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Artist Anonymous, Italian School, Pompeiian.
Title Frieze: Initiation of a Woman into the Dionysian Mysteries (Part I: East Wall, South End).
Date 1st Century B.C. to 1st Century A.D.
Found In Frieze: Initiation of a Woman into the Dionysian Mysteries (Parts I-V).
Description Graphic reproduction(s) with documentation of a fresco.
Dimensions/Medium 36 x 204 in.
fresco (encaustic).


Location Call Number Vol./Copy Status Information
 Frick Photoarchive Items  Pompeiian School 712 P77 V71b Part I    DIGITIZED
Series Frieze: Initiation of a Woman into the Dionysian Mysteries.
Provenance (a) Villa dei Misteri, Pompeii, Italy, former triclinio, dinning room.
Current repository Villa dei Misteri, Pompeii, Italy, public.
Attribution history (b) Italian School, Pompeiian - 1st cent. B.C. to 1st cent. A.D. by Touring Club Italia, 1927. Most of the frescoes are of this period.
Subject (a) Frieze forming a continuous composition. Contains twenty-nine almost life-size figures, painted in bright colours. The background was probably painted in after the figures.
Images Photograph, Anderson, Rome 26386 Purchase, Anderson, Rome.
Photograph, Anderson, Rome 26561 Purchase, Anderson, Rome (detail).
Digital image, GAS10632.tif (image), March 6, 1999.
Digital image, GAS10632a.tif (image), March 6, 1999.
Digital image, 4107100312923_0001.jp2
Digital image, 4107100312923_0002.jp2
Digital image, 4107100312923_0003.jp2
Digital image, 4107100312923_0004.jp2
Digital image, 4107100312923_0005.jp2
Digital image, 4107100312923_0006.jp2
Sources (a) Touring Club Italia, Italia Meridionale, vol.II, 1927, pp.448-450.
(b) Touring Club Italia, Italia Meridionale, 1927, pp.217-218.
(c) Rusconi, Italia Artistica, Pompeii, 1929, pp.132-148, no.96.
LC subject Anonymous, Italian School, Pompeiian.
Art, Italian.
Other subject Frescoes and / or murals.
LC subject Villa dei Misteri.
Form Italian School.
Frescoes (paintings)
Reproductions.
Paintings (visual works)
Related corporate bodies Frick Art Reference Library.
Frick artist name form Pompeiian School.
Fund Record created with funding from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

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