Photo courtesy of the Superintendency of Archaeology of Pompeii.

Three obsidian cups (including the one shown, inlaid with Egyptian-style motifs) were found in the Villa San Marco. Archaeologists have recovered relatively few household items—tableware, glassware, amphoras and lamps—from Stabiae’s villas; some scholars argue that this paucity of finds suggests the villas’ owners made infrequent visits to their country homes.