Object: Medallion

Medallion with couple
Painted plaster
House of the Golden Bracelet, Pompeii

This painting was of a style popular at the time of the eruption, with a frame creating a window-like effect. We know nothing about the identity of the two women pictured. They may be figures from mythology or members of the household.

SAP No: 20544
Where was this found?
Relation to Daily Life in Pompeii


Pompeii is now world-famous, but this important historic site began as a small coastal settlement which covered about 10 hectares…

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