Neptune & Amphitrite Mosaic
The House of a wealthy merchant was restored after the earthquake of ’62 and was covered by the eruption of Vesuvius in ’79. It has a typical structure of Roman houses. In the lararium, marble slabs painted with the red monochrome technique, possibly by Alexander of Athens, were found. In the tablinum, there is a glass paste mosaic depicting Neptune and Amphitrite in a photographic pose. The mosaic was inserted into a previous decoration and is enclosed in a frame made of shells.
Facts & Trivia
Amphitrite was the wife of Poseidon (or Neptune for the Romans) and the mother of Triton. She was one of the Nereids represented with green armor and a scepter. Neptune was the God of waters and the sea.