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I.10.4 Pompeii. Casa del Menandro or House of Menander

or House of the Silver Treasure.

Excavated 1928, 1930 and 1932.

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1.10.4 Pompeii. June 2012. Looking south-west along north side of insula, with entrance doorway on the left. Photo courtesy of Michael Binns.

1.10.4 Pompeii. June 2012. Looking south-west along north side of insula, with entrance doorway on the left.

Photo courtesy of Michael Binns.

 

I.10.4 Pompeii. December 2006. Entrance.

I.10.4 Pompeii. December 2006. Entrance.

 

I.10.4 Pompeii. May 2012. Entrance capitals. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

I.10.4 Pompeii. May 2012. Entrance capitals. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

I.10.4 Pompeii. May 2012. Detail of east (left) entrance capitals. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

I.10.4 Pompeii. May 2012. Detail of east (left) entrance capital. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

I.10.4 Pompeii. May 2012. Detail of west (right) entrance capital. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

I.10.4 Pompeii. May 2012. Detail of west (right) entrance capital. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

I.10.4 Pompeii. 1976. House of Menander, entrance capitals. Photo courtesy of Anne Laidlaw.
American Academy in Rome, Photographic Archive. Laidlaw collection _P_76_2_29.

I.10.4 Pompeii. 1976. House of Menander, entrance capitals. Photo courtesy of Anne Laidlaw.

American Academy in Rome, Photographic Archive. Laidlaw collection _P_76_2_29.

 

1.10.4 Pompeii. September 2015. Looking east along Vicolo del Menander from entrance doorway.

1.10.4 Pompeii. September 2015.

Looking east along Vicolo del Menander from entrance doorway.

 

I.10.4 Pompeii. May 2012. Painted plaster on front wall to right of entrance, and faded graffiti. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

I.10.4 Pompeii. May 2012. Painted plaster on front wall to right of entrance, and faded graffiti.

Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

I.10.4 Pompeii. December 2006. Painted plaster on front wall to right of entrance, and faded graffiti.

I.10.4 Pompeii. December 2006.

Painted plaster on front wall to right of entrance, and faded graffiti.

 

1.10.4 Pompeii. 1959. Looking south-east along north side of insula towards entrance doorway. 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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1.10.4 Pompeii. 1959. Looking south-east along north side of insula towards entrance doorway.

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.10.4 Pompeii, but shown as VI.9.2 on photo. 1937-39.  Looking south-east along north side of insula towards entrance doorway. Photo courtesy of American Academy in Rome, Photographic Archive. Warsher collection no. 1860.

I.10.4 Pompeii, but shown as VI.9.2 on photo. 1937-39.

Looking south-east along north side of insula towards entrance doorway.

Photo courtesy of American Academy in Rome, Photographic Archive.

Warsher collection no. 1860.

 

I.10.4 Pompeii. Fauces or entrance corridor. May 2006. Painting of bird (swan?) with wings outstretched.

I.10.4 Pompeii. Fauces or entrance corridor. May 2006.

Painting of bird (swan?) with wings outstretched.

 

I.10.4 Pompeii. December 2006. Atrium and impluvium, looking south from entrance.

I.10.4 Pompeii. December 2006. Atrium and impluvium, looking south from entrance.

 

I.10.4 Pompeii. October 2001. Looking south along entrance corridor, across impluvium in atrium towards the garden area. Photo courtesy of Peter Woods.

I.10.4 Pompeii. October 2001.

Looking south along entrance corridor, across impluvium in atrium towards the garden area.

Photo courtesy of Peter Woods.

 

1.10.4 Pompeii. June 2012. Impluvium in atrium. Photo courtesy of Michael Binns.

1.10.4 Pompeii. June 2012. Impluvium in atrium. Photo courtesy of Michael Binns.

 

I.10.4 Pompeii. December 2006. Looking towards the south west corner of the atrium, showing room 8, corridor 10, and room 7.

I.10.4 Pompeii. December 2006.

Looking towards the south west corner of the atrium, showing room 8, corridor 10, and room 7.

 

I.10.4 Pompeii. December 2006. Looking towards the south east corner of the atrium showing corridor 9 and room 8.

I.10.4 Pompeii. December 2006.

Looking towards the south-east corner of the atrium showing corridor 9 and room 8.

