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VII.15.2 Pompeii. Casa del Marinaio or Casa di Niobe or Casa del Gallo.

Linked to VII.15.1 and VII.15.16. Excavated c.1859 and 1871.

 

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VII.15.2 Pompeii. September 2017.  Looking north through doorway into apodyterium, or exedra/lounging room.
Photo courtesy of Klaus Heese.

VII.15.2 Pompeii. September 2017.  Looking north through doorway into apodyterium, or exedra/lounging room.

Photo courtesy of Klaus Heese.

 

VII.15.2 Pompeii. March 2009. Apodyterium, or lounging room. The large lounging room was entered through the second doorway on the left of the corridor. It was windowless and appears to have been given its wide doorway especially to receive light from the court. Its pavement was lavapesto decorated with white marble tesserae tracing an interlaced double hexagonal pattern. On the walls were large paintings of Polyphemus and Galatea (west wall), The Slaughter of the Niobids (north wall), The Punishment of Dirce (east wall), and Perseus and Andromeda (south wall). All were damaged, and their original height is unknown, but all measured 1.62 m. in width. See Franklyn, J.L., 1990. Pompeii, the Casa del Marinaio and its history. Rome: L’Erma di Bretschneider.

VII.15.2 Pompeii. March 2009. Apodyterium, or exedra/lounging room.

The large lounging room was entered through the second doorway on the left of the corridor.

It was windowless and appears to have been given its wide doorway specially to receive light from the court.

Its pavement was lavapesto decorated with white marble tesserae tracing an interlaced double hexagonal pattern.

On the walls were large paintings of

Polyphemus and Galatea (west wall), The Slaughter of the Niobids (north wall),

The Punishment of Dirce (east wall), and Perseus and Andromeda (south wall).

All were damaged, and their original height is unknown, but all measured 1.62 m. in width.

See Franklin, J.L., 1990. Pompeii, the Casa del Marinaio and its history. Rome: L’Erma di Bretschneider.

For descriptions of paintings see Mau, in Bullettino dell’Instituto di Corrispondenza Archeologica (DAIR), 1873, (p.205-212, and 230-236).

 

VII.15.2 Pompeii.  March 2009. Apodyterium.  West wall.  Site of a painting of Polyphemus and Galatea partly obliterated by the remodelling in the north west corner.

VII.15.2 Pompeii. March 2009. West wall of apodyterium. 

Site of a painting of Polyphemus and Galatea partly obliterated by the remodelling in the north-west corner.

 

VII.15.2 Pompeii. 1871? Drawing by Geremia Discanno, of fragment of painting of Galatea on a dolphin (nothing remains of the figure of Polyphemus) from west wall.
Sogliano described the painting as “destroyed on the right side”.
See Sogliano, A., 1879. Le pitture murali campane scoverte negli anni 1867-79. Napoli: Giannini, p.78, no.470.
Now in Naples Archaeological Museum. Inventory number ADS 793.
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VII.15.2 Pompeii. 1871? Drawing by Geremia Discanno, of fragment of painting of Galatea on a dolphin (nothing remains of the figure of Polyphemus) from west wall.

Sogliano described the painting as “destroyed on the right side”.

See Sogliano, A., 1879. Le pitture murali campane scoverte negli anni 1867-79. Napoli: Giannini, p.78, no.470.

Now in Naples Archaeological Museum. Inventory number ADS 793.

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VII.15.2 Pompeii. Lithograph copy of painting of Galatea on a dolphin from west wall.
DAIR 83.153. Photo © Deutsches Archäologisches Institut, Abteilung Rom, Arkiv.

VII.15.2 Pompeii. Lithograph copy of painting of Galatea on a dolphin from west wall.

DAIR 83.153. Photo © Deutsches Archäologisches Institut, Abteilung Rom, Arkiv.

 

VII.15.2 Pompeii. Copy of painting of Galatea on a dolphin from west wall.
DAIR 83.154. Photo © Deutsches Archäologisches Institut, Abteilung Rom, Arkiv.

VII.15.2 Pompeii. Copy of painting of Galatea on a dolphin from west wall.

DAIR 83.154. Photo © Deutsches Archäologisches Institut, Abteilung Rom, Arkiv.

 

VII.15.2 Pompeii. 27th September 1897. Watercolour copy of painting of Galatea on a dolphin from west wall.
DAIR 83.155. Photo © Deutsches Archäologisches Institut, Abteilung Rom, Arkiv.

