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Domus Flavia. So-called. Audience Chamber

Domus Flavia. Cd. Aula Regia

 
 
Domus Flavia. So-called. Audience Chamber Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 3, 2013
1. Domus Flavia. So-called. Audience Chamber Marker
Inscription.

Domus Flavia. So-called. Audience Chamber
The largest room, probably reserved for audiences with the emperor, is traditionally known as the Audience Chamber. It was of exceptional size (1280 sq m.) and had a complex architectural decoration of which many features survive. Eight niches for colossal statues opened into the walls: two were recovered intact in 1724, a Hercules and a Bacchus in green basalt, whilst only the head of a Jupiter was found. The niches were inside bays and framed by a colonnade several storeys high, with finely carved bases and capitals and a frieze with military motifs.

Domus Flavia. Cd. Aula Regia
La sala maggiore, probabilmente riservata alle udienze dell'imperatore, č tradizionalmente denominata aula Regia. Aveva dimensioni eccezionali (1280 mq) e una complessa decorazione architettonica di cui si conservano molti elementi. Nelle pareti si aprivano otto nicchie per statue colossali: due furono qui recuperate integre nel 1724, un Ercole e un Dioniso in basalto verde, mentre di un Giove fu trovata solo la testa. Le nicchie erano inquadrate da edicole e da un colonnato elevato su pių livelli, con basi e capitelli finemente scolpiti e un fregio con motivi militari.
 
Location. 41° 53.353′ N, 12° 29.21′ 

Domus Flavia. So-called. Audience Chamber and Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 3, 2013
2. Domus Flavia. So-called. Audience Chamber and Marker
Looking north
E. Marker is in Rome, Lazio, in Metropolitan City of Rome. Click for map. Marker is on Palatine Hill, south of the Roman Forum. Marker is at or near this postal address: Via di San Gregorio, Rome, Lazio 00186, Italy.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Domus Flavia. Peristyle / Peristilio (a few steps from this marker); Domus Flavia. So-called Basilica / Cd. Basilica (a few steps from this marker); The Octagonal Fountain of the Domus Flavia (within shouting distance of this marker); House of the Griffins / Casa Dei Grifi (within shouting distance of this marker); Imperial Palace (within shouting distance of this marker); Domus Flavia, so-called Lararium / Cd. Larario (within shouting distance of this marker); The Upper Peristyle of the Domus Augustana (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); Palatine Museum / Museo Palatino (about 90 meters away). Click for a list of all markers in Rome.
 
Also see . . .
1. Flavian Palace at Wikipedia. (Submitted on June 9, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Domus Flavia. (Submitted on June 9, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. Palatine Hill. (Submitted on June 9, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. Forts, CastlesMan-Made Features
 
Domus Flavia. So-called. Audience Chamber and Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 3, 2013
3. Domus Flavia. So-called. Audience Chamber and Marker
Looking east
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 207 times since then and 16 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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