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V.3.11 Pompeii. House. Excavated 1902.

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V.3.11 Pompeii. March 2009. 
Looking north across atrium towards oecus in north-west corner of atrium, on left.

V.3.11 Pompeii. March 2009.

Looking north across atrium towards oecus in north-west corner of atrium, on left.

 

V.3.11 Pompeii. March 2009. Oecus on north-west corner of atrium, looking west towards south-west corner. According to Eschebach, this room would have been an oecus.
See Eschebach, L., 1993. Gebäudeverzeichnis und Stadtplan der antiken Stadt Pompeji. Köln: Böhlau. (p.139)
According to NdS, on the right side of the tablinum was a barrel-vaulted cubiculum with a small window at the top. The decoration was of red and yellow panels. In the yellow panels would have been painted objects, palm, red ribbons, silver pots, etc. In the red panels would have been painted flying griffins and swans. Above these panels was a white zone with red lines, garlands, suspended metals pots, swans, etc. All painted with modest execution. See Notizie degli Scavi, 1902, (p.372)

V.3.11 Pompeii. March 2009. Oecus on north-west corner of atrium, looking west towards south-west corner.

According to Eschebach, this room would have been an oecus.

See Eschebach, L., 1993. Gebäudeverzeichnis und Stadtplan der antiken Stadt Pompeji. Köln: Böhlau. (p.139)

According to NdS, on the right side of the tablinum was a barrel-vaulted cubiculum with a small window at the top.

The decoration was of red and yellow panels.

In the yellow panels would have been painted objects, palm, red ribbons, silver pots, etc.

In the red panels would have been painted flying griffins and swans.

Above these panels was a white zone with red lines, garlands, suspended metals pots, swans, etc.

All painted with modest execution.

See Notizie degli Scavi, 1902, (p.372)

 

V.3.11 Pompeii. March 2009. West wall of oecus. According to Bragantini, the west wall had a yellow central panel with a painting of a pot or vase. There was also a hole made by the ancients in this wall.  At the north end of the west wall would have been a red side panel with a painted swan. At the west end of the north wall was another hole made by the ancients, and would have had a painted panel of a flying griffin on a red side panel. In the centre of the north wall would have been a yellow panel showing a palm and a pot. The south wall would also have had a central yellow panel, and red side panels.  In the red side panel at the east end would have been a small panel with a painted flying griffin.
See Bragantini, de Vos, Badoni, 1983. Pitture e Pavimenti di Pompei, Parte 2. Rome: ICCD. (p.80, room L)

V.3.11 Pompeii. March 2009. West wall of oecus.

According to Bragantini, the west wall had a yellow central panel with a painting of a pot or vase.

There was also a hole made by the ancients in this wall.

At the north end of the west wall would have been a red side panel with a painted swan.

At the west end of the north wall was another hole made by the ancients, and would have had a painted panel of a flying griffin on a red side panel.

In the centre of the north wall would have been a yellow panel showing a palm and a pot.

The south wall would also have had a central yellow panel, and red side panels.

In the red side panel at the east end would have been a small panel with a painted flying griffin.

See Bragantini, de Vos, Badoni, 1983. Pitture e Pavimenti di Pompei, Parte 2. Rome: ICCD. (p.80 room L)

 

V.3.11 Pompeii. March 2009. Looking west across tablinum to entrance to garden area.
The entire width of the tablinum was opened onto the atrium. The floor was made of opus signinum with a mixture of marble fragments. The painted dado imitated precious marbles with large yellow circles inscribed between squares of different marbles. Above were white panels divided by leafy green stems coloured bronze. In the centre of the north wall was a painting of a plate of fruit. On both sides were two small landscapes, hardly preserved, with figures in yellow. In that on the right, one could see a man getting on his donkey, and another racing behind on foot. On the north side of the west wall was another similar landscape, and a painting of two pheasants, one suspended by a thread that pierced the beak, the other lying down. In the south-west corner was a landscape which contained a cactus plant. In this area, the walls showed traces of redness and partial blackening due to fire. In the south wall, but not decorated, was a niche. Found in this room on the 5th May was a bronze pot, and on 6th May, remains of iron fixings and hinges of bone from a destroyed box.  See Notizie degli Scavi, 1902, (p.371-2)

V.3.11 Pompeii. March 2009. Looking west across tablinum to entrance to garden area.

The entire width of the tablinum was opened onto the atrium.

The floor was made of opus signinum with a mixture of marble fragments.

The painted dado imitated precious marbles with large yellow circles inscribed between squares of different marbles.

Above were white panels divided by leafy green stems coloured bronze.

In the centre of the north wall was a painting of a plate of fruit. On both sides were two small landscapes, hardly preserved, with figures in yellow.

In that on the right, one could see a man getting on his donkey, and another racing behind on foot.

On the north side of the west wall was another similar landscape, and a painting of two pheasants, one suspended by a thread that pierced the beak, the other lying down.

In the south-west corner was a landscape which contained a cactus plant.

In this area, the walls showed traces of redness and partial blackening due to fire.

In the south wall, but not decorated, was a niche.

Found in this room on the 5th May was a bronze pot, and on 6th May, remains of iron fixings and hinges of bone from a destroyed box.

See Notizie degli Scavi, 1902, (p.371-2)

 

V.3.11 Pompeii. May 2005. Looking west across tablinum to small garden. The threshold that gave onto the garden from the tablinum was adorned with different fragments of several marbles.

V.3.11 Pompeii. May 2005. Looking west across tablinum to small garden.

