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HGW24 Pompeii. Villa of Diomedes or Villa di Diomede.

 

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HGW24 Pompeii. December 2006. Room to South of terrace.

HGW24 Pompeii. December 2006. Looking east into doorway to room on east side of terrace.

(Fontaine, room 4,3).

 

HGW24 Pompeii. December 2006. Looking east into room with doorway to room at rear leading to front peristyle.

HGW24 Pompeii. December 2006.

Looking east into room (oecus or triclinium, on right) with doorway to room at rear leading to front peristyle.

On the left is an exedra, linked to the oecus/triclinium by a small doorway.

(Fontaine, 4,4 on left, linked by small doorway to 4,5 in centre, and on right being where no.20, and 21 are described on La Vega plan - (at the rear of 4,5).

 

HGW24 Pompeii. Drawing by Francesco Morelli, showing “Upper floor, short wall of a room, at the end of the covered passageway.”
Now in Naples Archaeological Museum. Inventory number ADS 1135 
(According to Fontaine, this showed the north or east wall of the exedra, 4,4.)
Photo © ICCD. http://www.catalogo.beniculturali.it
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HGW24 Pompeii. Drawing by Francesco Morelli, showing “Upper floor, short wall of a room, at the end of the covered passageway.”

Now in Naples Archaeological Museum. Inventory number ADS 1135

(According to Fontaine, this showed the north or east wall of the exedra, 4,4.)

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

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HGW24 Pompeii. Enlargement of panel on left side of above drawing.

HGW24 Pompeii. Enlargement of panel on left side of above drawing.

 

HGW24 Pompeii. Enlargement of panel on right side of above drawing.

HGW24 Pompeii. Enlargement of panel on right side of above drawing.

 

HGW24 Pompeii. Drawing by Francesco Morelli, incised by Cesarano.
“Parete di un stanza sita alla estremita del passagio coverto nel piano superiore”.
See Gli Ornati delle Pareti ed I Pavimenti delle Stanze dell’Antica Pompei, 1838, (No.45).
(Fontaine, exedra 4,4, north or east wall),

HGW24 Pompeii. Drawing by Francesco Morelli, incised by Cesarano.

“Parete di un stanza sita alla estremita del passagio coverto nel piano superiore”.

See Gli Ornati delle Pareti ed I Pavimenti delle Stanze dell’Antica Pompei, 1838, (No.45).

(Fontaine, exedra 4,4, north or east wall),

 

HGW24 Pompeii. December 2006. Looking south along terrace from near room with window. The tablinum is in the centre

HGW24 Pompeii. December 2006. Looking south along terrace.

At the far end of the terrace would have been Fontaine, room 4,1b, where no.16 on La Vega plan was found.

No.17 would have been found from the area of the terrace leading left into the corridor at 4,6, near to room 4,1b.

In this corridor (Fontaine 4,6) leading into the area of (Fontaine 4,7) no.19 was found.

 

PAH 1,1, p.257, 24th August 1771,  and addendum 122 and 157: (see No.16 and 17 below, on the plan by La Vega.)

We continue the excavation in the building outside of the Gate, inside of the rooms and have found the following bronze items- (see PAH,1,1, p.258 for list).

From PAH, addendum, p.122 –

Relazione delle antichita, che si vanno ritrovando nella masseria del sig. D. Giovanni Milano parsonaro, che si era principiata al di 14 Febbraro 1771. (Report of Antiquities found .....)

 “No.16. A di 22 agosto 1771. Si sono trovate. Bronzo. Una piastra di on.3 in quadro, con un tondo per il gioco della porta alto on.2, di diam. simile. Due pezzi di piastre con un licchetto. Due pezzi angolari con tenuta, bucati nei tre estremi; sono lunghi per lo lato maggiore on.4, e per lo minore on.2, e li credo ornamenti di una mascatura.”

From PAH, addendum, p.122 –

Relazione delle antichita, che si vanno ritrovando nella masseria del sig. D. Giovanni Milano parsonaro, che si era principiata al di 14 Febbraro 1771. (Report of Antiquities found .....)

 “No.17. A di 22 agosto 1771. Si e trovato una piastra di bronzo, ma senza il tondo che le corrisponde, per l’esse della porta, di on.3 in quadro. E un anello con sciva anche di bronzo lavorato a torne, di diam. on.2 e mezza.”

From PAH addendum, p.157 - 24 Agosto 1771 – Nos.16 e 17 pianta di La Vega.

 

From PAH 1,1, p.258, 31st August 1771,  and addendum 122 and 157: (see No. 19 below, on the plan by La Vega.)

Having excavated three rooms of the said building, we have only found:

Bronze: A door hinge. A handle with the eyes at the extremes. A small shield (or key-hole guard) which had iron in its centre,

Terracotta: 3 water-jars of somewhat differing forms, two of 0.79m high, the other 0.66m high.

From PAH, addendum, p.122

Relazione delle antichita, che si vanno ritrovando nella masseria del sig. D. Giovanni Milano parsonaro, che si era principiata al di 14 Febbraro 1771. (Report of Antiquities found .....)

“No.19. A di 29 agosto 1771. Si sono trovati tre langelloni di creta di diversa forma, e tutti a due manichi, ch’erano sotto una grada.

Nella porta di questa stanza si e trovata la maniglia con sciva, alta on.1 e mezza, lunga on.4. Uno scudetto di diam. on 2 e mezza, con ferro nel suo centro. Un tondo alto on.2, diam. simile; tutto di bronzo.”

