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VII.4.59 Pompeii. Casa della Parete Nera, or House of Black Wall or Casa dei Bronzi.

Linked to VII.4.8. Excavated 1832, 1837. (Strada della Fortuna 4).

 

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Bibliography.

Avellino F., 1843. Descrizione di una casa disotterrata in Pompei negli anni 1832, 1833 e 1834., Napoli, Memorie della R. Accademia Ercolanese di archeologia, III, 1843, p. 151-198, Tav I-III..

Bastet F., De Vos M., 1979. Proposta per una classificazione del terzo stile pompeiano. Nederlands Instituut Rome, Archeologische Studien, IV.

Boulanger, F., 1837-8. Paintings of Casa dei Bronzi in l'École nationale supérieure des beaux-arts de Paris.

Bragantini, de Vos, Badoni, 1986. Pitture e Pavimenti di Pompei, Parte 3. Rome: ICCD, pp. 144ff.

Della Corte, M., 1965.  Case ed Abitanti di Pompei. Napoli: Fausto Fiorentino.

Eschebach, L., 1993. Gebäudeverzeichnis und Stadtplan der antiken Stadt Pompeji. Köln: Böhlau.

Garcia y Garcia, L., 2006. Danni di guerra a Pompei. Rome: L’Erma di Bretschneider, p. 101.

Hanoune R., De Vos A. and M., 1985. Gli acquarelli pompeiani di F. Boulanger [Casa dei Bronzi, Casa del labirinto], MEFRA Antiquité T. 97, n. 2. 1985. pp. 841-878. Read on Persee.fr.

Helbig W., 1868. Die Wandgemälde der vom Vesuv verschütteten Städte Campaniens, Leipzig.

Maiuri, A., 1998 ed., Pompei ed Ercolano: Fra Case ed Abitanti, Firenze: Giunti, p 195-203.

Mau A., 1882. Geschichte der dekorativen Wandmalerei in Pompeji ,Leipzig.

Niccolini F., F. and A., 1854-1891. Le case ed i monumenti di Pompei disegnati e descritti, I-IV, Napoli,.

Fiorelli G., Pompeianarum antiquitatum historia, I-III, Napoli, 1860-1864.

Pernice E., 1938. Die hellenistische Kunst in Pompeji. VI. Pavimente und figürliche Mosaiken, Berlin.

Schefold, K., 1957. Die Wände Pompejis. Berlin: De Gruyter.

Staub Gierow M., 2000. Casa della Parete Nera: Hauser in Pompeji Band 10, DAI. München: Hirmer.

Warsher T., 1938. Codex topographicus pompeianus manuscript. American Academy in Rome.

Zahn W., 1842. Die schönsten Ornamente und merkwürdigsten Gemalde aus Pompeji, Herkulanum und Stabiae, II, Berlino, 1842.

 

The house was visited in 1837-8 by the French architect Farimond Boulanger.

The water colours he made at the time are now in the collection of l'École nationale supérieure des beaux-arts de Paris.

According to Fiorelli, only the exedra (y), the "Black Wall" room where the most beautiful and ornate painting was found, was covered: (PAH II p. 286, 3-6 January 1834).

The house remained exposed to the elements, and the walls Boulanger documented have now become unreadable if not collapsed.

 

VII.4.59 Pompeii. December 2005. Entrance c and fauces d to the House of the Black Wall.The house was named after the exedra or triclinium y discovered with painted IV style black walls. Due to the bombing in the night of 13th September 1943, much damage was done. The IV style stucco and plaster in the cubicula near the atrium was lost. In the peristyle, the plaster on the columns and the paintings on the walls were damaged, and the east wall was partly demolished. Worst of all was the damage to part of the famous IV style triclinium.  When excavated the triclinium had been found missing most of the decoration on its east side. After the bombing, most of the west side was lost as well. The south wall was partially destroyed. Many interesting small paintings were destroyed.
The walls of this triclinium were restored in the following years from many fragments. Partial restoration was also completed in the atrium and peristyle.
See Garcia y Garcia, L., 2006. Danni di guerra a Pompei. Rome: L’Erma di Bretschneider. (p.101)

VII.4.59 Pompeii. December 2005. Entrance c and fauces d to the House of the Black Wall.

The house was named after the exedra or triclinium y discovered with painted IV style black walls.

Due to the bombing in the night of 13th September 1943, much damage was done.

The IV style stucco and plaster in the cubicula near the atrium was lost.

In the peristyle, the plaster on the columns and the paintings on the walls were damaged, and the east wall was partly demolished.

Worst of all was the damage to part of the famous IV style triclinium.

When excavated the triclinium had been found missing most of the decoration on its east side.

After the bombing, most of the west side was lost as well. The south wall was partially destroyed.