The threshold that gave onto the garden from the tablinum was adorned with different fragments of several marbles.

 

V.3.11 Pompeii. 1937-39. Painted zoccolo of imitation marble from north-west corner of tablinum. Photo courtesy of American Academy in Rome, Photographic Archive. 
Warsher collection no. 684

V.3.11 Pompeii. 1937-39. Painted zoccolo of imitation marble from north-west corner of tablinum.

Photo courtesy of American Academy in Rome, Photographic Archive.

Warsher collection no. 684.

 

V.3.11 Pompeii. March 2009.  North west corner of Garden with remains of painted plaster, and Doorway to Garden Room.

V.3.11 Pompeii. March 2009.

North-west corner of garden with remains of painted plaster, and doorway to garden room.

 

V.3.11 Pompeii. March 2009.  North west corner of garden. Painted plaster.

V.3.11 Pompeii. March 2009. Painted plaster in north-west corner of garden.

 

V.3.11 Pompeii. March 2009.  North west corner of Garden.  Painted plants.

V.3.11 Pompeii. March 2009. Painted plants in north-west corner of garden.

 

V.3.11 Pompeii. March 2009. North east corner of Garden, to the east of the Garden Room.

V.3.11 Pompeii. March 2009. North-east corner of garden, to the east of the garden room.

 

V.3.11 Pompeii. March 2009. West wall of garden room. According to NdS, at the north end of the garden was a windowed triclinium. The dado was of imitation marble. The walls were decorated with a yellow background and in the centre of each of the three walls was a medallion with a bust of a maenad.  The right one showed a maenad crowned with vine leaves, dressed in a green peplos pinned on the right shoulder by a gold brooch. In the middle was a bust of a blonde woman with a diadem and gold necklace and fine white veil (Ariadne?). On the left was another crowned feminine head, with gold necklace and fine veil. See Notizie degli Scavi, 1902, (p.372)
According to Bragantini, the west wall at the south end would have had a dado of imitation marble with a decorative picture of a diamond shape. In the yellow middle zone would have been a decorative bordered panel. In the yellow middle zone of west wall at the north end would have been a painted panel, but nothing remained.
See Bragantini, de Vos, Badoni, 1983. Pitture e Pavimenti di Pompei, Parte 2. Rome: ICCD. (p.80, room I)

V.3.11 Pompeii. March 2009. West wall of garden room.

According to NdS, at the north end of the garden was a windowed triclinium.

The dado was of imitation marble.

The walls were decorated with a yellow background and in the centre of each of the three walls was a medallion with a bust of a maenad.

The right one showed a maenad crowned with vine leaves, dressed in a green peplos pinned on the right shoulder by a gold brooch.

In the middle was a bust of a blonde woman with a diadem and gold necklace and fine white veil (Ariadne?).

On the left was another crowned feminine head, with gold necklace and fine veil.

See Notizie degli Scavi, 1902, (p.372)

According to Bragantini, the west wall at the south end would have had a dado of imitation marble with a decorative picture of a diamond shape.

In the yellow middle zone would have been a decorative bordered panel.

In the yellow middle zone of west wall at the north end would have been a painted panel, but nothing remained.

See Bragantini, de Vos, Badoni, 1983. Pitture e Pavimenti di Pompei, Parte 2. Rome: ICCD. (p.80, room I)

 

V.3.11 Pompeii. March 2009. North wall of garden room. According to Bragantini, in the middle zone would have been a central white panel with a yellow side panel on each side.
The frieze was yellow.

V.3.11 Pompeii. March 2009. North wall of garden room.

According to Bragantini, in the middle zone would have been a central white panel with a yellow side panel on each side.

The frieze was yellow.

 

V.3.11 Pompeii. March 2009.  Garden room. North east corner.

V.3.11 Pompeii. March 2009. North-east corner of garden room.

 

V.3.11 Pompeii. March 2009. Upper east wall of garden room. According to Bragantini, the dado would have been of imitation marble. In the middle zone was a white panel with a painting and suspended garland, the side panels and the frieze were yellow.

V.3.11 Pompeii. March 2009. Upper east wall of garden room.

According to Bragantini, the dado would have been of imitation marble.

In the middle zone was a white panel with a painting and suspended garland, the side panels and the frieze were yellow.

 

V.3.11 Pompeii. March 2009. Garden room. East wall.

V.3.11 Pompeii. March 2009. East wall of garden room.

 

V.3.11 Pompeii. March 2009. Upper south-east corner and east wall of garden room.

V.3.11 Pompeii. March 2009. Upper east wall and south-east corner of garden room.

 

V.3.11 Pompeii. March 2009. South wall and south-east corner of garden room. According to Bragantini, east of the doorway to the garden, the wall had a dado of imitation marble and diamond shaped panel. The middle zone was yellow and had a bordered panel with a painting, and a narrow white partition with a stretched garland. The frieze was yellow with a stretched garland.
See Bragantini, de Vos, Badoni, 1983. Pitture e Pavimenti di Pompei, Parte 2. Rome: ICCD. (p.80, room I)

V.3.11 Pompeii. March 2009. South wall and south-east corner of garden room.

According to Bragantini, east of the doorway to the garden, the wall had a dado of imitation marble and diamond shaped panel.

The middle zone was yellow and had a bordered panel with a painting, and a narrow white partition with a stretched garland.

The frieze was yellow with a stretched garland.

See Bragantini, de Vos, Badoni, 1983. Pitture e Pavimenti di Pompei, Parte 2. Rome: ICCD. (p.80, room I)

 

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