House of the Large Fountain in Pompeii, Italy - Encircle Photos

15 House of the Large Fountain in Pompeii, Italy

This ornate fountain is the artistic centerpiece of a building located along Via di Mercurio. It is appropriately named the House of the Large Fountain. The niche and facade are exquisitely decorated with a mosaic of colorful glass. Notice the two tragedy theatrical masks flanking the marble steps and the basin were water flowed. Jean Paul Getty was so impressed with this fountain that he had a replica built for the east garden of his Getty Villa in Pacific Palisades, a neighborhood of Los Angeles, California.

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Via Di Mercurio & Vicolo di Mercurio, 80045 Pompei NA, Italy

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