Frigidarium and piscina in the women's baths), revealed during the excavation of Pompeii in the early 1800s, by Sir William Gell. A frigidarium is a large cold pool of Roman baths. It would be after the Caldarium and the Tepidarium, which were used to open the pores of the skin. The cold water would close the pores. The piscina was a cool swimming pool.
Pompeii was an ancient Roman city near Naples in Italy. Pompeii was buried under ~6 m (20 ft) of ash by the volcanic eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 AD. Excavation of Pompeii revealed fascinating details about life in the ancient Roman empire.
Based on an engraving made in the 1820s about the excavation of Pompeii by Sir William Gell, which we have carefully restored and enhanced.
- Artist / Collection: Gell, Sir William
- Stock Number: fva12557