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Roman fresco depicting parody of Aeneas’ escape from Troy

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Roman fresco depicting parody of Aeneas' escape from Troy
Roman fresco depicting parody of Aeneas' escape from Troy

Roman fresco depicting a parody of Aeneas’ flight from Troy; the painting adorned one of the houses in Pompeii. The scene depicts Aeneas carrying his father Anchises on his shoulder and leading his son Ascanius by the hand.

The figures were shown with the body of a monkey, the head of a dog and human legs. Ascanius was depicted as a Phrygian shepherd. Father and son also have large phalluses.

Object dated to the 1st century CE. The artifact is in the National Archaeological Museum in Naples.

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