PAH addendum, p.157 - 31 Agosto 1771 – Nos.19 pianta di La Vega.

 

HGW24 Pompeii. December 2006. Looking down stone staircase onto area to South of terrace.

HGW24 Pompeii. December 2006. Looking south down stone staircase to lower cellar level. (Fontaine, stairs to south of room 4,6)

At the base of the stairs in the cellar, no. 96 was found according to the plan of La Vega.

PAH 1,1, p.279-80, 26th November 1774: addendum p.133 and p.160 (see no. 96 below, on the plan by La Vega).

We continue to lift the earth from the said roadway, and in the rainy days we work in the cellar of the same dwelling, which cellar was entirely freed, and here we have found: Bronze, (for finds see pages 279-80).…. Glass: A square jug with a handle.

All these things have been sent to the Museum, together with two pieces that are believed to be of bread, and some sods of earth with the impressions and remains of cloth nearly incinerated.

From PAH, addendum, p.133 –

Relazione delle antichita, che si vanno ritrovando nella masseria del sig. D. Giovanni Milano parsonaro, che si era principiata al di 14 Febbraro 1771. (Report of Antiquities found .....)

 “No.96. A di 24 novembre 1774. Si sono trovati 4 pozonetti con loro manichi, altro vaso come pignatta col suo manico, tutti frantumati; li detti pozonetti potevano essere, come anche la pignatta, di diam. on.6, ed una quantita di frantumi di detti vasi. Due lucerne ad un luminello, una tonda di diam. on.5; questa tiene il coperchio, per dove se le da l’olio, ligato al manico per mezzo di una catenella; l’altra bislunga di on.7 per on.3 e mezza tiene il manico, che rappresenta la testa di un cavallo. Tre aghi, i quali si sono trovati dentro la forma di un scatolino o cassettino; il tutto di bronzo. Tre ciotole di metallo, due con una maniglia per ciascheduna distaccata; rappresentano una cocciola di mare di diam.on.8 e (2/3) (two-thirds), alte on.3.

E la terza di diversa figura ovata, con due maniglie distaccate, di diam.on.9, on.6, ed.on.7. Vetro: Una caraffa con un manico, quadra, alta on.9, di on.5 in quadro.

Alcuni pezzi credo di pane, ed alcuni pezzi di rivegine con delle tele unite alle stesse.”

Fom PAH, addendum, p.160 - 5 Novembre 1774 – Cantina intieramente evacuata; no.96 pianta di La Vega.

 

HGW24 Pompeii. December 2006. Looking west, down onto lower level area to south of terrace. 
Looking into large room and corridor in south-east corner of peristyle.
(Fontaine, looking across rooms (from left) 5,4, corridor 5,3, and 5,5, on lower right).

HGW24 Pompeii. December 2006. Looking west, down onto lower level area to south of terrace.

Looking into large room and corridor in south-east corner of peristyle.

(Fontaine, looking across rooms (from left) 5,4, corridor 5,3, and 5,5, on lower right).

 

HGW24 Pompeii. December 2006. Looking west, down onto lower area to south of terrace. 
 (Fontaine, looking across rooms (from left) 5,4, corridor 5,3, and 5,5, on lower right.
These rooms would have looked out onto the covered portico around the garden area).
No.78 on the plan of La Vega would have been found on the unroofed walkway around the top of the portico, on the south side of the garden area (approximately in this photo, on the upper middle left, flat area). (Fontaine, south side of garden terrace/walkway, near “A” on upper level.
 No.80 would have been found on the upper level terrace, approximately where the “red” sunlight has caught the camera lens. This part of the terrace has now collapsed. (Fontaine, near “A” the garden terrace/walkway, west of room 4,5 on upper level

HGW24 Pompeii. December 2006. Looking west, down onto lower area to south of terrace.

 (Fontaine, looking across rooms (from left) 5,4, corridor 5,3, and 5,5, on lower right.

These rooms would have looked out onto the covered portico around the garden area).

No.78 on the plan of La Vega would have been found on the unroofed walkway around the top of the portico, on the south side of the garden area (approximately in this photo, on the upper middle left, flat area). (Fontaine, south side of garden terrace/walkway, near “A” on upper level.

 No.80 would have been found on the upper level terrace, approximately where the “red” sunlight has caught the camera lens. This part of the terrace has now collapsed. (Fontaine, near “A” the garden terrace/walkway, west of room 4,5 on upper level

 

From PAH, 1,1, p.275-6, dated 11th December 1773. (see No.78 below, on the La Vega plan.)

Excavating in the said dwelling, we have found amongst the ruins of the loggia a piece of lead pipe, with a square sheet/plate di pal. 2 ¼ for each side (approximately 0.59m squared), and also another two pieces of the same metal.

From PAH, addendum, p.131 –

Relazione delle antichita, che si vanno ritrovando nella masseria del sig. D. Giovanni Milano parsonaro, che si era principiata al di 14 Febbraro 1771. (Report of Antiquities found .....)

 “No. 78. A di 11 novembre 1773. Si sono trovate alcune piastre di piombo, poste nelle lesioni di quel lastrico ad uso di pece.”

From PAH addendum, p.159 - 13 Novembre 1773No. 78 pianta di La Vega. Lastre di piombo per riguardare alcune lesioni in una loggia della medesima casa suburbana.

