In Roman theatre, a siparium was a tapestry stretched on the scaenae frons, the back wall of the stage. Human figures were presented on the siparium.[1] When a play started, the siparium was lowered so it would be visible to the audience. At the end of a play, it would be raised again.


  1. Smith, William. "Siparium". John Murray. Retrieved 23 June 2015.

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