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IX.2.16 Pompeii. House of Titus Dentatius Panthera or Casa di Bellerofonte

or Casa della Principessa Margherita. Linked to IX.2.15.

Excavated 1867, 1869, 1870 and 1876. Restored 1986.

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IX.2.16 Pompeii. March 2009. Looking east to entrance, with fallen painted plaster on the pavement.

IX.2.16 Pompeii. March 2009. 

Looking east to entrance, with fallen painted plaster on the pavement.

 

IX.2.16 Pompeii, May 2018. Looking west along Vicolo di Balbo towards entrance doorway.  Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

IX.2.16 Pompeii, May 2018. Looking west along Vicolo di Balbo towards entrance doorway.

Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

IX.2.16 Pompeii. 1964. Looking west to entrance doorway. 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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IX.2.16 Pompeii. 1964. Looking west to entrance doorway. 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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IX.2.16 Pompeii. December 2007. Entrance on Vicolo di Balbo. According to Della Corte, on the left of the principal entrance number at 16, between IX.2.15 and 16, two programmes were found confirming in his view that this was proof that the authoritative and influential (Brittius) Balbus lived here:

A(ulum)  Caprasium  et  Paquium  Proculum  II vir(os)  i(ure)  d(icundo)
Balbus  facit     [CIL IV 935h]            
                       
Cn(aeum)  Helvium  Sabinum  aed(ilem)  Balbus  fecit     [CIL IV 935d]


On the right, a graffito with the attestation of 

A(ulum)  Vettium  Caprasium
Felicem  aed(ilem)  Balbe  rogamus     [CIL IV 935i]

and the graffito epigraph on the other dado:  Q(uintum)  Bruttium    [CIL IV 3159]

See Della Corte, M., 1965.  Case ed Abitanti di Pompei. Napoli: Fausto Fiorentino. (p.214)

IX.2.16 Pompeii. December 2007. Entrance on Vicolo di Balbo.

According to Della Corte, on the left of the principal entrance number at 16, between IX.2.15 and 16, two programmes were found confirming in his view that this was proof that the authoritative and influential (Brittius) Balbus lived here:

 

A(ulum)  Caprasium  et  Paquium  Proculum  II vir(os)  i(ure)  d(icundo)

Balbus  facit     [CIL IV 935h]           

                      

Cn(aeum)  Helvium  Sabinum  aed(ilem)  Balbus  fecit     [CIL IV 935d]

 

 

On the right, a graffito with the attestation of

 

A(ulum)  Vettium  Caprasium

Felicem  aed(ilem)  Balbe  rogamus     [CIL IV 935i]

 

and the graffito epigraph on the other dado:  Q(uintum) Bruttium    [CIL IV 3159]

 

See Della Corte, M., 1965. Case ed Abitanti di Pompei. Napoli: Fausto Fiorentino. (p.214)

 

IX.2.16 Pompeii. May 2005. Entrance on Vicolo di Balbo.

IX.2.16 Pompeii. May 2005. Entrance on Vicolo di Balbo. 

 

IX.2.16 Pompeii. December 2007. North wall of atrium. The painting of Bellerophon before Proetus was found in the middle of the north wall, and removed. Now in Naples Archaeological Museum.  Inventory number 115399.

IX.2.16 Pompeii. December 2007. North wall of atrium.

The painting of Bellerophon before Proetus was found in the middle of the north wall, and removed.

Now in Naples Archaeological Museum. Inventory number 115399.

 

IX.2.16 Pompeii. North wall of atrium. The painting of Bellerophon before Proetus was found in the middle of the north wall. Now in Naples Archaeological Museum. Inventory number 115399.

IX.2.16 Pompeii. North wall of atrium.

The painting of Bellerophon before Proetus was found in the middle of the north wall.

Now in Naples Archaeological Museum. Inventory number 115399.

 

IX.2.16 Pompeii. April 1869. North wall of atrium. Drawing of the painting of Bellerophon and Pegasus before Proetus. Proetus is handing Bellerophon a sealed message to take to King Iobates, asking him to kill Bellerophon. Sthenoboea (or Antea or Anteia), the wife of Proetus, gazes at Bellerophon from behind Proetus' throne. See Giornale degli Scavi, NS1 1869 No 7, p. 155, Tav. VII, 2.

