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Oplontis. Villa di Poppea or Villa of Poppea

or Villa Poppaea or Oplontis Villa A.

 

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Rooms 34 to 39.

 

Room 34: East portico looking onto the north garden 56.

 

Oplontis, May 2010. Room 34, looking south towards east portico of the north garden. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

Oplontis Villa of Poppea, May 2010. Room 34, looking south towards east portico of the north garden.

Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

Oplontis, May 2010. Room 34, looking south-west towards east portico of the north garden. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

Oplontis Villa of Poppea, May 2010. Room 34, looking south-west towards east portico of the north garden.

Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

Oplontis, September 2015. East Portico 34, looking south.

Oplontis Villa of Poppea, September 2015. East Portico 34, looking south.

 

Oplontis, September 2015. Dolium embedded in soil in north garden, under glass.

Oplontis Villa of Poppea, September 2015. Dolium embedded in soil in north garden, under glass.

 

Oplontis, September 2015. East Portico 34, threshold of doorway leading to room 54.

Oplontis Villa of Poppea, September 2015. East Portico 34, threshold of doorway looking east into room 54.

 

Oplontis, September 2015. East Portico 34, looking west.

Oplontis Villa of Poppea, September 2015. East Portico 34, looking west.

 

Oplontis, September 2015. East Portico 34, painted bird and plants on black zoccolo.

Oplontis Villa of Poppea, September 2015. East Portico 34, painted bird and plants on black zoccolo.

 

Oplontis, September 2015. East Portico 34, remains of painted bird in centre of red panel.

Oplontis Villa of Poppea, September 2015. East Portico 34, remains of painted bird in centre of red panel.

 

Oplontis, September 2015. East Portico 34, remains of painted peacock in centre of yellow panel.

Oplontis Villa of Poppea, September 2015. East Portico 34, remains of painted peacock in centre of yellow panel.

 

Oplontis, September 2015. East Portico 34, black zoccolo.

Oplontis Villa of Poppea, September 2015. East Portico 34, black zoccolo.

 

Oplontis, September 2015. East Portico 34, painted animal in middle of red panel.

Oplontis Villa of Poppea, September 2015. East Portico 34, painted animal in middle of red panel.

 

Oplontis, September 2015. East Portico 34, black zoccolo.

Oplontis Villa of Poppea, September 2015. East Portico 34, black zoccolo.

 

Oplontis, September 2015. East Portico 34, black zoccolo with painted plants.

Oplontis Villa of Poppea, September 2015. East Portico 34, black zoccolo with painted plants.

 

Oplontis, September 2015. East Portico 34, black zoccolo.

Oplontis Villa of Poppea, September 2015. East Portico 34, black zoccolo.

 

Oplontis, September 2015. East Portico 34, black zoccolo with painted plants.

Oplontis Villa of Poppea, September 2015. East Portico 34, black zoccolo with painted plants.

 

Oplontis, September 2015. East Portico 34, black zoccolo.

Oplontis Villa of Poppea, September 2015. East Portico 34, black zoccolo.

 

Oplontis, September 2015. East Portico 34, corridor leading south to room 4, with doorway to room 30, on left.

Oplontis Villa of Poppea, September 2015.

East Portico 34, corridor leading south to room 4, with doorway to room 30, on left.

 

Oplontis, September 2015. East Portico 34, looking north along west side of portico, towards the north garden.

Oplontis Villa of Poppea, September 2015.

East Portico 34, looking north along west side of portico, towards the north garden, from near room 30.

 

Oplontis, September 2015. East Portico 34, looking south from the northern end, doorway to room 21 is on the right.

Oplontis Villa of Poppea, September 2015. East Portico 34, looking south from the northern end, doorway to room 21 is on the right.

 

Oplontis, September 2011. Room 34, east portico of north garden, looking south-west towards doorway to room 30, and side doorway into room 21. Photo courtesy of Michael Binns.

Oplontis Villa of Poppea, September 2011.

Room 34, east portico of north garden, looking south-west towards doorway to room 30, and side doorway into room 21, on right.

Photo courtesy of Michael Binns.

 

Oplontis, September 2015. East Portico 34, looking south-east.

Oplontis Villa of Poppea, September 2015. East Portico 34, looking south-east.

 

Oplontis, September 2015. East Portico 34, looking east.

Oplontis Villa of Poppea, September 2015. East Portico 34, looking east.

 

Oplontis, September 2011. Room 34, east portico, looking south-east from replanted north garden. Photo courtesy of Michael Binns.

Oplontis Villa of Poppea, September 2011. Room 34, east portico, looking south-east from replanted north garden.

Photo courtesy of Michael Binns.

 

Oplontis, May 2011. Room 34, east portico, looking south-east from replanted north garden. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

Oplontis Villa of Poppea, May 2011. Room 34, east portico, looking south-east from replanted north garden.

Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

Oplontis, Villa of Poppea, October 2001. Room 34, east portico, looking south-east from north garden. Photo courtesy of Peter Woods

Oplontis, Villa of Poppea, October 2001. Room 34, east portico, looking south-east from north garden.

Photo courtesy of Peter Woods

 

Room 35: Storeroom in servants’ area.

 

Oplontis Villa of Poppea, September 2015. Doorway to room 35 in north-west corner of peristyle 32.
Notices outlining the work of The Oplontis Project are attached to the grille.

Oplontis Villa of Poppea, September 2015. Doorway to room 35 in north-west corner of peristyle 32.

Notices outlining the work of The Oplontis Project are attached to the grille.

See www.oplontisproject.org

 

Oplontis Villa of Poppea, September 2015. Room 35, Oplontis Project notice on door.
For a wealth of additional information see The Oplontis Project eBook
Oplontis : Villa A ("of Poppaea") at Torre Annunziata, Italy. Vol. 1, The ancient setting and modern rediscovery by John R. Clarke and Nayla K. Muntasser.
at Vol. 1, The ancient setting and modern rediscovery

Oplontis Villa of Poppea, September 2015. Room 35, Oplontis Project notice on door.

For a wealth of additional information see The Oplontis Project eBook

Oplontis : Villa A ("of Poppaea") at Torre Annunziata, Italy. Vol. 1, The ancient setting and modern rediscovery by John R. Clarke and Nayla K. Muntasser.

at Vol. 1, The ancient setting and modern rediscovery

 

Oplontis, September 2015. Room 35, view from doorway.

Oplontis Villa of Poppea, September 2015. Room 35, view from doorway.

 

Oplontis, September 2015. Room 35, flooring.

Oplontis Villa of Poppea, September 2015. Room 35, flooring.

 

Oplontis, 1978. Statue of Venus, height 52.5cms, with a round base, height 4cm and 23.5 diameter. 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. J78f0494

Oplontis Villa of Poppea, 1978. Statue of Venus, height 52.5cms, with a round base, height 4cm and 23.5 diameter.

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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Oplontis, 1975. Statue of Venus loosening her sandal before taking a bath, found 4th September 1973, in room 35. 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. J75f0137
According to De Caro, this statue was found in room 35 which was a storeroom in the servants’ area, in which other fragments of sculpture and a large amount of household equipment of the villa were found. 
See De Caro, S.1976. Sculture dalla villa “di Poppea” in Oplontis (p.219) in Cronache Pompeiane, II, 1976, (p.184-225)

Oplontis Villa of Poppea, 1975. Statue of Venus loosening her sandal before taking a bath, found 4th September 1973, in room 35.

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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According to De Caro, this statue was found in room 35 which was a storeroom in the servants’ area, in which other fragments of sculpture and a large amount of household equipment of the villa were found.

See De Caro, S.1976. Sculture dalla villa “di Poppea” in Oplontis (p.219) in Cronache Pompeiane, II, 1976, (p.184-225)

 

Oplontis, 1978. Statue of Venus. 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. J78f0490

Oplontis Villa of Poppea, 1978. Statue of Venus. 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.

J78f0490

 

Oplontis, 1978. Statue of Venus. 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. J78f0492

Oplontis Villa of Poppea, 1978. Statue of Venus. 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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Room 36: Steps to lower floor.

 

Oplontis, September 2015. Room 36, doorway to steps to lower floor, in south-west corner of internal peristyle.

Oplontis Villa of Poppea, September 2015. Room 36, doorway to steps to lower floor, in south-west corner of internal peristyle.

 

Oplontis, September 2015. Room 36, steps to lower floor. According to Malandrino -  
“After the excavation of the staircase ramp and part of a sloping corridor, exploration was interrupted because of the Sarno Canal above. There are three possible reasons for these stairs: the first was that it was leading to a basement: the second that it gave access to a cryptoporticus which extended along the southern side, and the third that it formed an entrance, on a lower level, from the coastal roadway passing on the southern side.”
See Malandrino, Carlo. 1978. “Oplontis”, Napoli, (p.77-78)

Oplontis Villa of Poppea, September 2015. Room 36, steps to lower floor.

According to Malandrino - 

“After the excavation of the staircase ramp and part of a sloping corridor, exploration was interrupted because of the Sarno Canal above.

There are three possible reasons for these stairs: the first was that it was leading to a basement:

the second that it gave access to a cryptoporticus which extended along the southern side,

and the third that it formed an entrance, on a lower level, from the coastal roadway passing on the southern side.”

See Malandrino, Carlo. 1978. “Oplontis”, Napoli, (p.77-78)

 

Oplontis, May 2011. Room 36, stairs to the lower floor. Photo courtesy of Michael Binns.

Oplontis Villa of Poppea, May 2011. Room 36, stairs to the lower floor.

Photo courtesy of Michael Binns.

 

Room 37: Corridor between Portico 24 and rustic peristyle 32.

 

Oplontis, September 2015. Corridor 37, looking south towards portico 24, from internal peristyle no.32.

