Corinth Object: A 597
Collection:   Corinth
Type:   Object
Name:   A 597
Title:   PAINTED FRESCO FROM TOMB: NILOTIC SCENE
Category:   Architecture
Category Code:   A
Object Number:   597
Description:   Fresco from walls of chamber, decorated with Nilotic scene. Border consists of broad yellow-brown stripe between black lines, another black stripe further in toward panel. Left to right, three red man, partially dressed, stand on a ground line, facing right but leaning back as they pull a net from blue water. Blue fronds. A man sketchily done in red, wearing a chlamys that covers left shoulder and lower torso, walks to right, carrying pole over left shoulder from which hang two bundles or baskets. Frond. A grotesque ( ? or Pygmy ?) dancing (?) in a small red boat which has a sharp prow and curving stern; holds two crossed sticks in either hand; tree ?; nude man either with a long tail (?) or a long phallus projecting to side, plays long pipes. Fronds.
Material:   White plaster
Condition:   Missing parts. Numerous joining fragments, broken all edges but preserving part of right and left borders.
Dimensions Preserved:   L. 3.75, H. 0.72
Site:   Corinth
City:   Ancient Corinth
Country:   Greece
References:   Image: bw 2005 004 14
Image: bw 2005 004 15
Image: bw 2005 004 16
Card: A 597, side A
Card: A 597, side B