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The decoration of the lararium (shrine) shows a large serpent raising its head towards a bust of Mercury set in an arched niche above a projecting ledge Under the niche is a second snake coiled round a small altar. In the background are a variety of plants and bird life including a rather splendid peacock - House of the Cryptoporticus (Casa del Criptoportico)- Pompeii archaeological site, Italy

The decoration of the lararium (shrine) shows a large serpent raising its head towards a bust of Mercury set in an arched niche above a projecting ledge Under the niche is a second snake coiled round a small altar. In the background are a variety of plants and bird life including a rather splendid peacock - House of the Cryptoporticus (Casa del Criptoportico)- Pompeii archaeological site, Italy Stock Photo
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Stefano Ravera / Alamy Stock Photo

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2FNMXFW

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57.7 MB (4.9 MB Compressed download)

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Dimensions:

5184 x 3888 px | 43.9 x 32.9 cm | 17.3 x 13 inches | 300dpi

Date taken:

13 May 2021

Location:

Pompei, Napoli, Campania, Italy

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The decoration of the lararium shows a large serpent raising its head towards a bust of Mercury set in an arched niche above a projecting ledge Under the niche is a second snake coiled round a small altar. In the background are a variety of plants and bird life including a rather splendid peacock. The lararium is framed with a red border and sits above a lower black frieze. Casa del Criptoportico (House of the Cyrptoporticus) - Pompeii ruins, Italy

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