Saturday, April 28, 2012

Nydia, blind girl of Pompeii, one more time

I just love this statue -- so naturally I couldn't resist a repeat with a few additional images. Sculpted by Randolph Rogers (1825-1892), the statue depicts the slave girl Nydia, a character in the 1834 best-selling novel The Last Days of Pompeii by Sir Edward Bulwer-Lytton. During the eruption of Vesusvius, using only her hearing because visibility is virtually non-existent, she leads a group of survivors out from under the cloud of smoke and ash

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