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VII.1.47 Pompeii. Domus Vedi Sirici or House of Siricus

or House of Vedius Siricus and Vedius Nummianus.

Linked to VII.1.25 and VII.1.46. (Vico del Lupanare 16).

Excavated 1851, 1857, 1862, 1872. Restored and re-opened 2017.

Part 2.

 

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VII.1.47 Pompeii. May 2017. North wall of room on west side of atrium. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

VII.1.47 Pompeii. May 2017. North wall of room on west side of atrium.

Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

VII.1.47 Pompeii. May 2017. Room 11 on west side of atrium, looking towards west wall with window onto Vicolo del Lupanare. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

VII.1.47 Pompeii. May 2017.

Room 11 on west side of atrium, looking towards west wall with window onto Vicolo del Lupanare.

Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

VII.1.47 Pompeii. May 2017. Threshold to room 11 on west side of atrium, looking west from atrium. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

VII.1.47 Pompeii. May 2017.

Threshold to room 11 on west side of atrium, looking west from atrium. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

VII.1.47 Pompeii. May 2017.  Basin displayed in room 11 in north-west corner of atrium.
Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

VII.1.47 Pompeii. May 2017.  Basin displayed in room 11 in north-west corner of atrium.

Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

VII.1.47 Pompeii. May 2017. Looking east across atrium 3 towards tablinum 6, from room 11 on west side.
Centre left is the entrance doorway to Exedra 10. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

VII.1.47 Pompeii. May 2017. Looking east across atrium 3 towards tablinum 6, from room 11 on west side.

Centre left is the entrance doorway to Exedra 10. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

VII.1.47 Pompeii. May 2017. Exedra 10, west wall, wall painting of Apollo and Poseidon.
Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

VII.1.47 Pompeii. May 2017. Exedra 10, west wall, wall painting of Apollo and Poseidon.

Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

VII.1.47 Pompeii. May 2017.  Exedra 10, detail of wall painting from west wall, showing Apollo and Poseidon helping with the construction of the walls of Troy.
Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

VII.1.47 Pompeii. May 2017.

Exedra 10, detail of wall painting from west wall, showing Apollo and Poseidon helping with the construction of the walls of Troy.

Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

VII.1.47 Pompeii. Exedra 10 in north-west corner of atrium, west wall before restoration.  
Painting of Apollo and Poseidon helping with the construction of the walls of Troy.

VII.1.47 Pompeii. Exedra 10 in north-west corner of atrium, west wall before restoration. 

Painting of Apollo and Poseidon helping with the construction of the walls of Troy.

 

VII.1.47 Pompeii. Exedra 10 in north-west corner of atrium, west wall.  
Drawing of painting of Apollo and Poseidon helping with the construction of the walls of Troy.
See Notizie degli Scavi di Antichità, 1862, pl. 5.

VII.1.47 Pompeii. Exedra 10 in north-west corner of atrium, west wall. 

Drawing of painting of Apollo and Poseidon helping with the construction of the walls of Troy.

See Notizie degli Scavi di Antichità, 1862, pl. 5.

 

VII.1.47 Pompeii. Exedra 10 in north-west corner of atrium, west wall.  
Drawing of painting of Apollo and Poseidon helping with the construction of the walls of Troy.
See Reinach S., 1922. Répertoire de peintures grecques et romaines. Paris: Leroux, p. 28, pl. 4.

VII.1.47 Pompeii. Exedra 10 in north-west corner of atrium, west wall. 

Drawing of painting of Apollo and Poseidon helping with the construction of the walls of Troy.

See Reinach S., 1922. Répertoire de peintures grecques et romaines. Paris: Leroux, p. 28, pl. 4.

 

VII.1.47 Pompeii. May 2017. Room 10, exedra, north wall. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

VII.1.47 Pompeii. May 2017. Exedra 10, north wall.

Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

VII.1.47 Pompeii. 2007. Exedra in north-west corner of atrium. North wall with painting of drunken Hercules.

VII.1.47 Pompeii. 2007. Exedra 10 in north-west corner of atrium.

North wall with painting of drunken Hercules.

 

VII.1.47 Pompeii. May 2017.Exedra 10, upper north wall at west end. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

VII.1.47 Pompeii. May 2017.Exedra 10, upper north wall at west end.

Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

VII.1.47 Pompeii. May 2017. Exedra 10, upper centre of north wall. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

VII.1.47 Pompeii. May 2017. Exedra 10, upper centre of north wall.

Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

VII.1.47 Pompeii. May 2017. Exedra 10, north wall at west end. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

VII.1.47 Pompeii. May 2017. Exedra 10, north wall at west end.

Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

VII.1.47 Pompeii. May 2017. Exedra 10, detail of centaur and lion from north wall at west end. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

VII.1.47 Pompeii. May 2017. Exedra 10, detail of centaur and lion from north wall at west end.

Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

VII.1.47 Pompeii. May 2017. Exedra 10, detail of Apollo in tholos in architectural painting from north wall at west end. 
Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee. 
See Helbig, W., 1868. Wandgemälde der vom Vesuv verschütteten Städte Campaniens. Leipzig: Breitkopf und Härtel, 186.
See Carratelli, G. P., 1990-2003. Pompei: Pitture e Mosaici: Vol VI. Roma: Istituto della enciclopedia italiana, p.263.

VII.1.47 Pompeii. May 2017. Exedra 10, detail of Apollo in tholos in architectural painting from north wall at west end.

Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

See Helbig, W., 1868. Wandgemälde der vom Vesuv verschütteten Städte Campaniens. Leipzig: Breitkopf und Härtel, 186.

See Carratelli, G. P., 1990-2003. Pompei: Pitture e Mosaici: Vol VI. Roma: Istituto della enciclopedia italiana, p.263.

 

VII.1.47 Pompeii. May 2017. Exedra 10, painting of the Drunken Hercules in centre of north wall. 
Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

VII.1.47 Pompeii. May 2017. Exedra 10, painting of the Drunken Hercules in centre of north wall.

Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

VII.1.47 Pompeii.  Domus Vedi Sirici or House of Siricus.  Exedra in north west corner of atrium.  Detail of wall painting of the Drunken Hercules.  Hercules, inebriated, is lying on the ground at the foot of a cypress tree.  On the altar, three Cupids, bear on their shoulders the hero's quiver.  Four other Cupids are sporting with his club on the ground. On the left a group of three females round a column with a vase on top.  The central figure, Omphale?, seems to look with interest on the drunken hero. On the right, half way up a mountain, sits Bacchus, surrounded by his attendants.  See Pompeii Its History Buildings and Antiquities by Thomas Dyer, pages 463 to 465.  Old undated photograph.  Courtesy of Society of Antiquaries, Fox Collection.

VII.1.47 Pompeii. Photo c. 1860s? Exedra in north-west corner of atrium. 

Detail of wall painting of the Drunken Hercules. 

Hercules, inebriated, is lying on the ground at the foot of a cypress tree. 

On the altar, three Cupids, bear on their shoulders the hero's quiver. 

Four other Cupids are on the ground playing with his club.

On the left a group of three females round a column with a vase on top. 

The central figure, Omphale(?), seems to look with interest on the drunken hero.

On the right, half way up a mountain, sits Bacchus, surrounded by his attendants. 

See Pompeii Its History Buildings and Antiquities by Thomas Dyer, pages 463 to 465.

Old undated photograph.  Courtesy of Society of Antiquaries, Fox Collection. 

 

VII.1.47 Pompeii. May 2017. Exedra 10, black painted zoccolo (dado) on lower centre of north wall. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

VII.1.47 Pompeii. May 2017. Exedra 10, black painted zoccolo (dado) on lower centre of north wall.

Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

VII.1.47 Pompeii. May 2017. Room 10, exedra, central wall painting of drunken Hercules from north wall. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

VII.1.47 Pompeii. May 2017. Exedra 10, central wall painting of drunken Hercules from north wall

Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

VII.1.47 Pompeii. Stereoview by Sommer. Wall painting of drunken Hercules. Photo courtesy of Rick Bauer.

VII.1.47 Pompeii. Stereoview by Sommer. Wall painting of drunken Hercules.

Photo courtesy of Rick Bauer.

 

VII.1.47 Pompeii. May 2017. Exedra 10, detail of Omphale and attendants from central painting on north wall.
Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

VII.1.47 Pompeii. May 2017. Exedra 10, detail of Omphale and attendants from central painting on north wall.

Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

VII.1.47 Pompeii. May 2017. Exedra 10, detail from central painting on north wall.
On the right, half way up a mountain, sits Bacchus, surrounded by his attendants.  
Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

VII.1.47 Pompeii. May 2017. Exedra 10, detail from central painting on north wall.

