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VI.11.10 Pompeii. Casa del Labirinto or House of the Labyrinth.

Excavated early 1830s.  Linked to VI.11.9. 

 

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VI.11.10 Pompeii. December 2007. Room 16, looking north-east across peristyle from south-west corner. West colonnade of peristyle showing brick columns, these had still not been redecorated in AD79 since the earthquake of AD62.

VI.11.10 Pompeii. December 2007. Room 16, looking north-east across peristyle from south-west corner.

West colonnade of peristyle showing brick columns, these had still not been redecorated in AD79 since the earthquake of AD62.

 

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VI.11.10 Pompeii.  W.1537. Looking north along the west portico of the peristyle.
Photo by Tatiana Warscher. With kind permission of DAI Rome, whose copyright it remains. 
See http://arachne.uni-koeln.de/item/marbilderbestand/230671

VI.11.10 Pompeii.  W.1537. Looking north along the west portico of the peristyle.

Photo by Tatiana Warscher. Photo © Deutsches Archäologisches Institut, Abteilung Rom, Arkiv.

 

VI.11.10 House of the Labyrinth or Casa del Labirinto.  December 2007.  Room 16.  Looking north along west side of peristyle.

VI.11.10 Pompeii. December 2007. Room 16, looking north along west portico of peristyle.

 

VI.11.10 House of the Labyrinth or Casa del Labirinto.  December 2007.  Room 16.  Looking across garden to north side of peristyle.

VI.11.10 Pompeii. December 2007. Room 16, looking across garden towards north side of peristyle.

 

VI.11.10 House of the Labyrinth or Casa del Labirinto.  December 2006.  Looking North West across the peristyle.

VI.11.10 Pompeii. December 2006. Looking north-west across the peristyle, from south-east corner.

 

VI.11.10 House of the Labyrinth or Casa del Labirinto.  December 2006.  Looking North West across the peristyle.

VI.11.10 Pompeii. December 2006. Looking north-west across the peristyle.

 

VI.11.10 Pompeii, but shown as VI.11.19 on photo. 1937-39.  Room 16, looking north-west across peristyle. Photo courtesy of American Academy in Rome, Photographic Archive.  Warsher collection no. 836

VI.11.10 Pompeii but shown as VI.11.19 on photo. Pre-1937-39. Room 16, looking north-west across peristyle.

Photo courtesy of American Academy in Rome, Photographic Archive. Warsher collection no. 836.

 

VI.11.10 House of the Labyrinth.  Casa del Labirinto.  December 2006.  North side of the peristyle.

VI.11.10 Pompeii. December 2006. North portico of the peristyle, looking west from the east end.

 

VI.11.10 House of the Labyrinth.  Casa del Labirinto.  December 2006.  Rooms on North side of the peristyle.

VI.11.10 Pompeii. December 2006. Rooms on north side of the peristyle.

 

VI.11.10 Pompeii. December 2007. Doorway to room 17. Looking north into oecus in north-west corner of peristyle.

VI.11.10 Pompeii. December 2007. Doorway to room 17. 

Looking north into oecus/triclinium in north-west corner of peristyle.

 

VI.11.10 House of the Labyrinth or Casa del Labirinto.  December 2007.  Room 17.  Oecus in north west corner of peristyle.

VI.11.10 Pompeii. December 2006. Doorway to room 17. 

Looking north into oecus/triclinium in north-west corner of peristyle.

 

VI.11.10 Pompeii. December 2007. Room 17, oecus/triclinium in north-west corner of peristyle.
On the left is the west wall of anteroom. On the right is a doorway to room 18.
The flooring of the anteroom was of cocciopesto containing white crosses with a black centre.
A mosaic border of white tesserae separated the flooring of the anteroom from the oecus/triclinium.
A meander pattern and a central emblema were present in the floor of the room.

VI.11.10 Pompeii. December 2007. Room 17, oecus/triclinium in north-west corner of peristyle.

On the left is the west wall of anteroom. On the right is a doorway to room 18.

