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VIII.7.24 Pompeii. Casa dello Scultore. Linked to VIII.7.22 and VIII.7.23.

Excavated 1773, 1796 and 1867.

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VIII.7.22 and VIII.7.23 would have been underneath the peristyle and dwelling of VIII.7.24.

It is very difficult to identify from the plan of the area and the photos exactly which area belongs to which.

The majority of the photos of VIII.7.22-24, unless specifically included in VIII.7.22 and VIII.7.23, including the underground areas, are included in VIII.7.24.

 

VIII.7.24 Pompeii. September 2010. Looking north along western portico of garden. Photo courtesy of Drew Baker.

VIII.7.24 Pompeii. September 2010.

Looking north along western portico of garden.

Photo courtesy of Drew Baker.

 

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VIII.7.24 Pompeii. September 2010.

Looking north along western portico of garden with detail of collapse.

Photo courtesy of Drew Baker.

 

VIII.7.24 Pompeii. September 2010. Looking east along edge of collapse from the west side of garden area. Looking east towards Via Stabiana.
Photo courtesy of Drew Baker.

VIII.7.24 Pompeii. September 2010.

Looking east along edge of collapse from the west side of garden area.

Looking east towards Via Stabiana. Photo courtesy of Drew Baker.

 

VIII.7.24 Pompeii. September 2010. Looking south towards south-west corner of garden on the southern portico. Looking south towards Odeon. Photo courtesy of Drew Baker.

VIII.7.24 Pompeii. September 2010.

Looking south towards south-west corner of garden on the southern portico.

Looking south towards Odeon. Photo courtesy of Drew Baker.

 

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VIII.7.24 Pompeii. September 2010.

Looking south-east across southern portico of garden area (mostly buried).

Photo courtesy of Drew Baker.

 

VIII.7.24 Pompeii. September 2010. Looking east along wall of southern portico. Photo courtesy of Drew Baker.

VIII.7.24 Pompeii. September 2010.

Looking east along wall of southern portico.

Photo courtesy of Drew Baker.

 

VIII.7.24 Pompeii. September 2010.  South-west corner of south portico of garden area.  Also looking west towards upper level of theatre across garden of VIII.7.26. Photo courtesy of Drew Baker.

VIII.7.24 Pompeii. September 2010.  South-west corner of south portico of garden area.

Also looking west towards upper level of theatre across garden of VIII.7.26.

Photo courtesy of Drew Baker.

 

VIII.7.24 Pompeii. September 2010. West wall of garden area looking north-west towards Temple of Isis. Photo courtesy of Drew Baker.

VIII.7.24 Pompeii. September 2010.

West wall of garden area looking north-west towards Temple of Isis.

Photo courtesy of Drew Baker.

 

VIII.7.24 Pompeii. September 2010. Entrance to room on south side of garden area. Looking south towards Odeon. Photo courtesy of Drew Baker.

VIII.7.24 Pompeii. September 2010.

Entrance to room on south side of garden area. Looking south towards Odeon.

Photo courtesy of Drew Baker.

 

VIII.7.24 Pompeii. September 2010. East wall of room on south side of garden area. Looking east towards Via Stabiana. Photo courtesy of Drew Baker.

VIII.7.24 Pompeii. September 2010.

East wall of room on south side of garden area. Looking east towards Via Stabiana.

Photo courtesy of Drew Baker.

 

VIII.7.24 Pompeii. September 2010. West wall of room on south side of garden area. Looking west towards theatre. To the rear of this wall, on the left, can be seen another room, the one in the south-west corner. Photo courtesy of Drew Baker.

VIII.7.24 Pompeii. September 2010.

West wall of room on south side of garden area. Looking west towards theatre.

To the rear of this wall, on the left, can be seen another room, the one in the south-west corner.

Photo courtesy of Drew Baker.

 

VIII.7.24 Pompeii. September 2010. Looking west along extreme south wall (shared with sloping theatre passage at VIII.7.21). Photo courtesy of Drew Baker.

VIII.7.24 Pompeii. September 2010.

Looking west along extreme south wall (shared with sloping theatre passage at VIII.7.21).

Photo courtesy of Drew Baker.

 

VIII.7.24 Pompeii. September 2010. Looking east along extreme south wall over two of the rooms on the south side of the garden. Photo courtesy of Drew Baker.

VIII.7.24 Pompeii. September 2010.

Looking east along extreme south wall over two of the rooms on the south side of the garden.

Photo courtesy of Drew Baker.

 

VIII.7.24 Pompeii. September 2010. Looking east from room on south side, towards the extreme eastern wall in the south-east corner. Photo courtesy of Drew Baker.

VIII.7.24 Pompeii. September 2010.

Looking east from room on south side, towards the extreme eastern wall in the south-east corner.

Photo courtesy of Drew Baker.

