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Judith Jarvis Thomson
Necklace, Gold, A.D. 1st century, Pompeii This necklace is one of the most beautiful pieces of jewellery discovered in the Vesuvian region. It is made up of 94 gold-leaf ivy leaves, which are connected by small rings partially masked by a small roundel. The clasps are smooth roundels.
Ancient Roman fresco from Pompeii, Region VI, c.50 AD. A young woman is shown with a pen (stylus) that is used to enscribe writing on the wax tablets she is holding. The net in her hair is made of golden threads and typical for the fashion of the Neronian period. Currently located at the Naples National Archaeological Museum.