PompeiiinPictures

  

 

 

Back
Home
Up




VI.15.1 Pompeii. House of the Vettii or Casa dei Vettii or Domus Vettiorum.

Excavated 1894-1895. Linked to VI.15.27.

Peristyle and Viridarium Area.

Part 4.                                                           Part 1

 

Part 2      Part 3      VI.15.1 Plan

 

In Notizie degli Scavi, prior to January 1897, this house was described as being in Insula 12 of Reg. VI, afterwards it was changed to Insula 15 of Reg. VI.

 

VI.15.1 Pompeii. Possibly early 1990s? Peristyle garden showing ornaments in place. Photo courtesy of Rick Bauer.

VI.15.1 Pompeii. Possibly early 1900s?

Looking south from north portico, across peristyle garden. Photo courtesy of Rick Bauer.

 

VI.15.1 Pompeii. Possibly early 1900s?  Looking south from north portico, across peristyle garden. Photo courtesy of Rick Bauer.

VI.15.1 Pompeii. Possibly early 1900s?

Looking south from north portico, across peristyle garden. Photo courtesy of Rick Bauer.

 

VI.15.1 Pompeii. Old postcard c.1900. Peristyle garden looking towards south-east corner.
The two marble herms can be seen in the foreground.

VI.15.1 Pompeii. Old postcard c.1900. Peristyle garden looking towards south-east corner.

The two marble herms can be seen in the foreground.

 

VI.15.1 Pompeii. Two marble herms, the pillars decorated with twining ivy. On top of each is a double bust. One represents Silenus and a bacchante (On the left). SAP 690. The other is Dionysus and Ariadne (On the right). SAP 691. Photographed at “A Day in Pompeii” exhibition at Melbourne Museum.  September 2009.

VI.15.1 Pompeii. Two marble herms, the pillars decorated with twining ivy.

On top of each is a double bust.

One represents Silenus and a bacchante (On the left). SAP 690.

The other is Dionysus and Ariadne (On the right). SAP 691.

Photographed at “A Day in Pompeii” exhibition at Melbourne Museum.  September 2009.

 

VI.15.1 Pompeii. Double bust of Silenus and a bacchante at the top of a herm. SAP 690. Photographed at “A Day in Pompeii” exhibition at Melbourne Museum.  September 2009.

VI.15.1 Pompeii. Double bust of Silenus and a bacchante at the top of a herm. SAP 690.

Photographed at “A Day in Pompeii” exhibition at Melbourne Museum.  September 2009.

 

VI.15.1 Pompeii. Detail of bust of a bacchante at the top of a herm. SAP 690.
Photographed at “A Day in Pompeii” exhibition at Melbourne Museum. September 2009.

VI.15.1 Pompeii. Detail of bust of a bacchante at the top of a herm. SAP 690.

Photographed at “A Day in Pompeii” exhibition at Melbourne Museum. September 2009.

 

VI.15.1 Pompeii, 1968.  Double bust of Silenus and a bacchante at the top of a herm. 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.
J68f0691

VI.15.1 Pompeii, 1968.  Double bust of Silenus and a bacchante at the top of a herm.

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.

J68f0691

 

VI.15.1 Pompeii. Double bust of Dionysus and Ariadne at the top of a herm. SAP 691. Photographed at “A Day in Pompeii” exhibition at Melbourne Museum.  September 2009.

VI.15.1 Pompeii. Double bust of Dionysus and Ariadne at the top of a herm. SAP 691.

Photographed at “A Day in Pompeii” exhibition at Melbourne Museum.  September 2009.

 

VI.15.1 Pompeii. Double bust of Dionysus and Ariadne at the top of a herm.
c.1900 glass slide of a Sommer photo no. 3009. The painted inventory number on the side of the bust is 678. Photo courtesy of Alan Lindfield.

VI.15.1 Pompeii. Double bust of Dionysus and Ariadne at the top of a herm.

c.1900 glass slide of a Sommer photo no. 3009.

The painted inventory number on the side of the bust is 678.

Photo courtesy of Alan Lindfield.

 

VI.15.1 Pompeii. Double bust of Dionysus and Ariadne at the top of a herm. SAP inventory number painted on the side is 691.

VI.15.1 Pompeii. Double bust of Dionysus and Ariadne at the top of a herm.

SAP inventory number painted on the side is 691.

 

VI.15.1 Pompeii. Bust of Dionysus the top of the herm. 
SAP inventory number painted on the side is 691.

VI.15.1 Pompeii. Bust of Dionysus the top of the herm.

SAP inventory number painted on the side is 691.

 

VI.15.1 Pompeii. Bust of Ariadne at the top of the herm. 
SAP inventory number painted on the side is 691.

VI.15.1 Pompeii. Bust of Ariadne at the top of the herm.

SAP inventory number painted on the side is 691.

 

VI.15.1 Pompeii, 1968. Bust of Ariadne at the top of the herm.  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.
J68f0693

VI.15.1 Pompeii, 1968. Bust of Ariadne at the top of the herm. 

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.

