"Sappho" fresco, Pompeii

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Carole Raddato
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published on 02 May 2015

Fresco showing a woman holding writing implements, a wax tablet and stylus. Commonly called Sappho, the fresco actually portrays a high-society Pompeian woman, richly dressed with gold-threaded hair and large gold earrings. From Pompeii, ca. 50 CE. (Naples National Archaeological Museum)


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Carole Raddato
Carole maintains the popular ancient history photo-blog Following Hadrian, where she travels the world in the footsteps of emperor Hadrian.

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Raddato, C. (2015, May 02). "Sappho" fresco, Pompeii. Ancient History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.ancient.eu/image/3840/

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Raddato, Carole. ""Sappho" fresco, Pompeii." Ancient History Encyclopedia. Last modified May 02, 2015. https://www.ancient.eu/image/3840/.

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Raddato, Carole. ""Sappho" fresco, Pompeii." Ancient History Encyclopedia. Ancient History Encyclopedia, 02 May 2015. Web. 18 Jun 2019.

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