Plate XLVII - Chamber of Leda

This plate, n° XLVII, is given for the purpose of conveying an idea of the most gaudy and glaring style of Pompeian decorations. The chamber is, notwithstanding this display of colouring, by no means so cheerful as many others of a more sombre aspect. The two openings produce a good effect, and, besides two circular canopies supported on wooden pillars, two impluvii are observed, which have been detailed, on a larger scale, in a former plate. Of the picture of Leda a separate plate will be given.