In this project we want to study various elements that make up the interior decoration of the Roman villae in the Iberian peninsula from the first century BC to the fifth century AD. First of all, we will compile sistematically the paintings, mosaics, stucco reliefs, scultures and other ornamental items coming from the rural residences. As next we will examine carefully all the formal, stylistic, iconographical and chronological characteristics of the different decorative branches and compare them with similar works found in private contexts in other provinces of the Roman world, mainly in Italy, the south of France and North Africa. For us it is also of great interest to determine the various motivations -religious, political, social, economic and aesthetic- that induced the proprietors to choose some particular kind of decoration for their villae. On the other hand, we also would like
|Effective start/end date||30/09/94 → 30/09/97|
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