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I.2.6 Pompeii. Casa degli attori or Casa dei Mimi.

Excavated 1872. Bombed in 1943.

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1.2.6 Pompeii. September 2010. Looking north towards second room on north side of atrium. Photo courtesy of Drew Baker.

1.2.6 Pompeii. September 2010. Looking north towards second room on north side of atrium.

Photo courtesy of Drew Baker.

 

I.2.6 Pompeii.  December 2006. Ala, which took the place of a tablinum, to the north of the atrium. When this room was excavated, according to Fiorelli, its decorations were much degraded, but it had preserved elegant paintings, with architectural perspective, and trees, and the walls had prepared white plaster, which were waiting to receive their painting.
See Pappalardo, U., 2001. La Descrizione di Pompei per Giuseppe Fiorelli (1875). Napoli: Massa Editore. (p.34)
According to Bragantini, the zoccolo was red with a border, and the middle section had yellow panels. See Bragantini, de Vos, Badoni, 1981. Pitture e Pavimenti di Pompei, Parte 1. Rome: ICCD. (p. 1)

I.2.6 Pompeii.  December 2006. Ala, which took the place of a tablinum, to the north of the atrium.

When this room was excavated, according to Fiorelli, its decorations were much degraded, but it still showed elegant paintings with architectural perspective and trees, and the walls had prepared white plaster which were waiting to receive their paintings.

See Pappalardo, U., 2001. La Descrizione di Pompei per Giuseppe Fiorelli (1875). Napoli: Massa Editore. (p.34)

According to Bragantini, the zoccolo was red with a border, and the middle section had yellow panels.

See Bragantini, de Vos, Badoni, 1981. Pitture e Pavimenti di Pompei, Parte 1. Rome: ICCD. (p. 1)

 

1.2.6 Pompeii. September 2010. Looking south into atrium, from second room on north side of atrium. Photo courtesy of Drew Baker

1.2.6 Pompeii. September 2010. Looking south into atrium, from second room on north side of atrium.

Photo courtesy of Drew Baker.

On the left, the east wall of the atrium would have had two doorways through to the portico.

 

1.2.6 Pompeii. 1935 photo taken by Tatiana Warscher. Looking towards east wall of atrium, with two doorways leading to portico of peristyle. Warscher quoting Mau in BdI, 1874, p.199, described –
I.2.6 “L’atrio toscanico offre poco interesse. Sul lato orientale dell’impluvio sta una tavola di marmo, sorretta da due sostegni su basi murate. I sostegni sono formati ciascuno da due grifi, una con testa di leone, l’altro di cavallo. Sul piano che resta libero fra’grifi in ciascun de’lati esteriori, è rapresentato il vaso con coperchio alto ed appuntato e due ornamenti che hanno la forma di teste d’acquila, in ciascuno dei lati interiore un cornucopia con frutta.”
See Warscher T., 1935. Codex Topographicus Pompeianus: Regio I.2. (no.14), Rome: DAIR, whose copyright it remains.
(translation: the Tuscanic atrium offers little of interest. On the eastern side of the impluvium was a marble table, held up by two supports on brick bases. Each of the supports were formed from two griffins, one with the head of a lion, the other with a horse’s head. 
On the side edge that remained free between the griffins, on each of the exterior sides was represented a vase with a tall lid and two ornaments that have the shape of an eagle heads, in each of the interior sides a cornucopia with fruit.")
According to Bragantini, in the atrium two marble table legs were photographed. The two griffin supports were included, but the two pegasus supports had been transferred.
See Bragantini, de Vos, Badoni, 1981. Pitture e Pavimenti di Pompei, Parte 1. Rome: ICCD. (p.1)

1.2.6 Pompeii. 1935 photo taken by Tatiana Warscher.

Looking towards east wall of atrium, with two doorways leading to portico of peristyle.

Warscher quoting Mau in BdI, 1874, p.199, described –

I.2.6 “L’atrio toscanico offre poco interesse. Sul lato orientale dell’impluvio sta una tavola di marmo, sorretta da due sostegni su basi murate.