 

VIII.7.24 Pompeii. September 2010. Looking west from extreme south east corner, looking west towards theatre. Photo courtesy of Drew Baker.

VIII.7.24 Pompeii. September 2010.

Looking west from extreme south-east corner, looking west towards theatre

Photo courtesy of Drew Baker.

 

VIII.7.24 Pompeii. Found on the north wall of the peristyle in 1955. Nile scene. 
Two pygmies dance on a papyrus boat with phallic prow.
Fragment of a painting originally part of a larger illustration with Nilotic subject that decorated the peristyle. 
SAP inventory number 41654.
About 24 metres remained. 
A description of the entire fresco covering the peristyle wall can be found in Roman domestic art and early house churches, by David L. Balch, p. 221-3. 
See POMPEI 1748-1980, i tempi della documentazione, p. 164-5, 20 C3.
Maiuri gives a complete description of the house and the paintings found.
See Maiuri, A., 1955. Una nuova pittura nilotica a Pompei. Rome: Acc. Nazionale dei Lincei.

VIII.7.24 Pompeii. Found on the north wall of the peristyle in 1955. Nile scene.

Two pygmies dance on a papyrus boat with phallic prow.

Fragment of a painting originally part of a larger illustration with Nilotic subject that decorated the peristyle.

SAP inventory number 41654.

About 24 metres remained.

A description of the entire fresco covering the peristyle wall can be found in Roman domestic art and early house churches, by David L. Balch, p. 221-3.

See POMPEI 1748-1980, i tempi della documentazione, p. 164-5, 20 C3.

Maiuri gives a complete description of the house and the paintings found.

See Maiuri, A., 1955. Una nuova pittura nilotica a Pompei. Rome: Acc. Nazionale dei Lincei.

 

VIII.7.24 Pompeii. 1955. Fragment of Nilotic painting in peristyle. South wall. House on the river.
See Maiuri A., 1955. Una Nuova Pittura Nilotica a Pompei. Roma: Acc. Naz dei Lincei, Tav. I, 1.

VIII.7.24 Pompeii. 1955. Fragment of Nilotic painting in peristyle. South wall. House on the river.

See Maiuri A., 1955. Una Nuova Pittura Nilotica a Pompei. Roma: Acc. Nazionale dei Lincei, Tav. I, 1.

 

VIII.7.24 Pompeii. 1955. Fragment of Nilotic painting in peristyle. South wall. Orgiastic dance.
See Maiuri A., 1955. Una Nuova Pittura Nilotica a Pompei. Roma: Acc. Naz dei Lincei, Tav. I, 2.

VIII.7.24 Pompeii. 1955. Fragment of Nilotic painting in peristyle. South wall. Orgiastic dance.

See Maiuri A., 1955. Una Nuova Pittura Nilotica a Pompei. Roma: Acc. Nazionale dei Lincei, Tav. I, 2.

 

VIII.7.24 Pompeii. 1955. Fragment of Nilotic painting in peristyle. South wall. Country scene.
See Maiuri A., 1955. Una Nuova Pittura Nilotica a Pompei. Roma: Acc. Naz dei Lincei, Tav. II, 1.

VIII.7.24 Pompeii. 1955. Fragment of Nilotic painting in peristyle. South wall. Country scene.

See Maiuri A., 1955. Una Nuova Pittura Nilotica a Pompei. Roma: Acc. Nazionale dei Lincei, Tav. II, 1.

 

VIII.7.24 Pompeii. 1955. Fragment of Nilotic painting in peristyle. North wall. Ducks quacking.
See Maiuri A., 1955. Una Nuova Pittura Nilotica a Pompei. Roma: Acc. Naz dei Lincei, Tav. II, 2.

VIII.7.24 Pompeii. 1955. Fragment of Nilotic painting in peristyle. North wall. Ducks quacking.

See Maiuri A., 1955. Una Nuova Pittura Nilotica a Pompei. Roma: Acc. Nazionale dei Lincei, Tav. II, 2.

 

VIII.7.24 Pompeii. 1955. Detail of fragment of Nilotic painting in peristyle. A terrified figure defecates.
See Maiuri A., 1955. Una Nuova Pittura Nilotica a Pompei. Roma: Acc. Naz dei Lincei, Tav. III.

VIII.7.24 Pompeii. 1955. Detail of fragment of Nilotic painting in peristyle. A terrified figure defecates.

See Maiuri A., 1955. Una Nuova Pittura Nilotica a Pompei. Roma: Acc. Nazionale dei Lincei, Tav. III.

 

VIII.7.24 Pompeii. 1955. Fragment of Nilotic painting in peristyle. North wall. Ducks floating.
See Maiuri A., 1955. Una Nuova Pittura Nilotica a Pompei. Roma: Acc. Naz dei Lincei, Tav. IV, 1.

