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V.3.4 Pompeii. Casa della Soffitta.

Excavated 1877, 1905. Restored 1979.

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V.3.4 Pompeii. March 2009. Lararium. Blue painted arched niche with shell crowned top and modelled internal stucco cornice. The lararium originally had a roof with pediment, the remains of which can be seen above the shell. The pediment was supported by two columns, the marks of which can be seen on the top of the podium. Around the outside curve of the niche was a stucco cornice with an egg pattern. See Boyce G. K., 1937. Corpus of the Lararia of Pompeii. Rome: MAAR 14. (p. 38, 111, Pl 38,1).

V.3.4 Pompeii. March 2009. Lararium.

Blue painted arched niche with shell crowned top and modelled internal stucco cornice.

The lararium originally had a roof with pediment, the remains of which can be seen above the shell.

The pediment was supported by two columns, the marks of which can be seen on the top of the podium.

Around the outside curve of the niche was a stucco cornice with an egg pattern.

See Boyce G. K., 1937. Corpus of the Lararia of Pompeii. Rome: MAAR 14. (p. 38, 111, Pl 38,1).

 

V.3.4 Pompeii. March 2009. Podium base of lararium. The podium was covered in stucco painted to look like red marble with insets. The insets were of red rectangles and yellow diamonds with a large green slab in the centre of the two free sides. The slab on the south side was circular whilst that on the east was diamond shaped. A stucco cornice in red, white and blue runs along the top of the base. See Boyce G. K., 1937. Corpus of the Lararia of Pompeii. Rome: MAAR 14. (p. 38, 111, Pl 38,1).

V.3.4 Pompeii. March 2009. Podium base of lararium.

The podium was covered in stucco painted to look like red marble with insets.

The insets were of red rectangles and yellow diamonds with a large green slab in the centre of the two free sides.

The slab on the south side was circular whilst that on the east was diamond shaped.

A stucco cornice in red, white and blue runs along the top of the base.

See Boyce G. K., 1937. Corpus of the Lararia of Pompeii. Rome: MAAR 14. (p. 38, 111, Pl 38,1).

 

V.3.4 Pompeii, but numbered as V.2.4 on photo. 1937-39. Looking north to lararium in tablinum. Photo courtesy of American Academy in Rome, Photographic Archive. 
Warsher collection no. 592

V.3.4 Pompeii, but numbered as V.2.4 on photo. 1937-39.

Looking north to lararium in tablinum.

Photo courtesy of American Academy in Rome, Photographic Archive.

Warsher collection no. 592.

 

V.3.4 Pompeii. March 2009. West wall of tablinum with doorway to cubiculum.

V.3.4 Pompeii. March 2009. West wall of tablinum with doorway to cubiculum.

 

V.3.4 Pompeii. March 2009. Doorway to cubiculum on west side of tablinum. See Notizie degli Scavi, 1905, (p.207)
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V.3.4 Pompeii. March 2009. Doorway to cubiculum on west side of tablinum.

See Notizie degli Scavi, 1905, (p.207)

 

V.3.4 Pompeii. March 2009. South wall of cubiculum on west side of tablinum.

V.3.4 Pompeii. March 2009. South wall of cubiculum on west side of tablinum.

 

V.3.4 Pompeii. March 2009. Cubiculum.  West wall with window.

V.3.4 Pompeii. March 2009. Cubiculum, west wall with window.

 

V.3.4 Pompeii,  May 2005. North west corner.

V.3.4 Pompeii, May 2005. North-west corner.

 

V.3.4 Pompeii. March 2009. Cubiculum.  North wall.

V.3.4 Pompeii. March 2009. Cubiculum, north wall.

 

V.3.4 Pompeii. March 2009.  Cubiculum.  North east corner.

V.3.4 Pompeii. March 2009. Cubiculum, north-east corner.

 

V.3.4 Pompeii. March 2009. Anteroom on north side of tablinum, leading to triclinium.
According to Sogliano, the triclinium had a marble threshold or sill, and door-jambs made of wood.

V.3.4 Pompeii. March 2009.

Anteroom on north side of tablinum, leading to triclinium.

According to Sogliano, the triclinium had a marble threshold or sill, and door-jambs made of wood.

 

V.3.4 Pompeii. March 2009. Triclinium, west wall. According to Sogliano, the room was covered by a barrel-vaulted roof. The floor was made from rough cocciopesto.

V.3.4 Pompeii. March 2009. Triclinium, west wall.

According to Sogliano, the room was covered by a barrel-vaulted roof.

The floor was made from rough cocciopesto.

 

V.3.4 Pompeii, May 2005. Triclinium, west wall. According to Sogliano, the walls were decorated with large panels on a white background. Three panels were seen on each wall, they had a red lower plinth. The upper frieze of the walls was decorated with a white background, and showed architectural motifs, arabesques, garlands, flying animals, etc.
At the very top they finished with a stucco cornice in relief decorated with small painted palms.  Found in the centre of the other preserved panels were flying cupids with various attributes.

V.3.4 Pompeii, May 2005. Triclinium, west wall.

According to Sogliano, the walls were decorated with large panels on a white background.

Three panels were seen on each wall, they had a red lower plinth.

The upper frieze of the walls was decorated with a white background, and showed architectural motifs, arabesques, garlands, flying animals, etc.

At the very top they finished with a stucco cornice in relief decorated with small painted palms. 

Found in the centre of the other preserved panels were flying cupids with various attributes.

 

V.3.4 Pompeii, 1905. Triclinium, west wall. Painting of Ariadne abandoned on Nexos. Ariadne has her right hand on the earth and her left hand to her face. A bearded bronzed man is holding an oar. A winged cupid is weeping. The ship of Theseus is sailing away in the background. See Notizie degli Scavi di Antichità, 1905, p212, fig. 4.

V.3.4 Pompeii, 1905. Triclinium, west wall. Painting of Ariadne abandoned on Naxos.

Ariadne has her right hand on the earth and her left hand to her face.

A bearded bronzed man is holding an oar. A winged cupid is weeping.

The ship of Theseus is sailing away in the background.

See Notizie degli Scavi di Antichità, 1905, (p212, fig. 4).

 

V.3.4 Pompeii. March 2009. Triclinium, east wall, with door to anteroom. According to Sogliano, found on the east wall in the area between the cornice and the vault, on a white background, were arabesques, in the centre of which was a flying golden eagle. See Notizie degli Scavi di Antichità, 1905,  (p.213).

V.3.4 Pompeii. March 2009. Triclinium, east wall, with door to anteroom.

According to Sogliano, found on the east wall in the area between the cornice and the vault, on a white background, were arabesques, in the centre of which was a flying golden eagle.

See Notizie degli Scavi di Antichità, 1905, (p.213).

 

V.3.4 Pompeii. 1937-39. North-east corner with doorway to anteroom. Photo courtesy of American Academy in Rome, Photographic Archive. Warsher collection no. 703.

V.3.4 Pompeii. 1937-39. North-east corner with doorway to anteroom

Photo courtesy of American Academy in Rome, Photographic Archive.

Warsher collection no. 703.

 

V.3.4 Pompeii. March 2009.  Triclinium.  South wall.

V.3.4 Pompeii. March 2009. Triclinium, south wall.

 

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