Friday, 17 May 2013

The Divers Tomb

Greek frescos are very rare.

Until the discovery of the Paestum Necropolis most of our knowledge of Greek painting came from Vases or mosaic copies of Greek paintings from the Hellenistic era.

The Divers tomb dates back to the Classical period and confirms that early styles of fresco were probably very similar to the Attic white ground ceramics.