Three Fountain Heads from Pompeii

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Liana Miate
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Three marble fountain heads from Pompeii. 1st century CE.

In private gardens, fountains were an ostentatious display of the owner's wealth. His or her taste was shown in the choice of fountain head, such as these three: a theatre mask, a young satyr, and a woman. Museo Archeologica Nazionale di Napoli, (photo taken at the National Maritime Museum, Sydney)

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Liana Miate
Liana is the Social Media Editor for Ancient History Encyclopedia. She holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree with a major in ancient Greece, Rome & Late Antiquity. She is particularly passionate about Rome and Greece, and anything to do with mythology or women.

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