Caupona Wall Painting

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Title

Caupona Wall Painting

Subject

Caupona, Dice, Fresco, Gambling, Game, Painting, Pompeii, Roman, Tavern

Description

One of a series of scenes painted on a wall of the Caupona of Salvius in Pompeii. Two men are shown seated at a table, playing a game of dice. The first proclaims, "EXSI" ("I won") and holds a fritillus, a cup used to shake the dice. The second man protests with, "NON / TRIA DUAS / EST" ("It's not three, it's two").

Creator

Artist unknown

Source

Pompeii: Stories from an Eruption (exhibition/collection)

Publisher

National Archaeological Museum, Naples

Date

Before 79 AD

Contributor

Michele Ruggiero, director of excavations at Pompeii, 1876-7

Rights

Item: Public Domain
Photograph: Barbara F. McManus, VRoma.org

Relation

N/A

Format

Image File Type: JPEG
Image Dimensions: 450 x 401 px
Physical Medium: Fresco
Physical Dimensions: (including the following fresco, about the same size, not pictured) 50 x 205 cm

Language

Latin

Type

Physical Object

Identifier

Inventory Number, National Archaeological Museum, Naples: 111482

Coverage

Caupona of Salvius, Pompeii, before 79 AD

Files

gamblers_painting.jpg

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Date Added
November 2, 2015
Item Type
Physical Object
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Citation
Artist unknown, “Caupona Wall Painting,” Food and Drink in the Ancient World, accessed December 1, 2020, https://foodanddining.omeka.net/items/show/7.