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Ancient days

Mask representing a maenad, a female follower of Bacchus, the god of wine and revelry, amid bunches of grapes and vines, 1st century CE, fresco, House of V. Popidius or House of Mosaic Doves.

Went to a beautiful small show, Pompeii in Color, at the Institute for the Study of the Ancient World, a department of NYU up on East 84th Street. I vividly remember going to the actual Pompeii with my late friend Bonnie, who was fearless & could charm her way into anywhere. Somehow we got a private tour of areas not open to the public. You really do feel in media res there. It was, it wasn't. Time hasn't passed but stopped.

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