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VI.14.43 Pompeii. Casa degli Scienziati.

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VI.14.43 Pompeii. 1964. Looking north-east across atrium, from entrance corridor. Photo by Stanley A. Jashemski.
Source: The Wilhelmina and Stanley A. Jashemski archive in the University of Maryland Library, Special Collections (See collection page) and made available under the Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial License v.4. See Licence and use details.
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VI.14.43 Pompeii. 1964. Looking north-east across atrium, from entrance corridor.

Photo by Stanley A. Jashemski.

Source: The Wilhelmina and Stanley A. Jashemski archive in the University of Maryland Library, Special Collections (See collection page) and made available under the Creative Commons Attribution-Non-Commercial License v.4. See Licence and use details.

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VI.14.43 Pompeii. December 2007.  Room 2, doorway to bedroom or cubiculum on north side of entrance corridor.

VI.14.43 Pompeii. December 2007. 

Room 2, doorway to bedroom or cubiculum on north side of entrance corridor.

 

VI.14.43 Pompeii. December 2007. December 2007. Room 2, north-west corner of bedroom or cubiculum on north side of entrance. According to Bragantini, the floor of this room would have been of cocciopesto with crosses of white tesserae around a centre made of black tesserae. On the north wall, the dado would have been painted black, the III style middle zone was painted red, with panels divided by candelabra. A cornice of stucco was on the upper wall. On the west wall with the bed recess, the dado was painted red, as were the two side panels which were separated from the central panel by painted candelabra. The central panel of the west wall showed a painting of Ariadne abandoned by Theseus, now faded and vanished, see Helbig 1219 for description.
See Bragantini, de Vos, Badoni, 1983. Pitture e Pavimenti di Pompei, Parte 2. Rome: ICCD. (p.300, cubicolo ‘11’) 
See Helbig, W., 1868. Wandgemälde der vom Vesuv verschütteten Städte Campaniens. Leipzig: Breitkopf und Härtel (1219).

VI.14.43 Pompeii. December 2007. Room 2, north-west corner of bedroom or cubiculum on north side of entrance.

According to Bragantini, the floor of this room would have been of cocciopesto with crosses of white tesserae around a centre made of black tesserae.

On the north wall, the lower dado would have been painted black, the III style middle zone was painted red, with panels divided by painted candelabra.

A cornice of stucco was on the upper wall.

On the west wall with the bed recess, the dado was painted red, as were the two side panels which were separated from the central panel by painted candelabra.

The central panel of the west wall showed a painting of Ariadne abandoned by Theseus, now faded and vanished, see Helbig 1219 for description.

See Bragantini, de Vos, Badoni, 1983. Pitture e Pavimenti di Pompei, Parte 2. Rome: ICCD. (p.300, cubicolo ‘11’)

See Helbig, W., 1868. Wandgemälde der vom Vesuv verschütteten Städte Campaniens. Leipzig: Breitkopf und Härtel (1219).

 

VI.14.43 Pompeii. Room 2, west wall of bedroom or cubiculum on north side of entrance.
Drawing of painting of Ariadne abandoned by Theseus.
DAIR, 83.116. Photo © Deutsches Archäologisches Institut, Abteilung Rom, Arkiv. 
See http://arachne.uni-koeln.de/item/marbilder/5022290

VI.14.43 Pompeii. Room 2, west wall of bedroom or cubiculum on north side of entrance.

Drawing of painting of Ariadne abandoned by Theseus.

DAIR, 83.116. Photo © Deutsches Archäologisches Institut, Abteilung Rom, Arkiv.

See http://arachne.uni-koeln.de/item/marbilder/5022290

 

VI.14.43 Pompeii. December 2007. Room 2, bed recess in west wall of cubiculum on north side of entrance.

VI.14.43 Pompeii. December 2007. Room 2, bed recess in west wall of cubiculum on north side of entrance. 