VIII.7.24 Pompeii. 1955. Fragment of Nilotic painting in peristyle. North wall. Ducks floating.

See Maiuri A., 1955. Una Nuova Pittura Nilotica a Pompei. Roma: Acc. Nazionale dei Lincei, Tav. IV, 1.

 

VIII.7.24 Pompeii. 1955. Fragment of Nilotic painting in peristyle. North wall. Tower and ducks.
See Maiuri A., 1955. Una Nuova Pittura Nilotica a Pompei. Roma: Acc. Naz dei Lincei, Tav. IV, 2.

VIII.7.24 Pompeii. 1955. Fragment of Nilotic painting in peristyle. North wall. Tower and ducks.

See Maiuri A., 1955. Una Nuova Pittura Nilotica a Pompei. Roma: Acc. Nazionale dei Lincei, Tav. IV, 2.

 

VIII.7.24 Pompeii. 1955. Fragment of Nilotic painting in peristyle. North wall. Phallic boat with dancing pygmies.
See Maiuri A., 1955. Una Nuova Pittura Nilotica a Pompei. Roma: Acc. Naz dei Lincei, Tav. V, 1.

VIII.7.24 Pompeii. 1955. Fragment of Nilotic painting in peristyle. North wall. Phallic boat with dancing pygmies.

See Maiuri A., 1955. Una Nuova Pittura Nilotica a Pompei. Roma: Acc. Nazionale dei Lincei, Tav. V, 1.

 

VIII.7.24 Pompeii. 1955. Fragment of Nilotic painting in peristyle. North wall. Dancing on the shore of the Nile.
See Maiuri A., 1955. Una Nuova Pittura Nilotica a Pompei. Roma: Acc. Naz dei Lincei, Tav. V, 2.

VIII.7.24 Pompeii. 1955. Fragment of Nilotic painting in peristyle. North wall. Dancing on the shore of the Nile.

See Maiuri A., 1955. Una Nuova Pittura Nilotica a Pompei. Roma: Acc. Nazionale dei Lincei, Tav. V, 2.

 

VIII.7.24 Pompeii. 1955. Fragment of Nilotic painting in peristyle. East wall. Hunter and panther, with ibis to left.
See Maiuri A., 1955. Una Nuova Pittura Nilotica a Pompei. Roma: Acc. Naz dei Lincei, Tav. VI, 1.

VIII.7.24 Pompeii. 1955. Fragment of Nilotic painting in peristyle. East wall. Hunter and panther, with ibis to left.

See Maiuri A., 1955. Una Nuova Pittura Nilotica a Pompei. Roma: Acc. Nazionale dei Lincei, Tav. VI, 1.

 

VIII.7.24 Pompeii. 1955. Fragment of Nilotic painting in peristyle. East wall. The crane and the torment of the Pygmy.
See Maiuri A., 1955. Una Nuova Pittura Nilotica a Pompei. Roma: Acc. Naz dei Lincei, Tav. VI, 2.

VIII.7.24 Pompeii. 1955. Fragment of Nilotic painting in peristyle. East wall. The crane and the torment of the Pygmy.

See Maiuri A., 1955. Una Nuova Pittura Nilotica a Pompei. Roma: Acc. Nazionale dei Lincei, Tav. VI, 2.

 

VIII.7.24 Pompeii. 1955. Fragment of Nilotic painting in peristyle. East wall. Left side of scene in the palestra.
See Maiuri A., 1955. Una Nuova Pittura Nilotica a Pompei. Roma: Acc. Naz dei Lincei, Tav. VII, 1.

VIII.7.24 Pompeii. 1955. Fragment of Nilotic painting in peristyle. East wall. Left side of scene in the palestra.

See Maiuri A., 1955. Una Nuova Pittura Nilotica a Pompei. Roma: Acc. Nazionale dei Lincei, Tav. VII, 1.

 

VIII.7.24 Pompeii. 1955. Fragment of Nilotic painting in peristyle. East wall. Right side of scene in the palestra.
See Maiuri A., 1955. Una Nuova Pittura Nilotica a Pompei. Roma: Acc. Naz dei Lincei, Tav. VII, 2.

VIII.7.24 Pompeii. 1955. Fragment of Nilotic painting in peristyle. East wall. Right side of scene in the palestra.

See Maiuri A., 1955. Una Nuova Pittura Nilotica a Pompei. Roma: Acc. Nazionale dei Lincei, Tav. VII, 2.

 

VIII.7.24 Pompeii. 1955. Fragment of Nilotic painting in peristyle. East wall. Naval battle.
See Maiuri A., 1955. Una Nuova Pittura Nilotica a Pompei. Roma: Acc. Naz dei Lincei, Tav. VIII, 1.

VIII.7.24 Pompeii. 1955. Fragment of Nilotic painting in peristyle. East wall. Naval battle.

