Roman Vesuviana - Oplontis

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Discover Ruins of Oplontis in Torre Annunziata, Italy: Buried next to Pompeii, this lesser-known Roman villa was the opulent vacation home of Emperor Nero's wife. Ancient Pompeii, Pompeii And Herculaneum, Ancient Ruins, Ancient Artifacts, Ancient History, Pompeii Ruins, Rome Antique, Art Antique, Fresco
Pompeii And HerculaneumRome Antique

Villa Poppaea

Oplontis, Villa Poppaea, Caldarium

Bronze Oil Lamp with Horse Head Handle Ornament, AD Bronze. From Oplontis B, room 10 (cat. Minoan, Annual Plants, Container Flowers, Pompeii, Horse Head, Ancient Rome, Oil Lamps, Lampshades, Art Oil
Annual PlantsHorse HeadArt Oil

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Smith College Museum of Art is a distinguished college art museum with a strong public focus. It is located in the heart of Northampton, MA -- less than five minutes off I-91 and only a short walk up the hill from Northampton’s vibrant, “artsy” downtown which is filled with great restaurants, galleries, hotels and shops.

Lamp (Loeschcke type III), n. Centaur, Pompeii, Archaeology, Terracotta, Pottery, Type, A3, Glass, Lighting
TerracottaPotteryGlassLighting

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Smith College Museum of Art is a distinguished college art museum with a strong public focus. It is located in the heart of Northampton, MA -- less than five minutes off I-91 and only a short walk up the hill from Northampton’s vibrant, “artsy” downtown which is filled with great restaurants, galleries, hotels and shops.

Anetfix in the Form of a Goddess's Headin the Form of a Goddess's Head, n. Centaur, Pompeii, Archaeology, Art Museum, Artsy, Pottery, Sculpture, History, Antiques
Art MuseumPotteryAntiques

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Smith College Museum of Art is a distinguished college art museum with a strong public focus. It is located in the heart of Northampton, MA -- less than five minutes off I-91 and only a short walk up the hill from Northampton’s vibrant, “artsy” downtown which is filled with great restaurants, galleries, hotels and shops.

Leisure and Luxury in the Age of Nero: The Villas of Oplontis near Pompeii Magna Graecia, Hellenistic Period, Roman Gods, Pompeii And Herculaneum, Terracota, Great Restaurants, Bronze Age, Ancient Rome, Gods And Goddesses
Magna GraeciaHellenistic PeriodPompeii And HerculaneumGods And Goddesses

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Smith College Museum of Art is a distinguished college art museum with a strong public focus. It is located in the heart of Northampton, MA -- less than five minutes off I-91 and only a short walk up the hill from Northampton’s vibrant, “artsy” downtown which is filled with great restaurants, galleries, hotels and shops.

 obverse Galba/reverse Virtus, n. Roman Currency, Hellenistic Period, 1st Century, Centaur, Acanthus, Pompeii, Archaeology, Coins, Seals
Hellenistic Period1st CenturyCoins

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Smith College Museum of Art is a distinguished college art museum with a strong public focus. It is located in the heart of Northampton, MA -- less than five minutes off I-91 and only a short walk up the hill from Northampton’s vibrant, “artsy” downtown which is filled with great restaurants, galleries, hotels and shops.

Smith College exhibit displays hundreds of items recovered from ancient site Female Centaur, Smith College, Classical Antiquity, Roman Art, Modern City, Pompeii, Ancient Rome, Bury, Art And Architecture
Smith CollegeRoman ArtModern CityBury

Smith College exhibit displays hundreds of items recovered from ancient site

It’s one of the most famous stories from ancient Rome: how the town of Pompeii was buried by the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in AD 79, then rediscovered centuries later, its excavation revealing a well-preserved slice of life from the Roman Empire.Just...

Venus (Aphrodite), First century BCE. From Villa A, room 35 (cat. Hellenistic Period, 1st Century, Pompeii, Horse Head, Ancient Rome, Roman Empire, Aphrodite, Archaeology, Art Museum
Hellenistic Period1st CenturyHorse HeadArt Museum

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Smith College Museum of Art is a distinguished college art museum with a strong public focus. It is located in the heart of Northampton, MA -- less than five minutes off I-91 and only a short walk up the hill from Northampton’s vibrant, “artsy” downtown which is filled with great restaurants, galleries, hotels and shops.

