PompeiiinPictures

I.4.25 Pompeii. Domus L. Rapinasi Optati.

Linked to 1.4.5 and I.4.28. Excavated 1853-1861, 1868, 1872 and 1929.

Part 5                           Part 6

 

Part 7      Part 8      Part 9      Part 10      Part 11      Part 12      Part 13     Part 1      Part 2      Part 3      Part 4

 

We have combined the pictures of I.4.5 and 1.4.25 here.  See also combined room plan (opens in separate window)

 

I.4.25 Domus L. Rapinasi Optati.  December 2007.  Room 21. The cubiculum of Mars and Venus with antechamber at the front.

I.4.25 Pompeii. December 2007.

Doorway to room 21, the cubiculum of Mars and Venus with antechamber at the front.

 

I.4.25 Domus L. Rapinasi Optati.  December 2006.  Room 21.  North wall of cubiculum of Mars and Venus.

I.4.25 Pompeii. December 2006. Room 21, north wall of cubiculum of Mars and Venus.

 

I.4.25 Domus L. Rapinasi Optati.  December 2004.  Room 21.  North wall of cubiculum of Mars and Venus. Copy of painting of the Love of Mars and Venus.

I.4.25 Pompeii. December 2004.

Room 21, north wall of cubiculum of Mars and Venus.

Copy of painting of the Love of Mars and Venus.

 

I.4.25 Pompeii. Room 21, north wall of cubiculum of Mars and Venus.
Painting of the Love of Mars and Venus.
Now in Naples Archaeological Museum. Inventory number 112282.

I.4.25 Pompeii. Room 21, north wall of cubiculum of Mars and Venus.

Painting of the Love of Mars and Venus.

Now in Naples Archaeological Museum. Inventory number 112282.

 

I.4.25 Pompeii. May 2001. Room 21, north wall of cubiculum of Mars and Venus.
Detail from painting of the Love of Mars and Venus.
Now in Naples Archaeological Museum.  Inventory number 112282.
Photograph by Stefano Bolognini (Own work), via Wikimedia Commons.

I.4.25 Pompeii. May 2001. Room 21, north wall of cubiculum of Mars and Venus.

Detail from painting of the Love of Mars and Venus.

Now in Naples Archaeological Museum.  Inventory number 112282.

Photograph by Stefano Bolognini (Own work), via Wikimedia Commons.

 

I.4.25 Pompeii. Stereoview by Sommer and Behles, c.1867. Marte e Venere Fresco.
Photo courtesy of Rick Bauer.
On the rear of the stereoview is a handwritten note “Showing frescoe painting in the House of Diomedes in the ruins of Pompeii. Visited June 22nd 1867. 
The fresco is now in Naples Archaeological Museum and was originally from 1.4.25 and not the House of Diomedes.

I.4.25 Pompeii. Stereoview by Sommer and Behles, c.1867. Marte e Venere Fresco.

Photo courtesy of Rick Bauer.

On the rear of the stereoview is a handwritten note “Showing frescoe painting in the House of Diomedes in the ruins of Pompeii. Visited June 22nd 1867.

The fresco is now in Naples Archaeological Museum and was originally from 1.4.25 and not the House of Diomedes. 

 

I.4.25 Domus L. Rapinasi Optati.  December 2006.  Room 21.  East wall of cubiculum of Mars and Venus.

I.4.25 Pompeii. December 2006. Room 21, east wall of cubiculum of Mars and Venus.

 

I.4.25 Pompeii. December 2004. Copy of a painting on east wall of room 21, cubiculum of Mars and Venus. Now in Naples Archaeological Museum.  Inventory number 111472. Variously interpreted as Apollo and Poseidon at the court of Laomedon, King of Troy or Achilles and Phoenix guarding the wounded Greek hero Telephus.

I.4.25 Pompeii. December 2004.

Copy of a painting on east wall of room 21, cubiculum of Mars and Venus.

Now in Naples Archaeological Museum.  Inventory number 111472.

Variously interpreted as Apollo and Poseidon at the court of Laomedon, King of Troy or

Achilles and Phoenix guarding the wounded Greek hero Telephus.

 

 I.4.25 Domus L. Rapinasi Optati.  December 2006.  Room 21.  South wall of cubiculum of Mars and Venus.  This used to show the legend of Leda and the Swan. Now in Naples Archaeological Museum.

I.4.25 Pompeii. December 2006. Room 21, south wall of cubiculum of Mars and Venus.

This used to show the legend of Leda and the Swan.

Now in Naples Archaeological Museum. Inventory number 120034.

 

I.4.25 Pompeii. Stereoview by Sommer and Behles, c.1860-1870, showing wall painting from the south wall of room 21.
The stereoview is titled Sacerdotessa di Venere – Priestess of Venus.
According to PPM it represents Leda and the Swan.
Now in Naples Archaeological Museum. Inventory number 120034.
Photo courtesy of Rick Bauer.
According to PPM, the painting depicts the Swan (Jupiter) at the moment in which, frightened by the Eagle, it is about to take refuge in the garment of Nemesis who is making a sacrifice, assisted by two servants. The swan perched on the altar, stretches its neck toward Nemesis, whose head is veiled and who is wearing matronly garments, who will be substituted by Leda who will conceive Helen [of Troy] and the Dioscuri, [Castor and Pollux]. The female statue by the swan holds a Baetylus (also Bethel, or Betyl) a sacred stone, which was supposedly endowed with life. The female statue on the right is holding a plate and a dove, the symbols of Venus, as is the underlying basin with two doves.
The architecture visible in the painting has many points in common with the Doric temple in the Triangular Forum.
See Carratelli, G. P.et al, 1990-2003. Pompei: Pitture e Mosaici.  Roma: Istituto della enciclopedia italian, Vol. I, p. 150-2.

