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VII.12.26 Pompeii. House of Cornelius Diadumenus.

Linked to VII.12.27. Excavated 1863. (Vico del Balcone Pensile 7)

 

VII.12.26 Pompeii. December 2007. Entrance doorway. According to Della Corte, this house was assigned to L. Cornelius Diadumenus and to his freedman Communis, because of the seal/signet found here.
It read -
L. Corneli Diadumeni Com(munis) l(ibertus)   [CIL X 8058, 24]
The house was not a big house, but it was noted for its painted walls.
See Della Corte, M., 1965.  Case ed Abitanti di Pompei. Napoli: Fausto Fiorentino. (p.202 no. S31)

VII.12.26 Pompeii. December 2007. Entrance doorway.

According to Della Corte, this house was assigned to L. Cornelius Diadumenus and to his freedman Communis, because of the seal/signet found here.

It read -

L. Corneli Diadumeni Com(munis) l(ibertus)   [CIL X 8058, 24]

The house was not a big house, but it was noted for its painted walls.

See Della Corte, M., 1965. Case ed Abitanti di Pompei. Napoli: Fausto Fiorentino. (p.202 no. S31)

 

VII.12.26 Pompeii. December 2004. Entrance corridor and doorway to shop at VII.12.27, on left.

VII.12.26 Pompeii. December 2004. Entrance corridor, and doorway to shop at VII.12.27, on left.

 

VII.12.26 Pompeii. May 2010. Entrance corridor, looking north to area of small garden.

VII.12.26 Pompeii. May 2010. Entrance corridor, looking north to area of small garden.

 

VII.12.26 Pompeii. 1959. Entrance corridor in centre, with VII.12.27 on left. Photo by Stanley A. Jashemski.
Source: The Wilhelmina and Stanley A. Jashemski archive in the University of Maryland Library, Special Collections (See collection page) and made available under the Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial License v.4. See Licence and use details.
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VII.12.26 Pompeii. 1959. Entrance corridor in centre, with VII.12.27 on left. Photo by Stanley A. Jashemski.

Source: The Wilhelmina and Stanley A. Jashemski archive in the University of Maryland Library, Special Collections (See collection page) and made available under the Creative Commons Attribution-Non-Commercial License v.4. See Licence and use details.

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VII.12.26 Pompeii. December 2005. Fauces leading to small garden area at front of house. According to Jashemski, the garden at the front of the house was reached by a long corridor. It was enclosed on the north and east by a portico. This was supported by two columns and one engaged column which were joined by a low masonry wall. It had an entrance to the garden on both the north and east sides. According to Fiorelli, half the garden was cultivated, half of it was paved to provide a passageway to the portico. The triclinium on the north side had a fine view of the garden. A large window in the south wall of the garden gave light to the shop on the other side.
See Jashemski, W. F., 1993. The Gardens of Pompeii, Volume II: Appendices. New York: Caratzas. (p.196)

VII.12.26 Pompeii. December 2005. Fauces leading to small garden area at front of house.

According to Jashemski, the garden at the front of the house was reached by a long corridor.

It was enclosed on the north and east by a portico.

This was supported by two columns and one engaged column which were joined by a low masonry wall.

It had an entrance to the garden on both the north and east sides.

According to Fiorelli, half the garden was cultivated, half of it was paved to provide a passageway to the portico.

The triclinium on the north side had a fine view of the garden.

A large window in the south wall of the garden gave light to the shop on the other side.

See Jashemski, W. F., 1993. The Gardens of Pompeii, Volume II: Appendices. New York: Caratzas. (p.196)

 

VII.12.26 Pompeii.  West wall of garden area, North Portico and doorway to Triclinium. According to Boyce, there was a Lararium painting on the west end of the North Portico done on a white background. The Genius stood in the centre, with a Lar on either side. Below them, two serpents were approaching an altar. See Boyce G. K., 1937. Corpus of the Lararia of Pompeii. Rome: MAAR 14.  (p.71, No.321).

VII.12.26 Pompeii. December 2005. West wall of garden area, north portico and doorway to triclinium.

According to Boyce, there was a lararium painting on the west end of the north portico done on a white background.

