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VI.1.7 Pompeii. House of the Vestals or Casa delle Vestali.

Linked to VI.1.6, VI.1.8, VI.1.24, VI.1.25 and VI.1.26.

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VI.1.7 House of the Vestals.  Looking north west across room 13, the peristyle.

VI.1.7 Pompeii. December 2007. Looking north-west across room 13, the peristyle.

 

VI.1.7 House of the Vestals.  Looking north west across pool in room 13, the peristyle.

VI.1.7 Pompeii. December 2007. Looking north-west across the two pools in room 13, the peristyle.

In the middle of the garden were two large adjacent pools, the interiors of both were painted blue.

The south pool was rectangular in shape and had steps leading into it on the east side.

The semicircular projection on the middle of the south side was perhaps for a statue or fountain.

The north pool which is square had much of its space occupied by a massive masonry square, which probably supported a large fountain statue.

See Jashemski, W. F., 1993. The Gardens of Pompeii, Volume II: Appendices. New York: Caratzas. (p.119)

                                                      

VI.1.7 Pompeii. December 2007. South side of room 13, the peristyle. Looking west.

VI.1.7 Pompeii. December 2007. South side of room 13, the peristyle. Looking west.

 

VI.1.7 Pompeii. December 2007. Doorway in south-west corner of room 13, the peristyle. Looking south.

VI.1.7 Pompeii. December 2007.

Doorway in south-west corner of room 13, the peristyle. Looking south.

 

VI.1.7 House of the Vestals.  West side of room 13, the peristyle.

VI.1.7 Pompeii. December 2007.

West side of room 13, the peristyle. Looking north.

 

VI.1.7 Pompeii. December 2007. West side of room 13, the peristyle. Looking north.
According to Garcia y Garcia, due to the bombing on the night of 14th/15th September 1943, the peristyle suffered the falling off and partial loss of the splendid IV stile motifs, which decorated the west wall of the west portico.
See Garcia y Garcia, L., 2006. Danni di guerra a Pompei. Rome: L’Erma di Bretschneider. (p.66)

VI.1.7 Pompeii. December 2007.

West side of room 13, the peristyle. Looking north.

According to Garcia y Garcia, due to the bombing on the night of 14th/15th September 1943, the peristyle suffered the falling off and partial loss of the splendid IV stile motifs, which decorated the west wall of the west portico.

See Garcia y Garcia, L., 2006. Danni di guerra a Pompei. Rome: L’Erma di Bretschneider. (p.66)

 

VI.1.7 Pompeii. 1937-39. Looking towards west wall of peristyle, with remains of wall paintings. Photo courtesy of American Academy in Rome, Photographic Archive. 
Warsher collection no. 1720

VI.1.7 Pompeii. 1937-39. Looking towards west wall of peristyle, with remains of wall paintings.

Photo courtesy of American Academy in Rome, Photographic Archive.

Warsher collection no. 1720.

 

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VI.1.7 Pompeii. W.1390. Looking towards west wall of peristyle, with remains of wall paintings.
Photo by Tatiana Warscher. Photo © Deutsches Archäologisches Institut, Abteilung Rom, Arkiv. See http://arachne.uni-koeln.de/item/marbilderbestand/230460

VI.1.7 Pompeii. W.1390. Looking towards west wall of peristyle, with remains of wall paintings.

Photo by Tatiana Warscher. Photo © Deutsches Archäologisches Institut, Abteilung Rom, Arkiv.

See http://arachne.uni-koeln.de/item/marbilderbestand/230460

 

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VI.1.7 Pompeii. W.377. Drawing of wall decoration from peristyle wall.
See Giornale degli Scavi NS III, 1874, tav. 3.
Photo by Tatiana Warscher. Photo © Deutsches Archäologisches Institut, Abteilung Rom, Arkiv. See http://arachne.uni-koeln.de/item/marbilderbestand/231944

VI.1.7 Pompeii. W.377. Drawing of wall decoration from peristyle wall.

See Giornale degli Scavi, NS III, 1874, tav. 3.

Photo by Tatiana Warscher. Photo © Deutsches Archäologisches Institut, Abteilung Rom, Arkiv.

See http://arachne.uni-koeln.de/item/marbilderbestand/231944

 

VI.1.7 Pompeii. 1803 painting by Giuseppe Chiantarelli of wall decoration from peristyle wall.
See Giornale degli Scavi, NS III, 1874, tav. 3.
Photo courtesy of CulturaItalia and its contributors whose copyright it remains.
See Parete di IV stile by Giuseppe Chiantarelli on CulturaItalia

VI.1.7 Pompeii. 1803 painting by Giuseppe Chiantarelli of wall decoration from peristyle wall.

