Floating Maenad, 1st century - Pompeii - House of the Ship fresco
Isis worship (Frescoe at Pompeji, 1st century B.C.). The cloths nearly match the ones represented in the procession scene above.
Isis, the Great Mother Goddess, a serpent goddess. Roman fresco (detail) from the temple of Isis in Pompeii. Museo Archeologico Nazionale (Naples)
Pompeii exhibition: 50 shades of Pompeii? Discoveries of erotic paintings and artefacts have given the cities a distinctly racy reputation. But is this deserved, asks Joanne Berry ahead of the 'Life and Death in Pompeii and Herculaneum' exhibition at the British Museum
This lovely scene is from a wall painting at Villa Livia (near Rome). The villa was part of Livia Drusilla's dowry. Livia (58 B.C. - A.D. 29) was 3rd wife of Augustus & empress of the Roman Empire. She was mother of Tiberius, grandmother of Claudius, great grandmother of Caligula & great great grandmother of Nero...
Incredibly detailed Roman portrait mosaic in the Museo di Capodimonte from the city of Pompeii. Found in the cubiculum of a house, this unique floor mosaic portrays a young woman of a rich family - probably the domina of the house, as indicated by the jewelry and the dress.
#Pompeii -- Roman Mosaic -- "The Battle of Issus" (detail) Excavated from the 'House of the Faun' in Pompeii -- 1st Century CE