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I.7.7 Pompeii. Casa del Sacerdos Amandus or House of the Priest Amandus

or Casa dell’affresco di Spartaco.

Excavated 1912 and 1924. 

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I.7.7 Pompeii. December 2006. Atrium and rooms on the west side, doorways to ala, cubiculum, stairs and triclinium.

I.7.7 Pompeii. December 2006.

Atrium and rooms on the west side, doorways to ala, cubiculum, stairs and triclinium.

 

I.7.7 Pompeii. December 2006. Doorway to ala on west side of atrium, leading to garden area and rear rooms.

I.7.7 Pompeii. December 2006.

Doorway to ala on west side of atrium, leading to garden area and rear rooms.

 

I.7.7 Pompeii. December 2006. Pseudoperistyle, looking west from east portico. According to Jashemski, the garden was enclosed on the north and east by a portico supported by five columns and two engaged columns.  The room on the west side had a large window looking into the garden. Maiuri pointed out that the large tree-root found against the south wall showed that the little garden had been well shaded. The nail holes in the wall indicated that a vine had been carefully trained up the wall.  The tree-root cast can be seen half way up the garden next to the wall on the left (0.80 x o.80m at ground level).   There was a puteal over the cistern opening in the north-west part of the peristyle.  Another puteal was found in the garden.  The table (cartibulum) in the garden was decorated with lion heads on one side. The small circular marble base probably held a statuette. The arched niche with an aedicula façade on the west wall was a Lararium. See Jashemski, W. F., 1993. The Gardens of Pompeii, Volume II: Appendices. New York: Caratzas. (p.37).

I.7.7 Pompeii. December 2006. Pseudoperistyle, looking west from east portico.

According to Jashemski, the garden was enclosed on the north and east by a portico supported by five columns and two engaged columns.

The room on the west side had a large window looking into the garden.

Maiuri pointed out that the large tree-root found against the south wall showed that the little garden had been well shaded.

The nail holes in the wall indicated that a vine had been carefully trained up the wall. 

The tree-root cast can be seen half way up the garden next to the wall on the left (0.80 x o.80m at ground level). 

There was a puteal over the cistern opening in the north-west part of the peristyle. 

Another puteal was found in the garden. 

The table (cartibulum) in the garden was decorated with lion heads on one side.

The small circular marble base probably held a statuette.

The arched niche with an aedicula façade on the west wall was a Lararium.

See Jashemski, W. F., 1993. The Gardens of Pompeii, Volume II: Appendices. New York: Caratzas. (p.37)

 

I.7.7 Pompeii. 1961. Looking towards south-west corner of pseudoperistyle. The cast of the tree root can be seen next to the south wall.  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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I.7.7 Pompeii. 1961. Looking towards south-west corner of pseudoperistyle.

The cast of the tree root can be seen next to the south wall. 

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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I.7.7 Pompeii, 1968. Shrine in north-west corner of peristyle. 
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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I.7.7 Pompeii, 1968. Shrine in north-west corner of peristyle.

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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I.7.7 Pompeii. 1961. Looking towards north-west corner of pseudoperistyle.  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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I.7.7 Pompeii. 1961. Looking towards north-west corner of pseudoperistyle.  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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I.7.7 Pompeii. Old undated photograph. Pseudoperistyle, with lararium niche seen in west wall. According to Boyce, the arched niche was adorned with a stucco aedicula façade and a cornice running around the inside walls. The area of the wall immediately around the niche was painted as part of the decoration, into which the niche was set in a panel. There was no lararium painting and no other indication of religious use. It is called an edicoletta larare in the report and probably was a shrine, as there is none elsewhere in the house. Not. Scavi, 1927, 27.
See Boyce G. K., 1937. Corpus of the Lararia of Pompeii. Rome: MAAR 14. (p.25, no.39)

I.7.7 Pompeii. Old undated photograph. Pseudoperistyle, with lararium niche seen in west wall.

 

I.7.7 Pompeii. 1961. Lararium niche in west wall in north-west corner.  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 Boyce, the arched niche was adorned with a stucco aedicula façade and a cornice running around the inside walls. The area of the wall immediately around the niche was painted as part of the decoration, into which the niche was set in a panel. There was no lararium painting and no other indication of religious use. It is called an edicoletta larare in the report and probably was a shrine, as there was no other in the house.
Not. Scavi, 1927, 27.
See Boyce G. K., 1937. Corpus of the Lararia of Pompeii. Rome: MAAR 14. (p.25, no.39)

I.7.7 Pompeii. 1961. Lararium niche in west wall in north-west corner. 

