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I.3.3 Pompeii. Domus of Epidius Fortunatus.

Linked to I.3.4 and I.3.31. Excavated 1860.

West side.

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I.3.3 Pompeii. September 2010. ID number plate, looking north along Via Stabiana. Photo courtesy of Drew Baker.

I.3.3 Pompeii. September 2010. ID number plate, looking north along Via Stabiana.

Photo courtesy of Drew Baker.

 

I.3.3 Pompeii. September 2010.  Looking east towards entrance doorway from across Via Stabiana.  Photo courtesy of Drew Baker.
According to Della Corte, this house was spacious and beautifully decorated, with temple-lararium in the atrium and peristyle on a higher level than the atrium.
Della Corte believed the house was owned by Epidius Fortunatus, because an amphora was found here, still containing honey in it, addressed to -
Mel P() P() CXXXIII
dat XXXXXIX s(emissem)
Epidio Fortunato
/
T() P() XXVIII
[…]ens              CIL IV 5740
See Della Corte, M., 1965.  Case ed Abitanti di Pompei. Napoli: Fausto Fiorentino. (p.264)

I.3.3 Pompeii. September 2010. 

Looking east towards entrance doorway from across Via Stabiana.

Photo courtesy of Drew Baker.

 

According to Della Corte, this house was spacious and beautifully decorated, with temple-lararium in the atrium and peristyle on a higher level than the atrium.

Della Corte believed the house was owned by Epidius Fortunatus, because an amphora was found here, still containing honey in it, addressed to -

 

Mel P() P() CXXXIII

dat XXXXXIX s(emissem)

Epidio Fortunato

/

T() P() XXVIII

[…]ens              CIL IV 5740

 

See Della Corte, M., 1965.  Case ed Abitanti di Pompei. Napoli: Fausto Fiorentino. (p.264)

 

I.3.3 Pompeii. May 2005. Entrance on Via Stabiana. According to Warscher, quoting Bull. Inst, 1874, p. 183, she wrote –
Quanto alla pittura decorativa di questa casa, nella parte più bassa di essa tutte le pitture mostrano lo stile degli ultimi tempi di Pompei, coll’eccezione della camera a destra della scala. 
Ed alla stessa epoca di quella camera, la terza cioè fra quelle pompeiane, se non m’inganno, appartiene tutto quello che sta intorno al peristilio. Ho parlato appunto di questa casa nel Giorn. d Sc. II, p.456. Chiara è l’identita delle stile riguardo la prima camera dal suo lato occidentale. Il resto delle camere è decorato in uno stile che può dirsi quello de’candelabri, perchè divide la parete in tre parti mediante candelabri molto sottili e svelti. E come accennai nel luogo citato, appunto le pitture di queste camere mediante certe piccole particularità non tanto facili a descriversi ci fanno riconoscere questo stile come affine e probabilmente contemporaneo a quello delle due camere menzionate. Ed allo stile di queste pare appartenesse anche la decorazione del peristilio stesso, benchè poco ne sia conservato.
Que’ cambiamenti adunque che, come sopra accennai, subì la casa in discorso, si rileva dalla stessa decorazione che non ebbero luogo negli ultimi tempi di Pompei, ma probabilmente prima del terramoto dell’a. 63 d.C.
See Warscher, T, 1935: Codex Topographicus Pompejanus, Regio I, 3: (dopo no. 11a), Rome, DAIR.

I.3.3 Pompeii. May 2005. Entrance on Via Stabiana.

According to Warscher, quoting Bull. Inst, 1874, p. 183, she wrote –

“Quanto alla pittura decorativa di questa casa, nella parte più bassa di essa tutte le pitture mostrano lo stile degli ultimi tempi di Pompei, coll’eccezione della camera a destra della scala.

Ed alla stessa epoca di quella camera, la terza cioè fra quelle pompeiane, se non m’inganno, appartiene tutto quello che sta intorno al peristilio.

Ho parlato appunto di questa casa nel Giorn. d Sc. II, p.456.

Chiara è l’identita delle stile riguardo la prima camera dal suo lato occidentale.

Il resto delle camere è decorato in uno stile che può dirsi quello de’candelabri, perchè divide la parete in tre parti mediante candelabri molto sottili e svelti.

E come accennai nel luogo citato, appunto le pitture di queste camere mediante certe piccole particularità non tanto facili a descriversi ci fanno riconoscere questo stile come affine e probabilmente contemporaneo a quello delle due camere menzionate.

Ed allo stile di queste pare appartenesse anche la decorazione del peristilio stesso, benchè poco ne sia conservato.

Que’ cambiamenti adunque che, come sopra accennai, subì la casa in discorso, si rileva dalla stessa decorazione che non ebbero luogo negli ultimi tempi di Pompei, ma probabilmente prima del terramoto dell’a. 63 d.C.”

See Warscher, T, 1935: Codex Topographicus Pompejanus, Regio I, 3: (dopo no. 11a), Rome, DAIR. 

 

I.3.3 Pompeii. September 2010. Looking east along narrow entrance fauces towards the atrium.  Photo courtesy of Drew Baker.

I.3.3 Pompeii. September 2010.

Looking east along narrow entrance fauces towards the atrium.

Photo courtesy of Drew Baker.

 

I.3.3 Pompeii. September 2010. Looking west along entrance fauces towards Via Stabiana. 
Photo courtesy of Drew Baker.

I.3.3 Pompeii. September 2010.

Looking west along entrance fauces towards Via Stabiana.

Photo courtesy of Drew Baker.