From PAH, addendum, p.131 –

Relazione delle antichita, che si vanno ritrovando nella masseria del sig. D. Giovanni Milano parsonaro, che si era principiata al di 14 Febbraro 1771. (Report of Antiquities found .....)

 “No.80. Nella stessa data. (9 decembre 1773). Si e trovato un tondo di bronzo per l’asse di qualche porta, alt. on. 2 ½, diam. simile.”

 

HGW24 Pompeii. December 2006. Looking south, down onto area to south of terrace. 
(No.81 from the La Vega plan was found in the corridor at the side of the steps.)

HGW24 Pompeii. December 2006. Looking south, down onto area to south of terrace.

(No.81 from the La Vega plan was found in the corridor at the side of the steps.)

 

HGW24 Pompeii. December 2006. Looking south, down onto area to south of terrace. 
(Fontaine, room (stairs, on left), room 5,1, (with 5a at top), and room 5,4 centre right. Corridor 5,3 lower edge).

HGW24 Pompeii. December 2006. Looking south, down onto area to south of terrace.

(Fontaine, room (stairs, on left), room 5,1, (with 5a at top), and room 5,4 centre right. Corridor 5,3 lower edge).

 

HGW24 Pompeii. December 2006. Looking south, down onto area to south of terrace. 
(Fontaine, room 5a at top, room 5,1 and 5,4).

HGW24 Pompeii. December 2006. Looking south, down onto area to south of terrace.

(Fontaine, room 5a at top, room 5,1 and 5,4).

 

HGW24 Pompeii. December 2006. Looking south, down onto area to south of terrace. 
(Fontaine, at top 5a, corridor into 5a on left, room 5,1 centre right.)

HGW24 Pompeii. December 2006. Looking south, down onto area to south of terrace.

(Fontaine, at top 5a, corridor into 5a on left, room 5,1 centre right.)

 

HGW24 Pompeii. December 2006. Looking north along terrace. 
The doorway to the tablinum can be seen on the left of centre of the photo, where the items numbered 3 by La Vega were found.
The doorway in the north wall, on the left of the photo, is where the items numbered 4 on the plan by La Vega were found.
It would seem the paintings from both rooms were taken at the same time, and the locations not separated. (see also the tablinum, detailed in the previous part).
(Fontaine, room 4,2 tablinum).

HGW24 Pompeii. December 2006. Looking north along terrace.

The doorway to the tablinum can be seen on the left of centre of the photo, where the items numbered 3 by La Vega were found.

The doorway in the north wall, on the left of the photo, is where the items numbered 4 on the plan by La Vega were found.

It would seem the paintings from both rooms were taken at the same time, and the locations not separated. (see also the tablinum, detailed in the previous part).

(Fontaine, room 4,2 tablinum).

 

From PAH,1,1,p.252, 9th March 1771 and  addendum p.120. (see Nos. 3 and 4 below, on the plan by La Vega.)

24 pieces of paintings were cut by Canart, that decorated the dwelling being dug out outside the Gate, these were ………….. etc

– (see items at Fontaine’s room 4.2 in previous part)

 

From PAH, addendum, p.120 – (No.3 on the plan by La Vega).

Relazione delle antichita, che si vanno ritrovando nella masseria del sig. D. Giovanni Milano parsonaro, che si era principiata al di 14 Febbraro 1771. (Report of Antiquities found .....)

 “No.3. A di 20 febbraro 1771. Questa stanza ornata con varie pitture sopra tonica rossa, e sono vedute di paesini, casini in campagna, canestri con fichi, ed altro; il zoccolo nero con ornati graziosi. Il pavimento di mattoni pesti, con qualche pietra bianca ad uso di musaico. Nel fregio di questa stanza si trovo il vaso del no.1.”

(trans.) “No.3. 20th February 1771. This room was decorated with various paintings on a red background, and seen were landscapes, houses in the countryside, baskets with figs, and others: the zoccolo/plinth was black with pretty decorations. The floor was of crushed brick (mattoni pesti), with some white stones used as a mosaic. In the frieze of this room (“at the height of the frieze??”) the vase numbered 1 on the plan by La Vega was found.”

 

HGW24 Pompeii. December 2006. Doorway to room (diaeta, or garden room) at north end of terrace. (see No.4 below, on the plan by La Vega).
According to PAH, this room’s walls were painted yellow, and the floor was simple polished white mosaic.
The paintings that decorated the walls (of both rooms 3 and 4 (La Vega’s plan) were Views, Fruit and Birds, Satyr with Baccante, Arianna, Narcissus, Flying cupids carrying various things. Medallions with masks and views of landscape. Animals.
(Fontaine, room 4,1).
.

HGW24 Pompeii. December 2006. Doorway to room (diaeta, or garden room) at north end of terrace. (see No.4 below, on the plan by La Vega).

According to PAH, this room’s walls were painted yellow, and the floor was simple polished white mosaic.

The paintings that decorated the walls (of both rooms 3 and 4 (La Vega’s plan) were Views, Fruit and Birds, Satyr with Baccante, Arianna, Narcissus, Flying cupids carrying various things. Medallions with masks and views of landscape. Animals.

(Fontaine, room 4,1, see also previous room 4,2 for paintings).

 

From PAH, addendum, p.120 –

Relazione delle antichita, che si vanno ritrovando nella masseria del sig. D. Giovanni Milano parsonaro, che si era principiata al di 14 Febbraro 1771. (Report of Antiquities found .....)