See Maiuri A., 1955. Una Nuova Pittura Nilotica a Pompei. Roma: Acc. Nazionale dei Lincei, Tav. VIII, 1.

 

VIII.7.24 Pompeii. 1955. Fragment of Nilotic painting in peristyle. East wall. Gladiatorial combat.
See Maiuri A., 1955. Una Nuova Pittura Nilotica a Pompei. Roma: Acc. Naz dei Lincei, Tav. VIII, 2.

VIII.7.24 Pompeii. 1955. Fragment of Nilotic painting in peristyle. East wall. Gladiatorial combat.

See Maiuri A., 1955. Una Nuova Pittura Nilotica a Pompei. Roma: Acc. Nazionale dei Lincei, Tav. VIII, 2.

 

VIII.7.24 Pompeii. September 2010. 
On extreme east side looking north along eastern portico of garden. 
Via Stabiana is on the right of the photo.
Photo courtesy of Drew Baker.

According to Peters, (1963) found on the portico of a lower lying peristyle which preceded the present one, on the lower zone of its four walls were scenes from the lives of pygmies.
These scenes were interrupted only by doors and windows.
On the northern, eastern and southern walls large portions had remained in their original sites (fig.24).
Only fragments of the paintings were found on the western wall.
Both along the top and bottom the scenes were bordered by a wide red band.
See Peters, W.J.T. (1963): Landscape in Romano-Campanian Mural Paintings. The Netherland, Van Gorcum & Comp. (p.34)

According to Jacobelli, in the peristyle on the south section of the east wall next to the scene of a naval battle, there was a painting of gladiators.
The above photo and the following one must have been taken in the correct area.
Although the book was printed in 2003, it may have been written some years before.
There would not appear to be any paintings left on these walls.
She said the painting depicted the encounter between two gladiators, both armed with swords and rectangular shields.
Perhaps the one on the right had received a mortal blow or else he was attempting to deliver one because he appeared to be shown off balance.
There were also some other very faded paintings. 
Jacobelli said one part of the fresco was detached and moved to house I.8.17.
Another part was left in place, and it has almost completely faded away.
See Jacobelli, L., 2003. Gladiators at Pompeii. Rome, L’Erma di Bretschneider. (p.81)

In RdSP, Avilia and Jacobelli wrote an article entitled Sea-battles in Pompeian paintings, in which they describe the scene of the naval battle which was found on this east wall.
See RIVISTA DI STUDI POMPEIANI, Vol. III, 1989, p.138 and p.144.

In RdSP, there is an article entitled: The restoration of the wall paintings at Pompeii: activities and practice of the SAP Laboratory.
There is a picture of assembling the pieces of the nilotic fresco from this peristyle.
See RIVISTA DI STUDI POMPEIANI, Vol. XVII, 2006, p.74.

VIII.7.24 Pompeii. September 2010.

On extreme east side looking north along eastern portico of garden.

Via Stabiana is on the right of the photo.

Photo courtesy of Drew Baker.

 

According to Peters, (1963) found on the portico of a lower lying peristyle which preceded the present one, on the lower zone of its four walls were scenes from the lives of pygmies.

These scenes were interrupted only by doors and windows.

On the northern, eastern and southern walls large portions had remained in their original sites (fig.24).

Only fragments of the paintings were found on the western wall.

Both along the top and bottom the scenes were bordered by a wide red band.

See Peters, W.J.T. (1963): Landscape in Romano-Campanian Mural Paintings. The Netherland, Van Gorcum & Comp. (p.34)

 

According to Jacobelli, in the peristyle on the south section of the east wall next to the scene of a naval battle, there was a painting of gladiators.

The above photo and the following one must have been taken in the correct area.

Although the book was printed in 2003, it may have been written some years before.

There would not appear to be any paintings left on these walls.

She said the painting depicted the encounter between two gladiators, both armed with swords and rectangular shields.

Perhaps the one on the right had received a mortal blow or else he was attempting to deliver one because he appeared to be shown off balance.

There were also some other very faded paintings.

Jacobelli said one part of the fresco was detached and moved to house I.8.17.

Another part was left in place, and it has almost completely faded away.

See Jacobelli, L., 2003. Gladiators at Pompeii. Rome, L’Erma di Bretschneider. (p.81)

 

In RdSP, Avilia and Jacobelli wrote an article entitled Sea-battles in Pompeian paintings, in which they describe the scene of the naval battle which was found on this east wall.

See RIVISTA DI STUDI POMPEIANI, Vol. III, 1989, p.138 and p.144.

 

In RdSP, there is an article entitled: The restoration of the wall paintings at Pompeii: activities and practice of the SAP Laboratory.

There is a picture of assembling the pieces of the nilotic fresco from this peristyle.

See RIVISTA DI STUDI POMPEIANI, Vol. XVII, 2006, p.74.

 

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