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ID=1303Plaster cast (Forum of Pompeii)
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Pompeii
Forum of Pompeii
Plaster cast



A number of these casts can be found all over Pompeii. During the ages the flesh of the bodies rotted away leaving a cavity. From 1860-1875 Fiorelli was leading the excavations. Though not invented by him, Fiorelli perfected the method of filling these holes with liquid plaster. The effect is an intimate and impressing view of the last moments of these people.


Plaster cast
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