Fresco in the Fourth Pompeian Style with portraits set in medallions with blue background, from the exedra of the House of the Mosaic Atrium, AD, Empire of colour. From Pompeii to Southern Gaul, Musée Saint-Raymond Toulouse
An antefix is the decorative end of a roof tile. Silenus is a mythological creature that is half man, half beast and tutor and companion of Dionysus, god of wine. Photographed at the Walters Art Museum, Baltimore, Maryland.