The Genius stood in the centre, with a Lar on either side. Below them, two serpents were approaching an altar.

See Boyce G. K., 1937. Corpus of the Lararia of Pompeii. Rome: MAAR 14. (p.71, No.321).

 

VII.12.26 Pompeii. May 2010. Small garden area on south side of triclinium.

VII.12.26 Pompeii. May 2010. Small garden area on south side of triclinium.

 

VII.12.26 Pompeii. December 2005. Triclinium in north-west corner of north portico.

VII.12.26 Pompeii. December 2005. Triclinium in north-west corner of north portico.

 

VII.12.26 Pompeii. May 2010.  West wall of triclinium, north- west corner and north wall.

VII.12.26 Pompeii. May 2010. West wall of triclinium, north-west corner and north wall.

The zoccolo was red with central panel, and two side panels with painted plants.

The central painting, before being cut out, was on a yellow background.

The side panels were red.

 

VII.12.26 Pompeii. Found in room on left hand side behind atrium.
Wall painting of Artemis, seated, turning towards the nymph Callisto.
Now in Naples Archaeological Museum. Inventory number 111441.
See Helbig, W., 1868. Wandgemälde der vom Vesuv verschütteten Städte Campaniens. Leipzig: Breitkopf und Härtel. (253).
According to Richardson, he thought this may have been a painting of Aeneas and Dido?  He wrote that a wall painting of Theseus abandoning Ariadne was also found in this room. Also found was a Tondo (medallions) with head of a Satyr, and Tondi with busts. See Richardson, L., 2000. A Catalog of Identifiable Figure Painters of Ancient Pompeii, Herculaneum. Baltimore: John Hopkins. (p.146)

VII.12.26 Pompeii. Found on west wall in triclinium room on left hand side behind atrium.

Wall painting of Artemis, seated, turning towards the nymph Callisto.

Now in Naples Archaeological Museum. Inventory number 111441.

See Helbig, W., 1868. Wandgemälde der vom Vesuv verschütteten Städte Campaniens. Leipzig: Breitkopf und Härtel. (253).

According to Richardson, he thought this may have been a painting of Aeneas and Dido?

He wrote that a wall painting of Theseus abandoning Ariadne was also found in this room.

Also found was a medallion with head of a Satyr, and medallions with busts.

See Richardson, L., 2000. A Catalog of Identifiable Figure Painters of Ancient Pompeii, Herculaneum. Baltimore: John Hopkins. (p.146)

 

VII.12.26 Pompeii. Drawing by Nicola La Volpe, of painting of Artemis and Callisto from the central panel of the west wall of triclinium.
Now in Naples Archaeological Museum. Inventory number ADS 744.
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VII.12.26 Pompeii. Drawing by Nicola La Volpe, of painting of Artemis and Callisto from the central panel of the west wall of triclinium.

Now in Naples Archaeological Museum. Inventory number ADS 744.

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VII.12.26 Pompeii. May 2010. Looking towards north wall of triclinium, from garden area.

 

VII.12.26 Pompeii. May 2010. North wall of triclinium, with remains of wall painting. According to Breton, found on the wall at the back, would have been Ariadne abandoned. See Breton, Ernest. 1870. Pompeia, Guide de visite a Pompei, 3rd ed. Paris, Guerin.

VII.12.26 Pompeii. May 2010. North wall of triclinium, with remains of wall painting.

According to Breton, found on the wall at the back, would have been Ariadne abandoned.

See Breton, Ernest. 1870. Pompeia, Guide de visite a Pompei, 3rd ed. Paris, Guerin.

 

VII.12.26 Pompeii. Photo by Tatiana Warsher c.1939. “House of Cornelius Diadumenus, corner with painting”.
Triclinium in north-west corner of north portico. West wall (left) and north wall (right).
American Academy in Rome Warsher collection 506.

VII.12.26 Pompeii. Photo by Tatiana Warsher c.1939. “House of Cornelius Diadumenus, corner with painting”.

Triclinium in north-west corner of north portico. West wall (left) and north wall (right).

American Academy in Rome Warsher collection 506.

