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VII.15.3 Pompeii. House. Excavated 1872.

 

VII.15.3 Pompeii. September 2005. Entrance doorway with threshold of blocks of lava.

VII.15.3 Pompeii. September 2005. Entrance doorway with threshold of blocks of lava.

 

VII.15.3 Pompeii. September 2005. Looking north along entrance corridor to atrium.
Embedded into the cocciopesto flooring were tiles/slabs of marble leading to the atrium.  The zoccolo/dado/plinth of the walls was divided into panels imitating large marble slabs, whose veins were obtained with large white and black strokes.
The middle zone of the walls was simply painted in white. The doorway on the right leads to the latrine.

VII.15.3 Pompeii. September 2005. Looking north along entrance corridor to atrium.

Embedded into the cocciopesto flooring were tiles/slabs of marble leading to the atrium.

The zoccolo/dado/plinth of the walls was divided into panels imitating large marble slabs, whose veins were obtained with large white and black strokes.

The middle zone of the walls was simply painted in white.

The doorway on the right leads to the latrine.

 

VII.15.3 Pompeii. September 2005. Latrine.

VII.15.3 Pompeii. September 2005. Latrine.

 

VII.15.3 Pompeii. September 2005. Looking north across atrium.
A cubiculum is on the left, in the middle there is a corridor to garden and triclinium. On the right is another cubiculum, and three stone steps leading to a stairs to upper floor, outlined on east wall.

VII.15.3 Pompeii. September 2005. Looking north across atrium.

A cubiculum is on the left, in the middle there is a corridor to garden and triclinium.

On the right is another cubiculum, and three stone steps leading to the steps to the upper floor, outlined on east wall.

According to Boyce, no shrine was found in this house although 8 bronze statuettes and other valuables were found in the atrium.

They were:

The two Lares, their attributes missing.

Venus Anadyomene, nude.

Hercules holding an apple in the left hand with the lion skin over the same arm; his right hand and left foot are missing.

Priapus.

Figures of a Faun, a Cupid and an ithyphallic old man – all decorative in character.

See Boyce G. K., 1937. Corpus of the Lararia of Pompeii. Rome: MAAR 14.  (p.72, no. 329)

 

VII.15.3 Pompeii. September 2005. Impluvium in atrium.

VII.15.3 Pompeii. September 2005. Impluvium in atrium.

 

VII.15.3 Pompeii. September 2005. Wall of cubiculum.

VII.15.3 Pompeii. September 2005. South wall of oecus, on left side of entrance corridor.

This wall was divided into three panels, and in the central panel was a painting of Atalanta and Meleager which has now completely disappeared, as well as the panels containing marine landscape with buildings and a ship with full sails, loaded with men who are about to land.

At the top of the wall was a moulded cornice, above which the white painted wall led up the vaulted ceiling.

In the lower right, the wall was damaged by a hole made by tunnellers after 79AD.

 

VII.15.3 Pompeii. 1871 drawing by G. Discanno of Atalanta and Meleager from south wall of oecus, on left side of entrance corridor. 
Now in Naples Archaeological Museum. Inventory number ADS 796.
Photo © ICCD. http://www.catalogo.beniculturali.it
Utilizzabili alle condizioni della licenza Attribuzione - Non commerciale - Condividi allo stesso modo 2.5 Italia (CC BY-NC-SA 2.5 IT)
See Carratelli, G. P., 1990-2003. Pompei: Pitture e Mosaici: Vol. VII.  Roma: Istituto della enciclopedia italiana, p. 772.

VII.15.3 Pompeii. 1871 drawing by G. Discanno of Atalanta and Meleager from south wall of oecus, on left side of entrance corridor.

Now in Naples Archaeological Museum. Inventory number ADS 796.

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

Utilizzabili alle condizioni della licenza Attribuzione - Non commerciale - Condividi allo stesso modo 2.5 Italia (CC BY-NC-SA 2.5 IT)

See Carratelli, G. P., 1990-2003. Pompei: Pitture e Mosaici: Vol. VII.  Roma: Istituto della enciclopedia italiana, p. 772.

 

VII.15.3 Pompeii. 1871 drawing by G. Discanno of Venus at her toilette, assisted by two cupids.
Central painting from west wall of oecus. 
Now in Naples Archaeological Museum. Inventory number ADS 797.
Photo © ICCD. http://www.catalogo.beniculturali.it
Utilizzabili alle condizioni della licenza Attribuzione - Non commerciale - Condividi allo stesso modo 2.5 Italia (CC BY-NC-SA 2.5 IT)
See Carratelli, G. P., 1990-2003. Pompei: Pitture e Mosaici: Vol. VII.  Roma: Istituto della enciclopedia italiana, p. 774.

VII.15.3 Pompeii. 1871 drawing by G. Discanno of Venus at her toilette, assisted by two cupids.

Central painting from west wall of oecus.

Now in Naples Archaeological Museum. Inventory number ADS 797.

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

Utilizzabili alle condizioni della licenza Attribuzione - Non commerciale - Condividi allo stesso modo 2.5 Italia (CC BY-NC-SA 2.5 IT)

See Carratelli, G. P., 1990-2003. Pompei: Pitture e Mosaici: Vol. VII.  Roma: Istituto della enciclopedia italiana, p. 774.

 

VII.15.3 Pompeii. September 2005. Looking north in cubiculum with recess in west wall.
The flooring was cocciopesto with chippings of different sized white limestone.
In the north wall was a window looking over the garden area.
According to Jashemski, the garden was excavated in 1872, and there was also a good view over the garden from the triclinium on the east side.
See Jashemski, W. F., 1993. The Gardens of Pompeii, Volume II: Appendices. New York: Caratzas. (p.199)

VII.15.3 Pompeii. September 2005. Looking north in cubiculum with recess in west wall.

The flooring was cocciopesto with chippings of different sized white limestone.

In the north wall was a window looking over the garden area.

According to Jashemski, the garden was excavated in 1872, and there was also a good view over the garden from the triclinium on the east side.

See Jashemski, W. F., 1993. The Gardens of Pompeii, Volume II: Appendices. New York: Caratzas. (p.199)

 

Caldaia (covered kettle) found in VII.15.3. May 2010. Now in Naples Archaeological Museum.  Inventory number 118172.

VII.15.3 Pompeii. May 2010. Caldaia (covered kettle) found in VII.15.3.

Now in Naples Archaeological Museum. Inventory number 118172.

 

Caldaia (covered kettle) found in VII.15.3. May 2006. Now in Naples Archaeological Museum.  Inventory number 118172.

VII.15.3 Pompeii. May 2006. Caldaia (covered kettle) found in VII.15.3.

Now in Naples Archaeological Museum. Inventory number 118172.