Human Remains discovered when the city of Pompeii was unearthed after the eruption of Mt. Vesuvius. Giuseppe Fiorelli took charge of the excavations in 1863. During early excavations of the site, occasional voids in the ash layer had been found that contained human remains. It was Fiorelli who realized these were spaces left by the decomposed bodies and so devised the technique of injecting plaster into them to recreate the forms of Vesuvius's victims.
Pompeii, House with the Large Fountain (Casa della Fontana grande, VI, 8,22), mosaic fountain of the nymphaeum in the garden of the house (built after 50 AD –79 AD), above the spout the mask of Oceanus, in the lunette depiction of a vessel.