Many interesting small paintings were destroyed.

The walls of this triclinium were restored in the following years from many fragments.

Partial restoration was also completed in the atrium and peristyle.

See Garcia y Garcia, L., 2006. Danni di guerra a Pompei. Rome: L’Erma di Bretschneider. (p.101).

 

VII.4.59 Pompeii. Casa della Parete Nera, old watercolour postcard. The view is from the peristyle of VII.4.62 the Casa delle Forme di creta.

VII.4.59 Pompeii. Casa della Parete Nera, old watercolour postcard.

The view is from the peristyle of VII.4.62 the Casa delle Forme di creta.

 

VII.4.59 Pompeii. December 2006. Remains of a capital in storage in the Forum Granary store VII.7.29. According to Spano, this damaged capital of Nocera tufa stone was found lying abandoned in a room of VII.4.59. When found, only half of each side was preserved, the left half of the front face and the right half of the side face. The above photo shows the side that would have been pointing into the fauces. He suggested it may have been the capital from the right side of the entrance of the House of Ariadne. See Notizie degli Scavi di Antichità, 1910, p.280 and p.282, fig. 12.

VII.4.59 Pompeii. December 2006. Remains of a capital in storage in the Forum Granary store VII.7.29.

According to Spano, this damaged capital of Nocera tufa stone was found lying abandoned in a room of VII.4.59.

When found, only half of each side was preserved, the left half of the front face and the right half of the side face.

The above photo shows the side that would have been pointing into the fauces.

He suggested it may have been the capital from the right side of the entrance of the House of Ariadne.

See Notizie degli Scavi di Antichità, 1910, p.280 and p.282, fig. 12.

 

VII.4.59 Pompeii. December 2006. Remains of a capital in storage in the Forum Granary store VII.7.29. This damaged capital of Nocera tufa was found lying abandoned in a room of VII.4.59. Spano suggested it may have been the capital from the right side of the entrance of the House of Ariadne. The above photo shows the side that would have been pointing onto the Via della Fortuna. See Notizie degli Scavi di Antichità, 1910, p.280 and p.282, fig. 12.

VII.4.59 Pompeii. December 2006. Remains of a capital in storage in the Forum Granary store VII.7.29.

This damaged capital of Nocera tufa was found lying abandoned in a room of VII.4.59.

Spano suggested it may have been the capital from the right side of the entrance of the House of Ariadne.

The above photo shows the side that would have been pointing onto the Via della Fortuna.

See Notizie degli Scavi di Antichità, 1910, p.280 and p.282, fig. 12.

 

VII.4.59 Pompeii. December 2006. Remains of a capital on right, in storage in the Forum Granary store VII.7.29. This damaged capital of Nocera tufa was found lying abandoned in a room of VII.4.59. Spano suggested it may have been the capital from the right side of the entrance of the House of Ariadne. The above photo shows the front and the pointed corner with the remains of the scroll that separated the two sides. See Notizie degli Scavi di Antichità, 1910, p.282.

VII.4.59 Pompeii. December 2006. Remains of a capital on right, in storage in the Forum Granary store VII.7.29.

This damaged capital of Nocera tufa was found lying abandoned in a room of VII.4.59.

Spano suggested it may have been the capital from the right side of the entrance of the House of Ariadne.

The above photo shows the front and the pointed corner with the remains of the scroll that separated the two sides.

See Notizie degli Scavi di Antichità, 1910, p.282.

 

VII.4.59 Pompeii. November 2012. Looking south across Impluvium in atrium e. Photo Wikimedia, Courtesy of author Mentnafunangann. Use subject to a Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported Licence.

VII.4.59 Pompeii. November 2012. Looking south across Impluvium in atrium e.

Photo Wikimedia, Courtesy of author Mentnafunangann.

Use subject to a Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported Licence.

 

VII.4.59 Pompeii. September 2004. Looking south across Impluvium in atrium.

VII.4.59 Pompeii. September 2004. Looking south across Impluvium in atrium e.

 

VII.4.59 Pompeii. March 2009. Doorways to ala j and cubiculum g on west side of atrium.

VII.4.59 Pompeii. March 2009. Doorways to ala j and cubiculum g on west side of atrium. 

 

VII.4.59 Pompeii. c.1940. Looking north-east across atrium e to cubiculum h and cubiculum i.
Photo courtesy of DAI Rome whose copyright it remains. 
See http://arachne.uni-koeln.de/item/marbilderbestand/936324

VII.4.59 Pompeii. c.1940. Looking north-east across atrium e to cubiculum h and cubiculum i.

Photo courtesy of DAI Rome whose copyright it remains.