On the right, half way up a mountain, sits Bacchus, surrounded by his attendants. 

Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

VII.1.47 Pompeii. May 2017. Exedra 10, detail of lower central painting on north wall. 
Hercules, inebriated, is lying on the ground at the foot of a cypress tree.  
On the altar, three Cupids bear the hero's quiver on their shoulders.  
Four other Cupids are on the ground playing with his club. 
Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

VII.1.47 Pompeii. May 2017. Exedra 10, detail of lower central painting on north wall.

Hercules, inebriated, is lying on the ground at the foot of a cypress tree. 

On the altar, three Cupids bear the hero's quiver on their shoulders. 

Four other Cupids are on the ground playing with his club.

Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

VII.1.47 Pompeii. May 2017. Exedra 10, detail from central painting on north wall.
Four Cupids are on the ground playing with the club of Hercules. 
Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

VII.1.47 Pompeii. May 2017. Exedra 10, detail from central painting on north wall.

Four Cupids are on the ground playing with the club of Hercules.

Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

VII.1.47 Pompeii. May 2017. Exedra 10, detail of drunken Hercules from central painting on north wall. 
Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

VII.1.47 Pompeii. May 2017. Exedra 10, detail of drunken Hercules from central painting on north wall.

Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

VII.1.47 Pompeii. May 2017. Exedra 10, detail of architectural painting on east side of central painting on north wall.
Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

VII.1.47 Pompeii. May 2017. Exedra 10, detail of architectural painting on east side of central painting on north wall.

Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

VII.1.47 Pompeii. May 2017. Exedra 10, detail of painted centaur with lion, from east end of north wall. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

VII.1.47 Pompeii. May 2017. Exedra 10, detail of painted centaur with lion, from east end of north wall.

Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

VII.1.47 Pompeii. May 2017. Exedra 10, detail figure of muse (Clio or Calliope?) in painted architectural decoration on east side of central painting on north wall.
Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.   
See Helbig, W., 1868. Wandgemälde der vom Vesuv verschütteten Städte Campaniens. Leipzig: Breitkopf und Härtel, 860.
See Carratelli, G. P., 1990-2003. Pompei: Pitture e Mosaici: Vol VI. Roma: Istituto della enciclopedia italiana, p.269.

VII.1.47 Pompeii. May 2017. Exedra 10, detail figure of muse (Clio or Calliope?) in painted architectural decoration on east side of central painting on north wall.

Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.   

See Helbig, W., 1868. Wandgemälde der vom Vesuv verschütteten Städte Campaniens. Leipzig: Breitkopf und Härtel, 860.

See Carratelli, G. P., 1990-2003. Pompei: Pitture e Mosaici: Vol VI. Roma: Istituto della enciclopedia italiana, p.269.

 

VII.1.47 Pompeii. May 2017. Exedra 10, upper north-east corner. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

VII.1.47 Pompeii. May 2017. Exedra 10, upper north-east corner. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

VII.1.47 Pompeii. 1886 copy of paintings on north wall of exedra 10.
See D’Amelio, P, 1886. Dipinti murali scelte di Pompei. Naples: Richter, Tav. XV.
See Carratelli, G. P., 1990-2003. Pompei: Pitture e Mosaici: Vol. VI.  Roma: Istituto della enciclopedia italiana, p. 255.

VII.1.47 Pompeii. 1886 copy of paintings on north wall of exedra 10.

See D’Amelio, P, 1886. Dipinti murali scelte di Pompei. Naples: Richter, Tav. XV.

See Carratelli, G. P., 1990-2003. Pompei: Pitture e Mosaici: Vol. VI.  Roma: Istituto della enciclopedia italiana, p. 255.

 

VII.1.47 Pompeii. May 2017. Exedra 10, detail from upper north wall at east end.
Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

VII.1.47 Pompeii. May 2017. Exedra 10, detail from upper north wall at east end.

Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

VII.1.47 Pompeii. May 2017. Exedra 10, north-east corner and east wall. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

VII.1.47 Pompeii. May 2017. Exedra 10, north-east corner and east wall.

Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

VII.1.47 Pompeii. 2007. Exedra 10 in north-west corner of atrium. North and east walls.

VII.1.47 Pompeii. 2007. Exedra 10 in north-west corner of atrium. North and east walls.

