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VII.16.a Pompeii. Suburban Baths. Nymphaeum.

Cascading fountain and pool.

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VII.16.a Pompeii. May 2015. Looking east towards nymphaeum. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

VII.16.a Pompeii. May 2015. Looking east towards nymphaeum. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

VII.16.a Pompeii. May 2015. Room 9, looking towards pool, cascade and nymphaeum.
Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

VII.16.a Pompeii. May 2015. Room 9, looking east towards bottom of cascade and nymphaeum.

Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

VII.16.a Pompeii. May 2015. Room 9. Bottom of cascade. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

VII.16.a Pompeii. May 2015. Room 9, bottom of cascade and pool.

Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

VII.16.a Pompeii. December 2006. Room 9. Bottom of cascade.

VII.16.a Pompeii. December 2006. Room 9, bottom of cascade.

 

VII.16.a Pompeii. December 2006.  Room 9, natatio or warm pool.

VII.16.a Pompeii. December 2006. Room 9, natatio or warm pool. Looking north.

 

VII.16.a Pompeii. May 2015. Room 9, looking towards north end of natatio or warm pool. 
Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

VII.16.a Pompeii. May 2015. Room 9, looking towards north end of natatio or warm pool.

Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

VII.16.a Pompeii. May 2015. Room 9, nymphaeum. Cascade. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

VII.16.a Pompeii. May 2015. Room 9, nymphaeum. Cascade.

Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

VII.16.a Pompeii. December 2006. Room 9, nymphaeum.  Cascade.

VII.16.a Pompeii. December 2004. Room 9, nymphaeum. Cascade.

 

VII.16.a Pompeii. December 2006. Room 9, nymphaeum.  Mosaic showing Mars and three cherubs.

VII.16.a Pompeii. December 2006. Room 9, nymphaeum. Mosaic showing Mars and three cherubs.

 

VII.16.a Pompeii. September 2005. Room 9, nymphaeum.  Detail of mosaic centrepiece with Mars and three cherubs.

VII.16.a Pompeii. September 2005. Room 9, nymphaeum. Detail of mosaic centrepiece with Mars and three cherubs.

 

VII.16.a Pompeii. May 2015. Room 9, nymphaeum. Detail of mosaic centrepiece with Mars and three cherubs. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

VII.16.a Pompeii. May 2015. Room 9, nymphaeum. Detail of mosaic centrepiece with Mars and three cherubs.

Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

VII.16.a Pompeii. May 2015. Room 9, detail from north end of nymphaeum.
Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

VII.16.a Pompeii. May 2015. Room 9, detail from north end of nymphaeum.

Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

VII.16.a Pompeii. May 2015. Room 9, detail from aedicula in centre of upper nymphaeum. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

VII.16.a Pompeii. May 2015. Room 9, detail from aedicula in centre of upper nymphaeum.

Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

VII.16.a Pompeii. May 2015. Room 9, detail from south end of nymphaeum.
Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

VII.16.a Pompeii. May 2015. Room 9, detail from south end of nymphaeum.

Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

VII.16.a Pompeii. May 2015. Room 9, column on north side. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

VII.16.a Pompeii. May 2015. Room 9, column on north side.

Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

VII.16.a Pompeii. May 2015. Room 9, detail of column on north side.
Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

VII.16.a Pompeii. May 2015. Room 9, detail of column on north side.

Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

VII.16.a Pompeii. May 2015. Room 9, column on south side. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

VII.16.a Pompeii. May 2015. Room 9, column on south side.

Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

VII.16.a Pompeii. May 2015. Room 9, detail of column on south side. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

VII.16.a Pompeii. May 2015. Room 9, detail of column on south side.

Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

VII.16.a Pompeii. 2014. One of two mosaic fragments belonging to the suburban baths now in VII.7.5.
See Carratelli, G. P., 1990-2003. Pompei: Pitture e Mosaici: Vol. VII.  Roma: Istituto della enciclopedia italiana, p. 257.
According to the Soprintendenza web site, these were discovered during the 1959 excavation. 
They were part of a barrel vault of an area (m 11,40 x 7,60), which is almost completely occupied by a swimming pool warmed up through a ‘samovar’ system (and this is the only case known in Pompeii so far). 
The rare mosaic, which is stylistically close to Fourth Style paintings, was made after the AD 62 earthquake. 
In this section, under a circle decorated with a shell motif, there are meander motifs, garlands held by a winged figure, an eagle on a globe inserted in a tripod, and a landscape painting.
See www.pompeiiisites.org

VII.16.a Pompeii. 2014. One of two mosaic fragments belonging to the suburban baths now in VII.7.5.

See Carratelli, G. P., 1990-2003. Pompei: Pitture e Mosaici: Vol. VII.  Roma: Istituto della enciclopedia italiana, p. 257.

According to the Soprintendenza web site, these were discovered during the 1959 excavation.

They were part of a barrel vault of an area (m 11,40 x 7,60), which is almost completely occupied by a swimming pool warmed up through a ‘samovar’ system (and this is the only case known in Pompeii so far).

The rare mosaic, which is stylistically close to Fourth Style paintings, was made after the AD 62 earthquake.

In this section, under a circle decorated with a shell motif, there are meander motifs, garlands held by a winged figure, an eagle on a globe inserted in a tripod, and a landscape painting.

See www.pompeiiisites.org

 

VII.16.a Pompeii. 2014. Second mosaic fragment belonging to the suburban baths now in VII.7.5.
See Carratelli, G. P., 1990-2003. Pompei: Pitture e Mosaici: Vol. VII.  Roma: Istituto della enciclopedia italiana, p. 257.
This frame is decorated with shells and fishes, among which there is a darting dolphin.

VII.16.a Pompeii. 2014. Second mosaic fragment belonging to the suburban baths now in VII.7.5.

See Carratelli, G. P., 1990-2003. Pompei: Pitture e Mosaici: Vol. VII.  Roma: Istituto della enciclopedia italiana, p. 257.

This frame is decorated with shells and fishes, among which there is a darting dolphin.

 

VII.16.a Pompeii. May 2015. Room 9, west wall. Octopus scene. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

VII.16.a Pompeii. May 2015. Room 9, west wall. Octopus scene.

Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

VII.16.a Pompeii. September 2005. Room 9, west wall. Octopus scene.

VII.16.a Pompeii. September 2005. Room 9, west wall. Octopus scene.

 

VII.16.a Pompeii. May 2015. Room 9, north wall. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

VII.16.a Pompeii. May 2015. Room 9, north wall. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

VII.16.a Pompeii. December 2006. Room 9, north wall.

VII.16.a Pompeii. December 2006. Room 9, north wall.

 

VII.16.a Pompeii. May 2015. Room 9, detail from west end of north wall. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

VII.16.a Pompeii. May 2015. Room 9, detail from west end of north wall.

Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

VII.16.a Pompeii. May 2015. Room 9, detail from east end of north wall. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

VII.16.a Pompeii. May 2015. Room 9, detail from east end of north wall.

Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

VII.16.a Pompeii. May 2015. Room 9, detail from east end of north wall. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

VII.16.a Pompeii. May 2015. Room 9, detail from east end of north wall.

Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

VII.16.a Pompeii. December 2006. Room 9, north wall.

VII.16.a Pompeii. December 2006. Room 9, north wall.

 

VII.16.a Pompeii. September 2005. Room 9, north east corner of natatio or warm pool room

VII.16.a Pompeii. September 2005. Room 9, upper north-east corner of natatio or warm pool room.

 

VII.16.a Pompeii. September 2005. Room 9, north-east corner.

VII.16.a Pompeii. September 2005. Room 9, north-east corner.

 

 

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