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. 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 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. 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.
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, from tablinum.
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.
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.
VI.17.41 Pompeii. May 2006. Rooms on 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. 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 2011. Ala in north-west corner of atrium.Photo courtesy of Michael Binns.