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VI.16.7 Pompeii. Casa degli Amorini Dorati or House of the Golden Cupids

or Domus Cn. Poppaei Habiti or House of Gnaeus Poppaeus Habitus.

Excavated 1903-5.

 

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VI.16.7 Pompeii. May 2006. Room F, north portico.  Painted north wall above doorway to room J.

VI.16.7 Pompeii. May 2006.

Room F, painted north wall above doorway to room J on north portico.

 

VI.16.7 Pompeii. May 2010. Doorway to room J, stairs to upper floor. Looking north.

VI.16.7 Pompeii. May 2010. Doorway to room J, stairs to upper floor. Looking north.

 

VI.16.7 Pompeii. May 2010. Room J, looking towards north-west corner.

VI.16.7 Pompeii. May 2010. Room J, looking towards north-west corner.

 

VI.16.7 Pompeii. May 2010. Room J, looking north.

VI.16.7 Pompeii. May 2010. Room J, looking north.

 

VI.16.7 Pompeii. May 2010. Room J, north-east corner.

VI.16.7 Pompeii. May 2010. Room J, north-east corner.

 

VI.16.7 Pompeii. May 2010. Room J, north-east corner, hole at floor level.

VI.16.7 Pompeii. May 2010. Room J, north-east corner, hole at floor level.

 

VI.16.7 Pompeii. May 2010. Room J, looking east through hole in north-east corner.

VI.16.7 Pompeii. May 2010. Room J, looking east through hole in north-east corner.

 

VI.16.7 Pompeii. May 2010. Room J, east wall.

VI.16.7 Pompeii. May 2010. Room J, east wall.

 

VI.16.7 Pompeii. May 2010. Room J, steps to upper floor, looking south to portico.

VI.16.7 Pompeii. May 2010. Room J, steps to upper floor, looking south to portico.

 

VI.16.7 Pompeii. May 2016. Room F, looking from north portico towards south-east corner of garden area. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

VI.16.7 Pompeii. May 2016. Room F, looking from north portico towards south-east corner of garden area.

Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

VI.16.7 Pompeii. May 2016. Room F, looking from north portico towards south-west corner of garden area. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

VI.16.7 Pompeii. May 2016. Room F, looking from north portico towards south-west corner of garden area.

Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

VI.16.7 Pompeii. May 2010. Peristyle garden F. Looking south.

VI.16.7 Pompeii. May 2010. Peristyle garden F, looking south from north portico.

 

VI.16.7 Pompeii, 1933. Peristyle garden F, looking across garden towards south-east corner.  Photo courtesy of Peter Woods.

VI.16.7 Pompeii, 1933. Peristyle garden F, looking across garden towards south-east corner.

Photo courtesy of Peter Woods.

 

VI.16.7 Pompeii. May 2006. Room F, north portico. Lararium.

VI.16.7 Pompeii. May 2006. Room F, north portico, lararium.

 

VI.16.7 Pompeii. May 2016. Room F, north portico, lararium. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

VI.16.7 Pompeii. May 2016. Room F, north portico, lararium. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

VI.16.7 Pompeii. May 2006. Room F, north portico. Lararium with aedicula over altar to household gods. See Boyce G. K., 1937. Corpus of the Lararia of Pompeii. Rome: MAAR 14, pp. 57-8, no. 221 and pl.38, 2.
See Giacobello, F., 2008. Larari Pompeiani: Iconografia e culto dei Lari in ambito domestico.  Milano: LED Edizioni. (p.277)

VI.16.7 Pompeii. May 2006. Room F, north portico.

Lararium with aedicula over altar to household gods.

See Boyce G. K., 1937. Corpus of the Lararia of Pompeii. Rome: MAAR 14, pp. 57-8, no. 221 and pl.38, 2

See Giacobello, F., 2008. Larari Pompeiani: Iconografia e culto dei Lari in ambito domestico.  Milano: LED Edizioni. (p.277)

 

VI.16.7 Pompeii. May 2016. Room F, north portico. Lararium with aedicula over altar to household gods. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

VI.16.7 Pompeii. May 2016. Room F, north portico. Lararium with aedicula over altar to household gods.

Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

VI.16.7 Pompeii. May 2006. Room F, north portico. Lararium. Household altar. Two fluted marble columns, with architrave and pediment. The rectangular niche has its floor divided into three levels by two high steps (shelves).

VI.16.7 Pompeii. May 2006. Room F, north portico. Household lararium.

