Terentius Nero and His Wife • Size: 65cm high, 58cm wide • Date: 62-79 AD • Style: Fourth Style • From a house attributed to Pacuvius Proculus (House VII.2.6) • The house belonged to Terentius Nero, a lawyer and Terentius Proculus, a baker. • Realistic The “Sappho Portrait” Questions: • Why the stylus and the tablet? Is the woman a writer? • What might the scroll be? • Explain why these objects may be termed as “artistic conventions”. • In what way is this a realistic depiction? • How is the background rendered? • How is the illusions of depth created? Give TWO examples. • How do we know it is Terentius Nero and his wife? • From which direction is the light coming in the portrait? Give ONE piece of evidence for your answer. • Explain how the artist has used colour to suggest a difference between lifestyles of the man and woman • Explain why the portrait of the man is realistic rather that idealistic. Support your answer with TWO examples from the portrait.