J68f0693

 

VI.15.1 Pompeii, 1968. Bust of Ariadne at the top of the herm.  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.
J68f0692

VI.15.1 Pompeii, 1968. Bust of Ariadne at the top of the herm. 

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.

J68f0692

 

VI.15.1 Pompeii, Mid 1890’s photograph by Esposito, no. 193. 
Bust of Ariadne at the top of the herm.  
The painted inventory number on the side of the bust is 678.
Photo courtesy of Rick Bauer.

VI.15.1 Pompeii, Mid 1890’s photograph by Esposito, no. 193.

Bust of Ariadne at the top of the herm. 

The painted inventory number on the side of the bust is 678.

Photo courtesy of Rick Bauer.

 

VI.15.1 Pompeii. December 2006. Looking south-west across peristyle, from exedra on north-east side.

VI.15.1 Pompeii. December 2006. Looking south-west across peristyle, from exedra on north-east side.

 

VI.15.1 Pompeii. January 1977. Looking south-west across peristyle. Photo courtesy of David Hingston.

VI.15.1 Pompeii. January 1977. Looking south-west across peristyle.

Photo courtesy of David Hingston.

 

VI.15.1 Pompeii. 1933 photo. Looking towards south-west corner across peristyle garden.  Photo courtesy of Rick Bauer.

VI.15.1 Pompeii. 1933 photo. Looking towards south-west corner across peristyle garden.

Photo courtesy of Rick Bauer.

 

VI.15.1 Pompeii. 22nd July 1961. Looking north-west across peristyle, from east portico. Photo courtesy of Rick Bauer.

VI.15.1 Pompeii. 22nd July 1961. Looking north-west across peristyle, from east portico.

Photo courtesy of Rick Bauer.

 

VI.15.1 Pompeii. November 1899. Peristyle garden, looking north-west. Photo courtesy of Rick Bauer.

VI.15.1 Pompeii. November 1899. Peristyle garden, looking north-west from east portico.

Photo courtesy of Rick Bauer.

 

VI.15.1 Pompeii. Old postcard, looking north-west across peristyle from east portico.
Photo courtesy of Rick Bauer.

VI.15.1 Pompeii. Old postcard, looking north-west across peristyle from east portico.

Photo courtesy of Rick Bauer.

 

VI.15.1 Pompeii. Old photograph by Sommer, no 3026. Looking north-west across peristyle from east portico. Photo courtesy of Rick Bauer.

VI.15.1 Pompeii. Old photograph by Sommer, no 3026. Looking north-west across peristyle from east portico.

Photo courtesy of Rick Bauer.

 

VI.15.1 Pompeii. December 2006.  Table with three lion legs in peristyle.

VI.15.1 Pompeii. May 2001. Table with three lion legs in peristyle, looking west from east portico.

Photograph courtesy of Current Archaeology.

 

VI.15.1 Pompeii, 1978. Looking south along east portico. 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. J78f0242

VI.15.1 Pompeii, 1978. Looking south along east portico. 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.

J78f0242

 

VI.15.1 Pompeii. 1968. Looking south-east across garden towards table with three lion legs. 
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.
J68f2053

VI.15.1 Pompeii. 1968. Looking south-east across garden towards table with three lion legs.

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.

J68f2053

 

VI.15.1 Pompeii. 1945. Looking towards east portico of peristyle. Photo courtesy of Rick Bauer.

VI.15.1 Pompeii. 1945. Looking towards east portico of peristyle. Photo courtesy of Rick Bauer.

 

VI.15.1  Pompeii, 1968. Looking east across peristyle with fountain across portico towards doorway to atrium. 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.
J68f0095

VI.15.1 Pompeii, 1968.

Looking east across peristyle with fountain, across portico towards doorway to atrium.

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.

J68f0095

 

VI.15.1 Pompeii, 29th March 1922. Looking north-east across peristyle towards north side of atrium area. Photo courtesy of Rick Bauer.

VI.15.1 Pompeii, 29th March 1922. Looking north-east across peristyle towards north side of atrium area.

Photo courtesy of Rick Bauer.

 

VI.15.1 Pompeii. August 27, 1904, by Cryan family. Looking north-east across peristyle towards north side of atrium.  Photo courtesy of Rick Bauer.

VI.15.1 Pompeii. August 27, 1904, by Cryan family. Looking north-east across peristyle towards north side of unroofed atrium.

Photo courtesy of Rick Bauer.

 

VI.15.1 Pompeii. August 27, 1904, by Cryan family. Looking south-east across peristyle towards south side of unroofed atrium.  Photo courtesy of Rick Bauer.

VI.15.1 Pompeii. August 27, 1904, by Cryan family. Looking south-east across peristyle towards south side of unroofed atrium.

Photo courtesy of Rick Bauer.

 

 

Gynaeceum, the portion of a house reserved for women.

