Boscoreale Frescoes of the villa of P. Fannius Synistor
Boscoreale was located north of Pompeii and was destroyed in the cataclysmic volcanic eruption of Mt. Vesuvius in 79 CE. The frescoes of and the villa itself were buried under volcanic ash. Not only was the discovery of these frescoes important is preserving part of Roman antiquity, but they show the artistic movement of the Second Period in Roman fresco painting, as well as highlight the affluence lifestyle of this Roman family.
These pictures were taken my friend (hutchhitched) in our trip to the Metropolitan Museum of Art in NYC in the spring of 2013. Please do not remove the credit for these pictures if reblogging. Thank you.