 

VI.14.43 Pompeii. December 2007. Room 2, looking towards the east wall of cubiculum on north side of entrance.  According to Bragantini, the east wall was painted with a red dado, and in the centre of the middle zone was a painting of Daedalus and Pasiphae. The upper zone of the wall was painted white, with a stucco cornice.
See Bragantini, de Vos, Badoni, 1983. Pitture e Pavimenti di Pompei, Parte 2. Rome: ICCD. (p.301, cubicolo ‘11’) 
See Helbig, W., 1868. Wandgemälde der vom Vesuv verschütteten Städte Campaniens. Leipzig: Breitkopf und Härtel (1205).

VI.14.43 Pompeii. December 2007. Room 2, looking towards the east wall of cubiculum on north side of entrance. 

According to Bragantini, the east wall was painted with a red dado, and in the centre of the middle zone was a painting of Daedalus and Pasiphae.

The upper zone of the wall was painted white, with a stucco cornice.

See Bragantini, de Vos, Badoni, 1983. Pitture e Pavimenti di Pompei, Parte 2. Rome: ICCD. (p.301, cubicolo ‘11’)

See Helbig, W., 1868. Wandgemälde der vom Vesuv verschütteten Städte Campaniens. Leipzig: Breitkopf und Härtel (1205).

 

VI.14.43 Pompeii. Room 2, east wall of cubiculum on north side of entrance.  
Drawing of the painting of Daedalus and Pasiphae from the centre of the middle zone.
DAIR 83.115. Photo © Deutsches Archäologisches Institut, Abteilung Rom, Arkiv. 
See http://arachne.uni-koeln.de/item/marbilder/5022289

VI.14.43 Pompeii. Room 2, east wall of cubiculum on north side of entrance. 

Drawing of the painting of Daedalus and Pasiphae from the centre of the middle zone.

DAIR 83.115. Photo © Deutsches Archäologisches Institut, Abteilung Rom, Arkiv.

See http://arachne.uni-koeln.de/item/marbilder/5022289

 

VI.14.43 Pompeii. December 2007. Doorway to room 3, room on north side of atrium.
According to Bragantini, the north wall of the atrium was painted with a black dado.
The middle zone of the wall was painted red, each panel edge bordered with a pattern of small semicircles. The frieze was black with painted climbing plant shoots.
See Bragantini, de Vos, Badoni, 1983. Pitture e Pavimenti di Pompei, Parte 2. Rome: ICCD. (p. 299, atrio ‘2’)

VI.14.43 Pompeii. December 2007. Doorway to room 3, room on north side of atrium.

According to Bragantini, the north wall of the atrium was painted with a black dado.

The middle zone of the wall was painted red, each panel edge bordered with a pattern of small semicircles.

The frieze was black with painted climbing plant shoots.

See Bragantini, de Vos, Badoni, 1983. Pitture e Pavimenti di Pompei, Parte 2. Rome: ICCD. (p. 299, atrio ‘2’)

 

VI.14.43 Pompeii. December 2007. Room 3, on north side of atrium, looking towards north wall. According to Bragantini, the floor of this room would have been of cocciopesto with a pattern of regular marble chippings. The north wall would have had a black dado, and the middle zone of the walls was red.
See Bragantini, de Vos, Badoni, 1983. Pitture e Pavimenti di Pompei, Parte 2. Rome: ICCD. (p.300, ambiente ‘10’)

VI.14.43 Pompeii. December 2007. Room 3, on north side of atrium, looking towards north wall.

According to Bragantini, the floor of this room would have been of cocciopesto with a pattern of regular marble chippings.

The north wall would have had a black dado, and the middle zone of the walls was red.

See Bragantini, de Vos, Badoni, 1983. Pitture e Pavimenti di Pompei, Parte 2. Rome: ICCD. (p.300, ambiente ‘10’)

 

VI.14.43 Casa degli Scienziati.  December 2007.  Room 4.  Room on north side of atrium.

VI.14.43 Pompeii. December 2007. Doorway to room 4, room on north side of atrium.