Two fluted marble columns, with architrave and pediment.

The rectangular niche has its floor divided into three levels by two high steps (shelves).

 

VI.16.7 Pompeii. May 2006. Room F, north portico. Lararium podium painted to represent red and yellow marble with a darker circle in front.

VI.16.7 Pompeii. May 2006. Room F, north portico.

Lararium podium painted to represent red and yellow marble with a darker circle in front.

 

VI.16.7 Pompeii. May 2016. Room F, looking west along the north portico. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

VI.16.7 Pompeii. May 2016. Room F, looking west along the north portico.

Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

VI.16.7 Pompeii. May 2006. Room F, north portico. Lararium. Household altar.According to Boyce, the shrine was found with its contents intact, and contained the following bronze statuettes:
1. Jupiter – bearded, the upper part of his body nude, the lower part wrapped in a robe. In his right hand the thunderbolt, in the left he probably originally held a sceptre, now missing.
2. Juno – wearing a peplum fastened on her right shoulder and over it a mantle, on her head a high crown.
3. Minerva – wearing a peplum and mantle and on her breast the gorgon, on her head a helmet.
Also found were a Statue of Mercury, and the Two Lares.
See Boyce G. K., 1937. Corpus of the Lararia of Pompeii. Rome: MAAR 14, pp. 57-8, no. 221, and pl.38,2

VI.16.7 Pompeii. May 2006. Room F, north portico. Household lararium.

According to Boyce, the shrine was found with its contents intact, and contained the following bronze statuettes:

1. Jupiter – bearded, the upper part of his body nude, the lower part wrapped in a robe. In his right hand the thunderbolt, in the left he probably originally held a sceptre, now missing.

2. Juno – wearing a peplum fastened on her right shoulder and over it a mantle, on her head a high crown.

3. Minerva – wearing a peplum and mantle and on her breast the gorgon, on her head a helmet.

Also found were a statue of Mercury, and the Two Lares.

See Boyce G. K., 1937. Corpus of the Lararia of Pompeii. Rome: MAAR 14, pp. 57-8, no. 221, and pl.38, 2

 

VI.16.7 Pompeii. May 2016. Room F, detail of stucco on lararium. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

VI.16.7 Pompeii. May 2016. Room F, detail of stucco on lararium.

Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

VI.16.7 Pompeii. May 2016. Room F, detail of stucco on lararium. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

VI.16.7 Pompeii. May 2016. Room F, detail of stucco on lararium.

Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

VI.16.7 Pompeii. Statues found in the lararium.  
Seated on the top step are Mercury, Juno, Jupiter and Minerva.  
The two Lares were placed, on either side of the group, but on the lower step.
Also found was a bronze vase in the shape of an oinochoe with a large belly, flat bottom, protruding lip and a handle set laterally to this.
Now in Naples Archaeological Museum. Inventory numbers 133323, 133324, 133325, 133327, 133328 (and 133326?).
See Boyce G. K., 1937. Corpus of the Lararia of Pompeii. Rome: MAAR 14, pp. 57-8, no. 221, and pl.38, 2.
See Notizie degli Scavi di Antichità, 1907, pp. 564-571, fig. 14.

VI.16.7 Pompeii. Statues found in the lararium. 

Seated on the top step are Mercury, Juno, Jupiter and Minerva. 

The two Lares were placed, on either side of the group, but on the lower step.

Also found was a bronze vase in the shape of an oinochoe with a large belly, flat bottom, protruding lip and a handle set laterally to this.

Now in Naples Archaeological Museum. Inventory numbers 133323, 133324, 133325, 133327, 133328 (and 133326?).

See Boyce G. K., 1937. Corpus of the Lararia of Pompeii. Rome: MAAR 14, pp. 57-8, no. 221, and pl.38, 2.

See Notizie degli Scavi di Antichità, 1907, pp. 564-571, fig. 14.

 

Three small bronze statues seated on thrones, found on the top step of the lararium of VI.16.7.  
Juno (left), Jupiter in the centre and Minerva (right).  
On the same step, to the left of Juno, stood the statue of Mercury. 
The two Lares were placed, on either side of the group, but on the lower step.
Now in Naples Archaeological Museum. Jupiter is inventory number 133323, Juno is 133324 and Minerva is 133325.
See Boyce G. K., 1937. Corpus of the Lararia of Pompeii. Rome: MAAR 14, pp. 57-8, no. 221, and pl.38, 2

Three small bronze statues seated on thrones, found on the top step of the lararium of VI.16.7. 

