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Ostia Antica,  dolphin fresco

Ostia Antica, dolphin fresco

This lovely scene is from a wall painting at Villa Livia (near Rome).  The villa was part of Livia Drusilla's dowry.  Livia (58 B.C. - A.D. 29) was 3rd wife of Augustus & empress of the Roman Empire.  She was mother of Tiberius, grandmother of Claudius, great grandmother of Caligula & great great grandmother of Nero...

This lovely scene is from a wall painting at Villa Livia (near Rome). The villa was part of Livia Drusilla's dowry. Livia (58 B.C. - A.D. 29) was 3rd wife of Augustus & empress of the Roman Empire. She was mother of Tiberius, grandmother of Claudius, great grandmother of Caligula & great great grandmother of Nero...

Standing woman holding a shield: From Room H of the Villa of P. Fannius Synistor at Boscoreale, ca. 40–30 b.c.; Late Republican  Roman  Wall painting

Standing woman holding a shield: From Room H of the Villa of P. Fannius Synistor at Boscoreale, ca. 40–30 b.c.; Late Republican Roman Wall painting

Ancient Roman fresco of woman carrying a tray from the Villa San Marco in Stabiae, 1st century A.D.

Ancient Roman fresco of woman carrying a tray from the Villa San Marco in Stabiae, 1st century A.D.

Garden fresco from the Villa of Livia in Prima Porta, Italy covered the walls of a semi-subterranean chamber, probably a cool triclinium (dining room) for summer banquets, in the suburban villa of Livia Drusilla, third wife of Roman Emperor Augustus. This Second style fresco, the most ancient example of continuous garden painting (30 - 20 BCE), presents a variety of plants & birds rendered in a delicately detailed & naturalistic way. Museo Nazionale Romano, Rome, Italy #art

Garden fresco from the Villa of Livia in Prima Porta, Italy covered the walls of a semi-subterranean chamber, probably a cool triclinium (dining room) for summer banquets, in the suburban villa of Livia Drusilla, third wife of Roman Emperor Augustus. This Second style fresco, the most ancient example of continuous garden painting (30 - 20 BCE), presents a variety of plants & birds rendered in a delicately detailed & naturalistic way. Museo Nazionale Romano, Rome, Italy #art

Candida Martinellis Italophile Site(Vesuvius and Pompeii)

Candida Martinellis Italophile Site(Vesuvius and Pompeii)

Bronze mask coated with silver, Roman, 100-75 AD. The mask has a hinge at the top, it was meant to cover the entire face but could be held up for better vision or fresh air. Found in The Netherlands, Nijmegen. Source: Rijksmuseum van Oudheden

Bronze mask coated with silver, Roman, 100-75 AD. The mask has a hinge at the top, it was meant to cover the entire face but could be held up for better vision or fresh air. Found in The Netherlands, Nijmegen. Source: Rijksmuseum van Oudheden

Roman fresco from House of the Golden Bracelet, garden room mural, Pompeii, before 79 A.D.

Roman fresco from House of the Golden Bracelet, garden room mural, Pompeii, before 79 A.D.

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