 

VII.12.26 Pompeii. Undated photo of north wall. Triclinium in north-west corner of north portico with painting of Ariadne abandoned.
Two medallion portraits are in the side panels and the statue of Ares in the upper part.
See Carratelli, G. P., 1990-2003. Pompei: Pitture e Mosaici: Vol. VII. Roma: Istituto della enciclopedia italiana, p. 571.

VII.12.26 Pompeii. Undated photo of north wall. Triclinium in north-west corner of north portico with painting of Ariadne abandoned.

Two medallion portraits are in the side panels and the statue of Ares in the upper part.

See Carratelli, G. P., 1990-2003. Pompei: Pitture e Mosaici: Vol. VII. Roma: Istituto della enciclopedia italiana, p. 571.

 

VII.12.26 Pompeii. Drawing by Nicola La Volpe, of painting of Ariadne abandoned, now faded and lost, which would have been seen on the north wall of triclinium.
Now in Naples Archaeological Museum. Inventory number ADS 743.
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VII.12.26 Pompeii. Drawing by Nicola La Volpe, of painting of Ariadne abandoned, now faded and lost, which would have been seen on the north wall of triclinium.

Now in Naples Archaeological Museum. Inventory number ADS 743.

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VII.12.26 Pompeii. North wall of triclinium. Ariadne abandoned by Theseus. 
DAIR 32.1700. Photo © Deutsches Archäologisches Institut, Abteilung Rom, Arkiv.

VII.12.26 Pompeii. North wall of triclinium. Ariadne abandoned by Theseus.

DAIR 32.1700. Photo © Deutsches Archäologisches Institut, Abteilung Rom, Arkiv.

 

VII.12.26 Pompeii. May 2010. East wall of triclinium.

VII.12.26 Pompeii. May 2010. East wall of triclinium.

This wall would have had a red zoccolo with panels separated by narrow panels with painted plants.

The middle of the wall would have had an aedicola with yellow background in the centre, where the central painting was taken from, and red side panels with medallions.

 

VII.12.26 Pompeii.   Found in room on left hand side behind atrium.  Wall painting of Aphrodite and a nest of cupids.  Now in Naples Archaeological Museum.  Inventory number 111437.  See Helbig, W., 1868. Wandgemälde der vom Vesuv verschütteten Städte Campaniens. Leipzig: Breitkopf und Härtel. (823).

VII.12.26 Pompeii. Found on east wall in triclinium room on left hand side behind atrium.

Wall painting of Aphrodite and a nest of cupids.

Now in Naples Archaeological Museum. Inventory number 111437.

See Helbig, W., 1868. Wandgemälde der vom Vesuv verschütteten Städte Campaniens. Leipzig: Breitkopf und Härtel. (823).

 

VII.12.26 Pompeii. Stereoview by Sommer and Behles, c.1860-1870 showing Aphrodite and a nest of cupids. Now in Naples Archaeological Museum. Wrongly described on the stereoview as “Leda”. Photo courtesy of Rick Bauer.

VII.12.26 Pompeii. Stereoview by Sommer and Behles, c.1860-1870 showing Aphrodite and a nest of cupids.

Now in Naples Archaeological Museum.

Wrongly described on the stereoview as “Leda”.

Photo courtesy of Rick Bauer.

 

VII.12.26 Pompeii. Drawing by Nicola La Volpe of painted medallions found as wall decorations in triclinium.
All remained in situ, and are all now faded and destroyed. 
Top left – Head of a young girl with stylus, from west end of north wall, (Helbig 1423)
Top right - Satyr playing the pipes, from north end of east wall, (Helbig 423)
Below left – Head of a young man with a scroll, from east end of north wall, (Helbig 1420b).
Below right - Paris and cupid, from south end of east wall. (Helbig 1275)
See Helbig, W., 1868. Wandgemälde der vom Vesuv verschütteten Städte Campaniens. Leipzig: Breitkopf und Härtel.
Now in Naples Archaeological Museum. Inventory number ADS 745.
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VII.12.26 Pompeii. Drawing by Nicola La Volpe of painted medallions found as wall decorations in triclinium.

