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VI.9.2 Pompeii. Casa del Meleagro or House of Meleager

or House of L. Cornelius Primogenes.

Rear entrance at VI.9.13. Excavated 1829, 1837 and 1966.

       

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Via di Mercurio, Pompeii. VI.9.2             VI.9.3.                      Looking north.

Via di Mercurio, Pompeii. VI.9.2 and VI.9.3. Looking north, September 2005.

 

VI.9.2 Pompeii. December 2006. Entrance on Via di Mercurio. Looking south. According to Pagano and Prisciandaro, found in July 1830 on the exterior wall, painted in red, were –
Casellium
Erastus cupit aed)ilem)    [CIL IV 179]
Marcellum
aed(ilem) d(ignum) r(ei) p(ublicae)    [CIL IV 178]
In August 1830, a small seal was found in the interior courtyard. It  read –
Phoebus
L(uci) C() Primog()    [CIL X 8058, 66]
This is now in Naples Archaeological Museum, inventory number MN 4758. See Pagano, M. and Prisciandaro, R., 2006. Studio sulle provenienze degli oggetti rinvenuti negli scavi borbonici del regno di Napoli. Naples : Nicola Longobardi.  (p. 143)   PAH II, 238; III, 106.

VI.9.2 Pompeii. December 2006. Entrance on Via di Mercurio. Looking south.

According to Pagano and Prisciandaro, found in July 1830 on the exterior wall, painted in red, were –

 

Casellium

Erastus cupit aed)ilem)      [CIL IV 179]

 

Marcellum

aed(ilem) d(ignum) r(ei) p(ublicae)      [CIL IV 178]

 

In August 1830, a small seal was found in the interior courtyard. It read

 

Phoebus

L(uci) C() Primog()      [CIL X 8058, 66]

 

This is now in Naples Archaeological Museum, inventory number MN 4758.

See Pagano, M. and Prisciandaro, R., 2006. Studio sulle provenienze degli oggetti rinvenuti negli scavi borbonici del regno di Napoli. Naples: Nicola Longobardi. (p. 143)  PAH II, 238; III, 106.

 

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VI.9.2 Pompeii. W.663. Doorway, windows and façade on Via Mercurio. 
Photo by Tatiana Warscher. With kind permission of DAI Rome, whose copyright it remains. 
See http://arachne.uni-koeln.de/item/marbilderbestand/231766

VI.9.2 Pompeii. W.663. Doorway, windows and façade on Via Mercurio.

Photo by Tatiana Warscher. Photo © Deutsches Archäologisches Institut, Abteilung Rom, Arkiv.

 

VI.9.2 Pompeii.  December 2006.   Entrance.

VI.9.2 Pompeii. December 2006. Entrance doorway.

 

VI.9.2 Pompeii. September 2004.  South side of entrance corridor 1.

VI.9.2 Pompeii. September 2004. South side of entrance corridor 1.

 

VI.9.2 Pompeii. September 2005. Wall painting on south side of entrance corridor 1.

VI.9.2 Pompeii. September 2005. Wall painting on south side of entrance corridor 1.

 

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VI.9.2 Pompeii. W.443. Wall painting from west end of south wall of entrance corridor 1.
Photo by Tatiana Warscher. With kind permission of DAI Rome, whose copyright it remains. 
See http://arachne.uni-koeln.de/item/marbilderbestand/231194

VI.9.2 Pompeii. W.443. Wall painting from west end of south wall of entrance corridor 1.

Photo by Tatiana Warscher. Photo © Deutsches Archäologisches Institut, Abteilung Rom, Arkiv.

 

VI.9.2 Pompeii.   September 2004.  South side of entrance corridor 1. Helbig and Schefold identify the wall painting as Demeter and Hermes. Winsor Leach states “Mercury looks complicitously at the viewer as he drops a fat purse into the outstretched hand of Ceres, seated with her torch by her side”.  See Helbig, W., 1868. Wandgemälde der vom Vesuv verschütteten Städte Campaniens. Leipzig: Breitkopf und Härtel. (362)  See Schefold, K., 1962. Vergessenes Pompeji. Bern: Francke. (T. 169,2).  See Winsor Leach, E., 2004.  The Social Life of Painting in Ancient Rome and on the Bay of Naples. Cambridge UK: Cambridge UP.

VI.9.2 Pompeii. September 2004. South side of entrance corridor 1. Helbig and Schefold identify the wall painting as Demeter and Hermes.

Winsor Leach stated “Mercury looks complicitously at the viewer as he drops a fat purse into the outstretched hand of Ceres, seated with her torch by her side”.

See Helbig, W., 1868. Wandgemälde der vom Vesuv verschütteten Städte Campaniens. Leipzig: Breitkopf und Härtel. (362)

See Schefold, K., 1962. Vergessenes Pompeji. Bern: Francke. (T. 169,2).

See Winsor Leach, E., 2004. The Social Life of Painting in Ancient Rome and on the Bay of Naples. Cambridge UK: Cambridge UP.

 

VI.9.2 Pompeii. September 2005. North side of entrance corridor 1.

VI.9.2 Pompeii. September 2005. North side of entrance corridor 1.

 

VI.9.2 Pompeii.   September 2004.  Wall painting on North side of entrance corridor 1.

VI.9.2 Pompeii. September 2004. Wall painting on north side of entrance corridor 1.

