IX.3.23 Pompeii. September 2004. West side of entrance corridor.
IX.3.23 Pompeii. May 2005. Looking south along entrance corridor to atrium.
According to Fiorelli -
“A deserted vicolo, without a pavement existed to the north of the insula, where there were two small houses (IX.3.23 and IX.3.24) on the remains of other ancient dwellings, destroyed perhaps by earthquake.
The first of these houses had a latrine next to the entrance corridor, and at the end of this an atrium, sheltered by two wings of roof, that left a space in the middle entirely uncovered, in which because water did not overflow into the part underneath the roof, a small podium was built.
To the left, perhaps was the kitchen attached to the latrine, and the triclinium was on the right, followed by a room without closure used as the tablinum, then a cubiculum and the garden, near to which was a storeroom containing the cistern. The last door led into the dormitory with capacity for a few beds.”
See Pappalardo, U., 2001. La Descrizione di Pompei per Giuseppe Fiorelli (1875). Napoli: Massa Editore. (p.147).
See Fiorelli, G, (1875). Descrizione di Pompei, (p.399)
IX.3.23 Pompeii. May 2005.
Doorway to kitchen and latrine, to the east of the entrance corridor.
In the north wall is a window onto the small vicolo.
There is a trace of a vaulted ceiling and a yellow painted zoccolo, dating from the time before the room was changed into a kitchen/latrine.
IX.3.23 Pompeii. May 2005. North-west corner of triclinium, on west side of entrance corridor.
In the north wall is a blocked window overlooking the small vicolo.
In this room remains of cocciopesto flooring can be seen.
IX.3.23 Pompeii. May 2005. Doorways to rooms on west side of atrium.
The one on the right, as Fiorelli described “without closure, used as the tablinum”.
The room on the left of the picture was a cubiculum.
IX.3.23 Pompeii. May 2005. West wall of cubiculum, on west side of atrium.
IX.3.23 Pompeii. May 2005. Garden in south-west corner of atrium.
Looking towards the south-west corner in the room.
According to Jashemski –
“There was a small garden at the rear south-west part of this small house which had been built from the remnants of former construction, probably destroyed by the earthquake”.
See Jashemski, W. F., 1993. The Gardens of Pompeii, Volume II: Appendices. New York: Caratzas. (p.234, no.483)
IX.3.23 Pompeii. May 2005. South walls of two areas on south side of atrium.
On the right was the garden in the south-west corner.
On the left was a storeroom, containing the cistern.
IX.3.23 Pompeii. May 2005. East wall with a blocked doorway, in room in south-east corner of atrium.
According to Fiorelli, this would have been a dormitory, with capacity for a few beds.
The plinth/zoccolo was red, the middle zone of the wall was white ?.
On the half-columns which decorated the doorposts were the remains of painted faux marble.
See Bragantini, de Vos, Badoni, 1986. Pitture e Pavimenti di Pompei, Parte 3. Rome: ICCD. (p.450)
IX.3.23 Pompeii. May 2005. On the outside wall of IX.3.23.