Museo Nazionale Archeologico in Naples

This museum has a wonderful collection of scultures, mosaics, and small decorative arts from the archeological excavations of Rome, Pompeii, Ercolano (Herculaneum), and other sites.

 

 

The Farnese family was wealthy over centuries, and collected art, especially from archeological sites.

 

 

The "Toro" grouping is from the Baths of Caracalla excavation in Rome, as is the Hercules sclupture

 

The "Tazza Farnese", an intriguing ceremonial dish made in Egypt, with quite a history (see placard)

Sculptures from "Villa di Papyri" in Pompeii

 

 

statue of Homer

 

Model of Pompeii

 

Etruscan pottery

 

To Gambineto Secreto, erotic objects from Pompeii (rated X!)

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