 

I.3.3 Pompeii. May 2005. Looking out onto Via Stabiana from inside the atrium. The doorway on the left leads into the entrance corridor, the doorway on the right connected to the shop at I.3.4.

I.3.3 Pompeii. May 2005. Looking out onto Via Stabiana from inside the atrium.

The doorway on the left leads into the entrance corridor, the doorway on the right connected to the shop at I.3.4.

 

I.3.3 Pompeii. December 2007.  Remains of altar to the household gods in the north-west corner of the atrium. This large masonry podium looked like the base of an aedicula, according to Boyce.
See Boyce G. K., 1937. Corpus of the Lararia of Pompeii. Rome: MAAR 14. (p.24)

I.3.3 Pompeii. December 2007.

Remains of altar to the household gods in the north-west corner of the atrium.

This large masonry podium looked like the base of an aedicula, according to Boyce.

See Boyce G. K., 1937. Corpus of the Lararia of Pompeii. Rome: MAAR 14. (p.24)

 

I.3.3 Pompeii. 1935 photograph by Tatiana Warscher. Looking towards the north-west corner of the atrium.
See Warscher, T, 1935: Codex Topographicus Pompejanus, Regio I, 3: (no. 5), Rome, DAIR, whose copyright it remains.

I.3.3 Pompeii. 1935 photograph by Tatiana Warscher.

Looking towards the north-west corner of the atrium.

See Warscher, T, 1935: Codex Topographicus Pompejanus, Regio I, 3: (no. 5), Rome, DAIR, whose copyright it remains. 

 

I.3.3 Pompeii. December 2007. Looking east across area of impluvium in atrium. According to Warscher, quoting Mau, from Bull. Inst. 1874, p.177-179, she wrote – “L’impluvio è privo del suo rivestimento di pietra………a destra dell’atrio sono tre camere senza interesse…”
(translation: "The impluvium was devoid of its stone cladding ……… to the right of the atrium were three rooms without interest ..."
See Warscher, T, 1935: Codex Topographicus Pompejanus, Regio I, 3:  Rome, DAIR.

I.3.3 Pompeii. December 2007. Looking east across area of impluvium in atrium.

According to Warscher, quoting Mau, from Bull. Inst. 1874, p.177-179, she wrote –

“L’impluvio è privo del suo rivestimento di pietra………a destra dell’atrio sono tre camere senza interesse…”

(translation: "The impluvium was devoid of its stone cladding ……… to the right of the atrium were three rooms without interest ..."

See Warscher, T, 1935: Codex Topographicus Pompejanus, Regio I, 3:  Rome, DAIR. 

 

I.3.3 Pompeii. May 2005. Looking east across impluvium.

I.3.3 Pompeii. May 2005. Looking east across impluvium.

 

I.3.3 Pompeii. September 2010.  Looking south, showing detail of remains of impluvium cistern hole.  Photo courtesy of Drew Baker.

I.3.3 Pompeii. September 2010.

Looking south, showing detail of remains of impluvium cistern hole.

Photo courtesy of Drew Baker.

 

I.3.3 Pompeii. September 2010. Looking towards north wall of atrium. Photo courtesy of Drew Baker.

I.3.3 Pompeii. September 2010. Looking towards north wall of atrium. Photo courtesy of Drew Baker.

 

I.3.3 Pompeii. September 2010. Looking east across atrium towards tablinum, in centre.
Photo courtesy of Drew Baker.

I.3.3 Pompeii. September 2010. Looking east across atrium towards tablinum, in centre.

Photo courtesy of Drew Baker.

Originally the floor of the atrium was opus signinum containing irregular small pieces of marble.

See Mau, A: BdI, 1874, p.177.

 

I.3.3 Pompeii.  May 2005.  Atrium and Tablinum.

I.3.3 Pompeii. May 2005. Looking east across atrium.

 

I.3.3 Pompeii. September 2010. Looking east towards doorway in north-east corner of atrium.  Photo courtesy of Drew Baker.
According to Fiorelli, this doorway led to the triclinium, the walls were simply decorated. 
Each wall was divided into three compartments, two painted red and one yellow. These walls were adorned with pictures of fish and fruit. 
See Pappalardo, U., 2001. La Descrizione di Pompei per Giuseppe Fiorelli (1875). Napoli: Massa Editore. (p. 38)
See BdI, 1874, p.178.

I.3.3 Pompeii. September 2010. Looking east towards doorway in north-east corner of atrium.

Photo courtesy of Drew Baker.

According to Fiorelli, this doorway led to the triclinium, the walls were simply decorated.

Each wall was divided into three compartments, two painted red and one yellow.

These walls were adorned with pictures of fish and fruit.

See Pappalardo, U., 2001. La Descrizione di Pompei per Giuseppe Fiorelli (1875). Napoli: Massa Editore. (p. 38)

See Mau, A: BdI, 1874, p.178.

 

I.3.3 Pompeii. September 2010. South wall of triclinium. Photo courtesy of Drew Baker.

I.3.3 Pompeii. September 2010. South wall of triclinium. Photo courtesy of Drew Baker.

 

I.3.3 Pompeii. September 2010. East wall and south- east corner of triclinium. Photo courtesy of Drew Baker.

I.3.3 Pompeii. September 2010. East wall and south-east corner of triclinium.

Photo courtesy of Drew Baker.

 

I.3.3 Pompeii. September 2010. East wall and north- east corner of triclinium. Photo courtesy of Drew Baker.

I.3.3 Pompeii. September 2010. East wall and north-east corner of triclinium.

Photo courtesy of Drew Baker.

 

 

Part 2

 

Part 3      South side      Subterranean    Upper