Pompeii Fresco of a Woman Playing a Lyre

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Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
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published on 12 November 2018
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This panel, once identified as a music lesson, probably depicts a scene of love, set inside a house. A woman playing a kithara (a type of lyre) sits with her lover who gazes adoringly at her. From Pompeii, in modern-day Italy. Roman period, 50-79 CE. (The British Museum, London).

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Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
Associate Professor of Neurology and lover of the Cradle of Civilization, Mesopotamia. I'm very interested in Mesopotamian history and always try to take photos of archaeological sites and artifacts in museums, both in Iraq and around the world.

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Amin, O. S. M. (2018, November 12). Pompeii Fresco of a Woman Playing a Lyre. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/image/9431/pompeii-fresco-of-a-woman-playing-a-lyre/

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Amin, Osama Shukir Muhammed. "Pompeii Fresco of a Woman Playing a Lyre." World History Encyclopedia. Last modified November 12, 2018. https://www.worldhistory.org/image/9431/pompeii-fresco-of-a-woman-playing-a-lyre/.

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Amin, Osama Shukir Muhammed. "Pompeii Fresco of a Woman Playing a Lyre." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 12 Nov 2018. Web. 19 Oct 2021.