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Roman fresco on back wall of the peristylium from the House of Venus in a Shell (built in the 1st century BCE in Pompeii). The goddess of love is depicted inside a shell, after its birth, according to the myth reported by the Greek poet Hesiod. [800×422]

Roman fresco on back wall of the peristylium from the House of Venus in a Shell (built in the 1st century BCE in Pompeii). The goddess of love is depicted inside a shell, after its birth, according to the myth reported by the Greek poet Hesiod. [800×422]

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Roman bronze sculpture perhaps depicting Bacchus. Object dated to the mid 1st century BCE. The bust is a Roman copy of an original Hellenistic figure. Currently located in National Archaeological Museum in Naples. Photo was taken in XIX century. [564×711]

Roman bronze sculpture perhaps depicting Bacchus. Object dated to the mid 1st century BCE. The bust is a Roman copy of an original Hellenistic figure. Currently located in National Archaeological Museum in Naples. Photo was taken in XIX century. [564×711]

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Roman mosaic depicting Achilles confronting Agamemnon from the House of Apollo in Pompeii. Object dated back to 1st century BCE-1st century CE. Located in Museo Archaeologico Nazionale di Napoli in Naples, Italy. [566×377]

Roman mosaic depicting Achilles confronting Agamemnon from the House of Apollo in Pompeii. Object dated back to 1st century BCE-1st century CE. Located in Museo Archaeologico Nazionale di Napoli in Naples, Italy. [566×377]