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VII.15.13 Pompeii. House of A. Octavius Primus.

Linked to VII.15.14. Excavated 1859 and 1872.

Numbered on Eschebach plan as number 12, which according to Garcia y Garcia is correct.

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VII.15.13 Pompeii.  December 2007. Entrance.

VII.15.13 Pompeii. December 2007. Entrance doorway.

 

VII.15.13 Pompeii. September 2005. Entrance doorway, looking south.

VII.15.13 Pompeii. September 2005. Entrance doorway, looking south.

 

VII.15.13 Pompeii. September 2005. Entrance, looking south into atrium .
According to Garcia y Garcia, the bombardment in 1943 caused the destruction of part of the entrance prothyron, and the pavement outside.
This caused the fall of the plaster, internally and externally.
See Garcia y Garcia, L., 2006. Danni di guerra a Pompei. Rome: L’Erma di Bretschneider. (p.129)

VII.15.13 Pompeii. September 2005. Entrance, looking south into atrium.

According to Garcia y Garcia, the bombardment in 1943 caused the destruction of part of the entrance prothyron, and the pavement outside.

This caused the fall of the plaster, internally and externally.

See Garcia y Garcia, L., 2006. Danni di guerra a Pompei. Rome: L’Erma di Bretschneider. (p.129)

 

VII.15.13 Pompeii. December 2007. Looking north out through the front entrance doorway at the wall of VII.16.18.

VII.15.13 Pompeii. December 2007.

Looking north out through the front entrance doorway at the wall of VII.16.18.

 

VII.15.13 Pompeii. December 2007. Staircase on east side of entrance.

VII.15.13 Pompeii. December 2007. Staircase on east side of entrance.

 

VII.15.13 Pompeii. December 2007.   Kitchen area with Lararium.

VII.15.13 Pompeii. December 2007. Kitchen area with lararium.

 

VII.15.13 Pompeii.  Kitchen with altar and Genius Lar relief on east wall.
Old undated photograph courtesy of the Society of Antiquaries, Fox Collection. A Lar can be made out in the top left hand corner, and a hog’s head on the right side of the altar.

VII.15.13 Pompeii. Kitchen with relief of altar on east wall.

Old undated photograph courtesy of the Society of Antiquaries, Fox Collection.

A Lar can be made out in the top left hand corner, and a hog’s head on the right side of the altar.

 

VII.15.13 Pompeii. December 2007. Lararium in kitchen area. According to Boyce, in the kitchen, located on the east side of the entrance fauces on the east wall above the hearth, was the lararium. An altar in the form of a low half-column of stucco was applied to the wall and painted red.
Around it coiled a serpent in yellow stucco relief, half of its body in elaborate rings above and to the right of the altar, and actually tied into a knot. Above the top of the altar “the usual fruits” were reported to have been painted. On each side was the figure of a Lar. The whole painting was bordered by red stripes, and across the top were stretched three garlands.
See Boyce G. K., 1937. Corpus of the Lararia of Pompeii. Rome: MAAR 14.(p.73, no.335, and Pl.23,2)

VII.15.13 Pompeii. December 2007. Lararium in kitchen area.

According to Boyce, in the kitchen, located on the east side of the entrance fauces on the east wall above the hearth, was the lararium.

An altar in the form of a low half-column of stucco was applied to the wall and painted red.

Around it coiled a serpent in yellow stucco relief, half of its body in elaborate rings above and to the right of the altar, and actually tied into a knot.

Above the top of the altar “the usual fruits” were reported to have been painted.

On each side was the figure of a Lar.

The whole painting was bordered by red stripes, and across the top were stretched three garlands.

See Boyce G. K., 1937. Corpus of the Lararia of Pompeii. Rome: MAAR 14, (p.73, no.335, and Pl.23,2)

 

VII.15.13 Pompeii. 1978. Lararium above hearth in kitchen area.

VII.15.13 Pompeii. 1978. Lararium above hearth in kitchen area.

 

VII.15.13 Pompeii. December 2007. Looking north towards hearth in kitchen area, with lararium on east wall.

VII.15.13 Pompeii. December 2007.

Looking north towards hearth in kitchen area, with lararium on east wall.

 

VII.15.13 Pompeii. December 2007. Lararium on east wall of kitchen area.

VII.15.13 Pompeii. December 2007. Lararium on east wall of kitchen area.

 

VII.15.13 Pompeii. December 2007. Lararium on east wall of kitchen area.

VII.15.13 Pompeii. December 2007. Lararium on east wall of kitchen area.

 

VII.15.13 Pompeii. December 2007. Corridor in kitchen area, looking south to atrium.

VII.15.13 Pompeii. December 2007. Corridor in kitchen area, looking south to atrium.

 

VII.15.13 Pompeii. December 2007. Corridor looking north towards kitchen area from atrium.

VII.15.13 Pompeii. December 2007.

Corridor looking north towards kitchen area from atrium.

 

VII.15.13 Pompeii. December 2007. East side of atrium, looking south.

VII.15.13 Pompeii. December 2007. East side of atrium, looking south.

 

VII.15.13 Pompeii. December 2007.  Atrium and Impluvium.

VII.15.13 Pompeii. December 2007. Atrium and impluvium.

 

VII.15.13 Pompeii. September 2005.  View across Atrium to Tablinum.

VII.15.13 Pompeii. September 2005. Looking south across atrium to tablinum.

 

VII.15.13 Pompeii.  Looking south across atrium and impluvium.  Photographed 1970-79 by Günther Einhorn, picture courtesy of his son Ralf Einhorn.

VII.15.13 Pompeii. Looking south across atrium and impluvium.

Photographed 1970-79 by Günther Einhorn, picture courtesy of his son Ralf Einhorn.

 

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