Sunday, January 27, 2013

A Pompeii fresco: Sappho

So-called Sappho, fourth style fresco; Pompeii, Region VI, Insula occidentalis

A young woman is shown with a pen (stylus) that is used to enscribe writing on the wax tablets she is holding. The net in her hair is made of golden threads and typical for the fashion of the Neronian period.

source: history of Italy

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