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IX.2.7 Pompeii. Casa della Fontana d’Amore.

Excavated 1851. (Strada Stabiana 55).

 

IX.2.7 Pompeii. Entrance, in middle. In January 1848, found painted on the pilaster on the left, between IX.2.6 and IX.2.7, was

P(ublium)  Vedium  Nummianum
aed(ilem)  Hilario  cum  sua  rogat    [CIL IV 913]

See Pagano, M. and Prisciandaro, R., 2006. Studio sulle provenienze degli oggetti rinvenuti negli scavi borbonici del regno di Napoli.  Naples : Nicola Longobardi.  
(p. 164)

IX.2.7 Pompeii.  Entrance, in middle.

In January 1848, found painted on the pilaster on the left, between IX.2.6 and IX.2.7, was

 

P(ublium)  Vedium  Nummianum

aed(ilem)  Hilario  cum  sua  rogat    [CIL IV 913]

 

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

(p. 164)

 

IX.2.7 Pompeii. 1964. Looking south-east towards entrance doorway on Via Stabiana.  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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IX.2.7 Pompeii. 1964. Looking south-east towards entrance doorway on Via Stabiana.  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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IX.2.7 Casa della Fontana d’Amore

IX.2.6                                 Plaque                                    IX.2.7

IX.2.6 Pompeii. September 2005.            Plaque                                  IX.2.7, on right.

 

Plaque on pilaster between IX.2.6 and IX.2.7. September 2005.

Plaque on pilaster between IX.2.6 and IX.2.7. September 2005.

 

IX.2.7 Pompeii. December 2004. South wall of shop.
Originally the middle zone of the wall would have had a central yellow panel and red side panels.
A trace of a rectangular painting could be made out in the panel on the east side.
The upper zone of the wall was white, and decorated with paintings of swans, candelabra and other typical architectural motifs of the IV Style.
See Bragantini, de Vos, Badoni, 1986. Pitture e Pavimenti di Pompei, Parte 3. Rome: ICCD. (p.408)

IX.2.7 Pompeii. December 2004. South wall of shop.

Originally the middle zone of the wall would have had a central yellow panel and red side panels.

A trace of a rectangular painting could be made out in the panel on the east side.

The upper zone of the wall was white, and decorated with paintings of swans, candelabra and other typical architectural motifs of the IV Style.

See Bragantini, de Vos, Badoni, 1986. Pitture e Pavimenti di Pompei, Parte 3. Rome: ICCD. (p.408)

 

IX.2.7 Pompeii. December 2005. South wall of shop with niche. According to Boyce, the excavation report stated this was a lararium. He gave the reference Bull.Arch.Nap., N.S., I, 1853, 25.
See Boyce G. K., 1937. Corpus of the Lararia of Pompeii. Rome: MAAR 14. (p. 80)

IX.2.7 Pompeii. December 2005. South wall of shop with niche.

According to Boyce, the excavation report stated this was a lararium.

He gave the reference Bull. Arch. Nap., N.S.1, 1853, 25.

See Boyce G. K., 1937. Corpus of the Lararia of Pompeii. Rome: MAAR 14. (p. 80)

 

IX.2.7 Pompeii. 1966. Looking east to entrance on Via Stabiana. 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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IX.2.7 Pompeii. 1966. Looking east to entrance on Via Stabiana. 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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IX.2.7 Pompeii. December 2005. Looking east to rear room of shop with corridor to rear at side of it.

IX.2.7 Pompeii. December 2005.

Looking east to rear room of shop with corridor to rear at side of it.

 

IX.2.7 Pompeii. December 2004. Looking east to doorways of a cubiculum, the triclinium and to the garden area. In the cubiculum, the zoccolo was red. On the white middle zone of the north wall, in a central panel was a painting of Apollo (Helbig 188). On the east wall was a painting of Ganymede (Helbig 153).
See Bragantini, de Vos, Badoni, 1986. Pitture e Pavimenti di Pompei, Parte 3. Rome: ICCD. (p.408)
See Helbig, W., 1868. Wandgemälde der vom Vesuv verschütteten Städte Campaniens. Leipzig: Breitkopf und Härtel. (153 and 188)

IX.2.7 Pompeii. December 2004.

Looking east to doorways of a cubiculum, the triclinium and to the garden area.

