"Artwork in the House of the Faun" Frescos Tip by sargentjeff
Frescos, Pompeii: 9 reviews and 16 photos
Favorite thing: On the exedra's pavement in the first peristyle, an enormous mosaic (5.12 X 2.77 m.) picturing the battle of Issos (333 B.C.) between Alexander the Great and Darius III of Persia. It is probably the mosaic copy of a famous painting of the Greek painter Philossenos (fourth century B.C.); a million and a half tiles were needed for its execution.
Fondest memory: I took this photo of the excavated original in the Archeological Museum in Naples
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