Fresco with military scenes from the tomb of the FabIInd

Affresco con scene militari dalla tomba dei Fabii
Type: 
Fresco
Year: 
First half of the IINDIrd century BC
Size: 
cm 87,5 x 45
Origin: 
Rome, Esquiline (1875)
Inventory: 
AntCom01025

The hall

Sala Colonne - Necropoli Esquilina

The vast graveyard of the Esquiline, explored at the end of the 1800s, was used from the end of the IXth century BC and throughout the repubblican period.
Rich funerary goods are evidence of the fertile cultural climate of Rome in the archaic period and the development of commercial exchanges with Etruria and Greek, resulting in numerous important objects.
An exceptional fresco fragment from the inside of a chamber tomb shows a military scene from the Samnite wars (first half of the IIIrd century BC), narrated in the style of Roman triumphal art.