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VI.8.3 Pompeii. Casa del Poeta Tragico or House of the Tragic Poet.

Excavated 1824 to 1825. Linked to VI.8.5.

 

Part 2      Part 3      Part 1      VI.8.3 and VI.8.5 Room Plan

 

VI.8.3 Pompeii. December 2006. Doorways to rooms 15 and 16 on west side of peristyle.

VI.8.3 Pompeii. December 2006. Doorways to rooms 15 and 16 on west side of peristyle.

 

VI.8.3 Pompeii. May 2015. Room 16, looking towards west wall.
Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

VI.8.3 Pompeii. May 2015. Room 16, looking towards west wall. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

VI.8.3 Pompeii. December 2006. Doorway to room 16, looking towards west wall with a square window. The dado of this wall was black, with painted plants in separate panels.
The central panel of the middle zone was red separated from the yellow side panels by narrow black bands, possibly with golden candelabra. In the middle of the red central panel was a painted medallion. The upper zone was white with architectural paintings, and a moulded stucco cornice.
See Bragantini, de Vos, Badoni, 1983. Pitture e Pavimenti di Pompei, Parte 2. Rome: ICCD. (p.173)

VI.8.3 Pompeii. December 2006. Doorway to room 16, looking towards west wall with a square window.

The dado of this wall was black, with painted plants in separate panels.

The central panel of the middle zone was red separated from the yellow side panels by narrow black bands, possibly with golden candelabra.

In the middle of the red central panel was a painted medallion.

The upper zone was white with architectural paintings, and a moulded stucco cornice.

See Bragantini, de Vos, Badoni, 1983. Pitture e Pavimenti di Pompei, Parte 2. Rome: ICCD. (p.173)

 

VI.8.3 Pompeii. Room 16, north wall decoration, painting by Antonio Ala, 1847. 
Now in Naples Archaeological Museum. Inventory number ADS 288.
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VI.8.3 Pompeii. Room 16, north wall decoration, painting by Antonio Ala, 1847.

Now in Naples Archaeological Museum. Inventory number ADS 288.

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VI.8.3 Pompeii.  December 2006.  Room 16.  Decorative floor..

VI.8.3 Pompeii. December 2006. Room 16, decorative floor.

 

VI.8.3 Pompeii. December 2006. Doorway to room 15, looking towards west wall with square window. The dado was black with painted plants in separated panels. The middle zone was red separated by black bands. In the middle of the central zone was a painting of Narcissus, now faded and unrecognisable. The upper area was white with architectural designs, and a stucco cornice.
See Bragantini, de Vos, Badoni, 1983. Pitture e Pavimenti di Pompei, Parte 2. Rome: ICCD. (p.173)
See Helbig, W., 1868. Wandgemälde der vom Vesuv verschütteten Städte Campaniens. Leipzig: Breitkopf und Härtel. (1352)
According to Breton, when excavated, the painting of Narcissus was already faded and ruined. 
See Breton, Ernest. 1870. Pompeia, Guide de visite a Pompei, 3rd ed. Paris, Guerin.

VI.8.3 Pompeii. December 2006. Doorway to room 15, looking towards west wall with square window.

The dado was black with painted plants in separated panels.

The middle zone was red separated by black bands.

In the middle of the central zone was a painting of Narcissus, now faded and unrecognisable.

The upper area was white with architectural designs, and a stucco cornice.

See Bragantini, de Vos, Badoni, 1983. Pitture e Pavimenti di Pompei, Parte 2. Rome: ICCD. (p.173)

See Helbig, W., 1868. Wandgemälde der vom Vesuv verschütteten Städte Campaniens. Leipzig: Breitkopf und Härtel. (1352)

According to Breton, when excavated, the painting of Narcissus was already faded and ruined.

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

 

VI.8.3 Pompeii. December 2006. Room 15, west wall with square window.

VI.8.3 Pompeii. December 2006. Room 15, upper west wall with square window.

 

VI.8.3 Pompeii. December 2006. Room 15, north wall. According to Bragantini, in the centre of the north wall would have been a painting of Venus Fishing, now faded and destroyed.
See Bragantini, de Vos, Badoni, 1983. Pitture e Pavimenti di Pompei, Parte 2. Rome: ICCD. (p.173)

VI.8.3 Pompeii. December 2006. Room 15, north wall.

According to Bragantini, in the centre of the north wall would have been a painting of Venus fishing, now faded and destroyed.

See Bragantini, de Vos, Badoni, 1983. Pitture e Pavimenti di Pompei, Parte 2. Rome: ICCD. (p.173)

 

VI.8.3 Pompeii. Room 15, drawing of painting of Venus and cupid fishing, from north wall.
See Real Museo Borbonico, IV, tav.4.

VI.8.3 Pompeii. Room 15, drawing of painting of Venus and cupid fishing, from north wall.

See Real Museo Borbonico, IV, tav.4.

 

VI.8.3 Pompeii. December 2006. Room 15, south wall. According to Bragantini, in the centre of the south wall would have been a painting of Abandoned Ariadne, now faded.
See Bragantini, de Vos, Badoni, 1983. Pitture e Pavimenti di Pompei, Parte 2. Rome: ICCD. (p.173)

VI.8.3 Pompeii. December 2006. Room 15, south wall.