Oplontis Villa of Poppea, September 2015. Corridor 37, looking south towards portico 24, from internal peristyle no.32.

 

Oplontis, September 2015. Corridor 37, south end, leading onto portico 24.

Oplontis Villa of Poppea, September 2015. Corridor 37, south end, leading onto portico 24.

 

Oplontis, September 2015. Corridor 37, threshold at south end.

Oplontis Villa of Poppea, September 2015. Corridor 37, threshold at south end.

 

Oplontis, September 2015. Room 37, doorway at north end of corridor leading to portico 24, from internal peristyle 32.

Oplontis Villa of Poppea, September 2015. Room 37, doorway at north end of corridor leading to portico 24, from internal peristyle 32.

 

Oplontis, September 2015. Corridor 37, decorated east wall.

Oplontis Villa of Poppea, September 2015. Corridor 37, decorated east wall.

 

Oplontis, September 2015. Corridor 37, decorated west wall.

Oplontis Villa of Poppea, September 2015. Corridor 37, decorated west wall.

 

Oplontis, September 2015. Corridor 37, looking south at reconstructed ceiling which shows the way these ceiling would always have been made using reeds, then plastered and decorated.

Oplontis Villa of Poppea, September 2015. Corridor 37, looking south at reconstructed ceiling which shows the way these ceiling would always have been made using reeds, then plastered and decorated.

 

Oplontis, September 2015. Corridor 37, ceiling, looking north.

Oplontis Villa of Poppea, September 2015. Corridor 37, ceiling, looking north.

 

Oplontis, September 2015. Corridor 37, looking north to internal peristyle.

Oplontis Villa of Poppea, September 2015. Corridor 37, looking north to internal peristyle.

 

Oplontis, September 2011. Corridor 37, looking north to rustic peristyle. Photo courtesy of Michael Binns.

Oplontis Villa of Poppea, September 2011. Corridor 37, looking north to rustic internal peristyle.

Photo courtesy of Michael Binns.

 

Room 38: Room linked to room 41, the cubiculum with two alcoves.

 

Oplontis, September 2015. Room 38, doorway in north wall of portico 24.

Oplontis Villa of Poppea, September 2015. Room 38, doorway in north wall of portico 24.

 

Oplontis, September 2011. Room 38, doorway to cubiculum, looking towards north wall. Photo courtesy of Michael Binns.

Oplontis Villa of Poppea, September 2011. Room 38, doorway to cubiculum, looking towards north wall.

Photo courtesy of Michael Binns.

 

Oplontis, May 2010.  Room 38, looking towards north-west corner. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

Oplontis Villa of Poppea, May 2010.  Room 38, looking towards north-west corner.

Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

Oplontis, September 2015. Room 38, west wall.

Oplontis Villa of Poppea, September 2015. Room 38, west wall.

 

Oplontis, September 2015. Room 38, painted black zoccolo on west wall.

Oplontis Villa of Poppea, September 2015. Room 38, painted black zoccolo on west wall.

 

Oplontis, September 2015. Room 38, north wall.

Oplontis Villa of Poppea, September 2015. Room 38, north wall.

 

Oplontis, September 2015. Room 38, painted black zoccolo on north wall in north-west corner.

Oplontis Villa of Poppea, September 2015. Room 38, painted black zoccolo on north wall in north-west corner.

 

Oplontis, September 2015. Room 38, painted black zoccolo from north wall.

Oplontis Villa of Poppea, September 2015. Room 38, painted black zoccolo from north wall.

 

Oplontis, September 2015. Room 38, painted black zoccolo from north-east corner.

Oplontis Villa of Poppea, September 2015. Room 38, painted black zoccolo from north-east corner.

 

Oplontis, September 2011. Room 38, looking towards north-east corner. Photo courtesy of Michael Binns.

Oplontis Villa of Poppea, September 2011. Room 38, looking towards north-east corner.

Photo courtesy of Michael Binns.

 

Oplontis, September 2015. Room 38, painted decoration on east wall.

Oplontis Villa of Poppea, September 2015. Room 38, painted decoration on east wall with doorway to room 41.

 

Oplontis, September 2015. Room 38, painted black zoccolo from east wall.

Oplontis Villa of Poppea, September 2015. Room 38, painted black zoccolo from east wall.

 

Oplontis, May 2010. Room 38, painted ceiling. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

Oplontis Villa of Poppea, May 2010. Room 38, painted ceiling. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

Oplontis, May 2010. Room 38, painted decoration. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

Oplontis Villa of Poppea, May 2010. Room 38, painted decoration. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

Room 39: Small room on south side of peristyle 32.

 

Oplontis, September 2015. Room 32, doorway to room 39 in south wall of internal peristyle.

Oplontis Villa of Poppea, September 2015. Room 39, doorway in south wall of internal peristyle, no.32.

 

Oplontis, September 2015. Room 39, looking south from doorway.

Oplontis Villa of Poppea, September 2015. Room 39, looking south from doorway.

 

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