Pompeii ~ Casa degli Amorini Dorati or House of the Golden Cupids or Domus Cn. Poppaei Habiti or House of Gnaeus Poppaeus Habitus ~ Excavated 1903-5 ~ Room N, detail of cupid on candelabra on east wall, after restoration. June 2013
Deer Sculpture One of the two scultpures of a deer being attacked by dogs in the garden of the Casa dei Cervi in Herculaneum. The Casa dei Cervi (House of the Deer or House of the Stags) is the grandest of the mansions so far excavated in Herculaneum. Its two storeys contain numerous frescoes and used to look out over the sea front.
Musician with Tympanon (detail of a Roman mosaic) ~ Villa del Cicerone, Pompeii. In ancient Greece and Rome, the tympanum or tympanon was a type of frame drum or tambourine. It was circular, shallow, and beaten with the palm of the hand or a stick.The instrument came to Rome from Greece and the Near East, probably in association with the cult of Cybele.