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Vetti house fresco - Prapius weighs his phallus - 17k

Frescos of the Vettius House

     The Vettius house belonged to two wealthy merchants, Aulus Vettius Restitutus and Aulus Vettius Conviva.  Its beautiful paintings (still in their original positions) and the skillful reconstruction of its apartments make it one of the most interesting villas to visit in Pompeii.


   Here is a small sampling of the brilliant frescoes which remain in the house in their original locations.

Vetti house fresco, pompeii - Baby Hercules and the serpents - 13k

Above - Prapius weighs his phallus.

Left - Baby Hercules and the serpents.

Lower Left - Pentheus being torn limb from limb by the Bacchantes.

Lower Right - Daedalus showing Pasiphae the wooden bull. 

 

Credit for the info on this page:
    Blanchard, Paul. "Blue Guide, Southern Italy; From Rome to Calabria", New York: W. W. Norton & Company Inc., 1982. 

Vetti house fresco, Pompeii - Pentheus being torn limb from limb by the Bacchantes. - 14k

Vetti house fresco - Daedalus showing Pasiphae the wooden bull. - 16k

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