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Deux règles d'ivoire trouvées à pompéi (Campanie)


During the last years, we have conducted a comprehensive study on pigment-pots and painters' equipments from Pompeii. The study of house I.9.9 gave us a precise idea of how a workshop of painters functioned, its style, its location, and the division of roles within it. This essay focuses on particularly interesting artifacts found in two different contexts. The irst interesting artifact was recovered from a house under restoration on the Eve of the eruption (Reg. I, ins. 16, houses 2, 3, 4). A team of painters was about to paint the lararia and some of the rooms of these dwellings. The second one was found in the House of Verus (I.VI. 3) where was the groma. In these two houses were rulers made of ivory inely engraved with a pattern of great interest. This paper describes the rulers, compares them and concludes that painters of Pompeii had a high lEvel technique knowledge because the pattern can be considered as a pattern of perspective, supposed to be codiied in the Renaissance.
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Marie Tuffreau-Libre, Isabelle Brunie, S. Daré. Deux règles d'ivoire trouvées à pompéi (Campanie). Mélanges de l'Ecole française de Rome - Antiquité, 2017, 129 (1), pp.315-328. ⟨10.4000/mefra.4653⟩. ⟨hal-01717480⟩
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