VII.15.2 Pompeii. 27th September 1897. Watercolour copy of painting of Galatea on a dolphin from west wall.

DAIR 83.155. Photo © Deutsches Archäologisches Institut, Abteilung Rom, Arkiv.

 

VII.15.2 Pompeii.  March 2009. Apodyterium.  West and north wall.  Remodelling in north west corner to create a flue when the oven was installed in the granary below.

VII.15.2 Pompeii. March 2009. West and north walls of apodyterium.    

Remodelling in north-west corner to create a flue when the oven was installed in the granary below.

 

VII.15.2 Pompeii.  March 2009. Apodyterium.  North wall.  Site of a painting of the Slaughter of the Niobids.

VII.15.2 Pompeii. March 2009. North wall of apodyterium. Site of a painting of the Slaughter of the Niobids.

 

VII.15.2 Pompeii. May 2018. Slaughter of the Niobids from north wall of apodyterium/exedra. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee. 
Now in Naples Archaeological Museum. Inventory number 111479.

VII.15.2 Pompeii. May 2018. Slaughter of the Niobids from north wall of apodyterium/exedra. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

Now in Naples Archaeological Museum. Inventory number 111479.

 

VII.15.2 Pompeii. May 2010. Slaughter of the Niobids from north wall of apodyterium. Apollo and his sister Artemis kill the children of Amphion and Niobe with poison arrows. This is in revenge for Niobe boasting that she had more children than their mother Latona. Now in Naples Archaeological Museum.  Inventory number 111479.
See Bragantini, I and Sampaolo, V., Eds, 2009. La Pittura Pompeiana. Verona: Electa.  (p. 270, Fig 115)

VII.15.2 Pompeii. May 2010. Slaughter of the Niobids from north wall of apodyterium/exedra.

Apollo and his sister Artemis kill the children of Amphion and Niobe with poison arrows.

This is in revenge for Niobe boasting that she had more children than their mother Latona (Leto).

Now in Naples Archaeological Museum. Inventory number 111479.

See Bragantini, I and Sampaolo, V., Eds, 2009. La Pittura Pompeiana. Verona: Electa.  (p. 270, Fig 115)

See Sogliano, A., 1879. Le pitture murali campane scoverte negli anni 1867-79. Napoli: Giannini, p.85, no.505.

 

VII.15.2 Pompeii. May 2018. Detail from Slaughter of the Niobids from north wall of apodyterium/exedra.  
The children of Niobe are killed with poisoned arrows. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee. 
Now in Naples Archaeological Museum. Inventory number 111479.

VII.15.2 Pompeii. May 2018. Detail from Slaughter of the Niobids from north wall of apodyterium/exedra. 

The children of Niobe are killed with poisoned arrows. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

Now in Naples Archaeological Museum. Inventory number 111479.

 

VII.15.2 Pompeii. May 2010. Detail from Slaughter of the Niobids from north wall of apodyterium. The children of Niobe are killed with poisoned arrows. Now in Naples Archaeological Museum.  Inventory number 111479.

VII.15.2 Pompeii. May 2010. Detail from Slaughter of the Niobids from north wall of apodyterium/exedra. 

The children of Niobe are killed with poisoned arrows.

Now in Naples Archaeological Museum. Inventory number 111479.

 

VII.15.2 Pompeii. Drawing by Nicola La Volpe, of detail from painting of Slaughter of the Niobids from north wall of apodyterium/exedra.  
Now in Naples Archaeological Museum. Inventory number ADS 790.
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VII.15.2 Pompeii.

Drawing by Nicola La Volpe, of detail from painting of Slaughter of the Niobids from north wall of apodyterium/exedra. 

Now in Naples Archaeological Museum. Inventory number ADS 790.

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

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VII.15.2 Pompeii. May 2010. Detail from Slaughter of the Niobids from north wall of apodyterium.  The children of Niobe are killed with poisoned arrows. Now in Naples Archaeological Museum.  Inventory number 111479. See Bragantini, I and Sampaolo, V., Eds, 2009. La Pittura Pompeiana. Verona: Electa.  (p. 270, Fig 115)

VII.15.2 Pompeii. May 2010. Detail from Slaughter of the Niobids from north wall of apodyterium/exedra. 

The children of Niobe are killed with poisoned arrows.

Now in Naples Archaeological Museum.  Inventory number 111479.

