I.A.9. House of the Faun (Pompeii)

An impressive luxurious private residence so-called because of the splendid statue of the dancing faun in its impluvium (the rectagular basin used for catching rainwater). It housed many great pieces of art in Pompeii. The House of the Faun covers nearly 3000 square meters and occupies an entire city block. In the photo, the property starting from the faun and beyond as far as your eyes can see and gardens to the left and right. It must have been beautiful then … an Architectural Digest piece.

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