 

VII.1.47 Pompeii. Photo (c.1860s?) of exedra 10 in north-west corner of atrium.  Old undated photograph, Courtesy of Society of Antiquaries, Fox Collection. The same photo is published in Dyer’s book of 1867. See Dyer, T., 1867. The Ruins of Pompeii. London: Bell and Daldy. (p.82-83)

VII.1.47 Pompeii. Photo (c.1860s?) of exedra 10 in north-west corner of atrium. 

Old undated photograph, Courtesy of Society of Antiquaries, Fox Collection. 

The same photo is published in Dyer’s book of 1867.

See Dyer, T., 1867. The Ruins of Pompeii. London: Bell and Daldy. (p.82-83)

 

VII.1.47 Pompeii. 1867. Exedra 10 in north-west corner of atrium.  
According to Dyer:
“The spacious and lofty exedra in which these paintings are found, has a threshold of white mosaic bordered with black zones, with ornaments in the middle like shields, in the shape of a half-moon. The floor is painted with black fillets, except a piece of mosaic in the centre, in which are represented two diotae or double-handled wine jars, with shoots of vine which interlace and surround a rectangular piece of marble, formed of twenty-two squares of giallo antico. 
The walls, which are painted in yellow compartments on a red background, terminate above in a bold scroll border, within the spirals of which are depicted quadrupeds and winged cupids in various attitudes. Above this border, up to the roof, the walls are painted with pieces of architecture and other ornaments. 
The whole is surrounded by a small cornice supporting the roof, which is richly decorated with stuccoes and gilt bas-reliefs. 
The three paintings are upon a red background, and framed as it were in a meander in the fashion of a cornice, and adorned at the corners with fantastically shaped animals. 
At the sides of them are seen capricious pieces of architecture, on the top of which as on an acroterium, stand centaurs and beasts in ferocious attitudes. 
Those on each side of the painting of Hercules contain the image of Apollo Musagetes, with the bow and lyre (not seen in the photograph), and the Muse Calliope, with a roll of paper in her hand. 
The remaining Muses, painted on a yellow background with accurate execution and vivid colouring, decorate the other compartments of the exedra, together with some views of houses and landscapes. 
The podium, or part near the floor, is painted black and divided into square compartments, ornamented with festoons of plants attached to candelabra supporting spheres with aquatic plants, bucrania, or ox-heads, and Bacchic vases.”
See Dyer, T., 1867. The Ruins of Pompeii. London: Bell and Daldy. (p.82-83)

VII.1.47 Pompeii. 1867. Exedra 10 in north-west corner of atrium. 

According to Dyer:

“The spacious and lofty exedra in which these paintings are found, has a threshold of white mosaic bordered with black zones, with ornaments in the middle like shields, in the shape of a half-moon. The floor is painted with black fillets, except a piece of mosaic in the centre, in which are represented two diotae or double-handled wine jars, with shoots of vine which interlace and surround a rectangular piece of marble, formed of twenty-two squares of giallo antico.

The walls, which are painted in yellow compartments on a red background, terminate above in a bold scroll border, within the spirals of which are depicted quadrupeds and winged cupids in various attitudes. Above this border, up to the roof, the walls are painted with pieces of architecture and other ornaments.

The whole is surrounded by a small cornice supporting the roof, which is richly decorated with stuccoes and gilt bas-reliefs.

The three paintings are upon a red background, and framed as it were in a meander in the fashion of a cornice, and adorned at the corners with fantastically shaped animals.

At the sides of them are seen capricious pieces of architecture, on the top of which as on an acroterium, stand centaurs and beasts in ferocious attitudes.

Those on each side of the painting of Hercules contain the image of Apollo Musagetes, with the bow and lyre (not seen in the photograph), and the Muse Calliope, with a roll of paper in her hand.

The remaining Muses, painted on a yellow background with accurate execution and vivid colouring, decorate the other compartments of the exedra, together with some views of houses and landscapes.

The podium, or part near the floor, is painted black and divided into square compartments, ornamented with festoons of plants attached to candelabra supporting spheres with aquatic plants, bucrania, or ox-heads, and Bacchic vases.”

See Dyer, T., 1867. The Ruins of Pompeii. London: Bell and Daldy. (p.82-83)

 

VII.1.47 Pompeii. May 2017. Exedra 10, east wall.
Wall painting of Thetis at the forge of Hephaestus receiving the shield for Achilles. 
Behind Thetis is another figure (Fate or Destiny?). 
Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee. 
See Carratelli, G. P., 1990-2003. Pompei: Pitture e Mosaici: Vol. VI.  Roma: Istituto della enciclopedia italiana, p. 279.

