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VI.8.3 Pompeii. Casa del Poeta Tragico or House of the Tragic Poet.

Excavated 1824 to 1825. Linked to VI.8.5.

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Part 3      VI.8.3 and VI.8.5 Room Plan (Opens in a separate window)

 

VI.8.3 Pompeii. May 2015. Rear entrance to peristyle garden. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

VI.8.3 Pompeii. May 2015. Rear entrance to peristyle garden.

Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

VI.8.3 Pompeii.  December 2005.  Entrance.
(Other entrance at VI.8.5)

VI.8.3 Pompeii. December 2005. Entrance and side wall.

 

VI.8.3 Pompeii. May 2015. Looking east along entrance corridor towards peristyle garden. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

VI.8.3 Pompeii. May 2015. Looking east along entrance corridor towards peristyle garden.

Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

VI.8.3 Pompeii.  December 2006.  Entrance corridor.

VI.8.3 Pompeii. December 2006. Entrance corridor.

 

VI.8.3 Pompeii. May 2015. Entrance corridor, slot for holding beam to bar doorway.
Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

VI.8.3 Pompeii. May 2015. Entrance corridor, slot for holding beam to bar doorway.

Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

VI.8.3 Pompeii. May 2015. Aedicula lararium near north wall of garden area.
Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

VI.8.3 Pompeii. May 2015. Aedicula lararium near north wall of garden area.

Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

VI.8.3/5 Pompeii. 1937-39. Aedicula lararium near north wall of garden area.
Photo courtesy of American Academy in Rome, Photographic Archive.  Warsher collection no. 1557a

VI.8.3/5 Pompeii. 1937-39. Aedicula lararium near north wall of garden area.

Photo courtesy of American Academy in Rome, Photographic Archive.

Warsher collection no. 1557a.

 

VI.8.3 Pompeii. May 2015. Aedicula lararium near north wall of garden area.
Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

VI.8.3 Pompeii. May 2015. Aedicula lararium near north wall of garden area.

Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

VI.8.3 Pompeii.  December 2006.  Niche in Lararium.

VI.8.3 Pompeii. December 2006. Niche in lararium.

 

VI.8.3 Pompeii. December 2006. Aedicula lararium. Boyce seemed doubtful that this was for the worship of the household gods, and may have just been a decorative feature. Many of the accounts of the discovery, state that a statuette of a faun was found within this niche, but other reports do not agree. It is therefore impossible to know if this was the figure that was normally contained within the niche. Anyway it did seem likely that it did contain some such single statuette of ornamental character, rather than the images of the gods of the household. See Boyce G. K., 1937. Corpus of the Lararia of Pompeii. Rome: MAAR 14. (p.48, no.168 and Pl.30,3), and other references.
According to Pagano and Prisciandaro, reported on 28th January 1825, found in the tablinum was a marble statuette of a faun, broken in three pieces. Naples Inventry number: MN 6347  See Pagano, M. and Prisciandaro, R., 2006. Studio sulle provenienze degli oggetti rinvenuti negli scavi borbonici del regno di Napoli. Naples : Nicola Longobardi. 
(p. 132).  PAH II, 126, reporting the discovery on 12th February 1825 called it a lararium for the household gods, and did not mention a statue of a faun.
According to Jashemski, PAH II,125 reported that the statuette of a marble faun (MN 6347) carrying a goatskin full of fruit around his neck was found to the left of the tablinum. Minervini, thirty-three years later reported that the statue was found in the aedicula, and this account has been repeated down the years. The shell of a tortoise which had been kept in the garden was also found. See Jashemski, W. F., 1993. The Gardens of Pompeii, Volume II: Appendices. New York: Caratzas. (p.133, with photos 142, and 143 (marble faun).

VI.8.3 Pompeii. December 2006. Aedicula lararium.

Boyce seemed doubtful that this was for the worship of the household gods, and may have just been a decorative feature.

Many of the accounts of the discovery, state that a statuette of a faun was found within this niche, but other reports do not agree.

It is therefore impossible to know if this was the figure that was normally contained within the niche.

Anyway it did seem likely that it did contain some such single statuette of ornamental character, rather than the images of the gods of the household.

See Boyce G. K., 1937. Corpus of the Lararia of Pompeii. Rome: MAAR 14. (p.48, no.168 and Pl.30,3), and other references.

 

According to Pagano and Prisciandaro, reported on 28th January 1825, found in the tablinum was a marble statuette of a faun, broken in three pieces.

Naples Inventry number: MN 6347

See Pagano, M. and Prisciandaro, R., 2006. Studio sulle provenienze degli oggetti rinvenuti negli scavi borbonici del regno di Napoli. Naples : Nicola Longobardi.

(p. 132)

PAH II, 126, reporting the discovery on 12th February 1825 called it a lararium for the household gods, and did not mention a statue of a faun.

 

According to Jashemski, PAH II,125 reported that the statuette of a marble faun (MN 6347) carrying a goatskin full of fruit around his neck was found to the left of the tablinum.

Minervini, thirty-three years later reported that the statue was found in the aedicula, and this account has been repeated down the years.

The shell of a tortoise which had been kept in the garden was also found.

See Jashemski, W. F., 1993. The Gardens of Pompeii, Volume II: Appendices. New York: Caratzas. (p.133, with photos 142, and 143 (marble faun).

 

VI.8.3 Pompeii. May 2015. Looking across garden area towards north wall.
Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

VI.8.3 Pompeii. May 2015. Looking across garden area towards north wall.

Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

VI.8.3 Pompeii.  December 2006.  Peristyle.

VI.8.3 Pompeii. December 2006. Peristyle, looking north.

 

VI.8.3 Pompeii. May 2015. Peristyle garden, looking south-west. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

VI.8.3 Pompeii. May 2015. Peristyle garden, looking south-west.

Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

VI.8.3 Pompeii. May 2015. Gutter in peristyle garden. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

VI.8.3 Pompeii. May 2015. Gutter in peristyle garden. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

VI.8.3 Pompeii.  December 2006.  Peristyle with Lararium.

VI.8.3 Pompeii. December 2006. Peristyle with lararium against north wall.

 

VI.8.3/5 Pompeii. 1937-39. East side of lararium. Photo courtesy of American Academy in Rome, Photographic Archive. Warsher collection no. 1557

VI.8.3/5 Pompeii. 1937-39. East side of lararium.

Photo courtesy of American Academy in Rome, Photographic Archive.

Warsher collection no. 1557.

 

VI.8.3 Pompeii. May 2015. East side of lararium. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

VI.8.3 Pompeii. May 2015. East side of lararium.

Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

VI.8.3 Pompeii. May 2015. Detail of stucco on east side of lararium. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

VI.8.3 Pompeii. May 2015. Detail of stucco on east side of lararium.

Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

VI.8.3 Pompeii.  December 2006.  Lararium.    

VI.8.3 Pompeii. December 2006. East side of lararium.

 

VI.8.3 House of the TRAGIC POET. Peristyle with aedicule.  Old undated photograph. Courtesy of Society of Antiquaries. Fox Collection.   

VI.8.3 Pompeii. House of the Tragic Poet. Peristyle with aedicule.

Old undated photograph. Courtesy of Society of Antiquaries. Fox Collection.

 

VI.8.3 Pompeii. About 1840. Old print of peristyle. The picture of the Sacrifice of Iphigenia is artistically transposed to the north wall of the garden. It was in fact on the north end of the portico.

VI.8.3 Pompeii. About 1840. Old print of peristyle.

The picture of the Sacrifice of Iphigenia is artistically transposed to the north wall of the garden.

It was in fact on the north end of the portico.

 

VI.8.3 Pompeii. May 2005. Room 11, looking north-east across peristyle.

VI.8.3 Pompeii. May 2005. Room 11, looking north-east across peristyle.

 

VI.8.3 Pompeii.  December 2006.  Room 11.  Peristyle.  North east corner.
Mau identifies this as the location of the painting of the Sacrifice of Iphigenia which was removed to the Naples Museum.  
See Mau, A., 1907, translated by Kelsey F. W. Pompeii: Its Life and Art. New York: Macmillan.  (p.318-20).
See Gell, W, 1837.  Pompeiana.  London: Lewis A. Lewis.  (Ch 8, T. XXXV).

VI.8.3 Pompeii. December 2006. Room 11, north-east corner of peristyle.

Mau identified this as the location of the painting of the Sacrifice of Iphigenia which was removed to the Naples Museum.

See Mau, A., 1907, translated by Kelsey F. W. Pompeii: Its Life and Art. New York: Macmillan. (p.318-20).

See Gell, W, 1837. Pompeiana. London: Lewis A. Lewis. (Ch 8, T. XXXV).

 

VI.8.3 Pompeii.  Found on 30th April 1825.  North wall of peristyle.  
Painting of the Sacrifice of Iphigenia.  Agamemnon is to the left with a statue of Artemis on a pillar behind.  Two men, perhaps Ulysses and Diomedes, carry Iphigenia to be sacrificed.  Calchas is to the right with his unsheathed sword in his hand. Just as the girl is about to be sacrificed Artemis appears in the sky to the right and from the left a nymph brings a deer which the goddess accepts as a substitute. Now in Naples Archaeological Museum. Inventory number 9112. See Mau, A., 1907, translated by Kelsey F. W. Pompeii: Its Life and Art. New York: Macmillan.  (p.318).  See Helbig, W., 1868. Wandgemälde der vom Vesuv verschütteten Städte Campaniens. Leipzig: Breitkopf und Härtel.  (1304,  p.283-4).  See Gell, W, 1837.  Pompeiana.  London: Lewis A. Lewis.  (Ch 8, T. XXXV).

VI.8.3 Pompeii. Found on 30th April 1825. North wall of peristyle.

Painting of the Sacrifice of Iphigenia.

Agamemnon is to the left with a statue of Artemis on a pillar behind. Two men, perhaps Ulysses and Diomedes, carry Iphigenia to be sacrificed. Calchas is to the right with his unsheathed sword in his hand. Just as the girl is about to be sacrificed Artemis appears in the sky to the right and from the left a nymph brings a deer which the goddess accepts as a substitute.

Now in Naples Archaeological Museum. Inventory number 9112.

See Mau, A., 1907, translated by Kelsey F. W. Pompeii: Its Life and Art. New York: Macmillan. (p.318).

See Helbig, W., 1868. Wandgemälde der vom Vesuv verschütteten Städte Campaniens. Leipzig: Breitkopf und Härtel. (1304, p.283-4).

See Gell, W, 1837. Pompeiana. London: Lewis A. Lewis. (Ch 8, T. XXXV).

 

VI.8.5 Pompeii. 1915. Looking through tablinum to peristyle and aedicula lararium. Photo courtesy of Rick Bauer.

VI.8.5 Pompeii. 1915. Looking through tablinum to peristyle and aedicula lararium.

Photo courtesy of Rick Bauer.

 

VI.8.3 Pompeii. December 2006. Peristyle. Looking west.

VI.8.3 Pompeii. December 2006. Looking west across south side of peristyle.

 

VI.8.3 Pompeii. December 2006. Room 11, west wall of peristyle.

VI.8.3 Pompeii. December 2006. Room 11, west wall of peristyle.

 

VI.8.3 Pompeii. December 2006. Peristyle. Looking west.

VI.8.3 Pompeii. December 2006. Peristyle, looking west.

 

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