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IX.2.16 Pompeii. House of Titus Dentatius Panthera or Casa di Bellerofonte

or Casa della Principessa Margherita. Linked to IX.2.15.

Excavated 1867, 1869, 1870 and 1876. Restored 1986.

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IX.2.16 Pompeii. December 2007. Tablinum, looking east. According to Bragantini, the floor would have been of lavapesto with marble insets. The wall dado would have been white, panelled with compartments of painted plants. The middle zone of the walls would have been red. The red north wall showed divisions painted in azure blue. The east wall was red. The south wall was panelled in red. The central panel contained the painting of the Three Graces. The side panels had vignettes, but they had faded. The panels were separated by painted candelabra at the base of the blue divisions. The upper zone had faded, but architectural designs would have been seen there. The west wall had red panels with borders of azure blue, with a faded vignette. The upper zone was red.
See Bragantini, de Vos, Badoni, 1986. Pitture e Pavimenti di Pompei, Parte 3. Rome: ICCD. (p.416, tablino ‘k’)
According to Sogliano, other paintings found in the tablinum were –
Head of a young Satyr, on a white background (p.42, no.183)
Young Satyr and Old Satyr (2 paintings), both on white background (p.43, nos.188/189)
A Bacchante with bacchic attributes, on a white background (p.47, no.211)
A flying Cupid (p.57, no.298)
Flying Psyches (5 paintings) (p.66, nos.383/4/5/6/7)
See Sogliano, A., 1879. Le pitture murali campane scoverte negli anni 1867-79. Napoli: Giannini. 
See BdI, 1871, p.200-204

IX.2.16 Pompeii. December 2007. Tablinum, looking east.

According to Bragantini, the lavapesto floor was composed of white stones dotted in rows, the stones around the edge were placed in a line, in the centre of the floor was an emblema of a coloured rosette.

The wall dado would have been white, panelled with compartments of painted plants.

The middle zone of the walls would have been red.

The red north wall showed divisions painted in azure blue.

The east wall was red.

The south wall was panelled in red. The central panel contained the painting of the Three Graces.

The side panels had vignettes, but they had faded.

The panels were separated by painted candelabra at the base of the blue divisions.

The upper zone had faded, but architectural designs would have been seen there.

The west wall had red panels with borders of azure blue, with a faded vignette that showed a trace of a flying figure.

The upper zone was red.

See Bragantini, de Vos, Badoni, 1986. Pitture e Pavimenti di Pompei, Parte 3. Rome: ICCD. (p.416, tablino ‘k’)

 

According to Sogliano, other paintings found in the tablinum were –

Head of a young Satyr, on a white background (p.42, no.183)

Young Satyr and Old Satyr (2 paintings), both on white background (p.43, nos.188/189)

A Bacchante with Bacchic attributes, on a white background (p.47, no.211)

A flying Cupid (p.57, no.298)

Flying Psyches (5 paintings) (p.66, nos.383, 384, 385, 386 and 387)

See Sogliano, A., 1879. Le pitture murali campane scoverte negli anni 1867-79. Napoli: Giannini.

See BdI, 1871, p.200-204

 

Painting of the Three Graces. Found on south wall of tablinum of IX.2.16. 
Now in Naples Archaeological Museum.  Inventory number 9236.

Painting of the Three Graces. Found on south wall of tablinum of IX.2.16.

Now in Naples Archaeological Museum. Inventory number 9236.

See BdI, 1871, (p.200-204)

See Peters, W.J.T (1963): Landscape in Romano-Campanian Mural Painting, p.139, pl.116.

 

IX.2.16 Pompeii. December 2007. Small storeroom on south-east side of peristyle next to staircase. On the right of the photo is the doorway leading into a corridor, at the far end of the corridor is the kitchen. According to Schefold, the location of the lararium was in this room.   
See Schefold, K., 1957. Die Wände Pompejis. Berlin: De Gruyter. (p.241-243)
According to BdI,  “ from the corridor, a side door gave access to a square room, which has not conserved any of the original decoration other than traces of figures enclosed in red and black compartments and a lararium painting divided into two zones”.
See BdI, 1871, (p. 201)

IX.2.16 Pompeii. December 2007. Small storeroom on south-east side of peristyle next to staircase.