All remained in situ, and are all now faded and destroyed.

Top left – Head of a young girl with stylus, from west end of north wall, (Helbig 1423)

Top right - Satyr playing the pipes, from north end of east wall, (Helbig 423)

Below left – Head of a young man with a scroll, from east end of north wall, (Helbig 1420b).

Below right - Paris and cupid, from south end of east wall. (Helbig 1275)

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

Now in Naples Archaeological Museum. Inventory number ADS 745.

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VII.12.26 Pompeii. Anonymous painting of medallion of Satyr playing the pipes.
Now in Naples Archaeological Museum. Inventory number ADS 1183.
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VII.12.26 Pompeii. Anonymous painting of medallion of Satyr playing the pipes.

Now in Naples Archaeological Museum. Inventory number ADS 1183.

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VII.12.26 Pompeii. Triclinium. Satyr playing a syrinx.
DAIR 53.626. Photo © Deutsches Archäologisches Institut, Abteilung Rom, Arkiv. 
See http://arachne.uni-koeln.de/item/marbilder/3784070

VII.12.26 Pompeii. Triclinium. Satyr playing a syrinx.

DAIR 53.626. Photo © Deutsches Archäologisches Institut, Abteilung Rom, Arkiv.

See http://arachne.uni-koeln.de/item/marbilder/3784070

 

VII.12.26 Pompeii.  December 2005. Looking north from Portico area, to rear.

VII.12.26 Pompeii. December 2005. Looking north from portico area, to rear.

 

VII.12.26 Pompeii. Room at rear of portico.
Photographed 1970-79 by Günther Einhorn, picture courtesy of his son Ralf Einhorn.

VII.12.26 Pompeii. Room at rear of portico.

Photographed 1970-79 by Günther Einhorn, picture courtesy of his son Ralf Einhorn.

 

VII.12.26 Pompeii. 1966. Looking north from portico area towards triclinium, on left, and another two rooms. Photo by Stanley A. Jashemski.
Source: The Wilhelmina and Stanley A. Jashemski archive in the University of Maryland Library, Special Collections (See collection page) and made available under the Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial License v.4. See Licence and use details.
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VII.12.26 Pompeii. 1966. Looking north from portico area towards triclinium, on left, and another two rooms.

Photo by Stanley A. Jashemski.

Source: The Wilhelmina and Stanley A. Jashemski archive in the University of Maryland Library, Special Collections (See collection page) and made available under the Creative Commons Attribution-Non-Commercial License v.4. See Licence and use details.

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VII.12.26 Pompeii.  3 rooms at rear of atrium.  Photographed 1970-79 by Günther Einhorn, picture courtesy of his son Ralf Einhorn.

VII.12.26 Pompeii. Three rooms at rear of atrium.

Photographed 1970-79 by Günther Einhorn, picture courtesy of his son Ralf Einhorn.

 

VII.12.26 Pompeii. December 2004. Looking north-east across portico area to oecus in north-east corner.

VII.12.26 Pompeii. December 2004. Looking north-east across portico area to oecus in north-east corner.

 

VII.12.26 Pompeii. December 2005. Looking north-east from garden area, across portico to two doorways to cubicula.

VII.12.26 Pompeii. December 2005. Looking north-east from garden area, across portico to two doorways to cubicula.

 

VII.12.26 Pompeii. December 2005.  Looking north east across Portico area.

VII.12.26 Pompeii. December 2005. Looking north-east across portico area.

 

VII.12.26 Pompeii.  December 2005. Cubiculum on east side of Portico.

VII.12.26 Pompeii. December 2005. Cubiculum on east side of portico.

 

VII.12.26 Pompeii.  December 2005. Room to east of fauces.

VII.12.26 Pompeii. December 2005.

Room to east of fauces, that used to have a window with a marble sill that would have taken light from the atrium.

The walls of this room would have been painted with a black zoccolo, the middle zone panelled in red and yellow, painted with carpet borders.

The walls would have shown a series of simple figures of which the only remains are the following reproductions by La Volpe, from the time of excavation.

The drawing of a painting with Maenad and head of Satyr, we have instead only Helbig’s report (Helbig 512).

