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IX.14.4 Pompeii. House of M. Obellius Firmus or Casa di MM. Obellii Firmi, pater et filius

or Casa del Conte di Torino.

Linked to IX.14.2 and IX.14.b. Excavated 1888, 1903, 1910.

 

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IX.14.4 Pompeii. May 2017. Room 19, west wall of tablinum. Looking south. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

IX.14.4 Pompeii. May 2017. Room 19, west wall of tablinum. Looking south.

Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

IX.14.4 Pompeii. December 2007. West wall of room 19, tablinum on the south side of the secondary atrium 27 at IX.14.2. Looking north.

IX.14.4 Pompeii. December 2007. Looking north.

West wall of room 19, tablinum on the south side of the secondary atrium 27 at IX.14.2.

 

IX.14.4 Pompeii. May 2017. Room 19, east wall of tablinum. Looking south. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

IX.14.4 Pompeii. May 2017. Room 19, east wall of tablinum. Looking south.

Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

IX.14.4 Pompeii. East wall of tablinum, room 19, looking south. Photographed 1970-79 by Günther Einhorn, picture courtesy of his son Ralf Einhorn.

IX.14.4 Pompeii. East wall of tablinum, room 19, looking south.

Photographed 1970-79 by Günther Einhorn, picture courtesy of his son Ralf Einhorn.

 

IX.14.4 Pompeii. East wall of tablinum, room 19. Photographed 1970-79 by Günther Einhorn, picture courtesy of his son Ralf Einhorn.

IX.14.4 Pompeii. East wall of tablinum, room 19.

Photographed 1970-79 by Günther Einhorn, picture courtesy of his son Ralf Einhorn.

 

IX.14.4 Pompeii. December 2007. East wall of tablinum, room 19, on the south side of the secondary atrium 27 at IX.14.2.  Looking north.

IX.14.4 Pompeii. December 2007.

East wall of tablinum, room 19, on the south side of the secondary atrium 27 at IX.14.2.  Looking north.

 

IX.14.4 Pompeii. December 2007. Room 19, floor of tablinum, looking north. According to NdS, the tablinum floor was of concrete which was tinted red, and encrusted with pieces of white marble forming a pattern of large rectangles. See Notizie degli Scavi, 1911, (p.267)

IX.14.4 Pompeii. December 2007. Room 19, floor of tablinum, looking north.

According to NdS, the tablinum floor was of concrete which was tinted red, and encrusted with pieces of white marble forming a pattern of large rectangles.

See Notizie degli Scavi, 1911, (p.267)

 

IX.14.4 Pompeii. May 2017. Staircase to upper floor in south-east corner of secondary atrium 27 at IX.14.2. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

IX.14.4 Pompeii. May 2017. Staircase to upper floor in south-east corner of secondary atrium 27 at IX.14.2.

Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

IX.14.4 Pompeii. December 2007. Staircase to upper floor in south-east corner of secondary atrium 27 at IX.14.2. According to NdS, the first three steps were of Vesuvian stone, above the last of which would have been a wooden door. The other steps were in masonry, and showed clearly the imprint of their antique facing of wood. The walls, according to the course of the stairs, were coated with plastered brick, lying above a coating of yellow plaster with which the walls had previously been covered. See Notizie degli Scavi, 1911, (p.268).

IX.14.4 Pompeii. December 2007.

Staircase to upper floor in south-east corner of secondary atrium 27 at IX.14.2.

According to NdS, the first three steps were of Vesuvian stone, above the last of which would have been a wooden door.

The other steps were in masonry, and showed clearly the imprint of their antique facing of wood.

The walls, according to the course of the stairs, were coated with plastered brick, lying above a coating of yellow plaster with which the walls had previously been covered.

See Notizie degli Scavi, 1911, (p.268)

 

IX.14.4 Pompeii. May 2005. Room 27, the secondary atrium at IX.14.2, looking south to staircase, tablinum 19 and corridor (n). This area was excavated during June 1911. The floor of the atrium was made of concrete littered with chunks of white marble. Fragments of the wall decorations were found attached to the walls here and there. Renewal and restoration was being undertaken in 79AD. See Notizie degli Scavi, 1911, (p.267)

IX.14.4 Pompeii. May 2005. Room 27, the secondary atrium at IX.14.2, looking south to staircase, tablinum 19 and corridor (n).

This area was excavated during June 1911.

The floor of the atrium was made of concrete littered with chunks of white marble.

Fragments of the wall decorations were found attached to the walls here and there.

Renewal and restoration was being undertaken in 79AD.