I sostegni sono formati ciascuno da due grifi, una con testa di leone, l’altro di cavallo.

Sul piano che resta libero fra’grifi in ciascun de’lati esteriori, è rapresentato il vaso con coperchio alto ed appuntato e due ornamenti che hanno la forma di teste d’acquila, in ciascuno dei lati interiore un cornucopia con frutta.”

See Warscher T., 1935. Codex Topographicus Pompeianus: Regio I.2. (no.14), Rome: DAIR, whose copyright it remains.

(translation: the Tuscanic atrium offers little of interest. On the eastern side of the impluvium was a marble table, held up by two supports on brick bases. Each of the supports were formed from two griffins, one with the head of a lion, the other with a horse’s head.

On the side edge that remained free between the griffins, on each of the exterior sides was represented a vase with a tall lid and two ornaments that have the shape of an eagle heads, in each of the interior sides a cornucopia with fruit.")

According to Bragantini, in the atrium two marble table legs were photographed. The two griffin supports were included, but the two pegasus supports had been transferred.

See Bragantini, de Vos, Badoni, 1981. Pitture e Pavimenti di Pompei, Parte 1. Rome: ICCD. (p.1)

 

I.2.6 Pompeii. 1937-39. Looking south-east from atrium towards peristyle. Photo courtesy of American Academy in Rome, Photographic Archive.  Warsher collection no. 1508

I.2.6 Pompeii. 1937-39. Looking south-east from atrium towards peristyle.

Photo courtesy of American Academy in Rome, Photographic Archive.

Warsher collection no. 1508.

 

1.2.6 Pompeii. 1935 photo taken by Tatiana Warscher. Looking south-east from atrium towards peristyle.
See Warscher T., 1935. Codex Topographicus Pompeianus: Regio I.2. (no.13), Rome:DAIR, whose copyright it remains.

1.2.6 Pompeii. 1935 photo taken by Tatiana Warscher.

Looking south-east from atrium towards peristyle.

See Warscher T., 1935. Codex Topographicus Pompeianus: Regio I.2. (no.13), Rome:DAIR, whose copyright it remains.

 

1.2.6 Pompeii. 1935 photo taken by Tatiana Warscher. Looking south across atrium towards doorway to room “d”. On the north side of the table, a vase can be seen.
See Warscher T., 1935. Codex Topographicus Pompeianus: Regio I.2. (no.15), Rome:DAIR, whose copyright it remains.

1.2.6 Pompeii. 1935 photo taken by Tatiana Warscher.

Looking south across atrium towards doorway to room “d”.

On the north side of the table, a vase can be seen.

See Warscher T., 1935. Codex Topographicus Pompeianus: Regio I.2. (no.15), Rome:DAIR, whose copyright it remains.

 

I.2.7 Pompeii. 1937-39. Looking north-east across atrium towards small doorway into portico of peristyle. Photo courtesy of American Academy in Rome, Photographic Archive.  Warsher collection no. 543

I.2.7 Pompeii. 1937-39. Looking north-east across atrium towards small doorway into portico of peristyle.

Photo courtesy of American Academy in Rome, Photographic Archive.

Warsher collection no. 543.

 

1.2.6 Pompeii. 1935 photo taken by Tatiana Warscher. Looking north-east across atrium towards small doorway into portico of peristyle. On the south side of the table, a cornucopia can be seen.
See Warscher T., 1935. Codex Topographicus Pompeianus: Regio I.2. (no.16), Rome:DAIR, whose copyright it remains.

1.2.6 Pompeii. 1935 photo taken by Tatiana Warscher.

Looking north-east across atrium towards small doorway into portico of peristyle.

On the south side of the table, a cornucopia can be seen.

See Warscher T., 1935. Codex Topographicus Pompeianus: Regio I.2. (no.16), Rome:DAIR, whose copyright it remains.

 

1.2.6 Pompeii. Photo taken 1931. Looking east across atrium towards peristyle.
See Warscher T., 1935. Codex Topographicus Pompeianus: Regio I.2. (no.16a (Negative belonging to DAIR, 1931, 2682), Rome:DAIR, whose copyright it remains.

