Roman painting showing young assistant during official ritual
Roman painting showing a young assistant during an official ritual (so-called camillus) who holds a vessel in his hands. According to Roman tradition, camillus had to be under the age of puberty and both parents had to be alive. The boy usually came from a wealthy family.
The fresco was discovered in Herculaneum and is dated to the 1st century CE. The artifact is in the National Archaeological Museum in Naples.