Italy, Tomb of the Diver at Paestum –

 

 

 

 

 

Back from an immersion in Southern Italy’s culture, I am bringing this simple but striking image from a tomb recently (1968) discovered around the archeological site of an ancient (6th-4th BC) Greek colony : Poseidonis (Paestum).

The diver’s fresco was painted on the inside cover of the sarcophagus, facing the deceased’s eyes.

 

 

 

 

 

Diving into the unknown.

 

 

 

 
‘Il Tuffatore’ (diver)

 

 

 

 

Paestum_Tuffatore,wikimedia

Around 450 BC, Paestum museum (100 km East of Naples).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

About louvain95

A lover of visual arts.
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