Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Naples Archaeological Museum: Pompei Frescoes

It was a limited palette, especially as the lapis lazuli blue
had to come from Afghanistan

Andromeda and Perseus (and Medusa)

Some of the wall painting had raised relief as well

Fugitive from the secret chamber

Madonna con bambini...wait, no...

An entire room reconstructed

Sacrifice of Iphigenia (Euripides' version)

Achilles surrendering Briseis; incredible expressiveness

Adulation of Theseus

Long thought to be a representation of
Vesuvius; note snake


Baker and wife


Depiction of riot in Pompei amphitheater, c. 59

Satirical figures; or perhaps hobbits


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