Casa del Cinghiale II, fauces mosaic depicting a boar.
It is time to turn to what a real atrium house looked like. I must admit here that I have never encountered an atrium house that even remotely follow the classical, standardized, plan. My first example on how a house might look will be Casa de Ceii (through a plan), but notice that the pictures will come from a lot of different houses. My aim is to show you how much the different parts of the house might differ. The main examples will hopefully come from the fauces (beginning with the fauces), atrium and hortus as these are the parts that I should have material from.