Saturday, March 21, 2020

Procession of Artifacts to the New Naples Museum, 1781

Ah, the Neapolitans knew how to move artifacts around; none of that sneaking them around by night or crating them up so nobody could see them. These are objects that had been excavated from Herculaneum and the Villa de Papyri over the previous 20 years, being moved to the new museum that had been built to display them.

At the head of the procession is the Drunken Satyr.

The royals watch an equestrian statue go by

Voyage pittoresque, ou, Description des royaumes de Naples et de Sicile by Jean Claude Richard de Saint Non, 1781.

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