2nd style - Dionysiac Mystery Frieze - figures act out rituals and rites on a green ledge that provides the illusion of a stage. Also called illusionary style.

2nd style - Dionysiac Mystery Frieze - figures act out rituals and rites on a green ledge that provides the illusion of a stage. Also called illusionary style.

Detail from The Painted Garden, Villa of Livia.    Painted Garden, removed from the triclinium (dining room) in the Villa of Livia Drusilla, Prima Porta, fresco, 30-20 B.C.E. (Museo Nazionale Romano, Palazzo Massimo, Rome)

Detail from The Painted Garden, Villa of Livia. Painted Garden, removed from the triclinium (dining room) in the Villa of Livia Drusilla, Prima Porta, fresco, 30-20 B.C.E. (Museo Nazionale Romano, Palazzo Massimo, Rome)

Villa of Mysteries has one of the largest frescoes remaining from the Ancient world. Pompeii, Campania, Italy (color)

Villa of Mysteries has one of the largest frescoes remaining from the Ancient world. Pompeii, Campania, Italy (color)

Wall Painting of a Camel [From the hermitage of San Baudelio de Berlanga] (61.219) | Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History | The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Wall Painting of a Camel [From the hermitage of San Baudelio de Berlanga] (61.219) | Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History | The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Compluvium/Impluvium:  This design was created to catch rainwater from the roofs when it rained.  The water would flow from the compluvium into the pool like impluvium.  I thought this was a pretty clever invention they had, almost like modern day rain catchers for gardens.

Compluvium/Impluvium: This design was created to catch rainwater from the roofs when it rained. The water would flow from the compluvium into the pool like impluvium. I thought this was a pretty clever invention they had, almost like modern day rain catchers for gardens.

Woman Pouring Perfume into a Phial (fresco). Roman, (1st century AD) / Museo Nazionale, Rome, Italy / Giraudon / The Bridgeman Art Library

Woman Pouring Perfume into a Phial (fresco). Roman, (1st century AD) / Museo Nazionale, Rome, Italy / Giraudon / The Bridgeman Art Library

something ceremonial going on with that door. - Etruscan tomb fresco: A door flanked by two guards, from the Tomb of the Augurs, C.400BC Tarquina archaelogical museum

something ceremonial going on with that door. - Etruscan tomb fresco: A door flanked by two guards, from the Tomb of the Augurs, C.400BC Tarquina archaelogical museum

The House of Paquius Proculus (Pansa) on the south side of the Via dell'Abbondanza Pompeii was excavated in 1911. Remains of 7 children were found inside one room. Mosaic floors surround the impluvium.

The House of Paquius Proculus (Pansa) on the south side of the Via dell'Abbondanza Pompeii was excavated in 1911. Remains of 7 children were found inside one room. Mosaic floors surround the impluvium.

Pompeii, House of Venus in a Shell. On the rear wall of the peristyle are three large paintings on a blue background. The left hand painting is of the god Mars shown standing naked on a plinth while holding a lance & a shield. Around him the foliaged garden is teeming with bird life. AD 79 eruption

Pompeii, House of Venus in a Shell. On the rear wall of the peristyle are three large paintings on a blue background. The left hand painting is of the god Mars shown standing naked on a plinth while holding a lance & a shield. Around him the foliaged garden is teeming with bird life. AD 79 eruption

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