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VI.17.41 or VI.17.f Pompeii. House of the library.

Plus VI.17.c, VI.17.d, VI.17.e shown on the Eschebach plan but now have no doorway.

Linked to VI.17.40. First excavated 1759 and shortly before 1970. Restored 1974.

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VI.17.41 Pompeii. May 2006. Mosaic door threshold between atrium and triclinium. The threshold of black and white mosaic shows a 4-petalled rosette bordered by a black edge.
On either side of the mosaic threshold, the holes for the door hinges belonging to a door with two shutters, can be seen. In the upper left corner, the “carpet” pattern of the anteroom floor consisting of small black crosses set in a black border, can be seen.

VI.17.41 Pompeii. May 2006. Mosaic door threshold between atrium and triclinium.

The threshold of black and white mosaic shows a 4-petalled rosette bordered by a black edge.

On either side of the mosaic threshold, the holes for the door hinges belonging to a door with two shutters, can be seen.

In the upper left corner, the “carpet” pattern of the anteroom floor consisting of small black crosses set in a black border, can be seen.

 

VI.17.41 Pompeii. September 2004. Looking north along rear of house.

VI.17.41 Pompeii. September 2004. Looking north along rear of house.

 

VI.17.41 Pompeii. May 2006. Looking north along mosaic floor on west side, possibly a terrace.

VI.17.41 Pompeii. May 2006. Looking north along mosaic floor on west side, possibly a terrace.

 

VI.17.41 Pompeii. May 2015. Looking west towards room in south-west corner. 
Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

VI.17.41 Pompeii. May 2015. Looking west towards room in south-west corner.

Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

VI.17.41 Pompeii. September 2004. Looking east towards tablinum, atrium and entrance, from room in south-west corner.

VI.17.41 Pompeii. September 2004.

Looking east towards tablinum, atrium and entrance, from room in south-west corner.

 

VI.17.41 Pompeii. May 2006. Painted east wall in ala on south side of atrium. According to PPM, this wall was partially cut away during the Bourbon excavations. It was painted with a podium of yellow and red bands, the middle zone had purple panels separated by green pilasters.

VI.17.41 Pompeii. May 2006. Painted east wall in ala on south side of atrium.

According to PPM, this wall was partially cut away during the Bourbon excavations.

It was painted with a podium of yellow and red bands, the middle zone had purple panels separated by green pilasters.

 

VI.17.41 Pompeii. September 2004. Looking north-east from rear of house towards north wall of tablinum. According to PPM, this room has been very badly preserved, it was damaged during the Bourbon excavations when the south wall of the neighbouring room was cut away, and was possibly deprived of its mosaic floor at that time. On the north wall, the only wall that retains any decoration, the zoccolo was red and in it, in the centre of the wall a female figure can be seen. In the middle area of the wall, resting his right foot on the base of a podium was a huge figure and nearby the bow of a ship. The zoccolo appeared to be more sunken into the wall than the rest of the wall, and with its sharp break from the painting of the middle area, may have been of a previous wall decoration.

VI.17.41 Pompeii. September 2004.

Looking north-east from rear of house towards north wall of tablinum.

According to PPM, this room has been very badly preserved, it was damaged during the Bourbon excavations when the south wall of the neighbouring room was cut away, and was possibly deprived of its mosaic floor at that time.

On the north wall, the only wall that retains any decoration, the zoccolo was red and in it, in the centre of the wall a female figure can be seen.

In the middle area of the wall, resting his right foot on the base of a podium was a huge figure and nearby the bow of a ship.

The zoccolo appeared to be more sunken into the wall than the rest of the wall, and with its sharp break from the painting of the middle area, may have been of an earlier wall decoration.

 

VI.17.41 Pompeii. May 2006. Looking east from rear of tablinum towards atrium and entrance.

VI.17.41 Pompeii. May 2006. Looking east from rear of tablinum towards atrium and entrance.

 

VI.17.41 Pompeii. May 2006. North wall of tablinum with remains of painting of a ship or ships. According to Eleanor Winsor Leach  “above a dado supported by telamones stand the prows of two large ships, each resting on its own rectangular pedestal base”.
See Winsor Leach, E., 2004.  The Social Life of Painting in Ancient Rome and on the Bay of Naples. Cambridge UK: Cambridge UP. (p.69 onwards)

VI.17.41 Pompeii. May 2006.

North wall of tablinum with remains of painting of a ship or ships.

According to Eleanor Winsor Leach

“above a dado supported by telamones stand the prows of two large ships, each resting on its own rectangular pedestal base”.

See Winsor Leach, E., 2004.  The Social Life of Painting in Ancient Rome and on the Bay of Naples. Cambridge UK: Cambridge UP. (p.69 onwards)

 

VI.17.41 Pompeii. May 2006. Looking east across atrium and impluvium towards entrance.

VI.17.41 Pompeii. May 2006. Looking east across atrium and impluvium towards entrance, from tablinum.

 

VI.17.41 Pompeii. May 2006. North wall of atrium in north-east corner.

VI.17.41 Pompeii. May 2006. North wall of atrium in north-east corner.

 

VI.17.41 Pompeii. May 2006. Painted plaster on north wall of atrium.

VI.17.41 Pompeii. May 2006. Painted plaster on north wall of atrium.

At the rear of this wall would be a room decorated with white walls, with panels divided by red bands.

In the south wall, there was a lararium niche decorated with flowered bushes.

 

VI.17.41 Pompeii. 1978. Lararium niche decorated with flowered bushes from south wall of room on north-east corner of 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. J78f0561

VI.17.41 Pompeii. 1978. Lararium niche decorated with flowered bushes from south wall of room on north-east corner of 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.

J78f0561

 

VI.17.41 Pompeii. May 2006. Rooms on north side of atrium.

VI.17.41 Pompeii. May 2006. Rooms on north side of atrium.

 

VI.17.41 Pompeii. May 2006. Room north side of atrium.

VI.17.41 Pompeii. May 2006. Room on north side of atrium.

 

VI.17.41 Pompeii. May 2006. Looking west across north side of atrium, towards tablinum in centre.  On the right of the tablinum is the doorway into a small cubiculum, and then the open doorway into the north ala.

VI.17.41 Pompeii. May 2006. Looking west across north side of atrium, towards tablinum in centre.

On the right of the tablinum is the doorway into a small cubiculum, and then the open doorway into the north ala.

 

VI.17.41 Pompeii. May 2006. Cubiculum on north side of tablinum, south-west corner. The west wall had been split by the Bourbon excavators, when they took the painting from the east wall of the adjoining room.

VI.17.41 Pompeii. May 2006. Cubiculum on north side of tablinum, south-west corner.

The west wall had been split by the Bourbon excavators, when they took the painting from the east wall of the adjoining room.

 

VI.17.41 Pompeii. May 2006. Ala in north-west corner of atrium.

VI.17.41 Pompeii. May 2006. Ala in north-west corner of atrium.

 

VI.17.41 Pompeii. May 2011. Ala in north-west corner of atrium.Photo courtesy of Michael Binns.

VI.17.41 Pompeii. May 2011. Ala in north-west corner of atrium.Photo courtesy of Michael Binns.

 

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