In the cubiculum, the zoccolo was red.

On the white middle zone of the north wall, in a central panel was a painting of Apollo (Helbig 188).

On the east wall was a painting of Ganymede (Helbig 153).

See Bragantini, de Vos, Badoni, 1986. Pitture e Pavimenti di Pompei, Parte 3. Rome: ICCD. (p.408)

See Helbig, W., 1868. Wandgemälde der vom Vesuv verschütteten Städte Campaniens. Leipzig: Breitkopf und Härtel. (153 and 188)

 

IX.2.7 Pompeii. 1865 drawing by La Volpe of painting of Ganymede with the eagle.
Photo courtesy of CulturaItalia and its contributors whose copyright it remains.
See Culturaitalia - Ganymede by La Volpe
According to Breton, this portrays Jupiter's Eagle holding in its beak the Phrygian cap it had just removed from the sleeping Ganymede.
See Breton, Ernest. 1855. Pompeia, decrite et dessine: Seconde edition. Paris, Baudry, p. 344-5.

IX.2.7 Pompeii. 1865 drawing by La Volpe of painting of Ganymede with the eagle.

Photo courtesy of CulturaItalia and its contributors whose copyright it remains.

See CulturaItalia - Ganymede by La Volpe

According to Breton, this portrays Jupiter's Eagle holding in its beak the Phrygian cap it had just removed from the sleeping Ganymede.

See Breton, Ernest. 1855. Pompeia, decrite et dessine: Seconde édition. Paris, Baudry, p. 344-5.

 

IX.2.7 Pompeii. May 2005. Looking from atrium area towards doorway to triclinium, on left.

IX.2.7 Pompeii. May 2005. Looking from atrium area towards doorway to triclinium, on left. 

 

IX.2.7 Pompeii. 1961. Doorway to triclinium, on left, and garden area, on right. 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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IX.2.7 Pompeii. 1961. Doorway to triclinium, on left, and garden area, on right.

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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IX.2.7 Pompeii. 1959. Looking from atrium area towards doorway to triclinium, 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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IX.2.7 Pompeii. 1959. Looking from atrium area towards doorway to triclinium, 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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IX.2.7 Pompeii. December 2004. Doorway to triclinium.

IX.2.7 Pompeii. December 2004. Doorway to triclinium.

 

IX.2.7 Pompeii. December 2005. Doorway to triclinium.

IX.2.7 Pompeii. December 2005. Doorway to triclinium.

 

IX.2.7 Pompeii. May 2006.Painted wall in triclinium showing the south end of the east wall.
The red zoccolo showed a panel with oval-leafed plants and compartments with a hanging disc under the separating cornice of the middle zone.
The middle zone presented a white panel, with wide yellow border and a painting of a trophy vase.
The south wall had a window overlooking the garden area.
It was in the centre of the wall between the two white side panels, in which were paintings of trophy vases (13 x 22 - vasi agonistici), now illegible.
The zoccolo was red.
On the west wall, to the north of the doorway, with a yellow central panel and a white predella below it, was a painting with Leda, now illegible. (see Helbig 143).
On the north wall, in the central panel was a painting of Achilles at Skyros, but preserved only in the upper right corner. (see Helbig 1302).
See Bragantini, de Vos, Badoni, 1986. Pitture e Pavimenti di Pompei, Parte 3. Rome: ICCD. (p.409)
See Helbig, W., 1868. Wandgemälde der vom Vesuv verschütteten Städte Campaniens. Leipzig: Breitkopf und Härtel. (143 and 1302)

IX.2.7 Pompeii. May 2006.Painted wall in triclinium showing the south end of the east wall.

The red zoccolo showed a panel with oval-leafed plants and compartments with a hanging disc under the separating cornice of the middle zone.

The middle zone presented a white panel, with wide yellow border and a painting of a trophy vase.

The south wall had a window overlooking the garden area.

It was in the centre of the wall between the two white side panels, in which were paintings of trophy vases (13 x 22 - vasi agonistici), now illegible.

The zoccolo was red.

On the west wall, to the north of the doorway, with a yellow central panel and a white predella below it, was a painting with Leda, now illegible. (see Helbig 143).

On the north wall, in the central panel was a painting of Achilles at Skyros, but preserved only in the upper right corner. (See Helbig 1302).

