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Regio VI

House of the Golden Cupids


This name was given to the house after the find, inside a cubiculum, of little glass disks with cupids engraved on gold leaf and inserted into the painted wall. The owners belonged to the family of Poppea, Nero's second wife. 


The garden is very peculiar. Originally it was decorated with arble sculptures, hanging disks (oscilla), herms and theater masks. The domestic oratory (lararium) was dedicated to oriental gods painted on the wall: Isis, Serapis and Arpocrates. The decoration of the black hall is particularly elegant. After the earthquake of 62 A.D. it was restored with paintings portraying Achilles and Briseis,  Jason meeting Pelias before fleeing with Medea and Thetis in Vulcan's Workshop.


House of Sallustius | House of Pansa

House of the Tragic Poet | House of Narcissus

House of the Large Fountain and the Small Fountain

House of the Black Anchor | House of the Faun

House of the Golden Cupids | House of the Vettii

House of the Labyrinth | House of Meleager

House of Apollo | Tower of Mercury

House of the Surgeon | Via di Mercurio

Vicolo Mercurio | Via Consolare

Vicolo Vettii | Herculaneum Gate

Necropolis of the Herculaneum Gate


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