Ehrhardt, Wolfgang

Dekorations- und Wohnkontext

Beseitigung, Restaurierung, Verschmelzung und Konservierung von Wandbemalungen in den kampanischen Antikenstätten

22.0 x 29.0 cm, 336 p., 356 illustrations color, paperback / softback
39,00 €

ISBN: 9783895008979
Table of Contents

Short Description

In 1873 August Mau published his ground-breaking discovery that the wall paintings in the houses of Pompeii do not date back to the town’s last twenty or thirty years, before it was buried by the Vesuvian ashes in 79 A.D., but to a period of more than two hundred years, documenting domestic culture during the transition from Late Hellenistic to Imperial times. Consequently, the contexts of decoration were stylistically distinguished. But the owners’ reasons for not replacing older decoration, parts of which were almost two hundred years old, by more modern painting, have not been questioned so far. This gap is closed in the presented work by examining the murals’ micro-historical context. Gradually, a rationality becomes apparent in the way that ancient house owners would have entire rooms or just certain walls redecorated following recent painting trends, at the same time preserving and restoring already existing, older decorations and/or fusing them with contemporary elements to a seemingly harmonious, amalgamated whole.

Series Description

With PALILIA, the German Archaeological Institute of Rome introduces a new series of publications, primarily monographs on archaeological research done in or starting from Italy. The series will deal with new approaches and innovative research methods, and subjects neglected in classical archaeology. The subject range includes central archaeological research areas, such as Graeco-Roman sculpture, iconography, architecture, urban research, and topographic studies, as well as topics from social and economic history, history of religion and of everyday life.


1st century, c 1 to c 99 (39) || Alltagskultur (13) || Archaeological science, methodology & techniques (26) || Archaeology (526) || Archaeology by period / region (443) || Architecture (165) || Architecture: residential buildings, domestic buildings (28) || Campania (6) || Fine arts: art forms (180) || Italy (83) || Kampanien (3) || Painting & paintings (38) || Pompeji (6) || Southern Europe (82) || c 1 CE to c 500 CE (153)