Friday, April 4, 2014

Chibi Romans

The Judgement of Solomon, from Pompeii, sometime before 79 AD, (from the POCs in European Art History blog):

The first thing you may notice about this painting is that it is adorable. The characters have totally been chibified. Their teeny hands and feet and enormous heads just about made my day.

The second thing you may notice is that the story depicted is a Jewish one--indicating that Jews lived in Pompeii. And they had a good sense of humor.

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