 

VI.15.1 Pompeii. December 2006. Gynaeceum, This area has a small peristyle, a triclinium and a large cubiculum. The triclinium is the first doorway on the right with the doorway to the cubiculum behind.  A doorway also links the cubiculum and the triclinium. This area was partly ruined by the 1943 bombing. The triclinium in the south-east corner of this area (on the right of the photo) was decorated with paintings. On the south wall was a painting of Hercules and Auge, this was damaged in its lower parts and could not be restored.
See Garcia y Garcia, L., 2006. Danni di guerra a Pompei. Rome: L’Erma di Bretschneider. (p.93-96, including photos)
On the east wall was a painting of Achilles discovered on Scyros, and paintings of floating figures were also seen. See Richardson, L., 2000. A Catalog of Identifiable Figure Painters of Ancient Pompeii, Herculaneum. Baltimore: John Hopkins. (p.167)

VI.15.1 Pompeii. December 2006. Gynaeceum,

This area has a small peristyle, a triclinium and a large cubiculum.

The triclinium is the first doorway on the right with the doorway to the cubiculum behind.

A doorway also links the cubiculum and the triclinium.

This area was partly ruined by the 1943 bombing.

The triclinium in the south-east corner of this area (on the right of the photo) was decorated with paintings.

On the south wall was a painting of Hercules and Auge, this was damaged in its lower parts and could not be restored.

See Garcia y Garcia, L., 2006. Danni di guerra a Pompei. Rome: L’Erma di Bretschneider. (p.93-96, including photos)

On the east wall was a painting of Achilles discovered on Scyros, and paintings of floating figures were also seen.

See Richardson, L., 2000. A Catalog of Identifiable Figure Painters of Ancient Pompeii, Herculaneum. Baltimore: John Hopkins, p. 167.

 

VI.15.1 Pompeii. Old photo. South wall of triclinium.

VI.15.1 Pompeii. Old photo. South wall of triclinium.

 

VI.15.1 Pompeii. Detail from old photo of south wall of triclinium showing painting of Hercules and Auge.

VI.15.1 Pompeii.

Detail from old photo of south wall of triclinium showing painting of Hercules and Auge.

 

VI.15.1 Pompeii. December 2006. Gynaeceum, small peristyle, looking north. According to Jashemski, this small peristyle garden had a portico on its east side supported by five pillars.
The gutter around the edges of the garden carried the roof water to the cistern mouth in the south-east corner, (under the wood and white bag in the photo).  See Jashemski, W. F., 1993. The Gardens of Pompeii, Volume II: Appendices. New York: Caratzas. (p.155)

VI.15.1 Pompeii. December 2006. Gynaeceum, small peristyle, looking north.

According to Jashemski, this small peristyle garden had a portico on its east side supported by five pillars.

The gutter around the edges of the garden carried the roof water to the cistern mouth in the south-east corner, (under the wood and white bag in the photo).

See Jashemski, W. F., 1993. The Gardens of Pompeii, Volume II: Appendices. New York: Caratzas. (p.155)

 

VI.15.1 Pompeii. December 2006. Gynaeceum, the small peristyle. Looking north along the line of the east portico and its five supporting columns. According to Jashemski, on the north wall of the peristyle was a painting of a shrub and two birds flying towards it from opposite directions. There were similar painted shrubs painted to the side of the door on the south wall. However the plaster was preserved only on the lower wall. The painting was nearly completely destroyed by the time of Jashemski’s writing (1993). Below the painting was a plant dado, similar to those that could have been seen in the large peristyle. See Jashemski, W. F., 1993. The Gardens of Pompeii, Volume II: Appendices. New York: Caratzas. (p.347)

VI.15.1 Pompeii. December 2006. Gynaeceum, the small peristyle.

Looking north along the line of the east portico and its five supporting columns.

According to Jashemski, on the north wall of the peristyle was a painting of a shrub and two birds flying towards it from opposite directions.

There were similar painted shrubs painted to the side of the door on the south wall.

However, the plaster was preserved only on the lower wall.

The painting was nearly completely destroyed by the time of Jashemski writing (1993).

Below the painting was a plant dado, similar to those that could have been seen in the large peristyle.

See Jashemski, W. F., 1993. The Gardens of Pompeii, Volume II: Appendices. New York: Caratzas, p. 347.

 

VI.15.1 and 2 Pompeii. Old photograph by Brogi, no.10289 entitled Pompei - Scavi nuovi del 1895. Looking south towards the north wall of VI.15.1 being excavated, taken from the area of VI.15.2. In the centre of the photo is the south wall of the small peristyle. On the right the decoration, now lost, of the upper floor of VI.15.2 can be seen. Photo courtesy of Rick Bauer.

VI.15.1 and 2 Pompeii. Old photograph by Brogi, no.10289 entitled Pompei - Scavi nuovi del 1895.

Looking south towards the north wall of VI.15.1 being excavated, taken from the area of VI.15.2.

In the centre of the photo is the south wall of the small peristyle.

On the right the decoration, now lost, of the upper floor of VI.15.2 can be seen.

Photo courtesy of Rick Bauer.

 

VI.15.1 and 2 Pompeii. 1978. Looking north from VI.15.1 towards upper floor and VI.15.2.  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.  J78f0241

VI.15.1 and 2 Pompeii. 1978. Looking north from VI.15.1 towards upper floor and VI.15.2.

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.

J78f0241

 

Part 1

 

Part 2      Part 3      VI.15.1 Plan