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Oecus of Villa Poppaea, Oplontis | Villa Poppaea in Oplontis (Italy) (IMG_2539.jpg)

Oecus of Villa Poppaea, Oplontis

This oecus (the main living room of a Greek house, often used for dining) is one of the finest rooms in the villa. It commanded spectacular views over the Bay of Naples to the south. The room is finely decorated in the second style. The east wall (this photo and the next one) displays perspective views of colonnades either side of a central painting of the sanctuary at Delphi depicting the traditional theme of a tripod placed atop a column. The fresco includes some fine detail such as the theatre mask and peacock.
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