POMPEII CUSTOM PONY EUMACHIA

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On August 24 and 25 the ancient city of Pompeii in Italy was destroyed by a Pyroclastic eruption of Mt. Vesuvius. Hot pumas and choking ash rained down and bury the city. The population sadly were buried and suffocated. A lot of the eruption description is noted by Plenty the Younger who wrote about it he was across the bay from Pompeii with his Uncle Plenty the older or elder. Who was a commander of the navy and did try to go and save people but sadly he was killed as well.
The site is famous for its people frozen in the last moments of there lives. The city is a treasure trove of ancient art and history. Thanks to many digs we know how it happen and while only a portion of the city has been excavated it has revel a lot of what we know of ancient times.

So as I love Pompeii and hope to go there one day I decided this year other then watch all my favorite documentary I would make a pony.

She named after Eumachia who was a priestess of imperial cult of Pompeii in 1st century AD
Here is the wiki link if you want to learn more about her
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eumachia

So I took my Coco Pommel pony who hair and body color I love so I did not have to paint her. I did take her cutie mark off. I painted her long dress which was very Toga like anyway white with gold and purple acrylic paints.
To add a bit to this I collect rocks, fossils and other types of things. I happen to have some Ash and Pumas stone from the 79 AD eruption I got a long time ago from a website. I mixed just a little of the ash and a tiny bit of ground up pumas stone to the paint. So in a way to make her more as a tribute to Pompeii.
Side note I have a monstet high golden hind custom named Pompeii and she too has some ash and Pumas stone in her body.

I styled her hair and made the Roman looking hair piece out of a needle threader. The other piece is a crown I painted and put on upside down to make a nice head piece. Her belt is gold rope and her leg cuff is wire I twisted.
Her shoes are some I just painted gold and her earrings are jump hoops painted gold.

Here is Eumachia
Yes I did censor the statue as I did not notice it till after I took the pictures.




 
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Very nice work. The Pompeii ruins are no longer open to public viewing, just like Stonehenge, but my dad got to visit during his navy days and says it was epic.[

You can still visit Pompeii but certain area are off limits.I know there is a massive preservation project going on in some area's. I know they had a special viewing of some of the more well know bodies in the theater and they did a project with ct scans of some of the case as well.
 
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She's beautiful! I love how you did her hair, very elegant.
 

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Hello
Is she still available?? I love her :)
My dad got to visit Pompeii when he was in the navy :) amazing
 

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Is she still available?? I love her :)
My dad got to visit Pompeii when he was in the navy :) amazing
yes she is still for sale
 
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