Detail of “Caesar restoring Cleopatra to the throne of Egypt” by Pierre de Cortone.
Museum of the Roman Forum (Thessaloniki):
Encaustic(?) painting on a marble slab that acted as a “poster”. The slab was an invitation to hunting and gladiatorial contests. It depicts scenes from the preparation of a sacrifice and contests involving gladiators and wild animals. These “advertizing” slabs would be thrown away after the events and used as building materials.
Lucretia and her Husband Lucius Tarquinius Collatinus
Detail : The Slave Market. 1886. Gustave Boulanger. French 1824-1888. oil/canvas. http://hadrian6.tumblr.com
Eruption of the Volcano Vesuvius, 1821
J.C. Dahl (1788 – 1857)
Scene from a long frieze painted on the walls of the Villa of the Mysteries at Pompeii.
A bird among the shrubs and flowers of a garden. A detail of Pompeian wall painting, 1st century AD. This painting exemplifies the Roman passion for gardens and countryside.
Panel from a wall painting, Ulysses resists the songs of the Sirens
Roman, excavated from Pompeii, 50-75 AD