 

I.10.4 Pompeii. North side of atrium.  Photographed 1970-79 by Günther Einhorn, picture courtesy of his son Ralf Einhorn.

I.10.4 Pompeii. North side of atrium.

Photographed 1970-79 by Günther Einhorn, picture courtesy of his son Ralf Einhorn.

 

I.10.4 Pompeii. May 2015.

North-west corner of atrium with doorway to room 5, the lararium and doorway to room 2.

Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

I.10.4 Pompeii. May 2006. North-west corner of atrium, with doorway to room 5, the lararium and doorway to room 2.

I.10.4 Pompeii. May 2006.

North-west corner of atrium with doorway to room 5, the lararium and doorway to room 2.

 

I.10.4 Pompeii. May 2006. Atrium. Aedicula lararium.

I.10.4 Pompeii. May 2006. Atrium. Aedicula lararium.

 

I.10.4 Pompeii. 1957.  Lararium in atrium. 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.10.4 Pompeii. 1957.  Lararium in atrium.

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.10.4 Pompeii. May 2015.  North-west corner of atrium, front of the aedicula lararium, looking north. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

I.10.4 Pompeii. May 2015.

North-west corner of atrium, front of the aedicula lararium, looking north.

Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

I.10.4 Pompeii. May 2010. North-west corner of atrium, front of the aedicula lararium, looking north.

I.10.4 Pompeii. May 2010.

North-west corner of atrium, front of the aedicula lararium, looking north.

 

I.10.4 Pompeii. May 2015. North-west corner of atrium, detail of aedicula lararium, looking north. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

I.10.4 Pompeii. May 2015.

North-west corner of atrium, detail of aedicula lararium, looking north.

Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

I.10.4 Pompeii. May 2012. North-west corner of atrium, detail of aedicula lararium, looking north. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

I.10.4 Pompeii. May 2012.

North-west corner of atrium, detail of aedicula lararium, looking north.

Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

I.10.4 Pompeii. May 2015. North-west corner of atrium, detail of aedicula lararium, looking west. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

I.10.4 Pompeii. May 2015.

North-west corner of atrium, detail of aedicula lararium, looking west.

Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

I.10.4 Pompeii. May 2010. North-west corner of atrium, side of the aedicula lararium, looking west.

I.10.4 Pompeii. May 2010. North-west corner of atrium, side of the aedicula lararium, looking west.

 

I.10.4 Pompeii. May 2010. North-west corner of atrium, doorway to room 2.

I.10.4 Pompeii. May 2010. North-west corner of atrium, doorway to room 2.

 

I.10.4 Pompeii. June 2012. Room 2, niche and recess below stairs to upper floor. According to Boyce, in a small room with an arched recess beneath the stairs, there was a small masonry altar with two cavities in the top, and a niche in the wall above. See Boyce G. K., 1937. Corpus of the Lararia of Pompeii. Rome: MAAR 14. (50C on p.28). He quoted his reference as MAIURI, Casa del Menandro, 37.  Photo courtesy of Michael Binns.

I.10.4 Pompeii. June 2012. Room 2, niche and recess below stairs to upper floor.

According to Boyce, in a small room with an arched recess beneath the stairs,

there was a small masonry altar with two cavities in the top, and a niche in the wall above.

See Boyce G. K., 1937. Corpus of the Lararia of Pompeii. Rome: MAAR 14. (50C on p.28)

He quoted his reference as MAIURI, Casa del Menandro, 37.

Photo courtesy of Michael Binns.

 

I.10.4 Pompeii. May 2015. Room 2, niche and recess below stairs to upper floor. 
Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

I.10.4 Pompeii. May 2015. Room 2, niche and recess below stairs to upper floor.

Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

I.10.4 Pompeii. May 2004. Stone stairs in room 2.

I.10.4 Pompeii. May 2004. Stone stairs in room 2.

 

I.10.4 Pompeii. May 2004. Room 2, large arched recess under stone stairs.

I.10.4 Pompeii. May 2004. Room 2, large arched recess under stone stairs.

 

I.10.4 Pompeii. May 2015. Room 2, detail of niche and recess below stairs to upper floor.  Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

I.10.4 Pompeii. May 2015.

Room 2, looking north to detail of niche and recess below stairs to upper floor.

Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

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