Sappho the Lyrist Reproduction Fresco

Ancient Coins - Sappho the Lyrist Reproduction Fresco
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Wall painting from Pompeii

A young woman holding a stylus and a booklet of wax tablets. A gold hair net binds her hair and she wears large, gold earrings.

Approximate size: 12 cm x 21 cm (4.6" x 8.2"),
mounted on black foam board 15.2 cm x 23.5 cm (6" x 9.3")


One of the great Greek lyrists and few known female poets of the ancient world, Sappho was born some time between 630 and 612 BC. She was an aristocrat who married a prosperous merchant, and she had a daughter named Cleis. Her wealth afforded her with the opportunity to live her life as she chose, and she chose to spend it studying the arts on the isle of Lesbos.

Sappho was called a lyrist because, as was the custom of the time, she wrote her poems to be performed with the accompaniment of a lyre. Sappho composed her own music and refined the prevailing lyric meter to a point that it is now known as sapphic meter. She improved lyric poetry both in technique and style, becoming part of a new wave of Greek lyrists who moved from writing poetry from the point of view of gods and muses to the personal vantage point of the individual. She was one of the first poets to write from the first person, describing love and loss as it affected her personally.

A must to own item for anyone who loves ancient art and poetry!

Perfect gift !

The real replica is much nicer than it looks in pictures.

This fresco replica was %100 hand-crafted by picture transferring on plaster slab.

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Preis SKU: FR104
US$ 24.99
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Wechselkurs: 12/11/18

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