“No.4. A di 28 febbraio 1771. Questa stanza e ornata di varie figure, intonaco giallo, pavimento di musaico liscio bianco; e vi si e trovato quanto siegue: Bronze: Tre scive grandi, una mezzana, e due piccole. Uno scudo per mascatura di diam.on.6. Un chiavistello, due pezzi che paiono ornamenti-di mascatura. Un anello con quattro pezzi di catenelle. Una scivitella semplice, Un chiodo, e diversi frantumati. Due scudetti di diam.on 2 e mezza, con un chiodo di ferro nel centro. Diversi pezzetti e centrelle, che paiono di altro metallo. No.28 pezzetti come di un ovo di alabastro. Creta: Tre pezzi di tegola, uno grande con un merco circolare, di diam.on.2 e mezza, e vi e impressa una figura di un fanciullo, che scherza con un animale. Altro mezzano con un merco con le seguenti lettere C . N . I.  Ed il terzo con un merco di lettere, e sono PSILIFAI.”

From PAH, addendum, p.156, 9 Marzo 1771 –  “Pitture che adornavano quest’abitazione; no.3 e 4 pianta di La Vega. Vedute, Frutti ed uccelli. Satiro con Baccante. Arianna. Narciso. Geni volanti con varie cose. Tondi con maschere e vedute di paesi. Animali.”

 

HGW24 Pompeii. December 2006. North end of terrace and area of part of the unroofed promenade over the flat roof of the portico. 
This would have extended around all three sides of the garden portico.
(Fontaine, north end of terrace, and in vaulted area, west side of northern end of terrace).

HGW24 Pompeii. December 2006. North end of terrace and area of part of the unroofed promenade over the flat roof of the portico.

This would have extended around all three sides of the garden portico.

(Fontaine, north end of terrace, and in vaulted area, west side of northern end of terrace).

 

According to PAH, 1,1, p.252, dated 7th March 1771, and addendum p. 120 and p.156 - (see No.5 below, on La Vega’s plan) –

A skeleton was found with 232 coins nearby, this would have been near the north end of the promenade/terrace.

From PAH, addendum, p.120 –

Relazione delle antichita, che si vanno ritrovando nella masseria del sig. D. Giovanni Milano parsonaro, che si era principiata al di 14 Febbraro 1771. (Report of Antiquities found .....)

 “No.5. A di 7 marzo 1771. Si e ritrovato un scheletro con no.23 monete di bronzo.”

From PAH, addendum, p.156 – 9 Marzo 1771 - “Scheletro con 232 monete accanto: no.5 pianta di La Vega.”

 

According to PAH,1,1, p.252, dated 16th March 1771 and  addendum 120: (see No.6 below, on the plan by La Vega).

We continue the excavation in the dwelling outside the Gate of the city. In this we have found various lower levels decorated with some paintings, but before continuing the excavation in this site, we must take precautions so that they do not collapse.

Amongst the ruins of a vault fallen from the same underground area, we have found a lead pipe (0.59m, dia 0.05m) soldered by one of its extremities to a plate of the same metal (which was 0.33m squared).

Canart has had the mosaic with the griffin and flowers cut, which was mentioned in the Report of the 16th of the past month, (*the mosaic mentioned would appear to be from the Villa of Cicero), and from the building that now is being discovered outside of the Gate, a threshold of 0.73m long, and 0.53m wide, with a black and white meandering plaiting (con un intreccio meandrico bianco e nero) etc.

The report of 16th February 1771, (PAH,1,1, p.249), makes the point that because of the various difficulties, they had started digging at another nearby site where they had already begun to find a room decorated with paintings, and found a silver vase broken into many pieces…….etc  (see no.1 on the plan by La Vega).

From PAH, addendum, p.120 –

Relazione delle antichita, che si vanno ritrovando nella masseria del sig. D. Giovanni Milano parsonaro, che si era principiata al di 14 Febbraro 1771. (Report of Antiquities found .....)

 “No.6. A di 14 marzo 1771. Si e trovato un pezzo di condotto di piombo, unito ad una piastra dello stesso metallo, tra la grossezza delle ruine.”

From PAH, addendum, p.156 – 16 Marzo 1771 No. 6 pianta di La Vega.  Musaici nell’abitazione suddetta.

 

HGW24 Pompeii. December 2006. Looking down onto portico.

HGW24 Pompeii. December 2006. Looking west, down onto portico.

 

HGW24 Pompeii. December 2006. Looking down onto portico.

HGW24 Pompeii. December 2006. Looking north, down onto portico, from area of large exedra/loggia.

 

HGW24 Pompeii. December 2006. Looking west from exedra towards the garden and the west portico in the background. According to Jashemski, the garden was enclosed on four sides by a portico supported by sixty-three pillars. In the centre of the terrace above the portico on the east side was a large room. This room had a panoramic view towards Stabia, Sorrento and the Bay of Naples. A large apsed pool with a fountain was in the centre of the garden.
See Jashemski, W. F., 1993. The Gardens of Pompeii, Volume II: Appendices. New York: Caratzas. (p.281)

HGW24 Pompeii. December 2006. Looking west from area of large exedra towards the garden and the west portico in the background.

According to Jashemski, the garden was enclosed on four sides by a portico supported by sixty-three pillars.

In the centre of the terrace above the portico on the east side was a large room.