IX.2.16 Pompeii. April 1869. North wall of atrium.

Drawing of the painting of Bellerophon and Pegasus before Proetus.

Proetus is handing Bellerophon a sealed message to take to King Iobates, asking him to kill Bellerophon.

Sthenoboea (or Antea or Anteia), the wife of Proetus, gazes at Bellerophon from behind Proetus' throne.

See Giornale degli Scavi, NS1 1869 No 7, p. 155, Tav. VII, 2.

 

IX.2.16 Pompeii. March 2009. North wall of atrium. According to Bragantini, the floor was made of cocciopesto with a pattern of large white tesserae dots. The dado of the atrium was discoloured or faded. The middle zone of the walls were red, separated into panels by white compartments with candelabra. The frieze was white, and the upper zone would have been red.
See Bragantini, de Vos, Badoni, 1986. Pitture e Pavimenti di Pompei, Parte 3. Rome: ICCD. (p.414, atrio ‘d’)
According to Sogliano, other paintings found on the walls of the atrium apart from Hercules and Hesione, and Bellerophon, were –
Flying cupids (2) (p.59, nos: 324 and 325)
Flying cupid, with a plate in his left hand, and something undistinguishable in his right (p.60, no.331)
See Sogliano, A., 1879. Le pitture murali campane scoverte negli anni 1867-79. Napoli: Giannini.

IX.2.16 Pompeii. March 2009. North wall of atrium.

According to Bragantini, the floor was made of cocciopesto with a pattern of large white tesserae dots.

The dado of the atrium was discoloured or faded.

The middle zones of the walls were red, separated into panels by white compartments with candelabra.

The frieze was white, and the upper zone would have been red.

See Bragantini, de Vos, Badoni, 1986. Pitture e Pavimenti di Pompei, Parte 3. Rome: ICCD. (p.414, atrio ‘d’)

According to Sogliano, other paintings found on the walls of the atrium apart from Hercules and Hesione, and Bellerophon, were –

Flying cupids (2) (p.59, nos: 324 and 325)

Flying cupid, with a plate in his left hand, and something undistinguishable in his right (p.60, no.331)

See Sogliano, A., 1879. Le pitture murali campane scoverte negli anni 1867-79. Napoli: Giannini.

 

IX.2.16 Pompeii. December 2007. East wall of atrium. On the east side of the atrium was a triclinium. According to Sogliano, paintings found in this room were –
Hercules and Nessus (p.83, no.501)
Bellerophon (p.92, no.522)
Amazons (painting damaged to upper left corner) (p.100, no.547)
See Sogliano, A., 1879. Le pitture murali campane scoverte negli anni 1867-79. Napoli: Giannini. 
According to BdI, paintings found in this room were –
North wall – Bellerophon and the amazons 
East wall – Bellerophon and Stheneboea
West wall – Hercules and Nessus.
See BdI, 1871, (p.200-204)
According to Jashemski, Schefold reported a fine garden painting on the north wall under the painting of Bellerophon and the amazons, but the plaster had fallen, and no drawing had been preserved.
See Schefold, K., 1957. Die Wände Pompejis. Berlin: De Gruyter. (p.243)
See Jashemski, W. F., 1979. The Gardens of Pompeii. New York: Caratzas. (p.401)

IX.2.16 Pompeii. December 2007. East wall of atrium.

According to Dawson, a greatly damaged painting of Hercules and Hesione was seen on the east wall of the atrium.

Hercules (but without a head) stood, with his club in his right hand resting on the ground.

His bow was in his left hand and traces of a lion-skin could be seen over his left arm.

Of Hesione, only her right forearm fettered at the wrist and part of her body, remained.

See BdI, 1867, (p.165), 1869, (p.238)

See Dawson, C.M. (1944): Romano-Campanian Landscape Painting, Yale Univ. Pr., (p.82)

 

On the east side of the atrium was a triclinium.

According to Sogliano, paintings found in this room were –

Hercules and Nessus (p.83, no.501)

Bellerophon (p.92, no.522)

Amazons (painting damaged to upper left corner) (p.100, no.547)

See Sogliano, A., 1879. Le pitture murali campane scoverte negli anni 1867-79. Napoli: Giannini.

