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Probably from Pompeii in the 3rd Style
1st century AD
Size: 8.5cm high, 9.5cm wide, 3.5cm deep - 3¼ ins high, 3¾ ins wide, 1¼ ins deep
Ex Private collection, Oxford UK
Pompeii has a double significance as it represents a society which was destroyed in an instant by the intervention of the gods, either because of its decadence or through purely natural causes, and as the resurrection of an ancient culture. As Charles Dickens described it in ‘Pictures from Italy’ (1846) looking towards Vesuvius and finding himself ‘in the strange and melancholy sensation of seeing the Destroyed and the Destroyer making this quiet picture in the sun’.