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Picturing a World

Golden fleece fresco

This photograph of a Flying Golden Fleece ram fresco found in Pompeii seems to me emblematic of all the excavations in the ash-and-rubble-buried city. Treasures keep emerging from darkness into the light. It can also create the optical illusion of a rough gravel road running back into a cave entrance. Lilliputians? Moles? A case where misreading may prompt new creativity!

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