Erotic art in Pompeii and Herculaneum has been both exhibited as art and censored as A wall fresco which depicted Priapus, the god of sex and fertility, with his oversized erection, was covered with plaster (and, as Karl Schefold explains (p.
Archaeologists have unearthed a sensual fresco depicting the Ancient Greek myth of Leda and the Swan on a bedroom wall in Pompeii. In an astonishingly well preserved fresco revealed to the public this week, the moment is depicted as a non-violent encounter: Leda reclines languidly.
Pompeii's Phallus: Eroticism in Ancient Italy. The first thing that becomes evident once past the entrance gate at the present-day site of the city.
Though their activities were depicted alluringly in murals, the sex workers of Pompeii were slaves who lived hard lives.
An Ancient Roman erotic fresco painting has just been discovered by archeologists at a dig site in Pompeii. The stunning work of art depicts the.