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Tote Bag - Fresco with Peacock on a Fence

Reusable tote depicting a Roman fresco with a peacock on a fence from around 70 A.D.The bag folds up and snaps shut to fit easily in a purse or pocket.

- Dimensions of bag: 19.7 inches x 16.5 inches (not including handle)
- Length of handle: 10.6 inches
- Dimensions of zippered pouch: 4.3 inches x 4.5 inches
- Materials: 100% water resistant polyester
- Carries up to 44 lbs (20 kg)
- Made in China
- Item #: TOTPFR

This Roman fresco fragment depicts a naturalistically rendered peacock. Native to India, peacocks were imported into Rome where they were bred as sacred animals, exotic pets, and extravagant delicacies to serve at fashionable banquets. These extremely costly birds were also kept in gardens of the rich as an indication of wealth, and their inclusion in garden scenes painted on fresco walls added a sense of luxuriousness. It is in this context that the peacock depicted in this fresco probably appeared.

Fresco with a Peacock on a Fence
Roman, A.D. 1-79
H: 40 cm W: 24.8 cm D: 3.2 cm (15 3/4 × 9 3/4 × 1 1/4 inches)
The J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles