I mentioned on another thread that I was at the Ashmolean Museum Oxford, England UK for an exhibition, "Last Supper in Pompeii". This has artifacts and art from the Pompeii and region site, kindly loaned by the Museum of Naples. It's rare that these treasures leave Naples. https://www.oxfordmail.co.uk/news/1...um-brings-roman-treasures-oxford-unique-show/ Here are a few quick phone pics of some of some the stunning exhibits. The statue is perfect, is it not? Hard to believe this hypnotic vision of Bacchus was found in a garden of a house there. Unmarked. Exquisite. Wall painting Lady (presumed Europa) on a bull The only known evidence of ladies-only parties in the Roman world. What's going on there then? Cast of a wealthy woman of Pompeii. She is the only cast of a victim that is robust enough to travel due to the experimental casting in resin. Curiously and distressingly fleshy pink. Bacchus again. Covered in luscious grapes.This wall paining celebrates the fecund soil that Vesuvius provided and the wonderful wine made there. They had no idea it was an active volcano. The top third of the volcano shown in this picture was literally blown 20km into the sky releasing the heat blast and pumice fire that demolished the city. Drinking and singing. The inscription in this celebratory painting effectively says something like, "Time for a song, you go for it! Astonishing wall mosaic of the bounty of the sea. And this amazing family silverware /display piece. The carving shows the sacrifice of the Greek princess Iphegeneia by her father Agamemnon at the start of the Trojan war. And finally, some, ahem, fancy weighing scales.