See Bragantini, I and Sampaolo, V., Eds, 2009. La Pittura Pompeiana. Verona: Electa.  (p. 270, Fig 115)

 

VII.15.2 Pompeii. May 2010. Detail from Slaughter of the Niobids from north wall of apodyterium/exedra.  
Two figures sit in an attitude of complete indifference to what is happening.
The old man with a cornucopia may be the personification of the river Citerone.
The young girl may be the nymph Gargafia or Gargaphia.
Now in Naples Archaeological Museum.  Inventory number 111479.
See Bragantini, I and Sampaolo, V., Eds, 2009. La Pittura Pompeiana. Verona: Electa.  (p. 270, Fig 115).
See Sogliano, A., 1879. Le pitture murali campane scoverte negli anni 1867-79. Napoli: Giannini, p.85, no.505.

VII.15.2 Pompeii. May 2010. Detail from Slaughter of the Niobids from north wall of apodyterium/exedra. 

Two figures sit in an attitude of complete indifference to what is happening.

The old man with a cornucopia may be the personification of the river Citerone.

The young girl may be the nymph Gargafia or Gargaphia.

Now in Naples Archaeological Museum.  Inventory number 111479.

See Bragantini, I and Sampaolo, V., Eds, 2009. La Pittura Pompeiana. Verona: Electa.  (p. 270, Fig 115).

 

VII.15.2 Pompeii. Drawing by Nicola La Volpe, of two divinities, detail from Slaughter of the Niobids from north wall of apodyterium/exedra.  
Now in Naples Archaeological Museum. Inventory number ADS 706.
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According to Sogliano, this painting was not preserved, but now appears to be in Naples Museum, inventory number 111479. 
See Sogliano, A., 1879. Le pitture murali campane scoverte negli anni 1867-79. Napoli: Giannini, p.85, no.505.

VII.15.2 Pompeii.

Drawing by Nicola La Volpe, of two divinities, detail from Slaughter of the Niobids from north wall of apodyterium/exedra. 

Now in Naples Archaeological Museum. Inventory number ADS 706.

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

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VII.15.2 Pompeii. May 2018. Detail from Slaughter of the Niobids from north wall of apodyterium/exedra.  
The sons of Niobe try to flee on foot or by horse, but escape is futile. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee. 
Now in Naples Archaeological Museum. Inventory number 111479.

VII.15.2 Pompeii. May 2018. Detail from Slaughter of the Niobids from north wall of apodyterium/exedra. 

The sons of Niobe try to flee on foot or by horse, but escape is futile. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

Now in Naples Archaeological Museum. Inventory number 111479.

 

VII.15.2 Pompeii. May 2010. Detail from Slaughter of the Niobids from north wall of apodyterium.  The sons of Niobe try to flee on foot or by horse but escape is futile. Now in Naples Archaeological Museum.  Inventory number 111479.

VII.15.2 Pompeii. May 2010. Detail from Slaughter of the Niobids from north wall of apodyterium/exedra. 

The sons of Niobe try to flee on foot or by horse, but escape is futile.

Now in Naples Archaeological Museum. Inventory number 111479.

 

VII.15.2 Pompeii. Drawing by Nicola La Volpe, of detail from painting of Slaughter of the Niobids from north wall of apodyterium/exedra.  
Now in Naples Archaeological Museum. Inventory number ADS 791.
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VII.15.2 Pompeii. Drawing by Nicola La Volpe, of detail from painting of Slaughter of the Niobids from north wall of apodyterium/exedra. 

Now in Naples Archaeological Museum. Inventory number ADS 791.

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

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VII.15.2 Pompeii. May 2010. Detail from Slaughter of the Niobids from north wall of apodyterium. The Niobids try to escape the deadly arrows which is futile. The servants, in short tunics and wearing hats, continue the hunt as if unaware of what is happening around them. Now in Naples Archaeological Museum.  Inventory number 111479. See Bragantini, I and Sampaolo, V., Eds, 2009. La Pittura Pompeiana. Verona: Electa.  (p. 270, Fig 115)

VII.15.2 Pompeii. May 2010. Detail from Slaughter of the Niobids from north wall of apodyterium/exedra.

The Niobids trying to escape the deadly arrows which is futile.

The servants, in short tunics and wearing hats, continue the hunt as if unaware of what is happening around them.

Now in Naples Archaeological Museum. Inventory number 111479.

