Painted Garden, Villa of Livia, detail with pomegranate by profzucker, via Flickr. Painted Garden, removed from the triclinium (dining room) in the Villa of Livia Drusilla, Prima Porta, fresco, 30-20 B.C.E. (Museo Nazionale Romano, Palazzo Massimo, Rome)
In a kingdom, where in the early 13th century few people travelled more that a few miles and most could not read or write it is hardly surprising such a man who traveled Europe and read Arabic translations of the Greek Philosophers inspired such suspicion and awe. http://www.scotlandmag.com/magazine/issue49/12009597.html
Bird fresco from the Stanza dei Geni, from the Case Romane del Celio beneath the Ss. Giovanni and Paolo, Rome.
The Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil, Fr. the Right Panel of the Garden of Earthly Delights
The shock of the old: what the sculpture of Pan reveals about sex and the Romans
British Museum exhibit of erotic Roman art, featuring a notorious statue of the god Pan. Shown: Woman and a Satyr Fresco Painting From Pompeii