Roman, Pair of gold cluster earrings (skeleton n., cm x cm Hellenistic Period, 1st Century, Silver Spoons, Cluster Earrings, Horse Head, Ancient Rome, Pearl Ring, Ethnic Jewelry, Roman Empire
Hellenistic Period1st CenturyCluster EarringsHorse HeadPearl Ring

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Smith College Museum of Art is a distinguished college art museum with a strong public focus. It is located in the heart of Northampton, MA -- less than five minutes off I-91 and only a short walk up the hill from Northampton’s vibrant, “artsy” downtown which is filled with great restaurants, galleries, hotels and shops.

It’s one of the most famous stories from ancient Rome: how the town of Pompeii was buried by the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in AD then rediscovered centuries later, its excavation revealing a well-preserved slice of life from the Roman Empire. Nike Goddess Of Victory, Female Centaur, Smith College, Roman Jewelry, Roman Art, Modern City, Pompeii, Ancient Rome, Art And Architecture
Nike Goddess Of VictorySmith CollegeRoman JewelryRoman ArtModern City

Smith College exhibit displays hundreds of items recovered from ancient site

It’s one of the most famous stories from ancient Rome: how the town of Pompeii was buried by the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in AD 79, then rediscovered centuries later, its excavation revealing a well-preserved slice of life from the Roman Empire.Just...

Pearl Ring, n. Hellenistic Period, Glass Jug, Silver Spoons, Centaur, Ancient Jewelry, Great Restaurants, Cluster Earrings, Pompeii, Horse Head
Hellenistic PeriodCluster EarringsHorse Head

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Smith College Museum of Art is a distinguished college art museum with a strong public focus. It is located in the heart of Northampton, MA -- less than five minutes off I-91 and only a short walk up the hill from Northampton’s vibrant, “artsy” downtown which is filled with great restaurants, galleries, hotels and shops.

Fourth Style (Non-joining) Fragments, n. Blue on white ground. dimensoins of each H. Great Restaurants, Pompeii, Archaeology, Art Museum, First Time, Roman, Image, Blue, Style
Art MuseumImageBlue

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Smith College Museum of Art is a distinguished college art museum with a strong public focus. It is located in the heart of Northampton, MA -- less than five minutes off I-91 and only a short walk up the hill from Northampton’s vibrant, “artsy” downtown which is filled with great restaurants, galleries, hotels and shops.

 Antonius, legionary coin, n. Roman Currency, Hellenistic Period, 1st Century, Centaur, Acanthus, Corinthian, Pompeii, Horse Head, Aphrodite
Hellenistic Period1st CenturyCorinthianHorse Head

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Smith College Museum of Art is a distinguished college art museum with a strong public focus. It is located in the heart of Northampton, MA -- less than five minutes off I-91 and only a short walk up the hill from Northampton’s vibrant, “artsy” downtown which is filled with great restaurants, galleries, hotels and shops.

Dressel Amphora, Second half of first century CE. From Oplontis B, room 1 (cat. Pompeii, Ancient Rome, Roman Empire, Archaeology, First Time, Pottery, Image, Cat, Room
PotteryImage

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Smith College Museum of Art is a distinguished college art museum with a strong public focus. It is located in the heart of Northampton, MA -- less than five minutes off I-91 and only a short walk up the hill from Northampton’s vibrant, “artsy” downtown which is filled with great restaurants, galleries, hotels and shops.

Fragments with Palmettes with Acanthus Tendrils, n. From Villa A, original room unknown (cat. Classical Antiquity, Acanthus, Great Restaurants, Pompeii, Archaeology, First Time, Artsy, Antiquities, Roman

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Smith College Museum of Art is a distinguished college art museum with a strong public focus. It is located in the heart of Northampton, MA -- less than five minutes off I-91 and only a short walk up the hill from Northampton’s vibrant, “artsy” downtown which is filled with great restaurants, galleries, hotels and shops.

It’s one of the most famous stories from ancient Rome: how the town of Pompeii was buried by the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in AD then rediscovered centuries later, its excavation revealing a well-preserved slice of life from the Roman Empire. Female Centaur, Smith College, Tourist Sites, Roman Art, Slice Of Life, Modern City, Pompeii, Ancient Rome, Bury
Smith CollegeRoman ArtModern CityBury

Smith College exhibit displays hundreds of items recovered from ancient site

It’s one of the most famous stories from ancient Rome: how the town of Pompeii was buried by the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in AD 79, then rediscovered centuries later, its excavation revealing a well-preserved slice of life from the Roman Empire.Just...