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

Excavated 1894-1895. Linked to VI.15.27.

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.

Service or kitchen areas.

 

VI.15.1 Plan

 

VI.15.1 Pompeii. December 2006. Looking south from service area towards doorway to atrium.

VI.15.1 Pompeii. December 2006. Looking south from service area towards doorway to atrium.

 

VI.15.1 Pompeii. December 2006. Steps to upper floor in south-east corner.

VI.15.1 Pompeii. December 2006. Steps to upper floor in south-east corner.

 

VI.15.1 Pompeii. December 2006. Looking south across impluvium in service area.

VI.15.1 Pompeii. December 2006. Looking south across impluvium in service area.

 

VI.15.1 Pompeii. December 2006. Household Lararium in service area.

VI.15.1 Pompeii. December 2006. Household lararium on west wall in service area.

 

VI.15.1 Pompeii. December 2006.  Household Lararium in service area.

VI.15.1 Pompeii. December 2006. Household Lararium in service area.

 

VI.15.1 Pompeii. December 2006. Household lararium in service area.
Painting of serpent, (Agathodemone), garlands and three figures.
The household gods (Lares) are either side of the guardian spirit (genius loci) of the house. According to Boyce, this was located in VI.15.2.
He described it as one of the largest and finest lararia in Pompeii, consisting of a lararium painting within an aedicula. The back wall within the aedicula is filled with a lararium painting on a white background.
In the centre stands the Genius, young and unbearded. On each side of him stands a wreathed Lar, holding rhyton and situla. The lower end of each rhyton has the form of a fore-part of a goat. In the lower zone of the same panel a crested and bearded serpent with brown back and yellow belly glides through plants towards the altar. This painted square altar is shown at the right edge of the panel. On the altar are an egg and some fruits. Across the top of the panel are three garlands.
See Boyce G. K., 1937. Corpus of the Lararia of Pompeii. Rome: MAAR 14. (p.54, no.211, and Pl.30,2).  See Giacobello, F., 2008. Larari Pompeiani: Iconografia e culto dei Lari in ambito domestico.  Milano: LED Edizioni. (p.180-81).  See Fröhlich, T., 1991. Lararien und Fassadenbilder in den Vesuvstädten. Mainz: von Zabern. (p.279, L70)

VI.15.1 Pompeii. December 2006. Household lararium in service area.

Painting of serpent, (Agathodemone), garlands and three figures.

The household gods (Lares) are either side of the guardian spirit (genius loci) of the house.

According to Boyce, this was located in VI.15.2.

He described it as one of the largest and finest lararia in Pompeii, consisting of a lararium painting within an aedicula.

The back wall within the aedicula is filled with a lararium painting on a white background.

In the centre stands the Genius, young and unbearded.

On each side of him stands a wreathed Lar, holding rhyton and situla.

The lower end of each rhyton has the form of a fore-part of a goat.

In the lower zone of the same panel a crested and bearded serpent with brown back and yellow belly glides through plants towards the altar.

This painted square altar is shown at the right edge of the panel.

On the altar are an egg and some fruits.

Across the top of the panel are three garlands.

See Boyce G. K., 1937. Corpus of the Lararia of Pompeii. Rome: MAAR 14. (p.54, no.211, and Pl.30,2)

See Giacobello, F., 2008. Larari Pompeiani: Iconografia e culto dei Lari in ambito domestico.  Milano: LED Edizioni. (p.180-81)

See Fröhlich, T., 1991. Lararien und Fassadenbilder in den Vesuvstädten. Mainz: von Zabern. (p.279, L70)

 

VI.15.1 Pompeii. 4th April 1980, pre earthquake. Household lararium. Photo courtesy of Tina Gilbert.

VI.15.1 Pompeii. 4th April 1980, pre-earthquake. Household lararium.

Photo courtesy of Tina Gilbert.

 

VI.15.1 Pompeii. January 1977. Household lararium. Photo courtesy of David Hingston.

VI.15.1 Pompeii. January 1977. Household lararium.

