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.

A room dedicated to the sea

A decoration that marks time

Pars Fructuaria e Pars Rustica

The Latifundium

The composition of the spaces

The Mansio of Sophiana

The Peristyle of the Villa

The Mansio, a stopping place

A large banquet hall

The layout of the rooms

The room of the seasons

The public rooms of the Villa

The myth of Orpheus

A dignified setting dedicated to the myth of Arion

Date Clues