This room had a panoramic view towards Stabia, Sorrento and the Bay of Naples.

A large apsed pool with a fountain was in the centre of the garden.

See Jashemski, W. F., 1993. The Gardens of Pompeii, Volume II: Appendices. New York: Caratzas. (p.281)

 

HGW24 Pompeii. 1862 painting of villa. In the centre would have been the large exedra. See Niccolini F, 1862. Le case ed i monumenti di Pompei: Volume Secondo. Napoli. Tavolo VII.

HGW24 Pompeii. 1862 painting of villa. In the centre, on the upper floor, would have been the large exedra.

See Niccolini F, 1862. Le case ed i monumenti di Pompei: Volume Secondo. Napoli. Tavolo VII.

 

HGW24 Pompeii. 1957. Looking north-west across garden area, from area of large loggia/exedra on upper floor.
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.

HGW24 Pompeii. 1957. Looking north-west across garden area, from area of large loggia/exedra on upper floor.

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.

 

HGW24 Pompeii. December 2006. Steps down to lower level from north-east corner of front peristyle.

HGW24 Pompeii. December 2006. Steps down to lower level from north-east corner of front peristyle.

 

HGW24 Pompeii. December 2006. Corridor down to lower level. On the right is the doorway linking to the wagon entrance of HGW25.
In the room with the doorway, on left of photo, no.49 on the plan by La Vega would be found.
(Fontaine, room 5,17).

HGW24 Pompeii. December 2006. Corridor down to lower level. On the right is the doorway linking to the wagon entrance of HGW25.

In the room with the doorway, on left of photo, no.49 on the plan by La Vega would be found.

(Fontaine, room 5,17).

 

From PAH 1,1, p.265, 20th June 1772, addendum p.127 and 158. (see La Vega plan: no. 49 on plan).

Continuing the excavation by dropping down from the peristyle into the lower apartments and underneath, we have freed a corridor, which from the peristyle goes down to the said underneath floor, and in a small room adjoining to this we have found inside a cupboard (un armario) a terracotta (di creta nolana) cup, (diameter approximately 0.13m and 0.04m high), and amongst the soil we have found a coin entirely corroded, and a piece of bronze used as a hair/hat pin.

From PAH, addendum, p.127

Relazione delle antichita, che si vanno ritrovando nella masseria del sig. D. Giovanni Milano parsonaro, che si era principiata al di 14 Febbraro 1771. (Report of Antiquities found .....)

 “No.49. A di 17 giugno 1772. Si e trovata una ciotolo di creta rossa fina, alta on.2, diam. on.6.”

From PAH addendum, p.158 - 20 Giugno 1772. - Corridojo che dal peristilio scende nel piano sottoposto; no.49 pianta di La Vega.

 

HGW24 Pompeii. December 2006. Corridor down to lower level. (Fontaine, room 5,12).

HGW24 Pompeii. December 2006. Corridor down to lower level. (Fontaine, room 5,12).

 

HGW24 Pompeii. December 2006. South wall of room to left side of corridor, leading down to lower level. 
(Fontaine, room 5,16, on south side of corridor leading to lower level).

HGW24 Pompeii. December 2006. South wall of room to left side of corridor, leading down to lower level.

(Fontaine, room 5,16, on south side of corridor leading to lower level).

 

From PAH 1,1, p.264, 16th May 1772, addendum p. 127 and 158. (see No. 39 below, on the plan by La Vega).

In a room adjoining to the other that we have freed in the past week, we have found –

Two bronze vases/pots with a handle, and a hinge of a key for a conduit, and other fragments of the same metal, an iron hatchet and hoe.

From PAH, addendum, p.127 –

Relazione delle antichita, che si vanno ritrovando nella masseria del sig. D. Giovanni Milano parsonaro, che si era principiata al di 14 Febbraro 1771. (Report of Antiquities found .....)

 “No.39. A di 14 maggio 1772. Si e trovato quanto siegue: Un vaso ad un manico alto. on.15, diam. al ventre on. 9, alla bocca on. 4 e mezza, al fondo on. 4; questo e alquanto rotto nella bocca, ammaccato un poco il labbro, il manico distaccato, quale manico viene ornato di un mascherone al piede, ed altri piccioli scherzi. Altro vaso ad un manico alt. on. 7 e mezza, diam. al ventre on. 7, alla bocca on. 4 e mezza; questo e tutto frantumato e mancante. Un  maschio di fonte alto on. 9, diam. on. 2, l’occhio per l’acqua diam on. 1 vantaggiata; ed alcuni diversi pezzetti di frantumi. Il tutto di bronzo, come cadute dall’appartamento superiore. Un’accetta ed una zappella di ferro.”

From PAH addendum, p.158 - 16 Maggio 1772. No.39 pianta di La Vega.

 

HGW24 Pompeii. December 2006. Corridor down to lower level. 
No.36 on the La Vega plan was found in the room with the doorway in the left wall.
(Fontaine, rooms 5,14/5,15 on south side of corridor leading from upper to lower floor).

HGW24 Pompeii. December 2006. Corridor down to lower level.

No.36 on the La Vega plan was found in the room with the doorway in the left wall.

(Fontaine, rooms 5,14/5,15 on south side of corridor leading from upper to lower floor).

 

HGW24 Pompeii. December 2006. Doorway to room to side of corridor, leading down to lower level. 
(Fontaine, rooms 5,14/5,15 on south side of corridor leading from upper to lower floor).

