Mosaic showing a skeleton holding two wine jugs (askoi)

    SKU: brimus467

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    This art print shows a 2,000 year old mosaic from Pompeii that shows a skeleton holding an askos (a type of pot used for serving wine) in each hand. The mosaic was probably once the emblema (the ornate centrepiece of a floor) in a dining room. Though it might seem strange in our eyes, to the Romans the image was a 'memento mori': a reminder that one day we will all be dead so we should eat, drink and be merry while we can. In fact skeleton images appeared frequently throughout Pompeii, in frescos, mosaics, sculptures and tableware, to remind the Romans to 'seize the day' and live life to the full, since death could be just around the corner.

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