Leaf 93 - Domus Aurea Neronis Abaede S. Io Et Pauli Colosseu Versus Ad Hortos Maecena
Andrea Fei, Roma, 1625
Rome (Italy) -- Antiquities.
Architecture, Domestic -- Italy -- Rome.
Domus Aurea -- Rome(Italy).
Nero, Emperor of Rome, 37-68.
Palaces -- Italy -- Rome.
The Domus Aurea or "Golden House" was a large landscaped villa built by the Emperor Nero. Built after the great fire of 64 AD, the house was located in the heart of ancient Rome. Built of brick and concrete and covered with the gold leaf that gave the villa its name, the house was extravagant. Ceilings were faced with semi-precious stones and ivory veneers, floors were mosaic, and the walls were frescoed. The complex was designed to be a place of entertainment. Nero maintained his own palace on the Quirinal Hill. The original size of the complex is not known as it has not all been excavated yet.
The verso of this leaf contains text in three languages with page title in Italian: La Casa Aurea di Nerone.
Leaf 93 Recto and Verso.
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Image 23.5 x 17.75 cm.
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