Intricate frescoes on the walls and vaulted ceiling of the Stabian Baths in Pompeii, the oldest of the bathhouses in the ancient Roman city that was destroyed by the 79 AD eruption of Mount Vesuvius. The walls are decorated with plain white and red frescoes, while the vaulted ceiling features elaborate polychrome designs that incorporate rosettes, cupids, and figures of Bacchus, the Roman God of wine and bacchanalia.
3 thoughts on “PHOTO: Elaborately Decorated Stabian Baths in Pompeii, Italy”
Quite stunning Barbara! The ceiling in particular has such fine detail. Thanks!
It looks amazing. I try to imagine what it must have looked like back in the day!
I’m with you, Lauren. I would love to have spent time in these baths, back in the day.