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Another rapresentation about "Amore e Psiche"
This staute is in Ostia Antica.

The House of Cupid and Psyche was installed in late antiquity in a number of shops dated to the second century AD (opus mixtum and latericium). Some shops to the west of the house remained in use. They are behind a porticus, that lost its function after the erection of walls with which the shops were expanded.

The house is constructed:
To the south-east of the central room is corridor leading to latrine. To the west of the central room are three small rooms, probably bedrooms (cubicula). In a room is a black-and-white mosaic with geometric motifs, in antoher opus sectile on the floor and marble revetment on the walls, and another black-and-white mosaic with geometric motifs while the walls were painted. A statue of Cupid and Psyche on a pedestal stood in the centre of room (for a long time a plaster cast was in situ, but it was destroyed by vandals in the 1980's). It was made at the time that the house was built.

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