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Fresco Venus in the Shell

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Fresco Venus in the Shell
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A view of the large fresco that is on the back wall in the back of the Peristyle Garden of this house.  In this fresco two cherubs, the left one riding a dolphin, accompany Venus who is lying in a large shell. Venus is naked and wears a tiara on her head and jewelry around her neck, wrists, and ankles.  Venus was the protectress of Pompeii and the erotic sphere.