Fourth room of the Private Apartment

The room of the Fishermen cherubs

The mosaics of the Villa Romana del Casale often depict cherubs in unrealistic contexts.A detailed analysis of the mosaic ornament of this room, which is accessed through an internal entrance located on the north wall of the previous space,shows, on two registers, a generic scene, represented with extreme attention to detail.Though the decoration of the mosaic does not make it possible to understand its specific intended use, it appears to be a fishing trip, surrounded by an idyllic landscape.Between the two registers, in the wide expanse of water, there are two winged cherubs catching various types of fish with their bare hands.

The composition of the spaces

Pars Fructuaria e Pars Rustica

A dignified setting dedicated to the myth of Arion

The layout of the rooms

The Mansio of Sophiana

The Latifundium

A room dedicated to the sea

The room of the seasons

Date Clues

The myth of Orpheus

The Mansio, a stopping place

The public rooms of the Villa

A large banquet hall

The Peristyle of the Villa

A decoration that marks time