Plaster in Ancient Rome

Posted: December 16, 2010 in Uncategorized

There is hardly anything left to us of the very early plaster work of Rome.  Old structures were pulled down to make way for new, which in their turn gave way to newer, and we have very little left of the early work.

Portion of Stucco Ceiling in Low Relief, In a Tomb, Via Latina, Rome, First Century

This is the relief from a vaulted ceiling of a tomb in the Via Latina at Rome, the walls of which are covered with some very delicatelly modelled arabesque ornament.

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