VM_365 Day 191 Candelabra design Roman Painted Plaster

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The image for Day 191 of the VM_365 project shows another example of a fragment of painted plaster from the Roman villa at Minster. Other examples of fragments of painted plaster have been featured on Day 178, Day 182 , Day 185 and Day 188.

This fragment shows part of an elaborate candelabra type design painted in yellows and white against the smooth red background, a darker red outline can just be seen on the left hand side of the motif. The greenish blue paint on the right hand side may represent part of a border or alternativley may be part of a foliage design. Candelabra designs are well known in the Roman world and examples of similar themed designs have been found at Verulamium and London.

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