Focus Monuments: The House of Medusa. Roman Wall Paintings from Enns

In 2000, plans to build a new parking lot at Lorch near Enns in Upper Austria necessitated an archaeological rescue excavation that discovered and preserved the remains of Roman wall paintings. Five large blocks and over sixty crates filled with fragments represent the largest and most important find of provincial Roman wall paintings in Austria ever discovered. These wall paintings once decorated a vaulted ceiling, and they greatly increase our knowledge of this important genre in Roman Austria. Prior to this discovery only a few examples of painted wall and/or ceiling decorations embellishing several connected rooms were known. Up to four layers of plaster bear witness to several phases of décor comprising magnificent figurative and decorative elements. These wall paintings from the third century are in exceptionally good condition. In 2012 the archaeological and the conservation-restoration departments of the Federal Monuments Authority Austria began work on this discovery. Identifying matching fragments from the wealth of extant pieces has proved a particular challenge.

Venue

Kunsthistorisches Museum (Art History Museum)

Maria-Theresien-Platz
1010 Wien

Current Dates

  • Tue. 23 Jan 2018, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Wed. 24 Jan 2018, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Thu. 25 Jan 2018, 10 a.m. - 9 p.m.
  • Fri. 26 Jan 2018, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Sat. 27 Jan 2018, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Sun. 28 Jan 2018, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Tue. 30 Jan 2018, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Wed. 31 Jan 2018, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Thu. 01 Feb 2018, 10 a.m. - 9 p.m.
  • Fri. 02 Feb 2018, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
All dates

All Dates

February

  • Sat. 03 Feb 2018, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Sun. 04 Feb 2018, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Tue. 06 Feb 2018, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Wed. 07 Feb 2018, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Thu. 08 Feb 2018, 10 a.m. - 9 p.m.
  • Fri. 09 Feb 2018, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Sat. 10 Feb 2018, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Sun. 11 Feb 2018, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Tue. 13 Feb 2018, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Wed. 14 Feb 2018, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Thu. 15 Feb 2018, 10 a.m. - 9 p.m.
  • Fri. 16 Feb 2018, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Sat. 17 Feb 2018, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Sun. 18 Feb 2018, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Tue. 20 Feb 2018, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Wed. 21 Feb 2018, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Thu. 22 Feb 2018, 10 a.m. - 9 p.m.
  • Fri. 23 Feb 2018, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Sat. 24 Feb 2018, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Sun. 25 Feb 2018, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Tue. 27 Feb 2018, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Wed. 28 Feb 2018, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.

March

  • Thu. 01 Mar 2018, 10 a.m. - 9 p.m.
  • Fri. 02 Mar 2018, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Sat. 03 Mar 2018, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Sun. 04 Mar 2018, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Tue. 06 Mar 2018, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Wed. 07 Mar 2018, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Thu. 08 Mar 2018, 10 a.m. - 9 p.m.
  • Fri. 09 Mar 2018, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Sat. 10 Mar 2018, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Sun. 11 Mar 2018, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Tue. 13 Mar 2018, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Wed. 14 Mar 2018, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Thu. 15 Mar 2018, 10 a.m. - 9 p.m.
  • Fri. 16 Mar 2018, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Sat. 17 Mar 2018, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Sun. 18 Mar 2018, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Tue. 20 Mar 2018, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Wed. 21 Mar 2018, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Thu. 22 Mar 2018, 10 a.m. - 9 p.m.
  • Fri. 23 Mar 2018, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Sat. 24 Mar 2018, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Sun. 25 Mar 2018, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Mon. 26 Mar 2018, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Tue. 27 Mar 2018, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Wed. 28 Mar 2018, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Thu. 29 Mar 2018, 10 a.m. - 9 p.m.
  • Fri. 30 Mar 2018, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Sat. 31 Mar 2018, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.

April

  • Sun. 01 Apr 2018, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Mon. 02 Apr 2018, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Tue. 03 Apr 2018, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Wed. 04 Apr 2018, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Thu. 05 Apr 2018, 10 a.m. - 9 p.m.
  • Fri. 06 Apr 2018, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Sat. 07 Apr 2018, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Sun. 08 Apr 2018, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.