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I.7.12 Pompeii. Garden entrance to Casa dell’ Efebo or House of the Ephebus

or Domus P. Cornelius Tages.

Excavated 1912 and 1925. Linked to I.7.10, I.7.11 and I.7.19.

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I.7.12 Pompeii. March 2012. Looking towards west wall of north portico. Photo courtesy of Marina Fuxa.

I.7.12 Pompeii. March 2012. Looking towards west wall of north portico.

Photo courtesy of Marina Fuxa.

 

I.7.12 Pompeii. May 2017.  Looking towards wall painting of Mars and Venus on west wall of north portico, after restoration. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

I.7.12 Pompeii. May 2017.

Looking towards wall painting of Mars and Venus on west wall of north portico, after restoration.

Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

I.7.12 Pompeii. December 2006. Wall painting on west wall of water tower, opposite the entrance. According to Jashemski, “The large pillar at the west end of the lower part of the portico, camouflaged by a large painting of Mars and Venus, was actually a castellum aquae which had inserted in its top a reservoir (lined with good signinum) of a three-cubic-meter capacity. The water collected from the roof of the triclinium and the portico provided for the fountains, the elevation making possible the jets. The construction of the castellum aquae obstructed the view of the fine shrine, one of the best preserved at Pompeii”. See Jashemski, W. F., 1993. The Gardens of Pompeii, Volume II: Appendices. New York: Caratzas. (p.40)

I.7.12 Pompeii. December 2006. Wall painting on west wall of water tower, opposite the entrance.

According to Jashemski, “The large pillar at the west end of the lower part of the portico, camouflaged by a large painting of Mars and Venus, was actually a castellum aquae which had inserted in its top a reservoir (lined with good signinum) of a three-cubic-meter capacity.

The water collected from the roof of the triclinium and the portico provided for the fountains, the elevation making possible the jets.

The construction of the castellum aquae obstructed the view of the fine shrine, one of the best preserved at Pompeii”.

See Jashemski, W. F., 1993. The Gardens of Pompeii, Volume II: Appendices. New York: Caratzas. (p.40)

 

I.7.12 Pompeii. December 2006. Wall painting of Mars and Venus, on west wall of north-portico.

I.7.12 Pompeii. December 2006.

Wall painting of Mars and Venus, on west wall of north-portico.

 

I.7.12 Pompeii. Wall painting of Mars and Venus, on west wall of north-portico, when first excavated.

I.7.12 Pompeii.

Wall painting of Mars and Venus, on west wall of north-portico, when first excavated.

 

I.7.12 Casa dell’ Efebo or Domus P. Cornelius Tages.   Detail of wall painting on west wall opposite the entrance.

I.7.12 Pompeii. December 2006. Detail of wall painting on west wall opposite the entrance.

According to Peters, in this painting the deities, Ares and Aphrodite, are sitting in front of a hexagonal column.

A large bowl is standing on top of it. A tree forms part of the rural sanctuary.

In the background, there is mountain scenery.

See Peters, W.J.T. (1963): Landscape in Romano-Campanian Mural Paintings. The Netherland, Van Gorcum & Comp. (p.142 & fig.128)

 

I.7.12 Pompeii. May 2017. Detail of wall painting of Ares and Aphrodite (Mars and Venus) from west wall, after restoration. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

I.7.12 Pompeii. May 2017.

Detail of wall painting of Ares and Aphrodite (Mars and Venus) from west wall, after restoration.

Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

I.7.12 Pompeii. March 2012. Detail of wall painting of Ares and Aphrodite (Mars and Venus) from west wall. Photo courtesy of Marina Fuxa.

I.7.12 Pompeii. March 2012. Detail of wall painting of Ares and Aphrodite (Mars and Venus) from west wall.

Photo courtesy of Marina Fuxa.

 

I.7.12 Pompeii. December 2006. Small altar below wall painting on west wall opposite the entrance.

I.7.12 Pompeii. December 2006. Small altar below wall painting on west wall opposite the entrance.

 

I.7.12 Pompeii. May 2017. Looking south across garden area. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

I.7.12 Pompeii. May 2017. Looking south across garden area, after restoration.

Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

I.7.12 Pompeii. March 2012. Looking south across garden area.  Photo courtesy of Marina Fuxa.

I.7.12 Pompeii. March 2012. Looking south across garden area.

Photo courtesy of Marina Fuxa.

