred to Pan, which dominates the scene of the musical contest between the rustic god and one of the nymphs in a solemn and rarefied atmosphere.
The picture dates from the first two decades of the first century B.C.
© 1996. Photo, text: Stefano De Caro, “The National Archaeological Museum of Naples”.
Soprintendenza Archeologica di Napoli e Caserta. Electa, Napoli, 2001, p. 153.
© 1996. Photo: Luciano Pedicini.
Keywords: ζωγραφικήί pictura ars picturae painting pittura malerei peinture φρεσκογραφία τοιχογραφία νωπογραφία wall fresco frescos frescoes opera parietale murale opere parietali murali affresco affreschi freskomalerei frischmalerei wandmalerei fresko fresken fresque fresques pintura mural ρωμαϊκές roman romana romano romani römisch römische römisches römischen römischer romain romaine romains romaines πομπηία pompeii pompeian pompei pompeiano pompeji pompeianischen pompejanischen pompéi pompéien ελληνική μυθολογία mythologia graeca greek mythology mitologia greca griechische mythologie grecque νύμφη nymphe νύμφες nympha nymph nymphs ninfa ninfe nymphes πάν πανός deus pan god dio hirtengott divinité female dress clothes clothing garment abbigliamento femminile damenbekleidung vêtements pour femmes γυναικεία ρούχα musical instrument strumento musicale musikinstrument de musique μουσικό όργανο tibia tibiae double flute aulos aulòs αὐλός αυλός house of fatal love ix 5 18 strolling vagrant musicians musician music contest competition emulation tree pine domestic animal goat she-goat nanny wreath inv no 111473
free counters