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. Pompeii; its history, buildings and antiquities : an account of the destruction of the city, with a full description of the remains, and of the recent excavations and also an itinerary for visitors . arrangement, that in this house, which wasevidently one of considerable pretensions, nothing is sym-metrical. The pillars of the peristyle are not equidistantfrom their antaB, and the fountain is opposite neither to anintercolumniation, nor to the centre of the opening of thetablinum. The high wall behind the alcove has lost the paintingsobservable in the plate on p. 386, which is copied from th

. Pompeii; its history, buildings and antiquities : an account of the destruction of the city, with a full description of the remains, and of the recent excavations and also an itinerary for visitors . arrangement, that in this house, which wasevidently one of considerable pretensions, nothing is sym-metrical. The pillars of the peristyle are not equidistantfrom their antaB, and the fountain is opposite neither to anintercolumniation, nor to the centre of the opening of thetablinum. The high wall behind the alcove has lost the paintingsobservable in the plate on p. 386, which is copied from th Stock Photo
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. Pompeii; its history, buildings and antiquities : an account of the destruction of the city, with a full description of the remains, and of the recent excavations and also an itinerary for visitors . arrangement, that in this house, which wasevidently one of considerable pretensions, nothing is sym-metrical. The pillars of the peristyle are not equidistantfrom their antaB, and the fountain is opposite neither to anintercolumniation, nor to the centre of the opening of thetablinum. The high wall behind the alcove has lost the paintingsobservable in the plate on p. 386, which is copied from thesecond series of Pompeiana. The plaster fell soon afterSir W. Gell had taken his view. They presented another spe-cimen of the opus topiarium. In the panels are birds killingreptiles, &c., executed with considerable spirit, and belowthem is painted a variety of garden railings. An upperline of pictures, one of which represents a boar-hunt, formsa sort of frieze. The House of the Smaller Fountain is in no respect inferiorin point of interest to that which we have just described.The impluvium has two mouths for cisterns, one of whichcommunicated by means of leaden pipes, still visible, with. Cupid milking a Goat, the fountain in the peristyle. Between the atrium andtablinum is a step, faced with a pretty sculpture of leavesand flowers. In the latter apartment there is a painting ofCupid milking a goat, remarkable for the lively expression of 388 POMPEII. the figures. The ak and other apartments offer nothing re-markable till we reach the little peristyle, which is sm*roundedby a broad colonnade of only four columns. Here again wefind a fountain, very like that which we have above described, both in design and material. It presents the same sort ofalcove, surmounted by a pediment, the height of which isseven feet seven inches, and the breadth seven feet. Theface projects five feet from the wall. In front of it therewas a little sedent bronze fisherman, now in the Museum atNaples,

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