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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, including the underground areas, are included in VIII.7.24.

 

VIII.7.24 Pompeii. September 2015. Entrance doorway, looking west into atrium.

VIII.7.24 Pompeii. September 2015. Entrance doorway, looking west into atrium.

 

VIII.7.24 Pompeii. September 2010. Entrance, looking west.  Photo courtesy of Drew Baker.
This house is a little confusing as it is split into two levels. The entrance level consisted of atrium and surrounding rooms, probably used as the sculptor’s workshop. Fifteen steps led up to the upper part being the dwelling area, including the garden area surrounded by portico on four sides, a triclinium, cubiculi, another kitchen, and perhaps an exedra. Below the upper part would have been the areas of VIII.7.22 and 23. According to Fiorelli, the house was of very ancient construction but transformed into a workshop. This entire area is now very ruined.
According to Cooke Cockburn & Donaldson, the sculptor’s residence was one of the most interesting discoveries of the city. Found in it were statues of marble, some merely begun, others half-finished; with blocks of marble for other statues, and all the tools necessary for the artist. Among these, thirty-two mallets, many compasses, curved and straight, an infinity of chisels, three or four levers and jacks for raising blocks, saws, etc.
See Cooke Cockburn Donaldson, Pompeii, pt.1, 1827, (p.47)

VIII.7.24 Pompeii. September 2010. Entrance, looking west.  Photo courtesy of Drew Baker.

This house is a little confusing as it is split into two levels.

The entrance level consisted of atrium and surrounding rooms, probably used as the sculptor’s workshop.

Fifteen steps led up to the upper part being the dwelling area, including the garden area surrounded by portico on four sides, a triclinium, cubiculi, another kitchen, and perhaps an exedra.

Below the upper part would have been the areas of VIII.7.22 and 23.

According to Fiorelli, the house was of very ancient construction but transformed into a workshop.

This entire area is now very ruined.

According to Cooke Cockburn & Donaldson, the sculptor’s residence was one of the most interesting discoveries of the city.

Found in it were statues of marble, some merely begun, others half-finished; with blocks of marble for other statues, and all the tools necessary for the artist.

Among these, thirty-two mallets, many compasses, curved and straight, an infinity of chisels, three or four levers and jacks for raising blocks, saws, etc.

See Cooke Cockburn Donaldson, Pompeii, pt.1, 1827, (p.47)

 

VIII.7.24 Pompeii. June 2009. Entrance doorway. Photo courtesy of Sera Baker.

VIII.7.24 Pompeii. June 2009. Entrance doorway. Photo courtesy of Sera Baker.

 

VIII.7.24 Pompeii. June 2009. Detail of entrance threshold and pavement edging. Photo courtesy of Sera Baker.

VIII.7.24 Pompeii. June 2009. Detail of entrance threshold and pavement edging.

Photo courtesy of Sera Baker.

 

VIII.7.24 Pompeii. September 2015. Entrance threshold.

VIII.7.24 Pompeii. September 2015. Entrance threshold.

 

VIII.7.24 Pompeii. June 2009. Looking north along entrance threshold. Photo courtesy of Sera Baker.

VIII.7.24 Pompeii. June 2009. Looking north along entrance threshold.

Photo courtesy of Sera Baker.

 

VIII.7.24 Pompeii. June 2009. Entrance threshold. Photo courtesy of Sera Baker.

VIII.7.24 Pompeii. June 2009. Entrance threshold. Photo courtesy of Sera Baker.

 

VIII.7.24 Pompeii. June 2009. Looking south along entrance threshold. Photo courtesy of Sera Baker.

VIII.7.24 Pompeii. June 2009. Looking south along entrance threshold.

Photo courtesy of Sera Baker.

 

VIII.7.24 Pompeii. March 2009. Entrance on Via Stabiana.

VIII.7.24 Pompeii. March 2009. Entrance on Via Stabiana.

 

VIII.7.24 Pompeii. June 2007. Entrance doorway. Photo courtesy of Sera Baker.

VIII.7.24 Pompeii. June 2007. Entrance doorway. Photo courtesy of Sera Baker.

 

VIII.7.24 Pompeii. 1959. Entrance doorway, looking towards north side of atrium. 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.7.24 Pompeii. 1959. Entrance doorway, looking towards north side of atrium.

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.7.24 Pompeii. June 2007. Exterior wall façade on south side of entrance doorway, looking towards VIII.7.23. Photo courtesy of Sera Baker.

VIII.7.24 Pompeii. June 2007.

Exterior wall façade on south side of entrance doorway, looking towards VIII.7.23.

Photo courtesy of Sera Baker.

 

VIII.7.24 Pompeii. May 2005. Entrance.

VIII.7.24 Pompeii. May 2005. Entrance.

 

VIII.7.24 Pompeii. September 2010. East side of atrium with entrance doorway, looking towards Via Stabiana. Photo courtesy of Drew Baker.

VIII.7.24 Pompeii. September 2010.

East side of atrium with entrance doorway, looking towards Via Stabiana

Photo courtesy of Drew Baker.

 

VIII.7.24 Pompeii. September 2010. Looking west across atrium towards open tablinum and doorway to oecus, on the right. Photo courtesy of Drew Baker.

VIII.7.24 Pompeii. September 2010.

Looking west across atrium towards open tablinum and doorway to oecus, on the right.

Photo courtesy of Drew Baker.

 

VIII.7.24 Pompeii. May 2005. Tablinum and doorway to oecus, on right.

VIII.7.24 Pompeii. May 2005. Tablinum and doorway to oecus, on right.

 

VIII.7.24 Pompeii.  May 2005. Impluvium in atrium.

VIII.7.24 Pompeii. May 2005. Impluvium in atrium.

 

VIII.7.24 Pompeii. September 2010. Looking south towards east end of south wall of atrium. Photo courtesy of Drew Baker.

VIII.7.24 Pompeii. September 2010. Looking south towards east end of south wall of atrium.

Photo courtesy of Drew Baker.

 

VIII.7.24 Pompeii.  March 2009.  Doorways to Rooms on south side of atrium.

VIII.7.24 Pompeii. March 2009. Doorways to rooms on south side of atrium.

 

VIII.7.24 Pompeii.  May 2005. Doorways to Rooms on south side of atrium.

VIII.7.24 Pompeii. May 2005. Doorways to rooms on south side of atrium.

 

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