Last Supper in Pompeii: From the Table to the Grave

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In AD 79, the Bay of Naples was rocked by the fiery eruption of Mount Vesuvius. Pompeii and nearby villages and farms were completely buried under pumice and hot ash, which killed thousands in the midst of their daily activities. Plaster casts of these bodies are a dramatic reminder of this disaster but, like a fly caught in amber, what was preserved gives us a picture of what life was like in a thriving Roman city. The exhibition brings us back into this world by focusing on everyday life and especially on food and drink. Along with the pots, pans, and other paraphernalia in the distribution, preparing, and serving food, this exhibition includes glorious works of art, which reveal the splendor and luxury loved by the wealthy Romans who called Pompeii their home.In AD 79, the Bay of Naples was rocked by the fiery eruption of Mount Vesuvius. Pompeii and nearby villages and farms were completely buried under pumice and hot ash, which killed thousands in the midst of their daily activities. Plaster casts of these bodies are a dramatic reminder of this disaster but, like a fly caught in amber, what was preserved gives us a picture of what life was like in a thriving Roman city. The exhibition brings us back into this world by focusing on everyday life and especially on food and drink. Along with the pots, pans, and other paraphernalia in the distribution, preparing, and serving food, this exhibition includes glorious works of art, which reveal the splendor and luxury loved by the wealthy Romans who called Pompeii their home.Cup decorated with myrtle sprays and berries, AD 1–100. Silver 3 3/8 x 3 3/4 in. (8.5 x 9.5 cm). Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology © Ashmolean Museum, University of OxfordStatuette of a Lar (household deity) holding a rhyton (drinking vessel) and libation dish, AD 1–100. Bronze and silver, 8 5/8 x 5 1/2 x 2 1/2 in. (22 x 14 x 6.5 cm). Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology © Ashmolean Museum, University of Oxford

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Last Supper in Pompeii: From the Table to the Grave Legion of Honor | Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco Main address: Legion of Honor | Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco 100 34th Avenue CA 94121 San Francisco, United states Legion of Honor | Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco 100 34th Avenue CA 94121 San Francisco, United states In AD 79, the Bay of Naples was rocked by the fiery eruption of Mount Vesuvius. Pompeii and nearby villages and farms were completely buried under pumice and hot ash, which killed thousands in the midst of their daily activities. Plaster casts of these bodies are a dramatic reminder of this disaster but, like a fly caught in amber, what was preserved gives us a picture of what life was like in a thriving Roman city. The exhibition brings us back into this world by focusing on everyday life and especially on food and drink. Along with the pots, pans, and other paraphernalia in the distribution, preparing, and serving food, this exhibition includes glorious works of art, which reveal the splendor and luxury loved by the wealthy Romans who called Pompeii their home.In AD 79, the Bay of Naples was rocked by the fiery eruption of Mount Vesuvius. Pompeii and nearby villages and farms were completely buried under pumice and hot ash, which killed thousands in the midst of their daily activities. Plaster casts of these bodies are a dramatic reminder of this disaster but, like a fly caught in amber, what was preserved gives us a picture of what life was like in a thriving Roman city. The exhibition brings us back into this world by focusing on everyday life and especially on food and drink. Along with the pots, pans, and other paraphernalia in the distribution, preparing, and serving food, this exhibition includes glorious works of art, which reveal the splendor and luxury loved by the wealthy Romans who called Pompeii their home.Cup decorated with myrtle sprays and berries, AD 1–100. Silver 3 3/8 x 3 3/4 in. (8.5 x 9.5 cm). Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology © Ashmolean Museum, University of OxfordStatuette of a Lar (household deity) holding a rhyton (drinking vessel) and libation dish, AD 1–100. Bronze and silver, 8 5/8 x 5 1/2 x 2 1/2 in. (22 x 14 x 6.5 cm). Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology © Ashmolean Museum, University of Oxford Book tickets