VII.1.47 Pompeii. May 2017. Exedra 10, east wall.

Wall painting of Thetis at the forge of Hephaestus receiving the shield for Achilles.

Behind Thetis is another figure (Fate or Destiny?).

Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

See Carratelli, G. P., 1990-2003. Pompei: Pitture e Mosaici: Vol. VI.  Roma: Istituto della enciclopedia italiana, p. 279.

 

VII.1.47 Pompeii. Old photo c.1900. Exedra 10 in north-west corner of atrium, east wall.
Wall painting of Thetis at the forge of Hephaestus receiving the shield and arms for Achilles.

VII.1.47 Pompeii. Old photo c.1900. Exedra 10 in north-west corner of atrium, east wall.

Wall painting of Thetis at the forge of Hephaestus receiving the shield and arms for Achilles.

 

VII.1.47 Pompeii. 2007. Exedra 10 in north-west corner of atrium, east wall.
Detail of wall painting of Hephaestus with the shield and armour for Achilles.

VII.1.47 Pompeii. 2007. Exedra 10 in north-west corner of atrium, east wall.

Detail of wall painting of Hephaestus with the shield and armour for Achilles.

 

VII.1.47 Pompeii. Stereoview by G. Sommer, c.1860-1870s showing wall decorations and painting of “Vulcano e Teti” (Vulcan and Thetis).
Photo courtesy of Rick Bauer.

VII.1.47 Pompeii. Stereoview by G. Sommer, c.1860-1870s showing wall decorations and painting of “Vulcano e Teti” (Vulcan and Thetis).

Photo courtesy of Rick Bauer.

 

VII.1.47 Pompeii. May 2017. Exedra 10, detail of Hephaestus from painting on east wall. 
Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

VII.1.47 Pompeii. May 2017. Exedra 10, detail of Hephaestus from painting on east wall.

Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

VII.1.47 Pompeii. May 2017. Exedra 10, detail of Thetis and other figure (Fate or Destiny?) from painting on east wall. 
Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee. 
See Carratelli, G. P., 1990-2003. Pompei: Pitture e Mosaici: Vol. VI.  Roma: Istituto della enciclopedia italiana, p. 279.

VII.1.47 Pompeii. May 2017. Exedra 10, detail of Thetis and other figure (Fate or Destiny?) from painting on east wall.

Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

See Carratelli, G. P., 1990-2003. Pompei: Pitture e Mosaici: Vol. VI.  Roma: Istituto della enciclopedia italiana, p. 279.

 

VII.1.47 Pompeii. May 2017. Exedra 10, painted decoration from south end of east wall. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

VII.1.47 Pompeii. May 2017. Exedra 10, painted decoration from south end of east wall.

Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

VII.1.47 Pompeii. May 2017. Exedra 10, painted decoration from upper east wall.
Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

VII.1.47 Pompeii. May 2017. Exedra 10, painted decoration from upper east wall.

Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

VII.1.47 Pompeii. 1854 drawing of candelabra, large room (8?) in north-west corner of atrium.
See Niccolini F, 1854. Le case ed i monumenti di Pompei: Volume Primo. Napoli. Casa di Sirico, Tav I, item 25.

VII.1.47 Pompeii. 1854 drawing of candelabra, large room (8?) in north-west corner of atrium.

See Niccolini F, 1854. Le case ed i monumenti di Pompei: Volume Primo. Napoli. Casa di Sirico, Tav I, item 25.

 

VII.1.47 Pompeii. Exedra 10, north wall. 
1878 wall painting of an arabesque with stag and cupid (top) and a panel with a mask of Pan (below).
See Presuhn E., 1878. Les Decorations Murales de Pompei, Weigel, Leipzig, tav. XX.
See Carratelli, G. P., 1990-2003. Pompei: Pitture e Mosaici: Vol. VI.  Roma: Istituto della enciclopedia italiana, p. 255, 267 and 273.

VII.1.47 Pompeii. Exedra 10, north wall.

1878 wall painting of an arabesque with stag and cupid (top) and a panel with a mask of Pan (below).

See Presuhn E., 1878. Les Decorations Murales de Pompei, Weigel, Leipzig, tav. XX.

See Carratelli, G. P., 1990-2003. Pompei: Pitture e Mosaici: Vol. VI.  Roma: Istituto della enciclopedia italiana, p. 255, 267 and 273.

 

 

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