See Bragantini, I and Sampaolo, V., Eds, 2009. La Pittura Pompeiana. Verona: Electa.  (p. 270, Fig 115)

 

VII.15.2 Pompeii. May 2010. Detail from Slaughter of the Niobids from north wall of apodyterium. The children of Niobe try to flee the deadly arrows but are in chaos. Now in Naples Archaeological Museum.  Inventory number 111479.

VII.15.2 Pompeii. May 2010. Detail from Slaughter of the Niobids from north wall of apodyterium/exedra.

The children of Niobe try to flee the deadly arrows but are in chaos.

Now in Naples Archaeological Museum. Inventory number 111479.

 

VII.15.2 Pompeii. May 2010. Detail from Slaughter of the Niobids from north wall of apodyterium. The children of Niobe try to flee the deadly arrows but are in chaos. Now in Naples Archaeological Museum.  Inventory number 111479.

VII.15.2 Pompeii. May 2010. Detail from Slaughter of the Niobids from north wall of apodyterium/exedra.

The children of Niobe try to flee the deadly arrows but are in chaos.

Now in Naples Archaeological Museum. Inventory number 111479.

 

VII.15.2 Pompeii. May 2018. Detail from Slaughter of the Niobids from north wall of apodyterium/exedra.  
The servants continue hunting an exceptionally large giant boar as if unaware of what is happening around them. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee. 
Now in Naples Archaeological Museum. Inventory number 111479.

VII.15.2 Pompeii. May 2018. Detail from Slaughter of the Niobids from north wall of apodyterium/exedra. 

The servants continue hunting an exceptionally large giant boar as if unaware of what is happening around them. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

Now in Naples Archaeological Museum. Inventory number 111479.

 

VII.15.2 Pompeii. May 2010. Detail from Slaughter of the Niobids from north wall of apodyterium.  The servants continue hunting an exceptionally large giant boar as if unaware of what is happening around them. Now in Naples Archaeological Museum.  Inventory number 111479.

VII.15.2 Pompeii. May 2010. Detail from Slaughter of the Niobids from north wall of apodyterium/exedra. 

The servants continue hunting an exceptionally large giant boar as if unaware of what is happening around them.

Now in Naples Archaeological Museum. Inventory number 111479.

 

VII.15.2 Pompeii. May 2010. Detail from Slaughter of the Niobids from north wall of apodyterium. A tetrastyle temple with a spotted hind, the symbol of Artemis. Now in Naples Archaeological Museum.  Inventory number 111479.

VII.15.2 Pompeii. May 2010. Detail from Slaughter of the Niobids from north wall of apodyterium/exedra.

A tetrastyle temple with a spotted hind, the symbol of Artemis. 

Now in Naples Archaeological Museum. Inventory number 111479.

 

VII.15.2 Pompeii. May 2010. Detail from Slaughter of the Niobids from north wall of apodyterium. The leg at the top of the picture is that of Apollo. The servants, in short tunics and wearing hats, continue the hunt as if unaware of what is happening around them.
Now in Naples Archaeological Museum.  Inventory number 111479. See Sogliano, A., 1879. Le pitture murali campane scoverte negli anni 1867-79. Napoli: Giannini. (p. 85, Item 505).

VII.15.2 Pompeii. May 2010. Detail from Slaughter of the Niobids from north wall of apodyterium/exedra.

The leg at the top of the picture is that of Apollo.

The servants, in short tunics and wearing hats, continue the hunt as if unaware of what is happening around them.

Now in Naples Archaeological Museum. Inventory number 111479.

See Sogliano, A., 1879. Le pitture murali campane scoverte negli anni 1867-79. Napoli: Giannini. (p. 85, Item 505).

 

VII.15.2 Pompeii. May 2018. Detail from Slaughter of the Niobids from north wall of apodyterium/exedra. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee. 
Now in Naples Archaeological Museum. Inventory number 111479.

VII.15.2 Pompeii. May 2018. Detail from Slaughter of the Niobids from north wall of apodyterium/exedra. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

Now in Naples Archaeological Museum. Inventory number 111479.

 

VII.15.2 Pompeii. May 2010. Detail from Slaughter of the Niobids from north wall of apodyterium.  The Niobids try to escape the deadly arrows which is futile. Now in Naples Archaeological Museum.  Inventory number 111479.

VII.15.2 Pompeii. May 2010. Detail from Slaughter of the Niobids from north wall of apodyterium/exedra. 

The Niobids try to escape the deadly arrows, which is futile.

Now in Naples Archaeological Museum. Inventory number 111479.

 

 

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