Location City: Naples


Still Life with Peaches (left), two dates, a silver tray with prunes, dried figs and dates with a glass of red wine (center), and branch of Peaches, Fourth Style wall painting from Herculaneum, Italy, c. 62-69 C.E., fresco, 14 x 13 1/2 inches (Archaeological Museum, Naples)
Hospitality was key in ancient Rome, and this wall painting shows the gifts that guests may have received.

Still Life with Peaches


Farnese Hercules
Weary from his labors, Hercules leans on his club, with hints of his heroic trials hidden in plain sight.

Lysippos, Farnese Hercules