See Notizie degli Scavi, 1911, (p.267)

 

IX.14.4 Pompeii. Room 27, secondary atrium of IX.14.2 looking south through tablinum 19.  
Photographed 1970-79 by Günther Einhorn, picture courtesy of his son Ralf Einhorn.

IX.14.4 Pompeii. Room 27, secondary atrium of IX.14.2, looking south through tablinum 19.

Photographed 1970-79 by Günther Einhorn, picture courtesy of his son Ralf Einhorn.

 

IX.14.4 Pompeii. May 2017. Looking south-west across impluvium of secondary atrium 27 at IX.14.2. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

IX.14.4 Pompeii. May 2017. Looking south-west across impluvium of secondary atrium 27 at IX.14.2.

Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

IX.14.4 Pompeii. May 2017. Looking south across impluvium of secondary atrium 27 at IX.14.2. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

IX.14.4 Pompeii. May 2017. Looking south across impluvium of secondary atrium 27 at IX.14.2.

Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

IX.14.4 Pompeii. December 2007. Impluvium of secondary atrium 27 at IX.14.2.

IX.14.4 Pompeii. December 2007. Looking east across impluvium of secondary atrium 27 at IX.14.2.

 

IX.14.4 Pompeii. May 2005. Room 27, impluvium of IX.14.2, looking south-west across secondary atrium.

IX.14.4 Pompeii. May 2005. Room 27, secondary atrium, looking south-west to ala 20 and cubiculum 21.

 

IX.14.4 Pompeii. May 2017. Looking north across impluvium of secondary atrium 27 towards entrance at IX.14.2. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

IX.14.4 Pompeii. May 2017.

Looking north across impluvium of secondary atrium 27 towards entrance at IX.14.2.

Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

IX.14.4 Pompeii. North side of atrium B and the long fauces 28 of entrance IX.14.2. Photographed 1970-79 by Günther Einhorn, picture courtesy of his son Ralf Einhorn.

IX.14.4 Pompeii. North side of atrium B and the long fauces 28 of entrance IX.14.2.

Photographed 1970-79 by Günther Einhorn, picture courtesy of his son Ralf Einhorn.

 

IX.14.4 Pompeii. May 2005. Doorways to rooms 21 (with roof), 22 and 29 on west side of secondary atrium 27.

IX.14.4 Pompeii. May 2005. Doorways to rooms 21 (with roof), 22 and 29 on west side of secondary atrium 27.

 

IX.14.4 Pompeii. December 2007. Looking west into room 21, cubiculum on west side of secondary atrium at IX.14.2. According to NdS, on 23rd May 1911, a human skeleton with iron keys and a hoard of coins was found near the doorway to this room. See Notizie degli Scavi 1911, (p.218). The floor was similar to the secondary atrium, being concrete scattered with white marble chippings. The threshold or sill would have been wooden, as were the doorjambs. The walls were decorated with a grey plinth at the base, above which the walls were painted white. On the walls were ashlar divisions, the first large and vertical, the other small and horizontal. Above the ashlar was a white cornice, actually protruding from the wall, and above that further white walls. The top of the wall and ceiling had disappeared.
See Notizie degli Scavi, 1911, (p.267).

IX.14.4 Pompeii. December 2007. Looking west into room 21, cubiculum on west side of secondary atrium at IX.14.2.

According to NdS, on 23rd May 1911, a human skeleton with iron keys and a hoard of coins was found near the doorway to this room.

See Notizie degli Scavi 1911, (p.218).

The floor was similar to the secondary atrium, being concrete scattered with white marble chippings.

The threshold or sill would have been wooden, as were the doorjambs.

The walls were decorated with a grey plinth at the base, above which the walls were painted white.

On the walls were ashlar divisions, the first large and vertical, the other small and horizontal.

Above the ashlar was a white cornice, actually protruding from the wall, and above that further white walls.

The top of the wall and ceiling had disappeared.

See Notizie degli Scavi, 1911, (p.267).

 

IX.14.4 Pompeii. May 2005. North-west corner of atrium 27. The narrow doorway to room 29 can be seen on the left, the wider entrance fauces 28 is centre right and the doorway to room 31 is right. Room 31 connected atrium 27 and atrium B.

IX.14.4 Pompeii. May 2005. North-west corner of atrium 27.

The narrow doorway to room 29 can be seen on the left, the wider entrance fauces 28 is centre right and the doorway to room 31 is right.

Room 31 connected atrium 27 and atrium B.

 

IX.14.4 Pompeii. December 2007. Modern example of ancient wooden staircase in room 35 on north-east side of atrium at IX.14.2. This wooden staircase would have been found in a narrow space between two walls in room 31.

IX.14.4 Pompeii. December 2007.

