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2003 | 54 | 29-33
Article title

A Macedonian Companion in a Pompeian Fresco

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Two wall paintings from Pompeii show Jason before Pelias: both probably preserve elements of the same Greek original. In the version from the Casa di Giasone a young man is shown wearing a saffron yellow Macedonian cloak with a purple border and a long-sleeved chiton with a double overfall. The cloak shows him to be a Macedonian Companion or a Companion cavalryman. The long-sleeved chiton was not worn as part of Macedonian military or court dress after the end of the fourth century BC. Therefore it is argued that the original was painted in the second half of that century, possibly during the last two decades.
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54
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29-33
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  • N. V. Sekunda, Uniwersytet Mikolaja Kopernika w Toruniu, Instytut Archeologii, ul. Szosa Bydgoska 44/48, 87-100 Torun, Poland
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07PLAAAA01874001
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