See Bragantini, de Vos, Badoni, 1986. Pitture e Pavimenti di Pompei, Parte 3. Rome: ICCD. (p.409)

See Helbig, W., 1868. Wandgemälde der vom Vesuv verschütteten Städte Campaniens. Leipzig: Breitkopf und Härtel. (143 and 1302)

 

IX.2.7 Pompeii. Triclinium, west wall, north of the doorway. Old 19th century copy of the painting with Leda and the swan.
Artist unknown.

IX.2.7 Pompeii. Triclinium, west wall, north of the doorway.

Old 19th century copy of the painting with Leda and the swan.

Artist unknown.

 

IX.2.7 Pompeii. December 2005.  Remains of pool and fountain arch with garden behind.

IX.2.7 Pompeii. December 2005.  Remains of pool and fountain arch with garden behind.

 

IX.2.7 Pompeii. May 2006. Arched niche painted blue in wall at rear of the pool. This had a painting of a nymph who held in her hands a crater-shaped fountain from which water fell.   The painted water was continued by a jet of real water which splashed into the pool.
See Jashemski, W. F., 1993. The Gardens of Pompeii, Volume II: Appendices. New York: Caratzas. (p.228).

IX.2.7 Pompeii. May 2006. Arched niche painted blue in wall at rear of the pool.

This had a painting of a nymph who held in her hands a crater-shaped fountain from which water fell. 

The painted water was continued by a jet of real water which splashed into the pool.

See Jashemski, W. F., 1993. The Gardens of Pompeii, Volume II: Appendices. New York: Caratzas. (p.228).

See Helbig, W., 1868. Wandgemälde der vom Vesuv verschütteten Städte Campaniens. Leipzig: Breitkopf und Härtel. (1058)

 

IX.2.7 Pompeii. May 2006. South side of garden and pool area.
According to the excavation reports, and Helbig’s description, the garden walls were painted with
•	a painting of a statue with a club probably Hercules in a garden painting, Helbig 1119.
•	a siren in a green cloak with a flute in both hands, Helbig 898b.
•	a winged sphinx fountain  with a marble statue set in a garden painting, Helbig 1778b.
See Helbig, W., 1868. Wandgemälde der vom Vesuv verschütteten Städte Campaniens. Leipzig: Breitkopf und Härtel, 1119, 898b, 1778b.

IX.2.7 Pompeii. May 2006. South side of garden and pool area.

According to the excavation reports, and Helbig’s description, the garden walls were painted with the following

      A painting of a statue with a club probably Hercules in a garden painting, Helbig 1119.

      A siren in a green cloak with a flute in both hands, Helbig 898b.

      A winged sphinx fountain  with a marble statue set in a garden painting, Helbig 1778b.

See Helbig, W., 1868. Wandgemälde der vom Vesuv verschütteten Städte Campaniens. Leipzig: Breitkopf und Härtel, 1119, 898b, 1778b.

 

IX.2.7 Pompeii. 1966. Looking towards south wall. 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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IX.2.7 Pompeii. 1966. Looking towards south wall. 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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IX.2.7 Pompeii. 1959. Arched niche painted blue in wall at rear of the pool. 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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IX.2.7 Pompeii. 1959. Arched niche painted blue in wall at rear of the pool.

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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IX.2.7 Pompeii. 1961. South wall with arch and garden painting. 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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IX.2.7 Pompeii. 1961. South wall with arch and garden painting.

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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IX.2.7 Pompeii. W.354. Arch with garden paintings.
Photo by Tatiana Warscher. With kind permission of DAI Rome, whose copyright it remains. 
See http://arachne.uni-koeln.de/item/marbilderbestand/231938

IX.2.7 Pompeii. W.354. Arch with garden paintings.

Photo by Tatiana Warscher. With kind permission of DAI Rome, whose copyright it remains.

See http://arachne.uni-koeln.de/item/marbilderbestand/231938

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IX.2.7 Pompeii. 1972. Garden south wall on east side of pool. 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. J72f0411

IX.2.7 Pompeii. 1972. Garden south wall on east side of pool.

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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IX.2.7 Pompeii. 1961. Garden wall at rear of pool. 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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IX.2.7 Pompeii. 1961. Garden south wall on east side of pool.

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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