mural at pompei
A painted plaster wall taken from Pompeii. The decoration is in “carpet” style. Within the lozenges alternate human figures, birds, discs, and corollas.
A young man holds a scroll labeled “Plato”. Fresco from the House of the Apartment, Pompeii; now in the National Archaeological Museum, Naples.
Turns out that poor guy who was escaping Pompeii only to have a huge boulder land on his head was carrying some wealth with him.
Archaeological Museum of Naples, Italy
Gladiator helmet, 1 st century AD. found in Pompeii. Naples National Archaeological Museum. Photo by my friend.
Scene from a long frieze painted on the walls of the Villa of the Mysteries at Pompeii.