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A Pompeian Aphrodite

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This Venus who is the patroness of Pompeii  is from the workshop of Marcus Verecundus. The fresco features Venus/Aphrodite riding on the back of four elephants. Verecundus  was a fabric merchant and this and several other frescoes were on his shop front. Ancient political graffiti defaced some of the frescoes. Tomorrow,  Another Pompeii Venus.

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