I.4.25 Pompeii. Stereoview by Sommer and Behles, c.1860-1870, showing wall painting from the south wall of room 21.

The stereoview is titled Sacerdotessa di Venere – Priestess of Venus.

According to PPM it represents Leda and the Swan.

Now in Naples Archaeological Museum. Inventory number 120034.

Photo courtesy of Rick Bauer.

According to PPM, the painting depicts the Swan (Jupiter) at the moment in which, frightened by the Eagle, it is about to take refuge in the garment of Nemesis who is making a sacrifice, assisted by two servants. The swan perched on the altar, stretches its neck toward Nemesis, whose head is veiled and who is wearing matronly garments, who will be substituted by Leda who will conceive Helen [of Troy] and the Dioscuri, [Castor and Pollux]. The female statue by the swan holds a Baetylus (also Bethel, or Betyl) a sacred stone, which was supposedly endowed with life. The female statue on the right is holding a plate and a dove, the symbols of Venus, as is the underlying basin with two doves.

The architecture visible in the painting has many points in common with the Doric temple in the Triangular Forum.

See Carratelli, G. P.et al, 1990-2003. Pompei: Pitture e Mosaici.  Roma: Istituto della enciclopedia italian, Vol. I, p. 150-2.

 

I.4.25 Pompeii. May 2017. Looking towards east side of middle peristyle. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

I.4.25 Pompeii. May 2017. Looking towards east side of middle peristyle.

Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

I.4.25 Pompeii. May 2017. Detail from north side of middle peristyle. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

I.4.25 Pompeii. May 2017. Detail from north side of middle peristyle. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

I.4.25 Domus L. Rapinasi Optati.  December 2004.  South east corner of middle peristyle.

I.4.25 Pompeii. December 2004. South-east corner of middle peristyle.

 

I.4.25 Domus L. Rapinasi Optati.  December 2007.  Middle peristyle.  Reproduction picture above doorway in eastern end leading to antechamber of room 21.

I.4.25 Pompeii. December 2007. Middle peristyle.

Reproduction picture above doorway in eastern end leading to antechamber of room 21.

 

I.4.25 Domus L. Rapinasi Optati.  December 2007.  Middle peristyle.  Reproduction picture above second doorway in eastern end leading to antechamber of room 21.

I.4.25 Pompeii. December 2007. Middle peristyle.

Reproduction picture above second doorway in eastern end leading to antechamber of room 21.

 

I.4.25 Domus L. Rapinasi Optati.  December 2007.  Cistern mouth in east side of middle peristyle.

I.4.25 Pompeii. December 2007. Cistern mouth in east side of middle peristyle.

 

I.4.25 Domus L. Rapinasi Optati.  December 2004.  Middle peristyle looking towards oecus at rear.  Lower peristyle is visible through the door on right and all of the six windows.

I.4.25 Pompeii. December 2004. Middle peristyle looking east towards oecus at rear.

Lower peristyle is visible through the door on right and all of the six windows.

 

I.4.25 Pompeii. c.1900. Looking west across upper peristyle, with middle peristyle on the left. 
In the top right is the Via dell’Abbondanza leading to the Forum. Top left is the Large Theatre. 
Photo courtesy of Rick Bauer.

I.4.25 Pompeii. c.1900. Looking west across upper peristyle, with middle peristyle on the left.

In the top right is the Via dell’Abbondanza leading to the Forum. Top left is the Large Theatre.

Photo courtesy of Rick Bauer.

 

I.4.25 Pompeii. c.1900. Looking west across the three peristyles. 
Photo courtesy of Rick Bauer.

I.4.25 Pompeii. c.1900. Looking west across the three peristyles.

Photo courtesy of Rick Bauer.

 

Part 6

 

Part 7      Part 8      Part 9      Part 10      Part 11      Part 12      Part 13     Part 1      Part 2      Part 3      Part 4

 

I.4.5 and I.4.25 combined room plan (opens in separate window)

 

 

 

The low resolution pictures on this site are copyright © of Jackie and Bob Dunn and MAY NOT IN ANY CIRCUMSTANCES BE USED FOR GAIN OR REWARD COMMERCIALLY. On concession of the Ministero dei Beni e delle Attività Culturali e del Turismo - Parco Archeologico di Pompei. It is declared that no reproduction or duplication can be considered legitimate without the written authorization of the Parco Archeologico di Pompei.

Le immagini fotografiche a bassa risoluzione pubblicate su questo web site sono copyright © di Jackie e Bob Dunn E NON POSSONO ESSERE UTILIZZATE, IN ALCUNA CIRCOSTANZA, PER GUADAGNO O RICOMPENSA COMMERCIALMENTE. Su concessione del Ministero dei Beni e delle Attività Culturali e del Turismo - Parco Archeologico di Pompei. Si comunica che nessun riproduzione o duplicazione può considerarsi legittimo senza l'autorizzazione scritta del Parco Archeologico di Pompei.

Ultimo aggiornamento - Last updated: 22-Oct-2018 14:43