Statues, mosaics and frescoes

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Statues made from
Bronze and Marble, common to both towns
Public buildings
decorated with an abundance of statues
Statues of
numerous statues in private establishments depicting gods, copied Greek masterpieces, athletes, ladies and busts
Statues in gardens
used as ornaments or tomb decoration
Mosaics primarily
adorned floors, walls and ceilings
Evidence of wealth seen in mosaics
enhancement via precious stones/enamelling
Mosaics were influenced by
Greek and Egyptian design
Depicted
Mythological scenes e.g. the house of the Faun
Frescoes are
a painting on either a wet or dry fresh lime plaster so that the pigments are absorbed into the layers of the plaster.
Frescoes usually appear
on internal or external walls and incorporated pictures and designs
Frescoes depicted
scenes of Pompeian life
Frescoes were
a hellenistic influence
Frescoes depicted mythological scenes such as
'The Sacrifice of Iphigenia' from the house of the Tragic Poet
Frescoes depicted religious scens
found in both P and H depicting the worshipping of Isis
Maiuri's influence
Since excavation half of all frescoes on site have faded to invisibility
Frescoes sometimes substituted
statues of Gods
Destruction of frescoes caused by
Poor restoration work, tourism, lack of site protection and environmental factors
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