Juno (left), Jupiter in the centre and Minerva (right). 

On the same step, to the left of Juno, stood the statue of Mercury.

The two Lares were placed, on either side of the group, but on the lower step.

Now in Naples Archaeological Museum. Jupiter is inventory number 133323, Juno is 133324 and Minerva is 133325.

See Boyce G. K., 1937. Corpus of the Lararia of Pompeii. Rome: MAAR 14, pp. 57-8, no. 221, and pl.38, 2

See Notizie degli Scavi di Antichità, 1907, p. 565, fig.15.

 

Bronze statuette of seated Mercury, found in Lararium of VI.16.7. 
See Notizie degli Scavi di Antichità, 1907, p. 566, fig. 16.

Bronze statuette of seated Mercury found in Lararium of VI.16.7.

See Notizie degli Scavi di Antichità, 1907, p. 566, fig. 16.

 

Bronze statuette of a Lar, found in Lararium of VI.16.7. 
This was one of two Lares that were found on the lower step of the lararium.
The Lar holds a rhyton which has at its lower end the front half of a panther.
The bucket would normally be in the Lar’s left hand.
Now in Naples Archaeological Museum. Inventory number 133328.
See Notizie degli Scavi di Antichità, 1907, p. 567, fig. 17.

Bronze statuette of a Lar, found in Lararium of VI.16.7.

This was one of two Lares that were found on the lower step of the lararium.

The Lar holds a rhyton which has at its lower end the front half of a panther.

The bucket would normally be in the Lar’s left hand.

Now in Naples Archaeological Museum. Inventory number 133328.

See Notizie degli Scavi di Antichità, 1907, p. 567, fig. 17.

 

Bronze statuette of a Lar, found in Lararium of VI.16.7. 
This was one of two Lares that were found on the lower step of the lararium.
The Lar holds a rhyton which has at its lower end the front half of a panther.
The bucket would normally be in the Lar’s right hand.
Now in Naples Archaeological Museum. Inventory number 133327.
See Notizie degli Scavi di Antichità, 1907, p. 567, fig. 17.

Bronze statuette of a Lar found in Lararium of VI.16.7.

This was one of two Lares that were found on the lower step of the lararium.

The Lar holds a rhyton which has at its lower end the front half of a panther.

The bucket would normally be in the Lar’s right hand.

Now in Naples Archaeological Museum. Inventory number 133327.

See Notizie degli Scavi di Antichità, 1907, p. 567, fig. 17.

 

VI.16.7 Pompeii. June 2013. Peristyle garden F, and puteal on north portico, after restoration. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

VI.16.7 Pompeii. June 2013. Peristyle garden F, and puteal on north portico, after restoration.

Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

VI.16.7 Pompeii. May 2010. Puteal on north portico.

VI.16.7 Pompeii. May 2010. Puteal on north portico, before garden restoration.

 

VI.16.7 Pompeii. May 2016. Garden area, looking south-west from north portico, after most recent renovation. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

VI.16.7 Pompeii. May 2016. Garden area, looking south-west from north portico, after most recent renovation.

Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

VI.16.7 Pompeii. June 2013. Garden area, looking south-west. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

VI.16.7 Pompeii. June 2013. Garden area, looking south-west.

Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

VI.16.7 Pompeii. June 2013. Garden area and pool, looking south from north portico.
Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

VI.16.7 Pompeii. June 2013. Garden area and pool, looking south from north portico.

Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

VI.16.7 Pompeii. June 2013. Corner of garden area, after restoration.
Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

VI.16.7 Pompeii. June 2013. Corner of garden area, after previous restoration.

Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

VI.16.7 Pompeii. June 2013. Item in corner of garden area, after restoration.
Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

VI.16.7 Pompeii. June 2013. Item in corner of garden area, after restoration.

Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

VI.16.7 Pompeii. May 2010. Looking south across garden area, from north portico.

VI.16.7 Pompeii. May 2010. Looking south across garden area, from north portico.

 

VI.16.7 Pompeii. Sundial found in peristyle garden. It still has the original bronze stylus.
Now in Pompeii deposits. Inventory number SAP 20588.

VI.16.7 Pompeii. Sundial found in peristyle garden. It still has the original bronze stylus.

Now in Pompeii deposits. Inventory number SAP 20588.

 

 

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