 

I.7.12 Pompeii. December 2006. Looking south across garden area.
Pergola, summer triclinium and nymphaeum against south wall.

I.7.12 Pompeii. December 2006. Looking south across garden area 

Pergola, summer triclinium and nymphaeum against south wall.

 

I.7.12 Pompeii. Looking south across garden area. Pergola, summer triclinium and nymphaeum against south wall.  Photo by permission of the Institute of Archaeology, University of Oxford. File name instarchbx202im022. Source ID. 44483.

I.7.12 Pompeii. Looking south across garden area.

Pergola, summer triclinium and nymphaeum against south wall.

Photo by permission of the Institute of Archaeology, University of Oxford.

File name instarchbx202im022. Source ID. 44483.

 

I.7.12 Pompeii. May 2017. Nymphaeum and water tank on south side of garden, after restoration. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

I.7.12 Pompeii. May 2017. Nymphaeum and water tank on south side of garden, after restoration.

Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

I.7.12 Pompeii. December 2006. Nymphaeum and water tank.

I.7.12 Pompeii. December 2006. Nymphaeum and water tank on south side of garden.

 

I.7.12 Pompeii. May 2017. Nymphaeum on south side of garden. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

I.7.12 Pompeii. May 2017. Nymphaeum on south side of garden. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

I.7.12 Pompeii. May 2017. Nymphaeum and water tank on south side of garden.
Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

I.7.12 Pompeii. May 2017. Nymphaeum and water tank on south side of garden.

Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

I.7.12 Pompeii. May 2017. Detail of upper nymphaeum from west end. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee. According to Jashemski, the detail (in red) shows Diana and two deer in plaster relief. See Jashemski, W. F., 1993. The Gardens of Pompeii, Volume II: Appendices. New York: Caratzas, (p.38).

I.7.12 Pompeii. May 2017. Detail of upper nymphaeum from west end. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

According to Jashemski, the detail (in red) shows Diana and two deer in plaster relief.

See Jashemski, W. F., 1993. The Gardens of Pompeii, Volume II: Appendices. New York: Caratzas, (p.38).

 

I.7.12 Pompeii. May 2017. Detail of upper nymphaeum from east end. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

I.7.12 Pompeii. May 2017. Detail of upper nymphaeum from east end. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

I.7.12 Pompeii. May 2017. Detail of raised stucco on nymphaeum on east end. 
Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

I.7.12 Pompeii. May 2017. Detail of raised stucco on nymphaeum on east end.

Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

I.7.12 Pompeii. May 2017. Detail of raised stucco on upper front. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

I.7.12 Pompeii. May 2017. Detail of raised stucco on upper front. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

I.7.12 Pompeii. May 2017. East side of nymphaeum.  Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

I.7.12 Pompeii. May 2017. East side of nymphaeum.  Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

I.7.12 Pompeii. May 2017. Detail of niche in nymphaeum and column on east side. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

I.7.12 Pompeii. May 2017. Detail of niche in nymphaeum and column on east side.

Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

I.7.12 Pompeii. May 2017. Column on east side of nymphaeum. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

I.7.12 Pompeii. May 2017. Column on east side of nymphaeum. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

I.7.12 Pompeii. May 2017. Looking from east column towards column on west side of nymphaeum.  Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

I.7.12 Pompeii. May 2017. Looking from east column towards column on west side of nymphaeum.

Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

I.7.12 Pompeii. May 2017. Looking east across garden area. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

I.7.12 Pompeii. May 2017. Looking east across garden area. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

I.7.12 Pompeii. May 2017. Fountain base from nymphaeum. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee. According to Jashemski,  “in the niche stood a bronze fountain statuette of Pomona holding a bivalve shell filled with fruit (0.38m high), now in Naples Archaeological Museum, inventory number 144276, from which the jetting water fell down four marble steps into the small square pool below”. See Jashemski, W. F., 1993. The Gardens of Pompeii, Volume II: Appendices. New York: Caratzas, (p.38).

I.7.12 Pompeii. May 2017. Fountain base from nymphaeum. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

According to Jashemski,

“in the niche stood a bronze fountain statuette of Pomona holding a bivalve shell filled with fruit (0.38m high), now in Naples Archaeological Museum, inventory number 144276, from which the jetting water fell down four marble steps into the small square pool below”.

See Jashemski, W. F., 1993. The Gardens of Pompeii, Volume II: Appendices. New York: Caratzas, (p.38).

