Cybele and Attis: The Myth and the Cult. Abrutyn, and A. Musei Capitolini, Palazzo Nuovo, Rome hide caption. Hansell, A. In , when King Francis I of Naples visited the Pompeii exhibition at the National Museum with his wife and daughter, he was so embarrassed by the erotic artwork that he decided to have it locked away in a secret cabinet , accessible only to "people of mature age and respected morals". Ercolano , Oplontis: Guida alla Mostra , ed.
The Erotic Art of Pompeii and Herculaneum
Get all our travel tips delivered to your inbox Subscribe to our email newsletter. Doreen, clever is always good. Admission is free to all on the first Sunday of the month — the museum can get very crowded so enter very early or late, or better visit on a different day. Healthier can be discussed, thinking of their use of sex slaves. He is ready to serve virgins as well. Enormous erect penises were mounted on walls to ensure fertility.
Visit the National Museum of Archaeology in Naples, Italy
Details if other :. See Saving with the Campania Arte Card on Sightseeing and Transportation for more details on this savings deal that is accepted at up to 80 cultural sites in and near Naples. Shawn rated it really liked it Jan 17, So, if you aren't interested in the historical sexuality of the Romans and a fuller understanding of Roman culture, please click away to another post about visiting Pompeii, Herculaneum, and Oplontis, where I've left these images out.
Eros in Pompeii: The Erotic Art Collection of the Museum of Naples
Description: Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources. The Farnese collection comprises a large number of Roman sculptures including the Farnese Bull — the largest intact marble sculpture from antiquity. Many of the bronzes discovered in Herculaneum are displayed with colored eyes. Get all our travel tips delivered to your inbox Subscribe to our email newsletter.