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VIII.2.16 Pompeii. Casa dei Mosaici Geometrici or House of the Geometric Mosaics.

Linked to VIII.2.14. First excavated 1826. Further excavation 2013.

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VIII.2.16 Pompeii. May 2017.  Doorway to cubiculum in south-east corner of atrium. 
Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

VIII.2.16 Pompeii. May 2017.  Doorway to cubiculum in south-east corner of atrium.

Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

VIII.2.16 Pompeii. May 2017.  Threshold of doorway to cubiculum in south-east corner of atrium, a single slab of limestone. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

VIII.2.16 Pompeii. May 2017. 

Threshold of doorway to cubiculum in south-east corner of atrium, a single slab of limestone.

Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

VIII.2.16 Pompeii. May 2018. Doorway to cubiculum in centre of south wall of atrium.

Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

VIII.2.16 Pompeii. May 2017.  Threshold to doorway of cubiculum in centre of south wall of atrium. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.
The indents in the limestone threshold clearly show that the doorway was fitted with wooden door-jambs and that its doors opened inside the room, where the floor decoration clearly defined the anticamera and the bed alcove. The floor is seen with a “carpet” outline of white tesserae in a diamond shaped net design with a border of meanders alternating with squares and a central tessera.

VIII.2.16 Pompeii. May 2017.  Threshold to doorway of cubiculum in centre of south wall of atrium.

Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

The indents in the limestone threshold clearly show that the doorway was fitted with wooden door-jambs and that its doors opened inside the room, where the floor decoration clearly defined the anticamera and the bed alcove.

The floor is seen with a “carpet” outline of white tesserae in a diamond shaped net design with a border of meanders alternating with squares and a single central tessera.

 

VIII.2.16 Pompeii. May 2017.  Detail of east side of doorway threshold to central cubiculum.  Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

VIII.2.16 Pompeii. May 2017.  Detail of east side of doorway threshold to central cubiculum.

Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

VIII.2.16 Pompeii. May 2017. Detail of west side of doorway threshold to central cubiculum. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

VIII.2.16 Pompeii. May 2017. Detail of west side of doorway threshold to central cubiculum.

Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

VIII.2.16 Pompeii. May 2017.  Floor decoration in cubiculum, showing “carpet” design in tesserae.  Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

VIII.2.16 Pompeii. May 2017.  Floor decoration in cubiculum, showing “carpet” design in tesserae.  

Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

VIII.2.16 Pompeii. May 2018. Floor decoration in cubiculum, showing “carpet” design in tesserae.  Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

VIII.2.16 Pompeii. May 2018. Floor decoration in cubiculum, showing “carpet” design in tesserae. 

Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

VIII.2.16 Pompeii. September 2005. Cubiculum on south side of atrium, with decorated floor.

VIII.2.16 Pompeii. September 2005. Cubiculum on south side of atrium, with decorated floor.

 

VIII.2.16 Pompeii. May 2017. Detail of floor design from cubiculum in centre of south wall.   Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

VIII.2.16 Pompeii. May 2017. Detail of floor design from cubiculum in centre of south wall.   

Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

VIII.2.16 Pompeii. May 2017.  Doorway to room on south side of atrium, with household shrine. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

VIII.2.16 Pompeii. May 2017.  Doorway to room on south side of atrium, with household shrine.

Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

VIII.2.16 Pompeii. September 2005. Doorway to room on south side of atrium, with household shrine.

VIII.2.16 Pompeii. September 2005.

Doorway to room on south side of atrium, with household shrine.

 

VIII.2.16 Pompeii. May 2018. Household shrine against the south wall.  
Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

VIII.2.16 Pompeii. May 2018. Household shrine against the south wall. 

Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

VIII.2.16 Pompeii. May 2017. Household shrine against the south wall.  Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

VIII.2.16 Pompeii. May 2017. Household shrine against the south wall. 

Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

VIII.2.16 Pompeii. September 2005. Remains of aedicula household shrine.
According to Boyce, in the third small room on the south of the atrium, against he south wall stand the ruins of an aedicula.
A masonry podium that was ornamented along the upper edge with a stucco cornice, supported the shrine.
The shrine was built of tufa and coated with white stucco contemporary with the walls of the room.
This was spread not long before the catastrophe.
The inside of the aedicula was divided into two storeys, each supported by two columns and two antae.
The roof was flat and adorned with terracotta antefixes.
One of these was preserved and represented a male face in the centre of a kind of palmette.
Nearby was found a small tufa altar,
See Notizie degli Scavi di Antichità, 1893, 48. 
See Boyce G. K., 1937. Corpus of the Lararia of Pompeii. Rome: MAAR 14. (p.74, no.343)

VIII.2.16 Pompeii. September 2005. Remains of aedicula household shrine.

