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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 . The tepidarium (d), or warm chamber, was so called froma warm, but soft and mild temperature, which prepared the 164 POMPEII. bodies of the bathers for the more intense heat which theywere to undergo in the vapoui- and hot baths ; and, vice. versa, softoned the trans tion from the hot bath to the ex-Lernal air. The wall is divided into a number of niches or DESCRIPTION OP BATHS. 165 compartments

. 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 . The tepidarium (d), or warm chamber, was so called froma warm, but soft and mild temperature, which prepared the 164 POMPEII. bodies of the bathers for the more intense heat which theywere to undergo in the vapoui- and hot baths ; and, vice. versa, softoned the trans tion from the hot bath to the ex-Lernal air. The wall is divided into a number of niches or DESCRIPTION OP BATHS. 165 compartments 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 . The tepidarium (d), or warm chamber, was so called froma warm, but soft and mild temperature, which prepared the 164 POMPEII. bodies of the bathers for the more intense heat which theywere to undergo in the vapoui- and hot baths ; and, vice. versa, softoned the trans tion from the hot bath to the ex-Lernal air. The wall is divided into a number of niches or DESCRIPTION OP BATHS. 165 compartments by Telamones, * two feet high, in high relief, and supporting a rich cornice. These are male, as Carya-tides are female statues placed to perform the office ofpillars. By the Greeks they were named Atlantes, from thewell-known fable of Atlas supporting the heavens. Herethey are made of terra-cotta, or baked clay, incrusted withthe finest marble stucco. Their only covering is a girdleround the loins; they have been painted flesh-colour, withblack hair and beards : the moulding of the pedestal and thebaskets on their heads were in imitation of gold; and thepedestal itself, as well as the wall behind them and theniches for the reception of the clothes of the bathers, werecoloured to resemble red porphyry. Six of these nichesare closed up without any apparent reason. The ceiling is worked in stucco, in low relief, with scat-tered figure

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