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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 2010. Doorway of room I, cubiculum with glass medallions of golden cupids.

VI.16.7 Pompeii. May 2010.

Doorway of room I, cubiculum with glass medallions of golden cupids.

 

VI.16.7 Pompeii. May 2010. East side of doorway and window of room I.

 

VI.16.7 Pompeii. May 2006. West side of doorway of room I

VI.16.7 Pompeii. May 2006. West side of doorway of room I

 

VI.16.7 Pompeii. May 2010. Room I, looking north-west from entrance doorway.

VI.16.7 Pompeii. May 2010. Room I, looking north-west from entrance doorway.

 

VI.16.7 Pompeii. May 2016. Room I, looking towards west wall, after conservation.
Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

VI.16.7 Pompeii. May 2016. Room I, looking towards west wall, after conservation.

Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

VI.16.7 Pompeii. May 2010. Room I, west wall.

 

VI.16.7 Pompeii. May 2006. Room I, west wall.

VI.16.7 Pompeii. May 2006. Room I, west wall.

 

VI.16.7 Pompeii. May 2016. Room I, looking towards north end with sites for four glass medallions, after restoration. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

VI.16.7 Pompeii. May 2016. Room I, looking towards north end with sites for four glass medallions, after restoration.

Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

VI.16.7 Pompeii. May 2016. Room I, detail from flooring. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

VI.16.7 Pompeii. May 2016. Room I, detail from flooring. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

VI.16.7 Pompeii. June 2013. Room I, north end with sites for four glass medallions, after restoration.
Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

VI.16.7 Pompeii. June 2013. Room I, north end with sites for four glass medallions, after restoration.

Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

VI.16.7 Pompeii. May 2010. Room I, north end with sites for four glass medallions.  ccording to Garcia y Garcia, the house received its name from four glass discs found in the plaster in the walls of a cubiculum. Two of the preserved ones were incised with the figures and attributes of cupids which were then inlaid with gold leaf.During the bombing in the night of 16th September 1943, a bomb fell in the street outside this house. The shaking caused by the explosion led to the ruin and irreparable loss of the half-medallion from the east wall. See Garcia y Garcia, L., 2006. Danni di guerra a Pompei. Rome: L’Erma di Bretschneider. (p.96)

VI.16.7 Pompeii. May 2010. Room I, north end with sites for four glass medallions, before conservation.

According to Garcia y Garcia, the house received its name from four glass discs found in the plaster in the walls of a cubiculum.

Two of the preserved ones were incised with the figures and attributes of cupids which were then inlaid with gold leaf.

During the bombing in the night of 16th September 1943, a bomb fell in the street outside this house.

The shaking caused by the explosion led to the ruin and irreparable loss of the half-medallion from the east wall.

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

 

VI.16.7 Pompeii. May 2010. The site of the glass medallion on the right of the north wall.

VI.16.7 Pompeii. May 2010. The site of the glass medallion on the right of the north wall.

 

VI.16.7 Pompeii. 1908. Drawing of glass medallion found on the right of the north wall. The glass was incised with the figures and attributes of cupids which were then inlaid with gold leaf. See Notizie degli Scavi di Antichità, 1908, p. 35, fig. 5.

VI.16.7 Pompeii. 1908. Drawing of glass medallion found on the right of the north wall.

The glass was incised with the figures and attributes of cupids which were then inlaid with gold leaf.

See Notizie degli Scavi di Antichità, 1908, p. 35, fig. 5.

 

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

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

 

VI.16.7 Pompeii. May 2006. Room I, north wall. Four glass discs decorated with gilded cupids were set into the walls of this room.

VI.16.7 Pompeii. May 2006. Room I, north wall.

Four glass discs decorated with gilded cupids were set into the walls of this room.

 

VI.16.7 Pompeii. May 2006 Room I, upper north wall.

VI.16.7 Pompeii. May 2006 Room I, upper north wall.

 

VI.16.7 Pompeii. December 2004 Room I, north wall.

VI.16.7 Pompeii. December 2004. Room I, upper north wall.

 

VI.16.7 Pompeii. May 2016. Room I, looking towards east wall. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

VI.16.7 Pompeii. May 2016. Room I, looking towards east wall.

Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

VI.16.7 Pompeii. June 2013. Room I, east wall, after restoration.
Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

VI.16.7 Pompeii. June 2013. Room I, east wall, after restoration.

Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

VI.16.7 Pompeii. May 2010. Room I, east wall. According to Garcia y Garcia, the irreparable loss of the half-medallion from the east wall was due to the explosion from the 1943 bomb that fell in the roadway outside the house.
See Garcia y Garcia, L., 2006. Danni di guerra a Pompei. Rome: L’Erma di Bretschneider. (p.96)

VI.16.7 Pompeii. May 2010. Room I, east wall, before conservation.

According to Garcia y Garcia, the irreparable loss of the half-medallion from the east wall was due to the explosion from the 1943 bomb that fell in the roadway outside the house.

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

 

VI.16.7 Pompeii. 1908. Room I, drawing of half medallion found on east wall.
The glass was incised with the figures and attributes of cupids which were then inlaid with gold leaf.
See Notizie degli Scavi di Antichità, 1908, p. 36, fig. 6.

VI.16.7 Pompeii. 1908. Room I, drawing of half medallion found on east wall.

The glass was incised with the figures and attributes of cupids which were then inlaid with gold leaf.

See Notizie degli Scavi di Antichità, 1908, p. 36, fig. 6.

 

VI.16.7 Pompeii. May 2006 Room I, east wall.

VI.16.7 Pompeii. May 2006 Room I, east wall.

 

VI.16.7 Pompeii. December 2004 Room I, east wall.

VI.16.7 Pompeii. December 2004 Room I, east wall.

 

VI.16.7 Pompeii. 1964. Room I, east wall.  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.16.7 Pompeii. 1964. Room I, east wall.  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.16.7 Pompeii. May 2016. Room I, detail from east wall. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

VI.16.7 Pompeii. May 2016. Room I, detail from east wall.

Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

VI.16.7 Pompeii. May 2016. Room I, detail from east wall. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

VI.16.7 Pompeii. May 2016. Room I, detail from east wall.

Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

VI.16.7 Pompeii. June 2013. Room I, east wall, after restoration.
Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

VI.16.7 Pompeii. June 2013. Room I, east wall, after restoration.

Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

VI.16.7 Pompeii. May 2010. Room I, floor. Looking north.

VI.16.7 Pompeii. May 2010. Room I, floor. Looking north.

 

VI.16.7 Pompeii. May 2010. Room I, floor on west side.

VI.16.7 Pompeii. May 2010. Room I, floor on west side.

 

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VI.16.7 Pompeii. May 2010. Window from north portico into room I.

 

 

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