Pompeii Artistic Landscape Project (PALP)

Sequence of Celestial Personifications Representing Seven-Day Cycle

Item

Identifier

1501

Title

Sequence of Celestial Personifications Representing Seven-Day Cycle

Description

From left to right the images represent: Chronos/Saturn for Saturday, Sol for Sunday, Luna for Monday, Mars for Tuesday, Mercury for Wednesday, Jupiter for Thursday, Venus for Friday. This is the usual order of the Roman seven-day cycle that became more popular in the 1st century CE.

Found within

Spatial Hierarchy:Pompeii - Region VI - Insula VI.17