Paintings and Mosaics

Emblema from Baccano, Charioteer of the Green (Prasina) faction, 3rd c. CE

On the second floor of the museum are exhibited frescoes, mosaics and inlaid works of high value.

The triclinium (dining room) with the painted garden from the Villa of Livia and the rooms of the Villa of the Farnesina, evocatively reconstructed in their original dimensions, constitute an example of the domestic decoration of prestigious roman dwellings.

A large display of pavement mosaics, mostly polychrome, culminates in the emblemata of the Villa of Baccanus.

Noteworthy among the fine intarsia decorations are the inlaid stones from the Basilica of Junius Bassus.