The flooring of the anteroom was of cocciopesto containing white crosses with a black centre.

A mosaic border of white tesserae separated the flooring of the anteroom from the oecus/triclinium.

A meander pattern and a central emblema were present in the floor of the room.

 

VII.2.20 Pompeii. Unknown date, although dated by AAR c.1937-1939. 
This photo of a beautiful mosaic floor is too interesting not to include.
If it is the same location as the floor below, it shows the floor in a much better condition than the one below dated c.1930.
Photo courtesy of American Academy in Rome, Photographic Archive 1937-9_354. 
Warsher collection no. 354.
According to Warsher, this mosaic flooring was from VII.2.20, but due to the grass covering on our visit, we were unable to locate a position to verify it.
However, the photo below, taken by Blake (c.1930) would appear to be a very similar floor but not in such a good condition,
In her book (p.27), she says “An excellent example of this is found in VI.XI.10 (Casa del Labirinto, Pl.4, Fig.1), in one of the rooms at the back of the garden.”
In our photos for VI.11.10, the rooms at the rear of the peristyle garden, we were unable to locate this mosaic either.
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VI.11.10 Pompeii but shown as VII.2.20 on photo. Pre-1937-1939. Room 17, flooring of anteroom and oecus/triclinium.

Photo courtesy of American Academy in Rome, Photographic Archive 1937-9_354. Warsher collection no. 354.

If this photo is of the same floor as the location below, it shows the floor in a much better condition than the one below dated c.1930.

In her book, Blake wrote -

“An excellent example of this is found in VI.XI.10 (Casa del Labirinto, Pl.4, Fig.1), in one of the rooms at the back of the garden.”

See Blake, M., (1930). The pavements of the Roman Buildings of the Republic and Early Empire. Rome, MAAR, 8, (p. 27).

 

VI.11.10 Pompeii, c.1930. Room 17, flooring of oecus/triclinium with meander border and central emblema.
See Blake, M., (1930). The pavements of the Roman Buildings of the Republic and Early Empire. Rome, MAAR, 8, (p. 27, 84, & Pl.4, tav.1, above).
According to Blake - 
“In VI.XI.10 (Casa del Labirinto, Pl.4, Fig.1, (as above), it serves as an ornamental band for a cement floor of the second type, which is decorated in little crosses and seems clearly to belong to the walls with decorations in the second style.” (p.84).

VI.11.10 Pompeii, c.1930. Room 17, flooring of oecus/triclinium with meander border and central emblema.

See Blake, M., (1930). The pavements of the Roman Buildings of the Republic and Early Empire. Rome, MAAR, 8, (p. 27, 84, & Pl.4, tav.1, above).

According to Blake -

“In VI.XI.10 (Casa del Labirinto, Pl.4, Fig.1, (as above), it serves as an ornamental band for a cement floor of the second type, which is decorated in little crosses and seems clearly to belong to the walls with decorations in the second style.” (p.84).

 

VI.11.10 Pompeii. Room 17, detail of flooring.
DAI Berlin 80.2070. Photo © Deutsches Archäologisches Institut, Abteilung Rom, Arkiv.

VI.11.10 Pompeii. Room 17, detail of flooring.

DAI Berlin 80.2070. Photo © Deutsches Archäologisches Institut, Abteilung Rom, Arkiv.

 

VI.11.10 Pompeii. Room 17, detail of meander pattern.
DAI Berlin 78.2230. Photo © Deutsches Archäologisches Institut, Abteilung Rom, Arkiv.

VI.11.10 Pompeii. Room 17, detail of meander pattern.

DAI Berlin 78.2230. Photo © Deutsches Archäologisches Institut, Abteilung Rom, Arkiv.

 

VI.11.10 House of the Labyrinth or Casa del Labirinto.  December 2007.  Room 17.  Oecus in north west corner of peristyle.

VI.11.10 Pompeii. December 2006. Room 17, looking north in oecus/triclinium.

 

 

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