On the right of the photo is the doorway leading into a corridor, at the far end of the corridor is the kitchen.

According to Schefold, the location of the lararium was in this room.  

See Schefold, K., 1957. Die Wände Pompejis. Berlin: De Gruyter. (p.241-243)

According to BdI, “from the corridor, a side door gave access to a square room, which has not conserved any of the original decoration other than traces of figures enclosed in red and black compartments and a lararium painting divided into two zones”.

See BdI, 1871, (p. 201)

 

IX.2.16 Pompeii. December 2007. Looking along south side of remains of peristyle garden area, through doorway into corridor leading to kitchen area.

IX.2.16 Pompeii. December 2007.

Looking along south side of remains of peristyle garden area, through doorway into corridor leading to kitchen area.

 

IX.2.16 Pompeii. March 2009. Looking along south side of remains of peristyle garden area towards kitchen area with round window above.

IX.2.16 Pompeii. March 2009.

Looking along south side of remains of peristyle garden area towards kitchen area with round window above.

 

IX.2.15/16 Pompeii. 1966. Looking towards south side of garden area, with doorway to kitchen area, on the 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. J66f0373

IX.2.15/16 Pompeii. 1966. Looking towards south side of garden area, with doorway to kitchen area, on the 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.2.16 Pompeii.  March 2009.  Decorated floor.

IX.2.16 Pompeii. March 2009. Decorated floor.

 

IX.2.16 Pompeii. December 2007. Masonry staircase to upper floor.

IX.2.16 Pompeii. December 2007. Masonry staircase to upper floor.

 

IX.2.16 Pompeii. December 2007. Looking east at small room between staircase and entrance at IX.2.15. The latrine was under the stairs to the upper floor.

IX.2.16 Pompeii. December 2007.

Looking east at small room between staircase and entrance at IX.2.15.

The latrine was under the stairs to the upper floor.

 

IX.2.16. Pompeii.  December 2007.  Arch under staircase in small room between staircase and entrance at IX.2.15.

IX.2.16 Pompeii. December 2007.

Arch under staircase in small room between staircase and entrance at IX.2.15.

 

IX.2.16. Pompeii.  December 2007.  Entrance at IX.2.15 from inside garden area.

IX.2.16 Pompeii. December 2007.

Entrance at IX.2.15 from inside garden area.

 

IX.2.16 Pompeii. December 2007. Looking towards small room, and kitchen, on the right, to the west of entrance at IX.2.15.
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IX.2.16 Pompeii. December 2007.

Looking towards small room, and kitchen, on the right, to the west of entrance at IX.2.15.

 

IX.2.16. Pompeii.  December 2007.  Remains of three sided structure against west wall at south side of peristyle garden area.

IX.2.16 Pompeii. December 2007. Kitchen, at west end of corridor.

 

IX.2.16 Pompeii.  December 2007. Kitchen, with three sided structure around walls. 
Detail of north side and curved recess.

IX.2.16 Pompeii.  December 2007. Kitchen, with three sided structure around walls.

Detail of north side and curved recess.

 

IX.2.16 Pompeii. March 2009.  Vicolo, looking west towards Via Stabia.

IX.2.16 Pompeii. March 2009. Vicolo di Balbo. Looking west towards Via Stabiana.

 

IX.2.16 Pompeii. March 2009.  Painted plaster on outside wall, bulging and falling onto the pavement. Looking east.

IX.2.16 Pompeii. March 2009. 

Painted plaster on outside wall, bulging and falling onto the pavement. Looking east.

 

IX.2.16 Pompeii. December 2007. Vicolo di Balbo looking west to Via Stabia.

IX.2.16 Pompeii. December 2007. Vicolo di Balbo looking west to Via Stabiana. 

 

IX.1 Pompeii. May 2005. Vicolo di Balbo looking west to Via Stabiana, outside IX.2.16.

IX.1 Pompeii, on left. May 2005. Vicolo di Balbo looking west to Via Stabiana, outside IX.2.16, on right.

 

IX.2.16 Pompeii. 1964. Exterior painted wall on Vicolo di Balbo. 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. J64f0914

IX.2.16 Pompeii. 1964. Exterior painted wall on Vicolo di Balbo. 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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