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Roman fresco showing Venus in shell

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Fresco showing Venus in a shell
Roman fresco showing Venus in shell

Roman fresco on back wall of the peristylium from the House of Venus in a Shell (built in the 1st century BCE in Pompeii). The goddess of love is depicted inside a shell, after its birth, according to the myth reported by the Greek poet Hesiod.

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