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Painted Plaster In Building 600

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A significant feature of the Building 600 is the painted wall plaster. The corpus of 436 fragments was found partly in situ or in otherwise sealed contexts, principally inside Room 606. Additional fragments were recovered in Central Hall 607, adjacent to Wall 6007. Common colours used over a white background were red, red-orange, brown, and black and other fragments were painted a vivid yellow. Most of the painted plaster came from a series of superimposed soil loci (D33:17, 21, 24, 25, 26, 27), the last being the final locus above the mosaic floor (D33:29). A number of fragments could be re-joined and it is those sequences, or individual pieces, combining red and yellow paint, which have provided the most significant information about the room's decoration.

Keywords:black; brown; Building 600; fragments; painted wall plaster; red



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