Tomb of the Diver (470 BC)
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Tomb of the Diver (470 BC)

Fresco from the Tomb of the Diver, named for this scene, dating from 470 BC. It was found in the Area Tempa del Prete in Paestum. The mural shows a diver in mid-plunge, which is thought to represent the passage from life to death. The same tomb has murals of a funeral cortege and male lovers banqueting.