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I.8.10 Pompeii. Hospitium dei Pulcinella.

Excavated 1940.

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I.8.10 Pompeii. September 2005. Entrance. Looking west.

I.8.10 Pompeii. September 2005. Entrance. Looking west.

 

I.8.10 Pompeii. Entrance façade paintings. Photo courtesy of Parco Archeologico di Pompei.
According to Jashemski, Della Corte identified the house as a caupona/hospitium and named it Hospitium of Pulcinella.
One of two paintings on the façade showed Mercury with a group of men attired in costumes resembling those of the later Neapolitan Punch and Judy puppets.
The second shows men seated at tables on which are a variety of vases, possibly indicating a taberna vasaria selling vases.
See Della Corte, M., 1965. Case ed Abitanti di Pompei. Napoli: Fausto Fiorentino. (p.326).
See Jashemski, W. F., 1993. The Gardens of Pompeii, Volume II: Appendices. New York: Caratzas. (p.42)
See Morelli V. C., L’insula 8 della Regio I: in Rivista di Studi Pompeiani, Vol. III, 1989, pp.185-221, and fig. 9.

I.8.10 Pompeii. Entrance façade paintings. Photo courtesy of Parco Archeologico di Pompei.

According to Jashemski, Della Corte identified the house as a caupona/hospitium and named it Hospitium of Pulcinella.

One of two paintings on the façade showed Mercury with a group of men attired in costumes resembling those of the later Neapolitan Punch and Judy puppets.

The second shows men seated at tables on which are a variety of vases, possibly indicating a taberna vasaria selling vases.

See Della Corte, M., 1965. Case ed Abitanti di Pompei. Napoli: Fausto Fiorentino. (p.326).

See Jashemski, W. F., 1993. The Gardens of Pompeii, Volume II: Appendices. New York: Caratzas. (p.42)

See Morelli V. C., L’insula 8 della Regio I: in Rivista di Studi Pompeiani, Vol. III, 1989, pp.185-221, and fig. 9.

 

I.8.10 Pompeii. September 2005.  Looking north across peristyle area, entered directly from the street, without an atrium.

I.8.10 Pompeii. September 2005. Looking north across peristyle area, entered directly from the street, without an atrium.

 

I.8.10 Pompeii. September 2005. Looking north west across peristyle area to rear rooms.

I.8.10 Pompeii. September 2005. Looking north-west across peristyle area to rear rooms.

 

I.8.10 Pompeii. September 2005. Looking north west across peristyle.

I.8.10 Pompeii. September 2005. Looking north-west across peristyle.

 

I.8.10 Pompeii. September 2005. North wall of rear cubiculum on west side, which would have shown a simple two-coloured scheme with vignettes of flying cupids in panels, separated by narrow red compartments.  The zoccolo was red with painted plants, and the middle zone of the wall was white.

I.8.10 Pompeii. September 2005.

North wall of rear cubiculum on west side, which would have shown a simple two-coloured scheme with vignettes of flying cupids in panels, separated by narrow red compartments.

The zoccolo was red with painted plants, and the middle zone of the wall was white.

 

I.8.10 Pompeii. September 2005. East wall of rear room.

I.8.10 Pompeii. September 2005. East wall of rear cubiculum.

 

I.8.10 Pompeii. September 2005. Looking east across portico area on south side of peristyle.

I.8.10 Pompeii. September 2005. Looking east across portico area on south side of peristyle.

 

I.8.10 Pompeii. September 2005.  Site of wall painting, on left side of room 2.  See Fröhlich, T., 1991. Lararien und Fassadenbilder in den Vesuvstädten. Mainz: von Zabern. (F5, p.307).

I.8.10 Pompeii. September 2005. Site of wall painting, on left side of room 2?

See Fröhlich, T., 1991. Lararien und Fassadenbilder in den Vesuvstädten. Mainz: von Zabern. (F5, p.307).

 

I.8.10 Pompeii. March 2009. Area on north-east of peristyle. Doorway to underground kitchen with a latrine, and niche on north wall. According to Jashemski, on both sides of the door leading to the basement room was a Lararium. The one on the left was already destroyed at the time of its discovery (the excavations started in the years immediately preceding World War II, were suspended in 1941, and were completed around the beginning of the 1950’s). The one on the right was well preserved, with painting of serpents, altar and 2 Lares, now however, less visible. The niche is decorated with flowers that have the appearance of poppies.
See Jashemski, W. F., 1993. The Gardens of Pompeii, Volume II: Appendices. New York: Caratzas. (p.42)

I.8.10 Pompeii. March 2009. Area on north-east of peristyle.

