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VI.5.3 Pompeii. Casa di Nettuno or House of Neptune.

Linked to VI.5.1, VI.5.2 and VI.5.22. Excavated 1843. Bombed 1943.

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VI.5.3 Casa di Nettuno.  Entrance. December 2007.

VI.5.3 Pompeii. December 2007. Entrance doorway. 

 

VI.5.3 Pompeii.  Looking south-east from the walls, across corner of VI.2, to road and entrance doorway of VI.5.3. Photographed 1970-79 by Günther Einhorn, picture courtesy of his son Ralf Einhorn.

VI.5.3 Pompeii. 

Looking south-east from the walls, across corner of VI.2, to road and entrance doorway of VI.5.3.

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

 

VI.5.3 Pompeii. May 2010. Detail from model held in Naples Archaeological Museum, showing atrium area. Room 1 can be seen in the lower left of centre, with the entrance corridor on its right. The painted south wall of the atrium can be viewed as it is now, in part 5.

VI.5.3 Pompeii. May 2010.

Detail from model held in Naples Archaeological Museum, showing atrium area.

Room 1 can be seen in the lower left of centre, with the entrance corridor on its right.

The painted south wall of the atrium can be viewed as it is now, in part 5.

 

VI.5.3 Pompeii. December 2007. Looking east along entrance corridor towards atrium.

VI.5.3 Pompeii. December 2007. Looking east along entrance corridor towards atrium. 

 

VI.5.3 Pompeii. September 2005. Entrance corridor, looking east.

VI.5.3 Pompeii. September 2005. Entrance corridor, looking east.

 

VI.5.3 Pompeii. December 2007. Looking east across atrium and Impluvium, towards tablinum.

VI.5.3 Pompeii. December 2007. Looking east across atrium and Impluvium, towards tablinum. 

According to Breton, when excavated around 1844, a pedestal with a small marble Silenus was found in the middle of the impluvium.

There was also a table and puteal of marble, which no longer exists there.

Two or three bronze cherubs were also found around the impluvium.

See Breton, Ernest. 1870. Pompeia, Guide de visite a Pompei, 3rd ed. Paris, Guerin.

See Jashemski, W. F., 1993. The Gardens of Pompeii, Volume II: Appendices. New York: Caratzas. (p.125)

 

VI.5.3 Pompeii. September 2005. Tablinum. According to Helbig, the paintings found in the tablinum were: a possible bust of Aphrodite, 76, Girl and satyr, 511.  See Helbig, W., 1868. Wandgemälde der vom Vesuv verschütteten Städte Campaniens. Leipzig: Breitkopf und Härtel. (76 and 511)

VI.5.3 Pompeii. September 2005. Tablinum.

According to Helbig, the paintings found in the tablinum were: a possible bust of Aphrodite, 76, Girl and satyr, 511

See Helbig, W., 1868. Wandgemälde der vom Vesuv verschütteten Städte Campaniens. Leipzig: Breitkopf und Härtel. (76 and 511)

 

VI.5.3 Pompeii. Tablinum. 1875 drawing by Ernst Eichler of medallion of satyr kissing a maenad.
DAIR 83.67. Photo © Deutsches Archäologisches Institut, Abteilung Rom, Arkiv. 
See http://arachne.uni-koeln.de/books/archive/A-VII-32/064

VI.5.3 Pompeii. Tablinum. 1875 drawing by Ernst Eichler of medallion of satyr kissing a maenad.

DAIR 83.67. Photo © Deutsches Archäologisches Institut, Abteilung Rom, Arkiv.

See http://arachne.uni-koeln.de/books/archive/A-VII-32/064

 

VI.5.3 Pompeii. September 2005. Looking across impluvium towards north side of tablinum.

VI.5.3 Pompeii. September 2005. Looking across impluvium towards north side of tablinum.

 

VI.5.3 Pompeii. September 2005. Looking across impluvium towards south side of tablinum.

VI.5.3 Pompeii. September 2005. Looking across impluvium towards south side of tablinum.

 

VI.5.3 Pompeii. December 2007. Doorway to room 1.

VI.5.3 Pompeii. December 2007. Doorway to room 1. 

 

VI.5.3 Pompeii. December 2007. Room 1, looking north. According to Helbig, paintings found in the room to the left of the prothyron were; Artemis 237, Demeter, 177, Aphrodite 292,  See Helbig, W., 1868. Wandgemälde der vom Vesuv verschütteten Städte Campaniens. Leipzig: Breitkopf und Härtel. (237, 177, 292)

VI.5.3 Pompeii. December 2007. Room 1, looking north.

According to Helbig, paintings found in the room to the left of the prothyron were;

Artemis 237, Demeter, 177, Aphrodite 292,

See Helbig, W., 1868. Wandgemälde der vom Vesuv verschütteten Städte Campaniens. Leipzig: Breitkopf und Härtel. (237, 177, 292)

 

VI.5.3 Pompeii. December 2007. Structure in north-west corner of atrium, between rooms 1 and 2.  See Pappalardo, U., 2001. La Descrizione di Pompei per Giuseppe Fiorelli (1875). Napoli: Massa Editore. (p.54)

VI.5.3 Pompeii. December 2007.

Structure in north-west corner of atrium, between rooms 1 and 2. 

According to Fiorelli, these were stairs to the upper floor.

See Pappalardo, U., 2001. La Descrizione di Pompei per Giuseppe Fiorelli (1875). Napoli: Massa Editore. (p.54)

 

VI.5.3 Casa di Nettuno.  Doorway to Room 2 on north side of atrium.  December 2007.

VI.5.3 Pompeii. December 2007. Doorway to room 2 on north side of atrium. 

According to Fiorelli, this was a cubiculum.

 

VI.5.3 Casa di Nettuno.  Wall on the north side of the atrium.  December 2007.

VI.5.3 Pompeii. December 2007. Wall on the north side of the atrium. 

 

VI.5.3 Pompeii. December 2007. Door to room 3 on the left and room 5 on the right, from the atrium.  According to Fiorelli, room 3 would have been the north ala with a passage to another cubiculum behind it. Room 5 would have been a triclinium with a window onto the garden.

VI.5.3 Pompeii. December 2007.

Door to room 3 on the left and room 5 on the right, from the atrium. 

According to Fiorelli, room 3 would have been the north ala with a passage to another cubiculum behind it.

Room 5 would have been a triclinium with a window onto the garden.

 

VI.5.3 Pompeii. December 2007.  Room 3 at front, the north ala. According to Garcia y Garcia, in 1943 a bomb fell near the atrium causing the total destruction of the north ala, and of the three adjacent rooms. The north perimeter wall that separated this from the other dependent area at VI.5.2 was destroyed, as well as an interesting 4th style architectural decoration.
In 1976 there was a restoration, that was neither precise nor total. See Garcia y Garcia, L., 2006. Danni di guerra a Pompei. Rome: L’Erma di Bretschneider. (p.75)

VI.5.3 Pompeii. December 2007.  Room 3 at front, the north ala. 

According to Garcia y Garcia, in 1943 a bomb fell near the atrium causing the total destruction of the north ala, and of the three adjacent rooms.

The north perimeter wall that separated this from the other dependent area at VI.5.2 was destroyed, as well as an interesting 4th style architectural decoration.

In 1976 there was a restoration that was neither precise nor total.

See Garcia y Garcia, L., 2006. Danni di guerra a Pompei. Rome: L’Erma di Bretschneider. (p.75)

 

VI.5.3 Pompeii. December 2007. Niche in room 3.

VI.5.3 Pompeii. December 2007. Niche in room 3, the north ala. 

 

 

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