Eros in Pompeii: The Erotic Art Collection of the Museum of Naples
Stewart, Tabori & Chang, 1997 - Art - 169 pages
An authority on Pompeii and the ancient Roman Empire takes readers on a tour of Pompeii, examining every aspect of the city and its people. This presentation of over 80 amazingly diverse works of erotic art from Pompeii and nearby Herculaneum accompanies a meticulous text which discusses the works in detail, emphasizing elements of composition, style, origin, and the mythological or real-life influences that inspired their creation. 159 color photos.
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