An imposing double flight of red marble stairs accentuates the stately character of the house. Three magnificent 17th century Flemish tapestries turn the ascent to the gallery into a journey through the history of Pompey the Great. On the left, Pompey’s departure for war. In the central tapestry, the great victory and on the right, the victorious return.
The borders surrounding the main story of the emperor Pompey the Great depict the 12 labours of Hercules: 12 tests of physical and moral strength to find virtue and civilising endeavour.