Gell, William
Pompeiana: the topography, edifices and ornaments of Pompeii ; the result of excavations since 1819 ; in two volumes (Band 2) — London, 1832

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THE PLATES. 145

columns, and painted with trees, fountains,
arbours, and birds, is seen through the ta-
blinum.

It will be observed that this house might
have been repaired; and the temptation was
so great, that, considering how much was ex-
pended in putting up awkward sheds and
pan-tiles, it is astonishing how the desire of
seeing an ancient house in something like
its ancient condition could have been re-
sisted. One of the chests containing the
mysterious treasure, which seems to have
disappeared, stood immediately on the left
hand of the faux.

PLATE LXV.

COURT OF THE PISCINA.

Plate LXV. represents the central court
of the Dioscuri, which may be termed the
court of the piscina. The spectator stands
in the exedra; and the opening of that apart-
ment being so large, with the piscina so near

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