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"It's Rufus" Graffito - Women's (Black)
"It's Rufus" Graffito - Women's (Black)

"It's Rufus" Graffito - Women's (Black)

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This funny graffito from the Villa of the Mysteries near Pompeii provides a vivid glimpse to everyday life in the 1st century AD. Inscribed in the atrium of the villa, a place where patrons used to receive their guests, the sketch depicts a bald, rather comical male figure with a big nose and pointy chin. The inscription at the top reads “Rufus est.”

Was someone making fun of a certain Rufus or were they celebrating him given that he appears to have a crown on his head? Could it be that Rufus was the head of the household? Perhaps a magistrate? Whatever the case may be, the discovery of this graffito reminds us of the thrill of archaeology allowing us to feel a bit closer to the ancient Romans.

Your typical 100% cotton t-shirt (except for heather colors, which contain 10% polyester). Pre-shrunk to make sure your size is maintained throughout several washes, and a classic fit.
• 100% jersey knit
• Pre-shrunk
• Seamless, double-need ⅞” collar
• Taped neck and shoulders
• Classic fit