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Fresco: Venus and Mars
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View looking at the northwestern corner of the garden. In the center of the image is a water tank that supplies the house and the garden.  On it is painted a mythological scene of Venus and Mars—now protected by glass.

In the far corner on the right is a family worship shrine (lares) with much of its painting still intact.


The House of the Ephebus is also known as the House of P. Cornelius Tages.  It takes its name from a bronze statue of the ephebus that was found there.  It is located about seven blocks (insula) east of the Roman Forum.  It is a large "house" consisting of three houses that were merged into one!  Location: Regio (Region) I, Insula 7, Doors 10-12.