F48.1 THE PYGMAIOI
Museum Collection: Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Napoli, Naples, Italy
Catalogue Number: TBA
Type: Fresco, Imperial Roman IV Style
Context: Pompeii, House of the Physician
Date: C1st AD
Period: Imperial Roman
African Pygmies battle a hippopotamos on the river Nile: one spearing its back, whilst another is swallowed from a boat. Other Pygmies rein in a crocodile, as one rides its back.