Medallion depicting the bust of a “poet” wearing laurel wreath and with scroll
Fresco from Pompeii. Naples, National Archaeological MuseumInv. No. 120620 a.Photo by Sergey Sosnovskiy

Medallion depicting the bust of a “poet” wearing laurel wreath and with scroll.

Fresco from Pompeii.
Inv. No. 120620 a.

Naples, National Archaeological Museum
(Napoli, Museo archeologico nazionale di Napoli)

Origin:
Pompeii, V. 2. h, Casa del Cenacolo, tablinum, 1892.
Description:
Young “poet” awarded with a wreath for participating in a literary competition.

The word HOMERVS is written on the scroll [CIL IV 3445].

Literature:
13 gen 1892 NSA 1892, 28 V, ii, H, f.
G. Rizzo, La pittura ellenistico-romana, Milano 1929, pl. 192. 2.
J. Guillaud and M. Guillaud, La pittura a fresco al tempo di pompeji, Paris, 1990, fig. 55.
Pompei, pitture e mosaici, a cura di G. Pugliese Carratelli, I. Baldassarre, voll. I—X, Roma 1990—2004: III (1991) 663, fig. 30, 33.
L. Richardson, A Catalog of Identifiable Figure Painters of Ancient Pompeii, Herculaneum. Baltimore: John Hopkins, 2000, p. 102.
Credits:
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