See http://arachne.uni-koeln.de/item/marbilderbestand/936324

 

VII.4.59 Pompeii. 1840 drawing of fragments from cubiculum h, in north-east corner of atrium e.
See Avellino F., 1843. Descrizione di una casa disotterrata in Pompei negli anni 1832, 1833 e 1834., Napoli, Memorie della R. Acc. Ercolanese III, 1843, Tav II, fig. 3.
See Hanoune R., A and M De Vos, 1985. Gli acquarelli pompeiani di F. Boulanger [Casa dei Bronzi, Casa del labirinto], MEFRA 1985. p. 867, fig. 16.

VII.4.59 Pompeii. 1840 drawing of fragments from cubiculum h, in north-east corner of atrium e.

See Avellino F., 1843. Descrizione di una casa disotterrata in Pompei negli anni 1832, 1833 e 1834., Napoli, Memorie della R. Acc. Ercolanese III, 1843, Tav II, fig. 3.

See Hanoune R., A and M De Vos, 1985. Gli acquarelli pompeiani di F. Boulanger [Casa dei Bronzi, Casa del labirinto], MEFRA 1985. p. 867, fig. 16.

 

VII.4.59 Pompeii. March 2009. Cubiculum i on east side of atrium e.

VII.4.59 Pompeii. March 2009. Cubiculum i on east side of atrium e.

 

VII.4.59 Pompeii. 1842 painting of double cubiculum i north wall. See Zahn, W., 1842. Die schönsten Ornamente und merkwürdigsten Gemälde aus Pompeji, Herkulanum und Stabiae: II. Berlin: Reimer, Taf. II, 35.

VII.4.59 Pompeii. 1842 painting of double cubiculum i north wall.

See Zahn, W., 1842. Die schönsten Ornamente und merkwürdigsten Gemälde aus Pompeji, Herkulanum und Stabiae: II. Berlin: Reimer, Taf. II, 35.

 

VII.4.59 Pompeii. 1837 painting by Boulanger of cubiculum i north wall.

VII.4.59 Pompeii. 1837 painting by Boulanger of cubiculum i north wall.

 

VII.4.59 Pompeii. 1842 painting of double cubiculum i east wall. See Zahn, W., 1842. Die schönsten Ornamente und merkwürdigsten Gemälde aus Pompeji, Herkulanum und Stabiae: II. Berlin: Reimer, Taf. II, 34.

VII.4.59 Pompeii. 1842 painting of double cubiculum i east wall.

See Zahn, W., 1842. Die schönsten Ornamente und merkwürdigsten Gemälde aus Pompeji, Herkulanum und Stabiae: II. Berlin: Reimer, Taf. II, 34.

 

VII.4.59 Pompeii. 1837 painting by Boulanger of cubiculum i east wall.

VII.4.59 Pompeii. 1837 painting by Boulanger of cubiculum i east wall.

 

VII.4.59 Pompeii. c.1940. Mosaic floor of cubiculum i.
Photo courtesy of DAI Rome whose copyright it remains. 
See http://arachne.uni-koeln.de/item/marbilderbestand/936325

VII.4.59 Pompeii. c.1940. Mosaic floor of cubiculum i.

Photo courtesy of DAI Rome whose copyright it remains.

See http://arachne.uni-koeln.de/item/marbilderbestand/936325

 

VII.4.59 Pompeii. c.1940. Mosaic floor of cubiculum i.
Photo courtesy of DAI Rome whose copyright it remains. 
See http://arachne.uni-koeln.de/item/marbilderbestand/936325

VII.4.59 Pompeii. c.1940. Mosaic floor of cubiculum i.

Photo courtesy of DAI Rome whose copyright it remains.

See http://arachne.uni-koeln.de/item/marbilderbestand/936325

 

VII.4.59 Pompeii. 1840 drawing of mosaic floor, cubiculum i.
See Avellino F., 1843. Descrizione di una casa disotterrata in Pompei negli anni 1832, 1833 e 1834., Napoli, Memorie della R. Acc. Ercolanese III, 1843, Tav II, fig. 4.
See Hanoune R., A and M De Vos, 1985. Gli acquarelli pompeiani di F. Boulanger [Casa dei Bronzi, Casa del labirinto], MEFRA 1985. p. 867, fig. 16.

VII.4.59 Pompeii. 1840 drawing of mosaic floor, cubiculum i.

See Avellino F., 1843. Descrizione di una casa disotterrata in Pompei negli anni 1832, 1833 e 1834., Napoli, Memorie della R. Acc. Ercolanese III, 1843, Tav II, fig. 4.

See Hanoune R., A and M De Vos, 1985. Gli acquarelli pompeiani di F. Boulanger [Casa dei Bronzi, Casa del labirinto], MEFRA 1985. p. 867, fig. 16.

 

 

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