HGW24 Pompeii. December 2006. Doorway to room to side of corridor, leading down to lower level.

(Fontaine, rooms 5,14/5,15 on south side of corridor leading from upper to lower floor).

 

HGW24 Pompeii. December 2006. Room to side of corridor, leading down to lower level. 
(Fontaine, rooms 5,14/5,15 on south side of corridor looking west towards 5,14, from 5,15 through doorway).

HGW24 Pompeii. December 2006. Room to side of corridor, leading down to lower level.

(Fontaine, rooms 5,14/5,15 on south side of corridor looking west towards 5,14, from 5,15 through doorway).

 

From PAH 1,1, p.263, 3rd May 1772, (and addendum p. 126 and 158 – originals after the photos). (see La Vega plan: no. 36)

We continue the excavation, where we have found a room in the floor below to the main, equal to the garden covered by a vault. The walls are decorated in the usual grotesque style on a background mainly red, and with a black zoccolo and white frieze, the vault above was also with a white background, but all the plaster had partly fallen and was partly in a bad state: the floor of this same room was of slabs of marble flakes, and nothing was found here.

From PAH, addendum, p.126 –

Relazione delle antichita, che si vanno ritrovando nella masseria del sig. D. Giovanni Milano parsonaro, che si era principiata al di 14 Febbraro 1771. (Report of Antiquities found .....)

N.36. A di 8 maggio 1772. Si e trovato in questa stanza un gummolo di creta ordinaria a due manichi, alto on. 6½, diam. nel mezzo on. 4½, alla bocca on. 2.

From PAH addendum, p.158 - 3 Maggio 1772. Pare che sia quella segnata col no. 36 della pianta di La Vega.

 

HGW24 Pompeii. December 2006. Corridor down to lower level, with doorway to two rooms, on right. 
(Fontaine, room 6a, and 6b).

HGW24 Pompeii. December 2006. Corridor down to lower level, with doorway to two rooms, on right.

(Fontaine, room 6a, and 6b).

 

From PAH 1,1, p.264, 9th May 1772, addendum p. 126-7 and p. 158. (see No. 37 below, on the plan by La Vega, found in room 6b).

In the same dwelling we have evacuated a room in the floor below the main, equal to the garden covered with a barrel vault, the walls are white, and the floor was of earth.

Among the objects found near to the room discovered in the past week, we have found a piece of tile with two holes and circular mark, in the middle of which there was a pinecone and two leafy branches, and the words around were -

POTISCI  TI . CLAVDI . AVG . L 

According to Pagano & Prisciandaro, this inscription is (CIL X 8042, 36b).

See Pagano, M. and Prisciandaro, R., 2006. Studio sulle provenienze degli oggetti rinvenuti negli scavi borbonici del regno di Napoli.  Naples: Nicola Longobardi. (p.72).

From PAH, addendum, p.126-127,

Relazione delle antichita, che si vanno ritrovando nella masseria del sig. D. Giovanni Milano parsonaro, che si era principiata al di 14 Febbraro 1771. (Report of Antiquities found .....)

 “No.37. A di 8 maggio 1772. Si e trovato una regiola di terracotta di pal. 1 e 1/3 (terzo) per pal. 1, grossezza on.10. Questo pezzo tiene due buchi fatti per qualche uso, e nel mezzo vi e un merco circolare che non si distingue, circondato da questo iscrizione:

 

From PAH, addendum, p.126-127, 
Relazione delle antichita, che si vanno ritrovando nella masseria del sig. D. Giovanni Milano parsonaro, che si era principiata al di 14 Febbraro 1771. (Report of Antiquities found .....)
 “No.37. A di 8 maggio 1772. Si e trovato una regiola di terracotta di pal. 1 e 1/3 (terzo) per pal. 1, grossezza on.10. Questo pezzo tiene due buchi fatti per qualche uso, e nel mezzo vi e un merco circolare che non si distingue, circondato da questo iscrizione:

 

ma essendo la lettere corrose dubito di qualche diversita.

From PAH addendum, p.158 - 9 Maggio 1772. Rapporto di D. Pietro La Vega in assenza di suo fratello, andato a Persano; no.37 pianta di La Vega.

 

HGW24 Pompeii. December 2006. Looking into doorway (Fontaine, room 6a), on north side of corridor down to lower level.
The steps on the left would have descended down into the cellar.

HGW24 Pompeii. December 2006. Looking into doorway (Fontaine, room 6a), on north side of corridor down to lower level.

The steps on the left would have descended down into the cellar.

 

From PAH 1,1, p.268-270, 12th December 1772, and addendum p. 128 and 159 (see No.60 below, on the plan by La Vega).

Having begun in the past week to lift earth in a corridor that was still covered by a vault around the garden of the house already mentioned, and which was almost underground: now having excavated the corridor for not many Neapolitan palms (palmi), there were 18 adult skeletons found, other than those of a boy and of a baby  (piccirillo”)……………

The flood of smooth material from the eruption, ash which fell after that of the lapilli, would have become very tenacious material after some time, which would have surrounded all the bodies completely. The ashes of the clothing were found, but these preserved the quality of the material, which had surrounded their form, with the result that they stood out well and the rarity of their weft, and their thickness.

To give some evidence of what one believes to have observed, I have thought to cut and preserve as many as 16 pieces of those marks of the bodies, where in one amongst the others one could distinguish the breast of a woman covered by a robe, and then on all of them there were the remains of their clothing, as far as two and three one on top of the other. I also took a skull with diligence, and all these things I have sent to the Museum.

