where several small rooms or shrines are set, some of which have doors leading to other mysterious spaces.
Everything in the mural is an illusion made entirely of paint applied to a plaster wall using the fresco technique.
Fourth Style Painting from the House of Nero, Rome, 64-68 CE.
The subjects of Roman wall painting are as varied as the styles used. Still life compositions, often showing food or
wine vessels, are carefully modeled in light and dark to make them appear three-dimensional. The main purpose
behind the paintings seems to be the exhibition of the abundance of Roman life. There are also wall paintings
depicting gardens or distant landscapes, genre scenes of street performers, and mythological scenes.
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