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"Pyramus committing Suicide" - fresco in Biclinium in the House of Octavius Quartio, Pompeii

On the rear wall of the biclinium are two frescoes, on either side of the fountain. The subjects of both frescoes - "Narcissus at the Spring" and "Pyramus committing Suicide" - share a common theme: death brought on by passion. The artist who painted the pictures was a Roman, who signed 'Lucius pinxit', 'Lucius painted this'. His signature is no longer visible.
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