Vesuvius Goes Pop

Dat Ass DoLast month I saw a fascinating exhibit about Pompeii at OMSI. The attraction was packed with artifacts on loan from Naples, including the famous plaster casts of people who died in the eruption of Mt. Vesuvius.

I snagged some pics of the great ancient artwork on display, including the sexy athletic statue at the right. Talk about buns of bronze!

While subjects like Jupiter and Bacchus wouldn’t have been owned by a corporation, I think of them as the Mickey Mouses of their day: pop icons that decorated everything from wine jars to wall frescoes.