Photo courtesy of David Hingston.

 

VI.15.1 Pompeii. 1964. Kitchen lararium.  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.15.1 Pompeii. 1964. Kitchen lararium.  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.15.1 Pompeii. 1959. Kitchen lararium. 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.15.1 Pompeii. 1959. Kitchen lararium.

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.15.1 Pompeii. 1957. Kitchen lararium. 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.15.1 Pompeii. 1957. Kitchen lararium. 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.15.1 Pompeii. December 2006. Kitchen oven in service area.

VI.15.1 Pompeii. December 2006. Kitchen oven in service area. 

 

VI.15.1 Pompeii. Undated old photograph. Kitchen oven in service area with pot on tripod on embers and storage pots on floor.

VI.15.1 Pompeii. Undated old photograph.

Kitchen oven in service area with pot on tripod on embers and storage pots on floor.

 

VI.15.1 Pompeii. October 2001. Kitchen hearth in service area.  Photo courtesy of Peter Woods.

VI.15.1 Pompeii. October 2001. Kitchen hearth in service area. 

Photo courtesy of Peter Woods.

 

VI.15.1 Pompeii.  Kitchen oven in service area.  May 2001.  Photograph courtesy of Current Archaeology.

VI.15.1 Pompeii. Kitchen oven in service area.  May 2001.

Photograph courtesy of Current Archaeology.

 

VI.15.1 Pompeii. January 1977. Kitchen hearth with pots and tripod. Photo courtesy of David Hingston.

VI.15.1 Pompeii. January 1977. Kitchen hearth with pots and tripod.

Photo courtesy of David Hingston.

 

VI.15.1 Pompeii. December 2006. Kitchen oven in service area.

VI.15.1 Pompeii. December 2006. Kitchen oven in service area. 

 

VI.15.1 Pompeii. December 2006. Recess in bedroom, used either by servants or as a private brothel? The notice indicated the statue of Priapus is away for restoration (December 2006).

VI.15.1 Pompeii. December 2006.

Recess in bedroom, used either by servants or as a private brothel?

The notice indicated the statue of Priapus is away for restoration (December 2006).

 

VI.15.1 Pompeii. May 2017. Statue of Priapus displayed in ala on south side of atrium. 
Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

VI.15.1 Pompeii. May 2017. Statue of Priapus displayed in ala on south side of atrium.

Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

VI.15.1 Pompeii. The statue of Priapus in bedroom, used either by servants or as a private brothel? Photo courtesy of Current Archaeology, May 2001.

VI.15.1 Pompeii.

The statue of Priapus in bedroom, used either by servants or as a private brothel?

Photo courtesy of Current Archaeology, May 2001.

 

VI.15.1 Pompeii. December 2006.  Erotic painting in bedroom, used either by servants or as a private brothel?

VI.15.1 Pompeii. December 2006.  

Erotic painting in bedroom, used either by servants or as a private brothel?

 

VI.15.1 Pompeii. December 2006.  Wall decoration in bedroom, used either by servants or as a private brothel?

VI.15.1 Pompeii. December 2006.  

Wall decoration in bedroom, used either by servants or as a private brothel?

 

VI.15.1 Pompeii. December 2006.   Erotic painting in bedroom, used either by servants or as a private brothel?

VI.15.1 Pompeii. December 2006.   

Erotic painting in bedroom, used either by servants or as a private brothel?

 

VI.15.1 Pompeii. December 2006.    Erotic painting in bedroom, used either by servants or as a private brothel?

VI.15.1 Pompeii. December 2006.   

Erotic painting in bedroom, used either by servants or as a private brothel?

 

VI.15.1 Pompeii. December 2006. Room in service area.

VI.15.1 Pompeii. December 2006. Room in service area.

 

VI.15.1 Pompeii. December 2006. Room in service area.

VI.15.1 Pompeii. December 2006. Room in service area.

 

VI.15.1 Pompeii. December 2006. Room in service area.

VI.15.1 Pompeii. December 2006. Room in service area.

 

 

VI.15.1 Plan