According to BdI, paintings found in this room were –

North wall – Bellerophon and the amazons

East wall – Bellerophon and Stheneboea

West wall – Hercules and Nessus.

See BdI, 1871, (p.200-204)

According to Jashemski, Schefold reported a fine garden painting on the north wall under the painting of Bellerophon and the amazons, but the plaster had fallen, and no drawing had been preserved.

See Schefold, K., 1957. Die Wände Pompejis. Berlin: De Gruyter. (p.243)

See Jashemski, W. F., 1979. The Gardens of Pompeii. New York: Caratzas. (p.401)

 

IX.2.16 Pompeii. W.357. Bellerophon and amazons, from the north wall of the triclinium.
Photo by Tatiana Warscher. With kind permission of DAI Rome, whose copyright it remains. 
See http://arachne.uni-koeln.de/item/marbilderbestand/231677

IX.2.16 Pompeii. W.357. Bellerophon and Amazons, from the north wall of the triclinium.

Photo by Tatiana Warscher. With kind permission of DAI Rome, whose copyright it remains.

See http://arachne.uni-koeln.de/item/marbilderbestand/231677

 

IX.2.16 Pompeii. 1871 drawing by G Mariani of painting of Bellerophon and Amazons.
From the north wall of the triclinium.
DAIR 83.227. Photo © Deutsches Archäologisches Institut, Abteilung Rom, Arkiv. 
See also http://arachne.uni-koeln.de/item/marbilder/5343127

IX.2.16 Pompeii. 1871 drawing by G. Mariani of painting of Bellerophon and Amazons.

From the north wall of the triclinium.

DAIR 83.227. Photo © Deutsches Archäologisches Institut, Abteilung Rom, Arkiv.

See also http://arachne.uni-koeln.de/item/marbilder/5343127

 

IX.2.16 Pompeii. December 2007. South-east corner of atrium.

IX.2.16 Pompeii. December 2007. South-east corner of atrium.

 

IX.2.16 Pompeii.  March 2009.  Remains of painted plaster.

IX.2.16 Pompeii. March 2009. Remains of painted plaster.

 

IX.2.16 Pompeii. March 2009. South-east corner of atrium.

IX.2.16 Pompeii. March 2009. South-east corner of atrium. 

 

IX.2.16 Pompeii.  March 2009.  Small room or cupboard, leading to steps to upper floor in south east corner of Atrium.

IX.2.16 Pompeii. March 2009. 

Small room or cupboard, leading to steps to upper floor in south-east corner of atrium.

 

IX.2.16 Pompeii.  March 2009.  South west corner of small room with steps to upper floor.

IX.2.16 Pompeii. March 2009. South-west corner of small room with steps to upper floor.

 

IX.2.16 Pompeii.  March 2009.  Doorway to oecus in south east corner of atrium.

IX.2.16 Pompeii. March 2009. Doorway to oecus in south-east corner of atrium.

 

IX.2.16 Pompeii. March 2009.  South east corner of oecus, with windows onto Vicolo di Tesmo, and Vicolo di Balbo. According to Bragantini, the walls of this room were painted white. The dado was white, separated into panels.  The middle zone was white with panels separated by red compartments with candelabra. On the south and west wall, paintings of birds could be seen.
See Bragantini, de Vos, Badoni, 1986. Pitture e Pavimenti di Pompei, Parte 3. Rome: ICCD. (p.416, oecus ‘f’)

IX.2.16 Pompeii. March 2009.  

South east corner of oecus, with windows onto Vicolo di Tesmo, and Vicolo di Balbo.

According to Bragantini, the walls of this room were painted white.

The dado was white, separated into panels.

The middle zone was white with panels separated by red compartments with candelabra.

On the south and west wall, paintings of birds could be seen.

See Bragantini, de Vos, Badoni, 1986. Pitture e Pavimenti di Pompei, Parte 3. Rome: ICCD. (p.416, oecus ‘f’)

 

IX.2.16 Pompeii. March 2009. East wall of oecus.

IX.2.16 Pompeii. March 2009. East wall of oecus. 

 

 

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