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Pygmies, Hippopotamus & Crocodile on the Nile | Roman fresco Pompeii

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

SUMMARY

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.

ARTICLESPygmaioi

 
 
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