VIII.3.24 Pompeii. December 2005. Entrance doorway.
VIII.3.24 Pompeii. December 2004. Entrance fauces, north wall.
VIII.3.24 Pompeii. December 2004.
Entrance fauces or corridor, looking east across south side of peristyle towards rooms in south-east corner.
VIII.3.24 Pompeii. December 2007. South side of peristyle taken from south-east corner of VIII.3.27.
The wall retains its 1st style decoration and with a yellow zoccolo.
VIII.3.24 Pompeii. 1968. Looking south across 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.
The floor of the tablinum was of simple cocciopesto.
The wall decoration was of fourth style with a high black zoccolo with panels showing geometric patterns or plants and compartments with a central corolla.
The middle zone was red, fallen for the most part on the north wall, but repeating the same colouring on the other walls.
The middle zone of the east wall had a central compartment between two red panels.
At the top was a square window opening onto the garden of the neighbouring house at VIII.3.14.
VIII.3.24 Pompeii. April 2017. Looking north-east across peristyle.
Photo courtesy of Dr Paul J. Turner.
VIII.3.24 Pompeii. December 2007. Looking north-east across peristyle.
In the photo above, the doorway that can be seen right of centre leads to a kitchen and latrine.
Found on the plaster facing the hearth, written in faint letters was the graffito –
AELIVS . MAGNVS . PLOTILLAE SVAE
ROGO DOMINA SALVTEM [CIL IV 1991]
See Pappalardo, U., 2001. La Descrizione di Pompei per Giuseppe Fiorelli (1875). Napoli: Massa Editore. (p.125)
According to Epigraphik-Datenbank Clauss/Slaby (See www.manfredclauss.de) this read as -
Aelius Magnus Plotillae suae
rogo domina salutem [CIL IV 1991]
VIII.3.24 Pompeii. December 2007.
Looking north across peristyle towards doorway to large room, leading to other rooms.