LL 1395


The figure on this oval tablet is of a dancer copied from a painted figure discovered in the ruins of Herculaneum in Italy. Herculaneum, like Pompeii, had been buried under ash by the erruption of Vesuvius in 79 AD. Exciting finds from the ruins of both Herculaneum and Pompeii were eagerly sought after in Europe and sparked the demand for Neo-classical design in the late 18th Century.