Compared to other domus in Pompeii, the Orchard House is modest in size and owes its name to the exquisite frescoes that depict gardens with trees and ornamental plants. These are rendered with such precision that it allows us to identify the species portrayed without hesitation. Paintings with garden themes were quite common in Pompeii but usually found in representative areas; however, in this house, the paintings are located in private rooms (cubiculi). Among the trees and fluttering birds, one can spot motifs inspired by Egyptian themes, pointing to the goddess Isis. This suggests the owner's devotion to this deity from across the Mediterranean. In the second cubiculum, the scene is centered around a fig tree entwined with a snake, symbolizing prosperity.


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