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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. Excavated 1851, 1857, 1862, 1872. (Vico del Lupanare 16).

 

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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, looking towards north-east corner.  

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 2018. Exedra 10, upper north-east corner. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

VII.1.47 Pompeii, May 2018. 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. May 2017. Exedra 10, upper north-east corner. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

VII.1.47 Pompeii, May 2018. Exedra 10, detail from upper east wall in north-east corner. 
Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

VII.1.47 Pompeii, May 2018. Exedra 10, detail from upper east wall in north-east corner.

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, May 2018. Exedra 10, central painting on east wall. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

VII.1.47 Pompeii, May 2018. Exedra 10, central painting on east wall. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

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, May 2018. 
Exedra 10, detail from painting on east wall showing Hephaestus with the shield and armour for Achilles.. 
Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

VII.1.47 Pompeii, May 2018.

Exedra 10, detail from painting on east wall showing Hephaestus with the shield and armour for Achilles..

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 Hephaestus from painting on east wall.

Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

VII.1.47 Pompeii, May 2018. Exedra 10, detail from painting on east wall. 
Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

VII.1.47 Pompeii, May 2018. Exedra 10, detail 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. 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. 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, 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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