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Bacchus (Dionysus), god of wine, on Mount Vesuvius. The serpent is Agathodaemon, the spirit of vineyards and grainfields. Fresco from the lararium in the house of the Centenary (Casa del Centenario) at Pompeii, now is in the National Archaeological Museum, Naples.

Bacchus (Dionysus), god of wine, on Mount Vesuvius

Unbekannt - Bacchus Standing Before Vesuvius, from the House of the Centenary, Pompeii, Fourth Style, 1st century AD

Bacchus and the Mount Vesuvius, Fresco, Pompeii, House of the Centenary, AD Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Napoli

Hermaphrodite and Silenus - wall painting  found House of Cecilio Giocondo, in Pompeii, Roman culture, circa 1st c BC -at the Museum of Naples

Hermaphrodite and Silenus - wall painting found House of Cecilio Giocondo, in Pompeii, Roman culture, circa c BC -at the Museum of Naples

Pentheus being torn limb from limb by the Bacchantes    House of the Vettii    Pompeii, Italy    1st century A.D.

Birth of Dionysus the Greek God of Wine and Ecstacy

Pentheus being torn by maenads. Roman fresco from the northern wall of the triclinium in the Casa dei Vettii (VI in Pompeii.And you, Pentheus / Had as well listen to Tiresias, and to Cadmus, or your luck will go out of you." The Cantos, II.

"Lovers" Herculaneum Fresco.

Banquet scene, fresco from Herculaneum, Pompeii style IV AD). “ This fresco from a house in Herculaneum contains something strange: The small woman on the left appears to have no legs.

Ancient Roman mosaic depicting vegetables, dry fruits, poultry, fish and seafood.

Roman tile mosaic depicting food items from a Tor Marancia villa, c./ What did Ancient Romans Eat?

Pompei. Casa di Vettii, lararium, affresco del I secolo

Detail of the fresco inside the lararium at the House of the Vettii, Pompeii.

Bacchus and Ariadne, fresco from Triclinium, Fourth Pompeian style, House of Vettii, Pompeii (Unesco World Heritage List, 1997), Campania, Italy, Roman civilization, 1st century

Bacchus and Ariadne, fresco from Triclinium, Fourth Pompeian style, House of Vettii, Pompeii (Unesco World Heritage List, 1997), Campania, Italy, Roman civilization, 1st century

Bacchanalian Nymph (fresco) Roman, (1st century AD) / House of Ara Maxima, Pompeii, Italy / Bildarchiv Steffens / Bildarchiv Steffens / Ralph Rainer Steffens / The Bridgeman Art Library

Bacchanalian Nymph (fresco) Roman, century AD) / House of Ara Maxima, Pompeii, Italy / Bildarchiv Steffens / Bildarchiv Steffens / Ralph Rainer Steffens / The Bridgeman Art Library

Murecine - AD79eruption

Etruscan fresco found in an Etruscan villa about south of Pompeii's Stabia Gate near the ancient mouth of the River Sarno. Depicted in one of the triclinia are winged victory, this one carrying a golden tripod.

VI.9.2 Pompeii.   12th October 1829.  Room 13.  Cubiculum on south side of atrium. Wall painting of Hermaphrodite and a startled Pan who flees in surprise. Now in Naples Archaeological Museum.  Inventory number 9264. See Helbig, W., 1868. Wandgemälde der vom Vesuv verschütteten Städte Campaniens. Leipzig: Breitkopf und Härtel. (1371).

Wall painting of Hermaphrodite and a startled Pan who flees in surprise.

Triumph of Neptune, Roman mosaic with the Seasons in each corner and agricultural scenes and flora (La Chebba, Tunisia, late 2nd century, Bardo National Museum)

80 Triumph of Neptune, Roman mosaic with the Seasons in each corner and agricultural scenes and flora (La Chebba, Tunisia, late century, Bardo National Museum)

Men crushing grapes. 2nd c. Mérida.

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