What little I could distinguish of their clothing was, that many had head cloths, which went down over the shoulders; that the clothes resembled up to two or three on top of each other; the stockings/socks were of linen/cloth or canvas or cloth cut as long trousers; (che le calze erano di tela o panno tagliate come lunghi calzoni); some had no shoes at all. About the shoes, however, I think that those seen would have been of the low servants, - distinguishing itself well and from its ornaments, and the subtlety of its garments, and of the coins that were close, that of (the skeleton) of a woman was distinct from the others.

Near to these bodies, the following things were found -

(See page PAH p.269 for list of finds, Gold, Silver, Bronze, Iron, Wood, Glass)

According to Pagano and Prisciandaro, some of the finds provenanced from here, are -

Gold: NAP 24833, NAP 25154 (Museo Ercolanese), NAP 27215, NAP 27319 (Museo Ercolanese);

Wood: NAP 77358

and NAP 27247.)

See Pagano, M. and Prisciandaro, R., 2006. Studio sulle provenienze degli oggetti rinvenuti negli scavi borbonici del regno di Napoli.  Naples: Nicola Longobardi. (p.73-4)

 

In this same underground, we hope to find more as it is very large, but the excavation here is subject to difficulty, and especially for the gas (mofeta), that for the most part it is strong here. To this end, we are removing all the air/vent holes that once were, by one part or the other on the exterior of this corridor, in order that they can be opened and advance the excavation and give as much ventilation as possible, by means of a vent to remove the noxious fumes: and this advantage you can have, by leaving the house above exposed, otherwise it would be almost impossible to do so.

 

From PAH, addendum, p.128 – 129 – (No.60 on the plan by La Vega).

Relazione delle antichita, che si vanno ritrovando nella masseria del sig. D. Giovanni Milano parsonaro, che si era principiata al di 14 Febbraro 1771. (Report of Antiquities found.....)

 

From PAH addendum, p.159 - 12 Decembre 1772 – Cripto-portico intorno il giardino nella medesima casa. Diciotto scheletri, oltre due altri di fanciulli, trovati nel cripto-portico; no.60 pianta di La Vega. 
Poggia di cenere con acqua, che si scorge esservi corsa. Impressioni lasciate nel terreno. Capelli ed abiti de’suddetti scheletri. Spiragli intorno il cripto-portico, per la ventilazione e la luce.

From PAH addendum, p.159 - 12 Decembre 1772 Cripto-portico intorno il giardino nella medesima casa. Diciotto scheletri, oltre due altri di fanciulli, trovati nel cripto-portico; no.60 pianta di La Vega.

Poggia di cenere con acqua, che si scorge esservi corsa. Impressioni lasciate nel terreno. Capelli ed abiti de’suddetti scheletri. Spiragli intorno il cripto-portico, per la ventilazione e la luce.

 

From PAH 1,1, p.270-1, 19th December 1772.

We have removed in the exterior of the corridor, to be able to open the opening as we have already said.  We hope to find some things by the diligence that we continue to use:  sifting the earth around the skeletons, we have effectively found the following - (for finds list, Silver, Bronze, see PAH, p.271).

In the extremity of the niche of the baths’ area, lifting some portion of soil, we found a plate/slab/sheet/ (piastra) of bronze lock with its hinge.

From PAH, addendum, p.130 – (No.66 on the plan by La Vega).

Relazione delle antichita, che si vanno ritrovando nella masseria del sig. D. Giovanni Milano parsonaro, che si era principiata al di 14 Febbraro 1771. (Report of Antiquities found.....)

 “No.66. Nella stessa settimana (18 febbraio 1773). Si sono trovati nella cantina due scheletri, con solo quattro monete di bronzo; ma nel cernere la terra se n’e trovata un’altra tutta uguale, di diam. min. 6, e per la ruggine non si distinguono.”

From PAH addendum, p.159 - 20 Febbriao 1773 – Altri due scheletri con monete ed anelli; no.63 pianta di La Vega. Altri due scheletri con monete; no.66 pianta di La Vega.

 

HGW24 Pompeii. December 2006. Lower level. Looking east along corridor leading to upper level. 
Doorway to room at west end of south side of corridor near east portico, on right. (Fontaine, room 5,13).

HGW24 Pompeii. December 2006. Lower level. Looking east along corridor leading to upper level.

Doorway to room at west end of south side of corridor near east portico, on right. (Fontaine, room 5,13).

 

HGW24 Pompeii. December 2006. 
North wall of one of the richly decorated living rooms on the lower level, on the eastern side of the garden portico. 
(Fontaine, room 5,13).

HGW24 Pompeii. December 2006.

North wall of one of the richly decorated living rooms on the lower level, on the eastern side of the garden portico.

(Fontaine, room 5,13).

 

HGW24 Pompeii. Drawing by Francesco Morelli showing the north (short) wall of room with No.26 on the plan by La Vega. 
Now in Naples Archaeological Museum. Inventory number ADS1158.
(Fontaine, room 5,13). Photo © ICCD. http://www.catalogo.beniculturali.it
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HGW24 Pompeii. Drawing by Francesco Morelli showing the north (short) wall of room with No.26 on the plan by La Vega.

Now in Naples Archaeological Museum. Inventory number ADS1158.

(Fontaine, room 5,13).

