The fall of Icarus
Fresco of the Third style from Pompeii.
50—75 CE.
H. 35.5, W. 34.5 cm.
Inv. No. 1867,0508.1355.London, British Museum

The fall of Icarus.

Fresco of the Third style from Pompeii.
50—75 CE.
H. 35.5, W. 34.5 cm.
Inv. No. 1867,0508.1355.

London, British Museum.

Pompeii.
Origin:
From Pompeii. Acquired in 1867 as part of the collection of Duke Louis de Blacas d’Aulps (1815—1868).
Description:
Panel from a painted wall: Icarus falls to the sea while his father Daedalus flies on unaware. The background is a contemporary Roman setting, with a fortified coastal city and an amphitheatre. This painting is a companion to 1867.5-8.1354.
Literature:
Hinks R. P., Catalogue of the Greek, Etruscan & Roman Paintings & Mosaics in the British Museum: Paintings, London, The British Museum Press, 1933, 28.
Credits:
(cc) 2019. Photo, text: The British Museum (CC BY-NC-SA 4.0).
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 iii third style terzo stile pompeiano dritten stil troisième πομπηία pompeii pompeian pompei pompeji pompeianischen pompejanischen pompéi pompéien ελληνική μυθολογία mythologia graeca greek mythology mitologia greca griechische mythologie grecque δαίδαλος daedalus daidalos dedalo dädalus dédale ἴκαρος ίκαρος icarus ikaros ikarus icaro icare serta garland garlands ghirlanda ghirlandi girlande guirlande γιρλάντα architecture architectural composition motive motives motif motifs architettura composizione architettonica motivo architettonico motivi architettonici architektur architektonische komposition architektonisches motiv architecturale architecturaux αρχιτεκτονική σύνθεση sanctuarium sanctuary of santuario schrein von sanctuaire de ιερό του city defensive fortification mura muro protettivo cittadino fortificazione mauer schutzmauer der stadt stadtwehrmauer befestigung ville mur défensif προστατευτικό τοίχο της πόλης οχύρωση seascape coastal landscape paesaggio marino marittimo costiero seelandschaft küstenlandschaft paysage marin côtier boat barca boot bateau canot barque βάρκα fall caduta di sturz des la chute d’icare πτώση ικάρου amphitheatrum amphitheatre amphitheater anfiteatro amphithéâtre αμφιθέατρο from the collection duke louis blacas d’aulps inv no 1867,0508.1355