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 Boyce, the arched niche was adorned with a stucco aedicula façade and a cornice running around the inside walls.

The area of the wall immediately around the niche was painted as part of the decoration, into which the niche was set in a panel.

There was no lararium painting and no other indication of religious use.

It is called an edicoletta larare in the report and probably was a shrine, as there was no other in the house.

Not. Scavi, 1927, 27.

See Boyce G. K., 1937. Corpus of the Lararia of Pompeii. Rome: MAAR 14. (p.25, no.39)

 

I.7.7 Pompeii. Pompeii. 1937-39. Looking towards north-west corner of pseudo-peristyle. Photo courtesy of American Academy in Rome, Photographic Archive. 
Warsher collection no. 1858

I.7.7 Pompeii. Pompeii. 1937-39. Looking towards north-west corner of pseudo-peristyle.

Photo courtesy of American Academy in Rome, Photographic Archive.

Warsher collection no. 1858.

 

I.7.7 Pompeii. December 2006. Cartibulum (marble table) in the garden decorated with a lion’s head.

I.7.7 Pompeii. December 2006. Cartibulum (marble table) in the garden decorated with a lion’s head.

 

I.7.7 Pompeii. December 2006. Looking north across triclinium, into kitchen.

I.7.7 Pompeii. December 2006. Looking north across triclinium, on west side of garden area, into kitchen.

 

I.7.7 Pompeii. December 2006. Doorway into kitchen area from north portico.

I.7.7 Pompeii. December 2006. Doorway into kitchen area from north portico.

 

I.7.7 Pompeii. December 2006. North portico.

I.7.7 Pompeii. December 2006. North portico.

 

I.7.7 Pompeii. 1968. Looking towards the north portico. 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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I.7.7 Pompeii. 1968. Looking towards the north portico.

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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I.7.7 Pompeii, 1968. North portico. 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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I.7.7 Pompeii, 1968. North portico. 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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I.7.7 Pompeii, 1968.  Detail of painted plants from north portico. 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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I.7.7 Pompeii, 1968.  Detail of painted plants from north portico.

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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I.7.7 Pompeii. December 2006. Puteal in north portico of garden area.

I.7.7 Pompeii. December 2006. Puteal in north portico of garden area.

 

I.7.7 Pompeii. December 2006. North-east corner of portico.

I.7.7 Pompeii. December 2006. North-east corner of portico.

 

I.7.7 Pompeii. December 2006. Small room to north of pseudoperistyle, in north-east corner.

I.7.7 Pompeii. December 2006. Small room to north of pseudoperistyle, in north-east corner.

 

I.7.7 Pompeii.  Small room to north of pseudoperistyle.  Architectural wall painting.

I.7.7 Pompeii. December 2006.

Small room to north of pseudoperistyle with architectural wall painting.

 

I.7.7 Pompeii. December 2006. Doorway to cubiculum on west side of atrium.

I.7.7 Pompeii. December 2006. Doorway to cubiculum on west side of atrium.

 

I.7.7 Pompeii. December 2006. South wall of cubiculum.

I.7.7 Pompeii. December 2006. South wall of cubiculum.

 

I.7.7 Pompeii. December 2006. Detail of wall painting of cupid, from east end of south wall of cubiculum.

I.7.7 Pompeii. December 2006.

Detail of wall painting of cupid, from east end of south wall of cubiculum.

 

I.7.7 Pompeii. December 2006. Centre of south wall of cubiculum
Wall painting of the seduction of Helen by Paris, in the presence of Venus.

I.7.7 Pompeii. December 2006. Centre of south wall of cubiculum

Wall painting of the seduction of Helen by Paris, in the presence of Venus.

 

I.7.7 Pompeii. 1938. Wall painting of seduction of Helen by Paris, from centre of south wall of cubiculum, as it looked when first excavated.
According to Maiuri, it was restored from many fragments whose colour was well preserved. 
See Maiuri A., 1938. La Pitture delle Case di M. Fabius Amandio, del Sacerdos Amandus, e di P. Cornelius Teges: La Pittura Ellenistico-Romana. Roma: Ist. Pol. Del Stato, p. 12, Tav. C.

I.7.7 Pompeii. 1938. Wall painting of seduction of Helen by Paris, from centre of south wall of cubiculum, as it looked when first excavated.

According to Maiuri, it was restored from many fragments whose colour was well preserved.

See Maiuri A., 1938. La Pitture delle Case di M. Fabius Amandio, del Sacerdos Amandus, e di P. Cornelius Teges: La Pittura Ellenistico-Romana. Roma: Ist. Pol. Del Stato, p. 12, Tav. C.

 

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