 

I.7.12 Pompeii. May 2017. Lead pipe. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

I.7.12 Pompeii. May 2017. Lead pipe. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

I.7.12 Pompeii. May 2017. Lead and terracotta pipes. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

I.7.12 Pompeii. May 2017. Lead and terracotta pipes. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

I.7.12 Pompeii. December 2006. Nymphaeum.

I.7.12 Pompeii. December 2006. Nymphaeum.

 

I.7.12 Pompeii. December 2006. Nymphaeum and marble cascade.
According to PPM, in the 1925 excavation photograph, the steps of the cascade appear bare of marble revetment, removed by the ancient tunnellers. 
See Carratelli, G. P., 1990-2003. Pompei: Pitture e Mosaici: Vol. I.  Roma: Istituto della enciclopedia italiana, p. 708.

I.7.12 Pompeii. December 2006. Nymphaeum and marble cascade.

According to PPM, in the 1925 excavation photograph, the steps of the cascade appear bare of marble revetment, removed by the ancient tunnellers.

See Carratelli, G. P., 1990-2003. Pompei: Pitture e Mosaici: Vol. I.  Roma: Istituto della enciclopedia italiana, p. 708.

 

I.7.12 Pompeii. May 2017. Steps of cascade. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

I.7.12 Pompeii. May 2017. Steps of cascade. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

I.7.12 Pompeii. December 2006. Nymphaeum marble cascade and water tank.

I.7.12 Pompeii. December 2006. Nymphaeum, marble cascade and water tank.

 

I.7.12 Pompeii. December 2006. Route of water from tank to summer triclinium water feature?

I.7.12 Pompeii. December 2006. Route of water from tank to summer triclinium water feature?

 

I.7.12 Pompeii. May 2017. South wall of garden area on west of nymphaeum, after restoration. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

I.7.12 Pompeii. May 2017. South wall of garden area on west of nymphaeum, after restoration.

Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

I.7.12 Pompeii. May 2017. Detail of bull and bear wall painting from south wall of garden area, after restoration. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

I.7.12 Pompeii. May 2017. Detail of bull and bear wall painting from south wall of garden area, after restoration.

Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

I.7.12 Pompeii. May 2017. Detail of bull from wall painting on south wall of garden area, after restoration. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

I.7.12 Pompeii. May 2017. Detail of bull from wall painting on south wall of garden area, after restoration.

Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

I.7.12 Pompeii. December 2006. Detail of wall painting of animal scene in south-west corner of garden.

I.7.12 Pompeii. December 2006.

Detail of wall painting of animal scene in south-west corner of garden.

The bull is still visible, followed by a bear (on the left), fleeing in a westerly direction where a tiger waits.

 

I.7.12 Pompeii. May 2017. South wall in south-west corner with painting of waiting tiger, after restoration. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

I.7.12 Pompeii. May 2017. South wall in south-west corner with painting of waiting tiger, after restoration.

Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

I.7.12 Pompeii. May 2017. Detail of tiger in south-west corner, after restoration.
Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

I.7.12 Pompeii. May 2017. Detail of tiger in south-west corner, after restoration.

Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

I.7.12 Pompeii. May 2017. South wall and south-west corner with painting of naked armed warrior, after restoration. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

I.7.12 Pompeii. May 2017. South wall and south-west corner with painting of naked armed warrior, after restoration.

Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

I.7.12 Pompeii. December 2006. South-west corner of garden, with wall painting on west side of nymphaeum. On the west end of the south wall, was a figure of a statue of a naked armed warrior.

I.7.12 Pompeii. December 2006.

South-west corner of garden, with wall painting on west side of nymphaeum.

On the west end of the south wall, was a figure of a statue of a naked armed warrior.

 

I.7.12 Pompeii. December 2006. 
South-west corner of garden with wall painting of animal scene, on west side of nymphaeum.
On the south wall, below the feet of the lion, the location of a tunnel can be seen (now blocked), dug by the ancient searchers.

I.7.12 Pompeii. December 2006.

South-west corner of garden with wall painting of animal scene, on west side of nymphaeum.

On the south wall, below the feet of the lion, the location of a tunnel can be seen (now blocked), dug by the ancient searchers.

 

I.7.12 Pompeii. December 2006. Remains of wall painting on east side of nymphaeum.

I.7.12 Pompeii. December 2006. Remains of wall painting of a drinking deer, on east side of nymphaeum.

 

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