This is an original 1871 black and white woodcut of the Gates of Herculaneum, Campania, Italy. The ancient city was among those lost beneath the ashes in the eruption of Mt. Vesuvius in 79 CE. The site is famous as being the first source of Roman skeletal remains as it was custom for Romans to cremate their dead which, in this instance, nature did for them.
This 140+ year old Item is rated Near Mint / Very Fine. Light aging throughout. No creases. No natural defects. No surface rub. No tears. No water damage. Please note that there is print on the verso.
Product Type: Original Woodcut; Black / White
Grade: Near Mint / Very Fine
Dimensions: Approximately 5.5 x 3.5 inches; 14 x 9 cm
Authentication: Serial-Numbered Certificate of Authenticity w/ Full Provenance
Protection: Packaged in a custom archival sleeve with an acid-free black board (great for display, gift-giving, and preservation)
Keywords specific to this image: Archeology, Archaeology, Stone, Construction, Building, Column