According to Bragantini, in the centre of the south wall would have been a painting of Abandoned Ariadne, now faded.

See Bragantini, de Vos, Badoni, 1983. Pitture e Pavimenti di Pompei, Parte 2. Rome: ICCD. (p.173)

 

VI.8.3 Pompeii. Room 15, south wall. Pen and ink drawing by Antonio Ala, 1846, showing south wall with central painting of Ariadne abandoned. 
Now in Naples Archaeological Museum. Inventory number ADS 287.
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VI.8.3 Pompeii. Room 15, south wall. Pen and ink drawing by Antonio Ala, 1846, showing south wall with central painting of Ariadne abandoned.

Now in Naples Archaeological Museum. Inventory number ADS 287.

Photo © ICCD. http://www.catalogo.beniculturali.it

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VI.8.3 Pompeii. March 2009. Room 12, north-west corner of dining room.

VI.8.3 Pompeii. March 2009. Room 12, north-west corner of dining room on east side of peristyle garden.

 

VI.8.3 Pompeii. May 2015. Room 12, north wall. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

VI.8.3 Pompeii. May 2015. Room 12, north wall. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

VI.8.3 Pompeii. December 2006. Room 12, north wall of dining room.

VI.8.3 Pompeii. December 2006. Room 12, north wall of dining room.

 

VI.8.3 Pompeii.  March 2009.  Room 12.  Dining room.  North wall.

VI.8.3 Pompeii. March 2009. Room 12, north wall of dining room.

 

VI.8.3 Pompeii.  March 2009.  Room 12.  Dining room.  North wall.  Venus giving some Cupids to Adonis.  
See Pagano, N., 1881. Guida di Pompei Illustrata. Pompei: Scafati. (p.82).
A young couple looking at a nest of Cupids.  
See Mau, A., 1907, translated by Kelsey F. W. Pompeii: Its Life and Art. New York: Macmillan. (p.315). 
See Helbig, W., 1868. Wandgemälde der vom Vesuv verschütteten Städte Campaniens. Leipzig: Breitkopf und Härtel. (821, p.163).
The sale of cherubs. See Nappo, S., 1998. Pompeii: Guide to the lost City.  London: Weidenfield and Nicolson. (p.145).
Leda and Tyndareus with their children (Castor, Pollux and Helen) in a nest.
See Gell, W, 1837.  Pompeiana.  London: Lewis A. Lewis.  (T. XLVIII).

VI.8.3 Pompeii. March 2009. Room 12, north wall of dining room.

Venus giving some Cupids to Adonis.

     See Pagano, N., 1881. Guida di Pompei Illustrata. Pompei: Scafati. (p.82).

A young couple looking at a nest of Cupids.

     See Mau, A., 1907, translated by Kelsey F. W. Pompeii: Its Life and Art. New York: Macmillan. (p.315).

     See Helbig, W., 1868. Wandgemälde der vom Vesuv verschütteten Städte Campaniens. Leipzig: Breitkopf und Härtel. (821, p.163).

The sale of cherubs.

     See Nappo, S., 1998. Pompeii: Guide to the lost City. London: Weidenfield and Nicolson. (p.145).

Leda and Tyndareus with their children (Castor, Pollux and Helen) in a nest.

     See Gell, W, 1837. Pompeiana. London: Lewis A. Lewis. (T. XLVIII).

 

VI.8.3 Pompeii. May 2015. Room 12, detail of painting of Venus giving some Cupids to Adonis, from centre of north wall. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

VI.8.3 Pompeii. May 2015. Room 12, detail of painting of Venus giving some Cupids to Adonis, from centre of north wall.

Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

VI.8.3 Pompeii. W.104. Room 12, north wall, hunt scene with centaurs and a lion, from predella below central panel. See Real Museo Borbonico 3, 1827, Tav LI, 2.
Photo by Tatiana Warscher. With kind permission of DAI Rome, whose copyright it remains. 
See http://arachne.uni-koeln.de/item/marbilderbestand/230748

VI.8.3 Pompeii. W.104. Room 12, north wall, hunt scene with centaurs and a lion, from red predella below central panel.

See Real Museo Borbonico 3, 1827, Tav LI, 2.

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

 

VI.8.3 Pompeii. Room 12, north wall of dining room. Painting by Antonio Ala, 1857, showing the complete north wall decorations.
Now in Naples Archaeological Museum. Inventory number ADS 293.
Photo © ICCD. http://www.catalogo.beniculturali.it
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VI.8.3 Pompeii. Room 12, north wall of dining room. Painting by Antonio Ala, 1857, showing the complete north wall decorations.

Now in Naples Archaeological Museum. Inventory number ADS 293.

Photo © ICCD. http://www.catalogo.beniculturali.it

Utilizzabili alle condizioni della licenza Attribuzione - Non commerciale - Condividi allo stesso modo 2.5 Italia (CC BY-NC-SA 2.5 IT)

 

VI.8.3 Pompeii. May 2015. Mosaic floor. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

VI.8.3 Pompeii. May 2015. Room 12, centre of mosaic floor. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

VI.8.3 Pompeii.  December 2006.  Mosaic floor.

