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




















Writer















Baker and wife















Reader















Depiction of riot in Pompei amphitheater, c. 59















Satirical figures; or perhaps hobbits















Landscape

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