Pompeii erotic frescoes
Erotic art in Pompeii and Herculaneum has been both exhibited as art and censored as A wall fresco which depicted Priapus, the god of sex and fertility, with his oversized erection, was covered with plaster (and, as Karl Schefold explains (p. Though their activities were depicted alluringly in murals, the sex workers of Pompeii were slaves who lived hard lives. Archaeologists have unearthed a sensual fresco depicting the Ancient Greek myth of Leda and the Swan on a bedroom wall in Pompeii. In an astonishingly well preserved fresco revealed to the public this week, the moment is depicted as a non-violent encounter: Leda reclines languidly. Nov 20, · An ancient fresco depicting an erotic scene from the Greek myth "Leda and the Swan" has been uncovered at the Pompeii archeological site . Jul 10, · Erotic art in Pompeii and Herculaneum was discovered in the ancient cities around the bay of Naples (particularly of Pompeii and Herculaneum) after . Aug 01, · Such is the life of a prostitute in a brothel of Pompeii, as far as the archaeology is able to tell us. While many artifacts recovered in Pompeii have been preserved and displayed within the Naples National Archaeological Museum, the display of Pompeii’s erotic frescoes has been a .