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of the Vettii
The House of the Vettii displays
the refinements reachedby
the wealthy Pompeian bourgeois in the first century A.D.. From the
entrance, where a Priapus is
painted, one passes to the Tuscanic
atrium where wooden chests containing the family's treasures were
displayed. Three large rooms open up to the garden. The Room
of Ixion has paintings of unhappy loves such as Pasifae
and the wooden bull sculpted by Daedalus,
whose union gave birth to the Minotaur.
The Room of Pentheus has Heracles
strangling the serpents, The
Torment of Pentheus and The
Punishment of Dirce. Finally there is the large triclinum,
the most refined room of the house. There are long friezes painted with
Cupids, perfumers, goldsmiths,
vinters etc. on a black background. On the north side of the house is a
kitchen, with a small room decorated with erotic scenes.