Empress Livia's Garden Fresco Painting by Will Wieber


This study for a large mural is a detail of Empress Livia's Garden Room at her Villa at Prima Porta, north of Rome. 

Livia's room was decorated on all four internal walls with naturalistic garden scenes showing pomegranate tress, yellow bird, ferns.

 The room can now be seen in the museum at Palazzo Massimo in Rome.

Roman art is not just the art of the emperors, senators, and aristocracy, but of all the peoples of Rome's vast empire, including middle-class businessmen, freedmen, slaves, and soldiers in Italy and the provinces.

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