VII.7.2 Pompeii. Via Marina, January 1977. Looking east along Via Marina towards the Forum.
The entrance doorway to VII.7.2 is on the left. Photo courtesy of David Hingston.
VII.7.2 Pompeii. September 2004. Entrance doorway to wide entrance corridor.
VII.7.2 Pompeii. December 2005. Entrance doorway.
VII.7.2 Pompeii. September 2015. Looking north from entrance doorway.
VII.7.2 Pompeii. September 2015. Looking north-east from entrance doorway.
VII.7.2 Pompeii. December 2005. Looking north-east from entrance doorway.
According to Eschebach, on the east side of the atrium was a yard, possibly with a masonry triclinium.
See Eschebach, L., 1993. Gebäudeverzeichnis und Stadtplan der antiken Stadt Pompeji. Köln: Böhlau. (p.299)
VII.7.2 Pompeii. September 2004. Looking north from entrance doorway.
VII.7.2 Pompeii. December 2005. Looking from entrance towards impluvium in atrium.
VII.7.2 Pompeii. September 2015.
Looking across impluvium in atrium towards tablinum with corridor to peristyle at rear.
VII.7.2 Pompeii. December 2005.
Looking north-west across impluvium in atrium towards tablinum and peristyle.
According to Boyce, near the west end of the open court of the peristyle stood a masonry altar.
It was coated with white stucco, decorated with painted red and yellow flowers.
See Boyce G. K., 1937. Corpus of the Lararia of Pompeii. Rome: MAAR 14. (p/68, no.295 and Pl.39,1)
According to Jashemski, the peristyle garden at the rear of the tablinum was enclosed by a portico on the east, and most of the north and south sides.
It was supported on both the north and south sides by three columns and one engaged column.
An altar, decorated with crudely painted flowers, stood in the north-west part of the garden.
16 terracotta lamps were found in the portico.
The windowed tablinum, the oecus on the south, and the exedra on the north, had views into the garden.
The adjoining house, through a wide window in its large triclinium, also had a fine view into this garden.
See Jashemski, W. F., 1993. The Gardens of Pompeii, Volume II: Appendices. New York: Caratzas. (p.186 and fig 218, peristyle with painted altar).
VII.7.2 Pompeii. 1957. Remains of painted masonry altar with flowers, from north-west of peristyle.
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.
Looking north from entrance along corridor from atrium to peristyle.
According to Garcia y Garcia, the house at VII.7.5, linked by the south portico at the rear of this tablinum, was hit by a bomb during the night of 24th August 1943.
During the night bombing on 13th September 1943, the secondary peristyle at VII.7.2 was hit.
Together with the felling of the six columns, the portico was totally destroyed as well as the three rooms on the west side.
Nearly all the paintings of the II and IV style that decorated the secondary and central tablinum and the room to the north-east of this peristyle, were lost.
See Garcia y Garcia, L., 2006. Danni di guerra a Pompei. Rome: L’Erma di Bretschneider. (p.112-114, including photos).
VII.7.2 Pompeii. 1944, detail taken from USAAF aerial photo.
Looking north-west across the Basilica and Via Marina, lower left in photo.
On the north side of the Via Marina, in the upper part of the photo, the house of House of Romulus and Remus (VII.7.10), and House of Tryptolemus
(VII.7.5 and VII.7.2) can be seen on the west side of the Temple of Apollo, which is on the right.
Photo courtesy of Rick Bauer.
VII.7.2 Pompeii. 2014 after restoration. Emblema at rear centre of mosaic floor in room in south-east corner of peristyle.
See Carratelli, G. P., 1990-2003. Pompei: Pitture e Mosaici: Vol. VII. Roma: Istituto della enciclopedia italiana, p. 226.