According to Boyce, in the third small room on the south of the atrium, against the south wall stand the ruins of an aedicula.

A masonry podium that was ornamented along the upper edge with a stucco cornice, supported the shrine.

The shrine was built of tufa and coated with white stucco contemporary with the walls of the room.

This was spread not long before the catastrophe.

The inside of the aedicula was divided into two storeys, each supported by two columns and two antae.

The roof was flat and adorned with terracotta antefixes.

One of these was preserved and represented a male face in the centre of a kind of palmette.

Nearby was found a small tufa altar,

See Notizie degli Scavi di Antichità, 1893, 48.

See Boyce G. K., 1937. Corpus of the Lararia of Pompeii. Rome: MAAR 14. (p.74, no.343)

 

VIII.2.16 Pompeii. May 2017. Detail of masonry podium. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

VIII.2.16 Pompeii. May 2017. Detail of masonry podium. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

VIII.2.16 Pompeii. May 2017.   Ala on south side of atrium, looking towards south-east corner. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

VIII.2.16 Pompeii. May 2017.   Ala on south side of atrium, looking towards south-east corner.

Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

VIII.2.16 Pompeii. May 2017.  Ala on south side of atrium, looking towards south-west corner.  Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

VIII.2.16 Pompeii. May 2017.  Ala on south side of atrium, looking towards south-west corner.

Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

VIII.2.16 Pompeii. May 2017.  Ala on south side of atrium, looking south across mosaic floor with central motif.  Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

VIII.2.16 Pompeii. May 2017.  Ala on south side of atrium, looking south across mosaic floor with central motif.

Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

VIII.2.16 Pompeii. May 2018. White mosaic. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

VIII.2.16 Pompeii. May 2018. White mosaic. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

VIII.2.16 Pompeii. May 2018. Mosaic flooring from south ala.  Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

VIII.2.16 Pompeii. May 2018. Mosaic flooring from south ala.  Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

VIII.2.16 Pompeii. May 2017. Mosaic flooring from south ala.  Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

VIII.2.16 Pompeii. May 2017. Mosaic flooring from south ala.  Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

VIII.2.16 Pompeii. September 2005. Labyrinth mosaic floor.

VIII.2.16 Pompeii. September 2005.

Ala on south side of atrium with Labyrinth mosaic floor.

This floor was identical to the one in the ala on the north side but was better preserved.

 

VIII.2.16 Pompeii. May 2017. Detail of central motif in south ala. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

VIII.2.16 Pompeii. May 2017. Detail of central motif in south ala. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

VIII.2.16 Pompeii. May 2017. Looking west through doorway in south-west corner of atrium, leading into a passageway and through another doorway to a room overlooking the east portico.  Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

VIII.2.16 Pompeii. May 2017.

Looking west through doorway in south-west corner of atrium, leading into a passageway and through another doorway to a room overlooking the east portico. 

Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

VIII.2.16 Pompeii. May 2018. Looking west across passageway and through another doorway to a room overlooking the east portico.  Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

VIII.2.16 Pompeii. May 2018. Looking west across passageway and through another doorway to a room overlooking the east portico. 

Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

VIII.2.16 Pompeii. May 2017. Doorway on west side of passageway into a room looking out onto the east portico.   Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

VIII.2.16 Pompeii. May 2017. Doorway on west side of passageway into a room looking out onto the east portico.   

Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

VIII.2.16 Pompeii. May 2018. Looking south along west wall in passageway. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

VIII.2.16 Pompeii. May 2018. Looking south along west wall in passageway. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

VIII.2.16 Pompeii. May 2017. Looking south along west wall in passageway.  Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

VIII.2.16 Pompeii. May 2017. Looking south along west wall in passageway. 

Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

VIII.2.16 Pompeii. September 2005. Doorway from corridor in south-west corner of atrium, leading to room opening onto east portico.

VIII.2.16 Pompeii. September 2005.

Doorway from corridor in south-west corner of atrium, leading to room opening onto east portico.

 

VIII.2.16 Pompeii. May 2017. Looking west across room overlooking the east portico in south-west corner of atrium.  Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

VIII.2.16 Pompeii. May 2017.

Looking west across room overlooking the east portico in south-west corner of atrium. 

Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

VIII.2.16 Pompeii. May 2017. Flooring of east portico. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

VIII.2.16 Pompeii. May 2017. Flooring of east portico. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

VIII.2.16 Pompeii. May 2017. Flooring of east portico. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

VIII.2.16 Pompeii. May 2017. Flooring of east portico. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

VIII.2.16 Pompeii. May 2017. Looking north-west across tablinum. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

VIII.2.16 Pompeii. May 2017. Looking north-west across tablinum. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

VIII.2.16 Pompeii. May 2017. Atrium flooring and edging.  Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

VIII.2.16 Pompeii. May 2017. Atrium flooring and edging.  Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

VIII.2.16 Pompeii. May 2017. Looking across the tablinum towards the east and north portico.   Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

VIII.2.16 Pompeii. May 2017. Looking across the tablinum towards the east and north portico.  

Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

VIII.2.16 Pompeii. May 2018. Looking west across to the view of the Sorrentine Peninsula, from room on south side. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

VIII.2.16 Pompeii. May 2018. Looking west across to the view of the Sorrentine Peninsula, from room on south side.

Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

VIII.2.16 Pompeii. September 2005. Looking south along east portico of terrace garden.  According to Jashemski, this house had a terrace garden built over the volcanic ledge, with a fine view over the Bay and mountains. Today, only a triangular portion exists. The garden was enclosed on the east and north by a portico. The planted area was several steps lower than the portico. Between the two peristyles in this house (including VIII.2.14) was a large and airy room, open to each peristyle. There were terraces on the two lower levels. See Jashemski, W. F., 1993. The Gardens of Pompeii, Volume II: Appendices. New York: Caratzas. (p.206)

VIII.2.16 Pompeii. September 2005. Looking south along east portico of terrace garden.

According to Jashemski, this house had a terrace garden built over the volcanic ledge, with a fine view over the Bay and mountains.

Today, only a triangular portion exists.

The garden was enclosed on the east and north by a portico.

The planted area was several steps lower than the portico.

Between the two peristyles in this house (including VIII.2.14) was a large and airy room, open to each peristyle.

There were terraces on the two lower levels.

See Jashemski, W. F., 1993. The Gardens of Pompeii, Volume II: Appendices. New York: Caratzas. (p.206)

 

VIII.2.16 Pompeii. 1964. Terrace at rear of house, with fine views of the Bay towards Sorrento and Capri. 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.
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VIII.2.16 Pompeii. 1964. Terrace at rear of house, with fine views of the Bay towards Sorrento and Capri.

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.

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VIII.2.16 Pompeii. 1961. Terrace at rear of VIII.2.  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. 
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VIII.2.16 Pompeii. 1961. Terrace at rear of VIII.2. 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.

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VIII.2.16 Pompeii. September 2005. Looking east towards rear of house at top of slope. Photo taken from exit of site. According to Boyce, in a kind of cave beneath the court located behind the large atrium of number 16, on the extreme edge of the slope was a sacrarium of peculiar nature. Against the rear wall of a narrow passage was built a masonry seat. In the wall above it, a vaulted opening led into a small cell hewn out of the rock, with its floor 0.50m below that of the outer passage. A second masonry seat was built within the cell, back to back with that in the outer passage. The only means of entrance into this inner chamber appeared to have been over these two seats and through the small opening above them. Within the cella stood a rectangular masonry altar and upon the altar lay a small terracotta altar, a marble ball, and two lamps decorated with reliefs. One of the lamps was decorated with the relief of Jupiter, the other of a rose. Not. Scavi, 1890, 290.
See Boyce G. K., 1937. Corpus of the Lararia of Pompeii. Rome: MAAR 14. (p.74, no.344) 
See Giacobello, F., 2008. Larari Pompeiani: Iconografia e culto dei Lari in ambito domestico.  Milano: LED Edizioni. (p.246)

VIII.2.16 Pompeii. September 2004. Looking east towards rear of house at top of slope. Photo taken from exit of site.

According to Boyce, in a kind of cave beneath the court located behind the large atrium of number 16, on the extreme edge of the slope was a sacrarium of peculiar nature.

Against the rear wall of a narrow passage was built a masonry seat.

In the wall above it, a vaulted opening led into a small cell hewn out of the rock, with its floor 0.50m below that of the outer passage.

A second masonry seat was built within the cell, back to back with that in the outer passage.

The only means of entrance into this inner chamber appeared to have been over these two seats and through the small opening above them.

Within the cella stood a rectangular masonry altar and upon the altar lay a small terracotta altar, a marble ball, and two lamps decorated with reliefs.

One of the lamps was decorated with the relief of Jupiter, the other of a rose.

See Notizie degli Scavi di Antichità, 1890, 290.

See Boyce G. K., 1937. Corpus of the Lararia of Pompeii. Rome: MAAR 14. (p.74, no.344)

See Giacobello, F., 2008. Larari Pompeiani: Iconografia e culto dei Lari in ambito domestico. Milano: LED Edizioni. (p.246)

 

VIII.2.16 Pompeii. May 2015. Looking north towards lower floor levels. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

VIII.2.16 Pompeii. May 2015. Looking north towards lower floor levels. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

 

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