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Mars and Venus on fresco

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Mars and Venus in the fresco
Mars and Venus on fresco

Roman fresco depicting Mars (god of war) and Venus (goddess of love) – lovers who, according to ancient myths, were to hide their love before Volcano (god of fire), husband of Venus. The object was found in Herculaneum.

Dated to the 1st century CE. Currently, the painting is in the National Archaeological Museum in Naples.

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