This lovely scene is from a wall painting at Villa Livia, near Rome.  The villa was part of the dowry of Livia Drusilla (58 BCE-29 CE), 3rd wife of Augustus and empress of the Roman Empire. She was the mother of Tiberius, grandmother of Claudius, great-grandmother of Caligula and great-great grandmother of Nero.

Mural -- Villa Livia Villa Livia is thought to be part of the dowry of the inimitable Livia Drusilla BC-AD wife of Octavian, mother of Tiberius, who wielded enormous though unofficial power during the Republican era.

İznik çinisi (tile) Rüstem Paşa Camisi, Architect Sinan, 1561, İstanbul (the pomegranate is a symbol of abundance)

İznik çinisi (tile) Rüstem Paşa Camisi, Architect Sinan, İstanbul (the pomegranate is a symbol of abundance)

Kathe Fraga paintings, inspired by vintage Paris and Chinoiserie ancienne. www.kathefraga.com

Kathe Fraga paintings, inspired by the romance of vintage French wallpapers and…

Simurgh ,   Persian also spelled simorgh, simurg, simoorg or simourv, is a benevolent, mythical flying creature. It is sometimes equated with other mythological birds such as Arabic Anqā   or Persian Homā  The figure can be found in all periods of Greater Iranian art and literature and is also evident in the iconography of medieval Armenia , the Byzantine empire and other regions that were within the sphere of Persian cultural influence ..

Simurg (Zümrüdü Anka)

Simurgh , Persian also spelled simorgh, simurg, simoorg or simourv, is a…

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