..The atrium is decorated in the fourth
style with black panels bordered by red above a lower black frieze
with a second
style upper zone of multi-coloured blocks (recreation pictured right).
In the centre of each black panel was a small picture of a swan or a miniature landscape.....Cubiculum
(f) is similarly simply decorated in the second
. The third cubiculum
(g) on this side is undecorated and has a stair to the upper floor on
its north west wall. On the south side of the ala
(h) (pictured opposite) is decorated in the fourth
with white central fields framed by architectural motifs and
cupids above a lower red decorative frieze.....Next
to the stairs on the opposite side of the atrium,
(i) is decorated in the fourth
style with white panels framed with architectural motifs above a
red frieze (pictured left). The panels contain central medallions rimmed
in red. The medallion from the north wall is shown opposite, but the
detail is very blurred and the subject matter is hard to make out. The
adjoining room (j) is coarsely decorated with rough plaster and may simply have
been used for storage.......The ambulatories of this Rhodian peristyle
(where one side
is higher than the others as shown in the photograph opposite) are decorated in the fourth
style with black
panels (red on the north side) separated by architectural motifs above a
lower black frieze.
The columns in the north ambulatory are fluted and painted yellow in the lower circular part
and white above. The columns in the other ambulatories are hexagonal and painted in the traditional red and white. In the central garden were
found glazed Egyptian style
statuettes of animals, an example of which is pictured right.........
Completing the rooms on the
south west side of the peristyle is a second triclinium
(s) decorated in the fourth
with black panels separated by architectural elements above a
lower black frieze...
the south east side of the peristyle
are two cubicula
(t and v) and a central exedra
(u). The cubicula
are very similarly decorated in the second
in red, green, yellow and purple above a lower yellow decorative frieze. Cubiculum
(t) is pictured opposite.....