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Clay Figurine, Clay, 1st century AD

House of Julia Felix, Pompeii. Pittacus of Mytilene, one of the seven wise men of ancient Greece, is captured in this portrait of an elderly man. In his left hand he holds a scroll indicating his scholarship. This is one of a set of sculptures on intellectual themes found in the garden.

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