 

VI.9.2 Pompeii.   March 2009.  North side of entrance corridor 1. Wall painting of Meleager and Atalanta with the boar.  Helbig identifies:  Prothyron: Meleagros & Atalante, 1163. See Helbig, W., 1868. Wandgemälde der vom Vesuv verschütteten Städte Campaniens. Leipzig: Breitkopf und Härtel. (1163). See Schefold, K., 1962. Vergessenes Pompeji. Bern: Francke. (T. 169,1).

VI.9.2 Pompeii. March 2009. North side of entrance corridor 1. Wall painting of Meleager and Atalanta with the boar.

Helbig identified:  Prothyron: Meleagros & Atalante, 1163.

See Helbig, W., 1868. Wandgemälde der vom Vesuv verschütteten Städte Campaniens. Leipzig: Breitkopf und Härtel. (1163).

See Schefold, K., 1962. Vergessenes Pompeji. Bern: Francke. (T. 169,1).

 

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VI.9.2 Pompeii. W.447. Wall painting of Meleager and Atalanta, from the north wall of entrance corridor 1.
Photo by Tatiana Warscher. With kind permission of DAI Rome, whose copyright it remains. 
See http://arachne.uni-koeln.de/item/marbilderbestand/231001

VI.9.2 Pompeii. W.447. Wall painting of Meleager and Atalanta, from the north wall of entrance corridor 1.

Photo by Tatiana Warscher. Photo © Deutsches Archäologisches Institut, Abteilung Rom, Arkiv.

 

VI.9.2 Pompeii. March 2009. Fauces or entrance corridor 1, looking west towards entrance on Via di Mercurio.

VI.9.2 Pompeii. March 2009. Fauces or entrance corridor 1, looking west towards entrance on Via di Mercurio.

 

VI.9.2 Pompeii. May 2010. Room 2, looking west towards entrance and fauces 1. Photo courtesy of Rick Bauer.

VI.9.2 Pompeii. May 2010. Room 2, looking west towards entrance and fauces 1. Photo courtesy of Rick Bauer.

 

VI.9.2 Pompeii. Found in House of Meleager but exact location unknown. Wall painting of Mars and Venus. Now in Naples Archaeological Museum. Inventory number 9250. See Helbig, W., 1868. Wandgemälde der vom Vesuv verschütteten Städte Campaniens. Leipzig: Breitkopf und Härtel. (314). See Schefold, K., 1962. Vergessenes Pompeji. Bern: Francke. (T. 169,4).

VI.9.2 Pompeii. Found in House of Meleager but exact location unknown.

Wall painting of Mars and Venus. Now in Naples Archaeological Museum. Inventory number 9250.

See Helbig, W., 1868. Wandgemälde der vom Vesuv verschütteten Städte Campaniens. Leipzig: Breitkopf und Härtel. (314).

See Schefold, K., 1962. Vergessenes Pompeji. Bern: Francke. (T. 169,4).

 

VI.9.2 Pompeii. Painting by Giuseppe Marsigli, 16th October 1829, of a couple (Mars and Venus?) allocated as being found in the kitchen, room 38.
Now in Naples Archaeological Museum. Inventory number ADS 321.
Photo © ICCD. http://www.catalogo.beniculturali.it
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This is a copy of the painting now in Naples Archaeological Museum, inv.no. 9250. (Helbig 314).

VI.9.2 Pompeii. Painting by Giuseppe Marsigli, 16th October 1829, of a couple (Mars and Venus?) allocated as being found in the kitchen, room 38.

Now in Naples Archaeological Museum. Inventory number ADS 321.

Photo © ICCD. http://www.catalogo.beniculturali.it

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This is a copy of the painting now in Naples Archaeological Museum, inv.no. 9250. (Helbig 314).

 

VI.9.2 Pompeii. Found in House of Meleager but exact location unknown. Atalanta and cupid. Now in Naples Archaeological Museum.  Inventory number not known. See Helbig, W., 1868. Wandgemälde der vom Vesuv verschütteten Städte Campaniens. Leipzig: Breitkopf und Härtel. (1168). See Schefold, K., 1957. Die Wände Pompejis. Berlin: De Gruyter. p. 114. See Real Museo Borbonico X, Tav. XLIV.

VI.9.2 Pompeii. Found in House of Meleager but exact location unknown.

Atalanta and cupid. Now in Naples Archaeological Museum.  Inventory number not known.

See Helbig, W., 1868. Wandgemälde der vom Vesuv verschütteten Städte Campaniens. Leipzig: Breitkopf und Härtel. (1168)

See Schefold, K., 1957. Die Wände Pompejis. Berlin: De Gruyter. p. 114.

See Real Museo Borbonico X, Tav. XLIV.

 

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VI.9.2 Pompeii. W.140. Drawing of painting, as above, exact location unknown. See Real Museo Borbonico, X, taf 44.
Photo by Tatiana Warscher. With kind permission of DAI Rome, whose copyright it remains. 
See http://arachne.uni-koeln.de/item/marbilderbestand/231145

VI.9.2 Pompeii. W.140. Drawing of painting, as above, exact location unknown.

See Real Museo Borbonico, X, taf 44.

Photo by Tatiana Warscher. Photo © Deutsches Archäologisches Institut, Abteilung Rom, Arkiv.

 

VI.9.2 Pompeii. Painting by Giuseppe Marsigli found perhaps in this house.
Now in Naples Archaeological Museum. Inventory number ADS 322.
Photo © ICCD. http://www.catalogo.beniculturali.it
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VI.9.2 Pompeii. Painting by Giuseppe Marsigli found perhaps in this house.

Now in Naples Archaeological Museum. Inventory number ADS 322.

Photo © ICCD. http://www.catalogo.beniculturali.it

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