 

VI.14.43 Pompeii. December 2007. Room 4, on north side of atrium, looking north. According to Bragantini, the floor of this room would have been of cocciopesto decorated with black and white stones. The small pattern formed a cross shape with four black tesserae surrounding a white stone. The floor was edged with a border of a line of white tesserae next to a line of black tesserae. The north wall was painted with a black dado, the middle zone showed a central aedicula with a white background. The side panels were faded and discoloured, but the east and west walls appeared to have been red. The upper zone of the wall was white.
See Bragantini, de Vos, Badoni, 1983. Pitture e Pavimenti di Pompei, Parte 2. Rome: ICCD. (p.300, ambiente ‘9’)

VI.14.43 Pompeii. December 2007. Room 4, on north side of atrium, looking north.

According to Bragantini, the floor of this room would have been of cocciopesto decorated with black and white stones.

The small pattern formed a cross shape with four black tesserae surrounding a white stone.

The floor was edged with a border of a line of white tesserae next to a line of black tesserae.

The north wall was painted with a black dado, the middle zone showed a central aedicula with a white background.

The side panels were faded and discoloured, but the east and west walls appeared to have been red.

The upper zone of the wall was white.

See Bragantini, de Vos, Badoni, 1983. Pitture e Pavimenti di Pompei, Parte 2. Rome: ICCD. (p.300, ambiente ‘9’)

 

VI.14.43 Pompeii. December 2007. Doorway to room 5, on north side of atrium.

VI.14.43 Pompeii. December 2007. Doorway to room 5, on north side of atrium.

 

VI.14.43 Casa degli Scienziati.  December 2007.  Room 5.  Room on north side of atrium.

VI.14.43 Pompeii. December 2007. Room 5, on north side of atrium, looking towards north wall.

 

VI.14.43 Pompeii. December 2007. Room 5, remains of patterned floor in room on north side of atrium.  According to Bragantini, the floor was formed of cocciopesto with white tesserae dots.
See Bragantini, de Vos, Badoni, 1983. Pitture e Pavimenti di Pompei, Parte 2. Rome: ICCD. (p.300, ambiente ‘8’)

VI.14.43 Pompeii. December 2007. Room 5, remains of patterned floor in room on north side of atrium. 

According to Bragantini, the floor was formed of cocciopesto with white tesserae dots.

See Bragantini, de Vos, Badoni, 1983. Pitture e Pavimenti di Pompei, Parte 2. Rome: ICCD. (p.300, ambiente ‘8’)

 

VI.14.43 Pompeii. December 2007. Room 1, looking south-west across impluvium in atrium.

VI.14.43 Pompeii. December 2007. Room 1, looking south-west across impluvium in atrium.

 

VI.14.43 Pompeii. May 2015. Looking north-east across atrium to rooms on the north side. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

VI.14.43 Pompeii. May 2015. Looking north-east across atrium to rooms on the north side.

Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

VI.14.43 Pompeii. December 2006. Looking north-east across atrium to rooms on the north side.

VI.14.43 Pompeii. December 2006. Looking north-east across atrium to rooms on the north side.

 

VI.14.43 Pompeii. December 2007. Room 6, west end of corridor in atrium, leading east to rear of house with preserved outline of doors above.

VI.14.43 Pompeii. December 2007. 

Room 6, west end of corridor in atrium, leading east to rear of house with preserved outline of doors above.

 

VI.14.43 Pompeii. 1937-39. Looking towards west end of corridor in atrium. Photo courtesy of American Academy in Rome, Photographic Archive.  Warsher collection no. 1427

VI.14.43 Pompeii. 1937-39. Looking towards west end of corridor in atrium.

Photo courtesy of American Academy in Rome, Photographic Archive.

Warsher collection no. 1427.

 

VI.14.43 Pompeii. December 2007. Room 6, preserved outline of doors to corridor.

VI.14.43 Pompeii. December 2007. Room 6, preserved outline of doors to corridor.

 

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