See Giornale degli Scavi, NS III, 1874, tav. 3.

Photo courtesy of CulturaItalia and its contributors whose copyright it remains.

See Parete di IV stile by Giuseppe Chiantarelli on CulturaItalia

 

VI.1.7 Pompeii. December 2007. Looking north-east across pools in peristyle.According to Jashemski, the four-sided portico was supported on the west, south and east by twelve stuccoed columns. The columns were smooth below and fluted above, red below and white above. Next to the corner columns on the north side were rectangular pillars decorated to match the columns. Between them, in the centre of the north portico, were two additional pillars surmounted by columns. These columns and pillars were joined by a low wall, which had an entrance into the garden from the south.
See Jashemski, W. F., 1993. The Gardens of Pompeii, Volume II: Appendices. New York: Caratzas. (p.119)

VI.1.7 Pompeii. December 2007. Looking north-east across pools in peristyle.

According to Jashemski, the four-sided portico was supported on the west, south and east by twelve stuccoed columns.

The columns were smooth below and fluted above, red below and white above.

Next to the corner columns on the north side were rectangular pillars decorated to match the columns.

Between them, in the centre of the north portico, were two additional pillars surmounted by columns.

These columns and pillars were joined by a low wall, which had an entrance into the garden from the south.

See Jashemski, W. F., 1993. The Gardens of Pompeii, Volume II: Appendices. New York: Caratzas. (p.119)

 

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VI.1.7 Pompeii. W.1391. Looking north-east acrosspools in peristyle.
Photo by Tatiana Warscher. Photo © Deutsches Archäologisches Institut, Abteilung Rom, Arkiv. See http://arachne.uni-koeln.de/item/marbilderbestand/230966

VI.1.7 Pompeii. W.1391. Looking north-east across pools in peristyle.

Photo by Tatiana Warscher. Photo © Deutsches Archäologisches Institut, Abteilung Rom, Arkiv.

See http://arachne.uni-koeln.de/item/marbilderbestand/230966

 

VI.1.7 House of the Vestals.  Pool in peristyle.

VI.1.7 Pompeii. December 2007. Pools in peristyle, looking north.

 

VI.1.7 House of the Vestals.  Pool in peristyle.

VI.1.7 Pompeii. December 2007. Pools in peristyle, looking north.

 

VI.1.6/7 Pompeii. 1937-39. Looking north-east across pools in peristyle. Photo courtesy of American Academy in Rome, Photographic Archive. Warsher collection no. 1399

VI.1.6/7 Pompeii. 1937-39. Looking north-east across pools in peristyle.

Photo courtesy of American Academy in Rome, Photographic Archive.

Warsher collection no. 1399.

 

VI.1.7 House of the Vestals.  North side of room 13, the peristyle.

VI.1.7 Pompeii. December 2007. North side of room 13, the peristyle. Looking east.

 

VI.1.7 House of the Vestals.  North side of room 13, the peristyle.

VI.1.7 Pompeii. December 2007. North side of room 13, the peristyle. Looking east.

 

VI.1.7 House of the Vestals.  Pool in peristyle.

VI.1.7 Pompeii. December 2007. Pools in peristyle, looking south.

In the middle of the garden were two large adjacent pools, the interiors of both were painted blue.

The south pool was rectangular in shape and had steps leading into it on the east side.

The semicircular projection on the middle of the south side was perhaps for a statue or fountain.

The north pool which is square had much of its space occupied by a massive masonry square, which probably supported a large fountain statue.

See Jashemski, W. F., 1993. The Gardens of Pompeii, Volume II: Appendices. New York: Caratzas. (p.119)

 

VI.1.7 House of the Vestals.  Looking across peristyle. Photograph May 2001 courtesy of Current Archaeology.

VI.1.7 Pompeii. Looking south across peristyle.

Photograph May 2001 courtesy of Current Archaeology.

 

VI.1.7 Pompeii. Looking south-west across peristyle towards doorway to triclinium. Photograph May 2001 courtesy of Current Archaeology.
According to Jashemski, the triclinium off the south-west corner of the portico had a good view of the garden. See Jashemski, W. F., 1993. The Gardens of Pompeii, Volume II: Appendices. New York: Caratzas. (p.119)

VI.1.7 Pompeii. Looking south-west across peristyle towards doorway to triclinium.

Photograph May 2001 courtesy of Current Archaeology.

According to Jashemski, the triclinium off the south-west corner of the portico had a good view of the garden.

See Jashemski, W. F., 1993. The Gardens of Pompeii, Volume II: Appendices. New York: Caratzas. (p.119)

 

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