Alfresco painting of a peacock moving to the left amid plant and floral decoration. This zoomorphic representation symbolised eternity and decorated the courtyard of a suburban “domus”, very close to the “larari” (domestic family altar). In its beak the peacock has what looks like a pomegranate, also an attribute of the goddess Hera, and in the background there appears to be pomegranate tree.

Inventory number: MNAT 45096-2


  • Title: Mural painting of a peacock
  • Creator: Unknown
  • Location: Tarraco
  • Physical Dimensions: 107 x 152 x 4 cm (with support)
  • Type: Painting
  • Medium: Fresco painting

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