Atlas - The National Museum of Archaeology, Naples, Italy * Many of the treasures that fill Naples's archaeological museum, including statuary, murals, and mosaics, were found at nearby Pompeii and Herculaneum, the cities devastated and largely buried by the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in A.D. 79.
Venus. Attributed to Claude Desbatisse (died 1761). Date: 18th century. Culture: French. Medium: White marble Base, rouge de Flandre marble. Dimensions: H. 36-1/4 in. (92.1 cm) H. (base) 6 in. (15.2 cm). Classification: Sculpture.