VI.8.3 Pompeii. December 2006. Room 12, mosaic floor.

 

VI.8.3 Pompeii. May 2015. Room 12, east wall of dining room. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

VI.8.3 Pompeii. May 2015. Room 12, east wall of dining room. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

VI.8.3 Pompeii. February 2009. Room 12. Dining room. East wall. Photo courtesy of Rick Bauer.

VI.8.3 Pompeii. February 2009. Room 12, east wall of dining room. Photo courtesy of Rick Bauer.

 

VI.8.3 Pompeii.  March 2009.  Room 12.  Dining room.  East wall.

VI.8.3 Pompeii. March 2009. Room 12, east wall of dining room.

 

VI.8.3 Pompeii.  March 2009.  Room 12.  Dining room.  East wall.
Mau identifies this as Theseus going on board ship leaving behind the beautiful Ariadne.  
See Mau, A., 1907, translated by Kelsey F. W. Pompeii: Its Life and Art. New York: Macmillan.  (p.315).
Helbig also identifies Athena, dressed in white, floating above the cliff watching what happens.  
See Helbig, W., 1868. Wandgemälde der vom Vesuv verschütteten Städte Campaniens. Leipzig: Breitkopf und Härtel.  (1218, p.255).

VI.8.3 Pompeii. March 2009. Room 12, east wall of dining room.

Mau identifies this as Theseus going on board ship leaving behind the beautiful Ariadne.

See Mau, A., 1907, translated by Kelsey F. W. Pompeii: Its Life and Art. New York: Macmillan. (p.315).

Helbig also identifies Athena, dressed in white, floating above the cliff watching what happens.

See Helbig, W., 1868. Wandgemälde der vom Vesuv verschütteten Städte Campaniens. Leipzig: Breitkopf und Härtel. (1218, p.255).

 

VI.8.3 Pompeii. May 2015. Room 12, central painting from east wall of dining room. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

VI.8.3 Pompeii. May 2015. Room 12, central painting from east wall of dining room. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

VI.8.3 Pompeii. May 2015. Room 12, detail from central painting on east wall of Theseus going on board ship. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

VI.8.3 Pompeii. May 2015. Room 12, detail from central painting on east wall of Theseus going on board ship.

Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

VI.8.3 Pompeii. May 2015. Room 12, detail from central painting on east wall, Athena dressed in white. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

VI.8.3 Pompeii. May 2015. Room 12, detail from central painting on east wall, Athena dressed in white. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

VI.8.3 Pompeii. May 2015. Looking towards south-east corner and south wall. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

VI.8.3 Pompeii. May 2015. Looking towards south-east corner, and south wall. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

VI.8.3 Pompeii.  March 2009.  Room 12.  Dining room.  South wall.

VI.8.3 Pompeii. March 2009. Room 12, south wall of dining room.

 

VI.8.3 Pompeii.  March 2009.  Room 12.  Dining room.  South wall.  Scene from the myth of Artemis or Diana.  
See Mau, A., 1907, translated by Kelsey F. W. Pompeii: Its Life and Art. New York: Macmillan. (p.315).
Helbig identifies this as Artemis previously thought to be Aphrodite and Adonis.  
See Helbig, W., 1868. Wandgemälde der vom Vesuv verschütteten Städte Campaniens. Leipzig: Breitkopf und Härtel. (254, p.72).
Artemis and Callisto – See Nappo, S., 1998. Pompeii: Guide to the lost City.  London: Weidenfield and Nicolson. (p.145).

VI.8.3 Pompeii. March 2009. Room 12, south wall of dining room with scene from the myth of Artemis or Diana.

See Mau, A., 1907, translated by Kelsey F. W. Pompeii: Its Life and Art. New York: Macmillan. (p.315).

Helbig identifies this as Artemis previously thought to be Aphrodite and Adonis.

See Helbig, W., 1868. Wandgemälde der vom Vesuv verschütteten Städte Campaniens. Leipzig: Breitkopf und Härtel. (254, p.72).

Artemis and Callisto – See Nappo, S., 1998. Pompeii: Guide to the lost City. London: Weidenfield and Nicolson. (p.145).

 

VI.8.3 Pompeii. W.104. Room 12, south wall, hunt scene with centaurs and a lion, from predella below central panel.  See Real Museo Borbonico 3, 1827, Tav LI, 1.
Photo by Tatiana Warscher. With kind permission of DAI Rome, whose copyright it remains. 
See http://arachne.uni-koeln.de/item/marbilderbestand/230748

VI.8.3 Pompeii. W.104. Room 12, south wall, hunt scene with centaurs and a lion, from red predella below central panel.

See Real Museo Borbonico 3, 1827, Tav LI, 1.

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

 

VI.8.3 Pompeii.  March 2009.  Room 12.  Dining room.  South west corner.

VI.8.3 Pompeii. March 2009. Room 12, south-west corner of dining room.

 

 

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