The Bouquet by John William Godward,1899

The woman in this painting is wearing a stola (the feminine form of the ancient Roman toga), drawn tightly at the waist with a palla (Roman shawl)

The herm in the background is inscribed, Genio L nostri Felix, in reference to a statue that was excavated in Pompeii from the Casa di Cecilio Giocondo, excavated between 1844 and 1875 and now in the Naples Archeological Museum.

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