Thursday 9 September 2010

Can anyone identify this fresco?

Richard Baker would like to know if anyone can identify this fresco. The photo in Pompeii was taken in 1991. He says, 'We think it is of Diana/Artemis or that she is a teacher. What I can be fairly certain is that it is located in the House of the Vettii ...'

Anyone have any ideas?


Jo Berry said...

James Enge left this comment on our Facebook page:
'Just on the basis of the globe, I would guess Urania the Muse of astronomy.'
Thanks, James!

Jo Berry said...

Again on the FB site, Summer Trentin has left the following comment:
'That is the muse Urania from the peristyle of the House of the Vettii.'
Thanks, Summer!

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