 

VII.12.26 Pompeii. Drawing by Nicola La Volpe, of paintings from the walls of the room on the east side of the entrance corridor.
On the left is a painting of the heads of Hercules and Omphale (Helbig 1135) and on the right is a painting of a Nereid on a sea-horse (Helbig 1032).
Left in situ, these are now completely destroyed. 
See Helbig, W., 1868. Wandgemälde der vom Vesuv verschütteten Städte Campaniens. Leipzig: Breitkopf und Härtel.
Now in Naples Archaeological Museum. Inventory number ADS 746.
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VII.12.26 Pompeii. Drawing by Nicola La Volpe, of paintings from the walls of the room on the east side of the entrance corridor.

On the left is a painting of the heads of Hercules and Omphale (Helbig 1135) and on the right is a painting of a Nereid on a sea-horse (Helbig 1032).

Left in situ, these are now completely destroyed.

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

Now in Naples Archaeological Museum. Inventory number ADS 746.

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VII.12.26 Pompeii. Drawing by Nicola La Volpe, of a painting of Satyr and Maenad from the walls of the room on the east side of the entrance corridor.
Now faded and lost.
See Helbig, W., 1868. Wandgemälde der vom Vesuv verschütteten Städte Campaniens. Leipzig: Breitkopf und Härtel, (551).
Now in Naples Archaeological Museum. Inventory number ADS 747.
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VII.12.26 Pompeii. Drawing by Nicola La Volpe, of a painting of Satyr and Maenad from the walls of the room on the east side of the entrance corridor.

Now faded and lost.

See Helbig, W., 1868. Wandgemälde der vom Vesuv verschütteten Städte Campaniens. Leipzig: Breitkopf und Härtel, (551).

Now in Naples Archaeological Museum. Inventory number ADS 747.

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VII.12.26 Pompeii. Drawing by Nicola La Volpe, of a painting of a female figure with crook and box, from the walls of the room on the east side of the entrance corridor.
According to Helbig this may have shown “the lady of the house as a Muse but was already destroyed by this time”.
This painting is also lost and only known from this drawing made at the time of excavation.
See Helbig, W., 1868. Wandgemälde der vom Vesuv verschütteten Städte Campaniens. Leipzig: Breitkopf und Härtel, 1526b.
Now in Naples Archaeological Museum. Inventory number ADS 748.
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VII.12.26 Pompeii. Drawing by Nicola La Volpe, of a painting of a female figure with crook and box, from the walls of the room on the east side of the entrance corridor.

According to Helbig this may have shown “the lady of the house as a Muse but was already destroyed by this time”.

This painting is also lost and only known from this drawing made at the time of excavation.

See Helbig, W., 1868. Wandgemälde der vom Vesuv verschütteten Städte Campaniens. Leipzig: Breitkopf und Härtel, 1526b.

Now in Naples Archaeological Museum. Inventory number ADS 748.

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VII.12.26 Pompeii. December 2005. Fauces looking south to entrance and along Vicolo della Maschera.

VII.12.26 Pompeii. December 2005. Fauces, looking south to entrance doorway, and ahead along Vicolo della Maschera.

 

VII.12.26 Pompeii. December 2005. Looking east through doorway into kitchen.

VII.12.26 Pompeii. December 2005. Looking east through doorway into kitchen.

 

VII.12.26 Pompeii.  December 2005. Kitchen.

VII.12.26 Pompeii. December 2005. North wall of kitchen.

 

VII.12.26 Pompeii. December 2005. North-east corner of kitchen.

VII.12.26 Pompeii. December 2005. North-east corner of kitchen.

 

VII.12.26 Pompeii. June 2005. Looking towards north side of kitchen. Photo courtesy of Nicolas Monteix.

VII.12.26 Pompeii. June 2005. Looking towards north side of kitchen. Photo courtesy of Nicolas Monteix.

 

VII.12.26 Pompeii December 2005. Looking south from entrance fauces with doorway to VII.12.27, on the right.

VII.12.26 Pompeii December 2005. Looking south from entrance fauces with doorway to VII.12.27, on the right.

 

 

 

 

 

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