Modern example of ancient wooden staircase, numbered 35, on north-east side of atrium at IX.14.2.

This wooden staircase was found in a narrow space between two walls between rooms 31 and 30.

 

IX.14.4 Pompeii. May2017. Modern reconstruction of wooden stairs to upper floor, numbered 35.  Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

IX.14.4 Pompeii. May2017. Modern reconstruction of wooden stairs to upper floor, numbered 35.

Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

IX.14.4 Pompeii. May 2017.  Flooring at the foot of the stairs. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

IX.14.4 Pompeii. May 2017.  Flooring at the foot of the stairs. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

IX.14.4 Pompeii. May 2017. Detail of flooring at base of stairs, consisting of coloured limestone chippings with a border of green limestone rectangular edgings/slabs.
Around the margin of the border were white chippings.  Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

IX.14.4 Pompeii. May 2017.

Detail of flooring at base of stairs, consisting of coloured limestone chippings with a border of green limestone rectangular edgings/slabs.

Around the margin of the border were white chippings.  Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

IX.14.4 Pompeii. May 2017. Detail of coloured chippings, on left, green rectangular pieces, in the middle, and white chippings, on right.  Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

IX.14.4 Pompeii. May 2017.

Detail of coloured chippings, on left, green rectangular pieces, in the middle, and white chippings, on right.

Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

IX.14.4 Pompeii. May 2017. Base of modern reconstruction of wooden stairs to upper floor, numbered 35. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

IX.14.4 Pompeii. May 2017. Base of modern reconstruction of wooden stairs to upper floor, numbered 35.

Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

IX.14.4 Pompeii. December 2007. Room 30 on north-east side of atrium at IX.14.2. Modern example showing upper level of ancient wooden staircase from room 35 and partial floor.

IX.14.4 Pompeii. December 2007. Room 30 on north-east side of atrium at IX.14.2.

Modern example showing upper level of an ancient wooden staircase from room 35 and partial floor (modern reconstruction).

 

IX.14.4 Pompeii. May 2017. Room 30 on north-east side of atrium at IX.14.2. Modern example showing upper level of an ancient wooden staircase from room 35 and partial floor (modern reconstruction). Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

IX.14.4 Pompeii. May 2017. Room 30 on north-east side of atrium at IX.14.2.

Modern example showing upper level of an ancient wooden staircase from room 35 and partial floor (modern reconstruction).

Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

IX.14.4 Pompeii. December 2007. Staircase on south-east side of room 27, the atrium of IX.14.2 leading to upper level.

IX.14.4 Pompeii. December 2007.

Staircase on south-east side of room 27, the atrium of IX.14.2 leading to upper level.

 

IX.14.4 Pompeii. December 2007. Looking north from upper level, over atrium 27, the atrium towards entrance IX.14.2. The doorways are (clockwise) rooms 21, 22, 29, long fauces 28, 31, 30 and 23. Room 30 also connects the two atriums 27 and B.

IX.14.4 Pompeii. December 2007.

Looking north from upper level, over atrium 27, the atrium towards entrance IX.14.2.

The doorways are (clockwise) rooms 21, 22, 29, long fauces 28, 31, 30 and 23.

Room 30 also connects the two atriums 27 and B.

 

IX.14.4 Pompeii. 1912. Human skeletons discovered in the fauces 28, level with fauces 38. 
These were found during September and October 1911. There were five skeletons and they appear to have come from the rooms to the west of the fauces. Being unable to get out past the high wall of lapilli in the Via di Nola or the Vicolo they tried to escape into the spacious house next door. This is evidenced by a large hole the excavators found in the west wall of the fauces. The absence of lapilli in the fauces showed the doors were closed at the time of the eruption. The fauces effectively became hermetically sealed by lapilli from the atrium and the via di Nola. They were unable to escape and eventually were overcome by a rain of ash. See Notizie degli Scavi, 1911, (p.350-1 and p.372-3).

IX.14.4 Pompeii. 1912. Human skeletons discovered in the fauces 28, level with fauces 38.

These were found during September and October 1911.

There were five skeletons and they appear to have come from the rooms to the west of the fauces.

Being unable to get out past the high wall of lapilli in the Via di Nola or the Vicolo they tried to escape into the spacious house next door.

This is evidenced by a large hole the excavators found in the west wall of the fauces.

The absence of lapilli in the fauces showed the doors were closed at the time of the eruption.

The fauces effectively became hermetically sealed by lapilli from the atrium and the via di Nola.

They were unable to escape and eventually were overcome by a rain of ash.

See Notizie degli Scavi, 1911, (p.350-1 and p.372-3).

 

 

Part:       1        2        3        4        5        6        7        8        9         Plan (Separate window)