POMPEII: RIOT, 59 A.D. Riot at the amphitheater of Pompeii, Italy, between residents of that city
POMPEII: RIOT, 59 A.D.
Riot at the amphitheater of Pompeii, Italy, between residents of that city and Nuceria, interrupting a gladiatorial contest. Roman fresco from the house Actius Anicetus, Pompeii, Italy, c59 A.D.
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Mosaic from the 'House of the Gladiators'
Mosaic from the 'House of the Gladiators'. Two gladiators enganged in a practice bout with blunt weapons. Above their heads are their names in Greek, Hellenikos and Margarites. The composition was probably commissioned after the gladiatorial games which took place in the Kourion theatre during the 3rd C AD. Country of Origin: Cyprus. Culture: Roman. Place of Origin: Kourion. Credit Line: Werner Forman Archive/ Edgar Knobloch. Location: 08.
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Agnew's surgical clinic, 1889
Agnew's surgical clinic. At left, holding a scalpel, is US surgeon David Hayes Agnew (1818-1892), supervising a partial breast removal operation (mastectomy, right) in an amphitheatre of medical students. The location is the University of Pennsylvania, USA, where Agnew worked and taught for 26 years from 1863 to 1889. The three carrying out the operation (left to right) are Ellwood R. Kirby, J. William White, and Joseph Leidy. This photogravure is based on the 1889 oil painting by US artist Thomas Eakins (1844-1916). Titled 'The Agnew Clinic', it was commissioned by Agnew's students to mark his retirement.
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