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V.4.9 Pompeii. House. Excavated 1887-90 and 1899.

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V.4.9 Pompeii. May 2017. Lararium niche on north wall of atrium. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

V.4.9 Pompeii. May 2017. Lararium niche on north wall of atrium.

Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

V.4.9 Pompeii. March 2009. Lararium niche on north wall of atrium.

 

V.4.9 Pompeii. May 2017. Lararium niche on north wall of atrium. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

V.4.9 Pompeii. May 2017. Lararium niche on north wall of atrium. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

V.4.9 Pompeii. March 2009. Lararium niche. According to Boyce, this Lararium was on a special panel of rough white stucco, and was adorned with an aedicula façade. Beneath the niche was a heavy shelf with two columns resting on it, framing either side of the niche. The interior of the niche was white and outlined with red stripes. On the ceiling of the niche there were red and green star decorations. Within the niche were found the following figures – A bronze bust of Minerva, wearing the aegis and helmet. She was leaning backwards in a strange manner upon a bronze plate fitted with a sort of handle at the back.
A roughly worked alabaster figure of Venus wearing a crown, beside her to the left stands a small figure clad in a long garment. Venus seems to held her left hand around the smaller figure, while the latter placed her right hand upon the head of the goddess. This group stood upon a marble-covered base behind the bust of Minerva. A small standing male figure of ivory. Sogliano thought the figure was Venus, Mau thought it was definitely male.
Also found in the niche were two small rectangular terracotta altars and two terracotta plates. See Notizie degli Scavi di Antichità, 1899,pp.103. See Boyce G. K., 1937. Corpus of the Lararia of Pompeii. Rome: MAAR 14. (p.41, no.123, Pl.7,1).

V.4.9 Pompeii. March 2009. Lararium niche.

According to Boyce, this Lararium was on a special panel of rough white stucco, and was adorned with an aedicula façade.

Beneath the niche was a heavy shelf with two columns resting on it, framing either side of the niche.

The interior of the niche was white and outlined with red stripes.

On the ceiling of the niche there were red and green star decorations.

Within the niche were found the following figures –

A bronze bust of Minerva, wearing the aegis and helmet.

She was leaning backwards in a strange manner upon a bronze plate fitted with a sort of handle at the back.

A roughly worked alabaster figure of Venus wearing a crown, beside her to the left stood a small figure clad in a long garment.

Venus seemed to hold her left hand around the smaller figure, while the latter placed her right hand upon the head of the goddess.

This group stood upon a marble-covered base behind the bust of Minerva.

A small standing male figure of ivory. Sogliano thought the figure was Venus; Mau thought it was definitely male.

Also found in the niche were two small rectangular terracotta altars and two terracotta plates.

See Notizie degli Scavi di Antichità, 1899, pp.103.

See Boyce G. K., 1937. Corpus of the Lararia of Pompeii. Rome: MAAR 14. (p.41, no.123, Pl.7,1)

 

V.4.9 Pompeii. 1899. Bronze bust of Minerva found in the Lararium niche.

V.4.9 Pompeii. 1899. Bronze bust of Minerva found in the Lararium niche.

 

V.4.9 Pompeii. May 2017. Detail of lararium niche. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

V.4.9 Pompeii. May 2017. Detail of lararium niche. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

V.4.9 Pompeii. May 2017. Detail of painted stucco.  Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

V.4.9 Pompeii. May 2017. Detail of painted stucco.  Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

V.4.9 Pompeii. May 2017. Detail of painted ceiling of niche. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

V.4.9 Pompeii. May 2017. Detail of painted ceiling of niche. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

V.4.9 Pompeii. March 2009. Lararium niche with painted ceiling of red and green star-like ornaments.

V.4.9 Pompeii. March 2009. Lararium niche with painted ceiling of red and green star-like ornaments.

 

V.4.9 Pompeii. May 2017. Painted stucco on top edge of lararium niche. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

V.4.9 Pompeii. May 2017. Painted stucco on top edge of lararium niche.

Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

V.4.9 Pompeii. May 2017. Detail of painted red and green star-like ornaments on ceiling of lararium niche.  Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

V.4.9 Pompeii. May 2017. Detail of painted red and green star-like ornaments on ceiling of lararium niche.

Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

V.4.9 Pompeii. May 2017. Painted stucco on lower edge of lararium niche. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

V.4.9 Pompeii. May 2017. Painted stucco on lower edge of lararium niche. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

V.4.9 Pompeii. March 2009. Doorway to large room in north-west corner of atrium. A number of objects were found in these two rooms on west side of atrium. See Notizie degli Scavi di Antichità, 1899, (p.145).

V.4.9 Pompeii. March 2009. Doorway to large room in north-west corner of atrium.

A number of objects were found in these two rooms on west side of atrium.

See Notizie degli Scavi di Antichità, 1899, (p.145).

 

V.4.9 Pompeii.  March 2009.  West wall of large room.

V.4.9 Pompeii. March 2009. West wall of large room.

 

V.4.9 Pompeii.  March 2009. North wall of large room.

V.4.9 Pompeii. March 2009. North wall of large room.

 

V.4.9 Pompeii.  March 2009.  South west corner of large room.

V.4.9 Pompeii. March 2009. South-west corner of large room.

 

V.4.9 Pompeii.  March 2009.  South wall of large room, with doorway to a complex of three rooms.

V.4.9 Pompeii. March 2009. 

South wall of large room, with doorway to a complex of three rooms.

 

V.4.9 Pompeii.  March 2009.  Middle room on west side of atrium.

V.4.9 Pompeii. March 2009. Middle room on west side of atrium.

 

V.4.9 Pompeii.  March 2009.  Terracotta puteal in middle room on west side of atrium.

V.4.9 Pompeii. March 2009. Terracotta puteal in middle room on west side of atrium.

 

V.4.9 Pompeii.  March 2009.  Doorway from middle room, to large room in north west corner.

V.4.9 Pompeii. March 2009. 

Doorway from middle room, to large room in north-west corner.

 

V.4.9 Pompeii.  March 2009.  West wall of middle room.

V.4.9 Pompeii. March 2009. West wall of middle room.

 

V.4.9 Pompeii.  March 2009.  Doorway to two rooms in the south west corner.

V.4.9 Pompeii. March 2009. Doorway to two rooms in the south-west corner.

 

V.4.9 Pompeii.  March 2009.  Recess in south wall.

V.4.9 Pompeii. March 2009. Recess in south wall.

 

V.4.9 Pompeii.  March 2009.  Masonry podium in south east corner of small room.

V.4.9 Pompeii. March 2009. 

Masonry podium in south-east corner of small room.

 

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