It depicts the scene, narrated in the last book of Virgil's Aeneid, of a doctor who extracts the tip of an arrow that has penetrated into something with surgical forceps. The son Ascanio is in tears, the mother Aphrodite comes from heaven with medicinal herbs.

Surgery meets medicine.


  • Title: Wounded Aeneas
  • Date Created: 45-79 AD
  • Location Created: Pompeii
  • Type: Fresco
  • Medium: Painted plaster

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