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

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HGW24 Pompeii. Drawing by Francesco Morelli showing the north (short) wall of room with No.26 on the plan by La Vega. 
Engraved by Ant. Zaballi.
Now in Naples Archaeological Museum. Inventory number ADS1159. 
 (Fontaine, room 5,13). Photo © ICCD. http://www.catalogo.beniculturali.it
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HGW24 Pompeii. Drawing by Francesco Morelli showing the north (short) wall of room with No.26 on the plan by La Vega.

Engraved by Ant. Zaballi.

Now in Naples Archaeological Museum. Inventory number ADS1159.

See also Gli Ornati delle Pareti ed I Pavimenti delle Stanze dell’Antica Pompei, 1838, (No.17).

(Fontaine, room 5,13).

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

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HGW24 Pompeii. December 2006. 
East wall and south-east corner of one of the richly decorated living rooms on the eastern side of the garden. 
(Fontaine, room 5,13).

HGW24 Pompeii. December 2006.

East wall and south-east corner of one of the richly decorated living rooms on the eastern side of the garden.

(Fontaine, room 5,13).

 

From PAH,1,1, p.260, 5th October 1771, and addendum p.124 and p.157. (See No.26 below, on the plan by La Vega).

Continuing the said excavation, we have evacuated two rooms (La Vega 25 and 26), only detecting one painting (approximately 0.48m long, 0.24m high) of meat things, as chicken, eggs, etc., and this has been cut by the young boys of Canart. They have cut 12 pieces of white mosaic with black stripe, from the floor of some rooms already discovered earlier.

According to Pagano and Prisciandaro, this was La Vega no.26, found here on 5th October 1771, a painting with meat, chicken, eggs, etc. (NAP 8643).

See Pagano, M. and Prisciandaro, R., 2006. Studio sulle provenienze degli oggetti rinvenuti negli scavi borbonici del regno di Napoli.  Naples: Nicola Longobardi, (p.71).

(NOTE: If it was found at La Vega, No. 25, the painting “of meat things, as chicken, eggs, etc” this would be the room at the east end of the north portico, so has also been placed there on this website).

(Fontaine, room 5,13 (La Vega 26) or room 5d (La Vega 25), at east end of north garden portico.

 

From PAH, addendum, p.124 –

Relazione delle antichita, che si vanno ritrovando nella masseria del sig. D. Giovanni Milano parsonaro, che si era principiata al di 14 Febbraro 1771. (Report of Antiquities found.....)

 “No.26. A di 4 ottobre 1771. Questa stanza era a lamia a botte, con varii ornati di lenze e di animali sopra tonica bianca: le mura con alcuni ornati sopra tonica rossa; il pavimento di lastrico liscio, e vi si e trovato niente.”

From PAH addendum, p.157 5 Ottobre 1771 – No. 25 e 26 pianta di La Vega. Pittura di commestibili.

From PAH 1,1, p.260, 12th October 1771.

We have continued the excavation in the said dwelling outside of the city, lifting the soil from above some vaults, therefore to be able to enter into the rooms that are covered.

 

HGW24 Pompeii. Found here on 5th October 1771, a painting with meat, chicken, eggs, etc. 
Now in Naples Archaeological Museum. Inventory number 8643 (right hand part).
See Antichità di Ercolano: Tomo Setto: Le Pitture 5, 1779, tav. 14, p. 65.
See Pagano, M. and Prisciandaro, R., 2006. Studio sulle provenienze degli oggetti rinvenuti negli scavi borbonici del regno di Napoli.  Naples: Nicola Longobardi, (p.71).

HGW24 Pompeii. Found here on 5th October 1771, a painting with meat, chicken, eggs, etc.

Now in Naples Archaeological Museum. Inventory number 8643 (right hand part).

See Antichità di Ercolano: Tomo Setto: Le Pitture 5, 1779, tav. 14, p. 65.

See Pagano, M. and Prisciandaro, R., 2006. Studio sulle provenienze degli oggetti rinvenuti negli scavi borbonici del regno di Napoli.  Naples: Nicola Longobardi, (p.71).

 

HGW24 Pompeii. December 2006. Vaulted ceiling in one of the richly decorated living rooms on the eastern side of the garden. 
(Fontaine, room 5,13)

HGW24 Pompeii. December 2006. Vaulted ceiling in one of the richly decorated living rooms on the eastern side of the garden.

(Fontaine, room 5,13)

 

HGW24 Pompeii. December 2006. Vaulted ceiling in one of the richly decorated living rooms on the eastern side of the garden. 
(Fontaine, room 5,13).

HGW24 Pompeii. December 2006. Vaulted ceiling in one of the richly decorated living rooms on the eastern side of the garden.

(Fontaine, room 5,13).

 

HGW24 Pompeii. Drawing by Zahn, of ceiling decoration in one of the rooms on the lower floor.
See Zahn, W., 1828. Die schönsten Ornamente und merkwürdigsten Gemälde aus Pompeji, Herkulanum und Stabiae: I. Berlin: Reimer, taf. 27.
(Fontaine, room 5,13).

HGW24 Pompeii. Drawing by Zahn, of ceiling decoration in one of the rooms on the lower floor.

See Zahn, W., 1828. Die schönsten Ornamente und merkwürdigsten Gemälde aus Pompeji, Herkulanum und Stabiae: I. Berlin: Reimer, taf. 27.

(Fontaine, room 5,13).

 

 

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