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Fig. 2

From: What do we know of Roman wall painting technique? Potential confounding factors in ancient paint media analysis

Fig. 2

Detail of wall painting on coloured background polished with a hard instrument. Villa of the Contrada Bottaro, near Pompeii. 14–62 AD. Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. The shiny unctuous surface of the unflattened brushstrokes in the upper paint layers suggests that they were not executed with a paint composed of pigments and water, applied on a fresh plaster, which was eventually polished, but rather with a paint composed of pigments and an organic binder

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