Doorway to underground kitchen, and niche on north wall.

According to Jashemski, on both sides of the door leading to the basement room was a Lararium.

The one on the left was already destroyed at the time of its discovery (the excavations started in the years immediately preceding World War II, were suspended in 1941, and were completed around the beginning of the 1950s).

The one on the right was well preserved, with painting of serpents, altar and 2 Lares, now however, less visible.

The niche is decorated with flowers that have the appearance of poppies.

See Jashemski, W. F., 1993. The Gardens of Pompeii, Volume II: Appendices. New York: Caratzas. (p.42)

 

I.8.10 Pompeii. March 2009. Lararium niche, painted with red flowers.

I.8.10 Pompeii. March 2009. Lararium niche, painted with red flowers.

 

I.8.10 Pompeii. March 2009. Lararium on north wall, on east side of door to underground kitchen.

I.8.10 Pompeii. March 2009. Lararium on north wall, on east side of door to underground kitchen.

 

I.8.10 Pompeii. March 2009.  Lararium.  Remains of wall painting of serpent.  There were two serpents, one either side of a round altar.  The horizontal line, on which the base of a round altar rested, was about halfway up the serpent’s body.

I.8.10 Pompeii. March 2009. Lararium. Remains of wall painting of serpent. 

There were two serpents, one either side of a round altar. 

The horizontal line, on which the base of a round altar rested, was about halfway up the serpent’s body.

 

I.8.10 Pompeii. March 2009.  Area on east side of niche, with remains of painting of a Lar.  See Fröhlich, T., 1991. Lararien und Fassadenbilder in den Vesuvstädten. Mainz: von Zabern. (L9: p.253, T25.2).

I.8.10 Pompeii. March 2009. Area on east side of niche, with remains of painting of a Lar.

See Fröhlich, T., 1991. Lararien und Fassadenbilder in den Vesuvstädten. Mainz: von Zabern. (L9: p.253, T25.2).

 

I.8.10 Pompeii.  March 2009.  Area on east side of niche.  Remains of painting of a Lar.  There was one lar on either side of the niche.  See Fröhlich, T., 1991. Lararien und Fassadenbilder in den Vesuvstädten. Mainz: von Zabern. (L9: p.253, T25.2).

I.8.10 Pompeii. March 2009. Area on east side of niche.

Remains of painting of a Lar.  There was one Lar on either side of the niche.

See Fröhlich, T., 1991. Lararien und Fassadenbilder in den Vesuvstädten. Mainz: von Zabern. (L9: p.253, T25.2).

 

I.8.10 Pompeii. September 2005. North-east corner of peristyle.

I.8.10 Pompeii. September 2005. North-east corner of peristyle.

 

I.8.10 Pompeii. September 2005. Remains of lararium.

I.8.10 Pompeii. September 2005. Remains of lararium.

 

I.8.10 Pompeii. March 2009. Underground or basement kitchen. Looking north from doorway.

I.8.10 Pompeii. March 2009. Underground or basement kitchen. Looking north from doorway.

 

I.8.10 Pompeii. March 2009. West side of underground kitchen.

I.8.10 Pompeii. March 2009. West side of underground kitchen.

 

I.8.10 Pompeii. March 2009. Hearth on east side of underground kitchen.

I.8.10 Pompeii. March 2009. Hearth on east side of underground kitchen.

 

I. I.8.10 Pompeii. September 2005. Underground kitchen, looking north.

I. I.8.10 Pompeii. September 2005. Underground kitchen, looking north.

 

I.8.10 Pompeii. September 2005. Hearth on east side in underground kitchen.

I.8.10 Pompeii. September 2005. Hearth on east side in underground kitchen.

 

I.8.10 Pompeii. July 2006. Looking towards east wall and site of latrine in underground kitchen. Photo courtesy of Barry Hobson.

I.8.10 Pompeii. July 2006. Looking towards east wall and site of latrine in underground kitchen. Photo courtesy of Barry Hobson.