1.2.6 Pompeii. Photo taken 1931. Looking east across atrium towards peristyle.

See Warscher T., 1935. Codex Topographicus Pompeianus: Regio I.2. (no.16a (Negative belonging to DAIR, 1931, 2682), Rome: DAIR, whose copyright it remains.

 

1.2.6 Pompeii. September 2010. Looking east towards doorway at north end of wall on east side of atrium, leading to north portico. Photo courtesy of Drew Baker

1.2.6 Pompeii. September 2010.

Looking east towards doorway at north end of wall on east side of atrium, leading to north portico.

Photo courtesy of Drew Baker.

 

1.2.6 Pompeii. September 2010. Looking west towards doorway to atrium, from north portico. Photo courtesy of Drew Baker.

1.2.6 Pompeii. September 2010. Looking west towards doorway to atrium, from north portico.

Photo courtesy of Drew Baker.

 

I.2.6 Pompeii.  December 2006..  Exedra, steps, kitchen, storeroom and latrine on north side of peristyle.

I.2.6 Pompeii.  December 2006. Exedra, steps, kitchen, storeroom and latrine on north side of peristyle.

 

I.2.6 Pompeii. December 2006. Looking north to Exedra overlooking peristyle, and steps to upper floor.

I.2.6 Pompeii. December 2006. Looking north to exedra overlooking peristyle, and steps to upper floor.

 

1.2.6 Pompeii. September 2010. Looking north to room in north-west corner of portico/peristyle. Photo courtesy of Drew Baker.

1.2.6 Pompeii. September 2010. Looking north to room in north-west corner of portico/peristyle.

Photo courtesy of Drew Baker.

 

1.2.6 Pompeii. September 2010. Looking south across north portico to peristyle, from room in north-west corner of peristyle. Photo courtesy of Drew Baker.

1.2.6 Pompeii. September 2010. Looking south across north portico to peristyle, from room in north-west corner of peristyle.

Photo courtesy of Drew Baker.

 

I.2.6 Pompeii.   Steps to upper floor and kitchen.  Boyce says that in a small room, perhaps a kitchen on the intermediate floor, reached by stairs on north side of peristyle, was a Lararium.  Below a small arched niche, a rectangular panel was marked off and within it was painted a single serpent advancing left towards the offerings upon an altar: in the background were plants and across the top were festoons.
See Boyce G. K., 1937. Corpus of the Lararia of Pompeii. Rome: MAAR 14. (p.21 no.5) 
Note: Found in the kitchen located on the first floor was a BRONZE STATUETTE of Diana with bow and quiver.  Giorn. Scavi, N.S, iii, 1874, 58.

I.2.6 Pompeii. Steps to upper floor and kitchen.

Boyce says that in a small room, perhaps a kitchen on the intermediate floor, reached by stairs on north side of peristyle, was a Lararium. 

Below a small arched niche, a rectangular panel was marked off and within it was painted a single serpent advancing left towards the offerings upon an altar: in the background were plants and across the top were festoons.

See Boyce G. K., 1937. Corpus of the Lararia of Pompeii. Rome: MAAR 14. (p.21 no.5)

Note: Found in the kitchen located on the first floor was a bronze statuette of Diana with bow and quiver. Giorn. Scavi, N.S, iii, 1874, 58.

 

1.2.6 Pompeii. September 2010. Looking north to steps to upper floor, from north portico. Photo courtesy of Drew Baker.

1.2.6 Pompeii. September 2010. Looking north to steps to upper floor, from north portico.

Photo courtesy of Drew Baker.

 

1.2.6 Pompeii. September 2010. Detail of niche on upper floor north wall.
This can be seen on the east (right) of the steps, and would have been in the north wall of the room above the small room pictured below.
Photo courtesy of Drew Baker.

1.2.6 Pompeii. September 2010. Detail of niche on upper floor north wall.

This can be seen on the east (right) of the steps and would have been in the north wall of the room above the small room pictured below.

Photo courtesy of Drew Baker.

 

 

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