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16. Boscoreale. Villa Pompeiani di Publio Fannio Sinistore. Villa of Publius Fannius Synistor.

In later times the Villa of L. Herius Florus or Lucius Herennius Florus.

 

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The peristyle E (Barnabei, p.21-35)

 

According to Jashemski, [she described this as Garden B],

The passageway led to the portico of a peristyle garden enclosed on four sides by twenty white stuccoed columns.

Barnabei’s plan shows a gutter around the edge of the garden.

The four walls of the portico were decorated with a painted colonnade; between the painted columns were magnificent garlands of fruit and flowers.

See Jashemski, W. F., 1993. The Gardens of Pompeii, Volume II: Appendices. New York: Caratzas, (p.286, with plan on p. 285).

 

According to Barnabei, the peristyle of this house (room E) was much more beautiful and more refined than you could imagine.

The floor was opera signina, with many and vivid colors, which mimicked African marble.

It was outlined at the edge of the walls by a band of white cube mosaics, with strips of black, and from the courtyard by a wide area, from which the columns rose, between the columns was a mosaic decorated with white.

The columns, of the Corinthian order, were three metres and sixty centimetres high, including the capital.

 

Villa of P Fannius Synistor at Boscoreale. Peristyle E, south wall east end. Wall painting of Corinthian column with leaves, wheat and pomegranates. Photo © The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Rogers Fund 1903.  Inventory number 03.14.1. See www.metmuseum.org

Villa of P. Fannius Synistor at Boscoreale. Peristyle E, south wall east end.

Wall painting of Corinthian column with leaves, wheat and pomegranates.

Photo © The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Rogers Fund 1903. Inventory number 03.14.1.

See www.metmuseum.org

 

Villa of P Fannius Synistor at Boscoreale. 1900. Peristyle E, south wall east end. Wall painting of Corinthian column with leaves, wheat and pomegranates. The columns that were located in the four corners of the garden, were mirrored in the opposite wall of the peristyle, as many painted columns of the same height, they also were with grooves and with capitals in acanthus leaves, and painted with such naturalness that the columns seemed real. See Barnabei F., 1901. La villa pompeiana di P. Fannio Sinistore. Roma: Accademia dei Lincei. p.23, Fig. 5.

Villa of P. Fannius Synistor at Boscoreale. 1900. Peristyle E, south wall east end.

Wall painting of Corinthian column with leaves, wheat and pomegranates.

The columns that were located in the four corners of the garden, were mirrored in the opposite wall of the peristyle, as many painted columns of the same height, they also were with grooves and with capitals in acanthus leaves and painted with such naturalness that the columns seemed real.

See Barnabei F., 1901. La villa pompeiana di P. Fannio Sinistore. Roma: Accademia dei Lincei. p.23, fig. 5.

 

Villa of P Fannius Synistor at Boscoreale. 1903. Peristyle E, south wall east end. Painting, from sale catalogue, of Corinthian column with leaves, wheat and pomegranates. See Sambon A, 1903. Les Fresques de Boscoreale. Paris and Naples: Canessa. pl. V.

Villa of P. Fannius Synistor at Boscoreale. 1903. Peristyle E, south wall east end.

Painting, from sale catalogue, of Corinthian column with leaves, wheat and pomegranates.

See Sambon A, 1903. Les Fresques de Boscoreale. Paris and Naples: Canessa. pl. V.

 

Villa of P Fannius Synistor at Boscoreale. 1903. Peristyle E, south wall east end. Photograph, from sale catalogue, of Corinthian column with leaves, wheat and pomegranates. See Sambon A, 1903. Les Fresques de Boscoreale. Paris and Naples: Canessa. 7, p. 8.

Villa of P. Fannius Synistor at Boscoreale. 1903. Peristyle E, south wall east end.

Photograph, from sale catalogue, of Corinthian column with leaves, wheat and pomegranates.

See Sambon A, 1903. Les Fresques de Boscoreale. Paris and Naples: Canessa. 7, p. 8.

 

Villa of P Fannius Synistor at Boscoreale. 1900. Peristyle E.
Drawing of cornice, plastered and the gilded on the ceiling of the peristyle.
According to Barnabei, while the rest of the architectural order in this wall was simulated with painting, the cornice was true and real. 
This ornate richness, which formed the culmination of the architecture of the portico, was a supremely valuable testimony and a rarity that had no equal.  
The imprint of the cornice was retained for a few metres In the thick layer of ash that, diluted by water, penetrated everywhere.
On this imprint remained the gold coating, in which the cornice was covered. 
A portion of this gold stuck onto the plaster that was poured into the impression and that now presented a good stretch of that cornice, with two corbels, one of which was nearly complete. 
See Barnabei F., 1901. La villa pompeiana di P. Fannio Sinistore. Roma: Accademia dei Lincei. p. 25, Tav. III.

Villa of P. Fannius Synistor at Boscoreale. 1900. Peristyle E.

Drawing of cornice, plastered and the gilded on the ceiling of the peristyle.

According to Barnabei, while the rest of the architectural order in this wall was simulated with painting, the cornice was true and real.

This ornate richness, which formed the culmination of the architecture of the portico, was a supremely valuable testimony and a rarity that had no equal. 

The imprint of the cornice was retained for a few metres In the thick layer of ash that, diluted by water, penetrated everywhere.

On this imprint remained the gold coating, in which the cornice was covered.

A portion of this gold stuck onto the plaster that was poured into the impression and that now presented a good stretch of that cornice, with two corbels, one of which was nearly complete.

See Barnabei F., 1901. La villa pompeiana di P. Fannio Sinistore. Roma: Accademia dei Lincei. p. 25, Tav. III.

 

Villa of P Fannius Synistor at Boscoreale. Peristyle E, south wall west end. Painting of globe with gnomon (rod or stylus) on top. Photo © The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Rogers Fund 1903.  Inventory number 03.14.2. See www.metmuseum.org

Villa of P. Fannius Synistor at Boscoreale. Peristyle E, south wall west end.

Painting of globe with gnomon (rod or stylus) on top.

Photo © The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Rogers Fund 1903. Inventory number 03.14.2.

See www.metmuseum.org

 

Villa of P Fannius Synistor at Boscoreale. Peristyle E, south wall, west end. Wall painting of marble table with athletic prizes. Now in Naples Archaeological Museum.  Inventory number s.n.6.

Villa of P. Fannius Synistor at Boscoreale. Peristyle E, south wall, west end.

Wall painting of marble table with athletic prizes.

Now in Naples Archaeological Museum. Inventory number s.n.6.

 

Villa of P Fannius Synistor at Boscoreale. Peristyle E, west end of north wall. Wall painting of vase on a marble block with palm fronds behind. The background was originally black but has faded. Photo © The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Rogers Fund 1903.  Inventory number 03.14.3. See www.metmuseum.org. According to Sambon, this panel shows a competition prize, a large vase with two handles and a broad grooved body (plemochoe). It is painted in orange red, on a base imitating reddish marble. Behind is a palm. Right is an other base on which rests a silver Ewer, very elegant form. Length: 1.18m; height: 1.47m. See Sambon A, 1903. Les Fresques de Boscoreale. Paris and Naples: Canessa. 8, p. 9.

Villa of P. Fannius Synistor at Boscoreale. Peristyle E, west end of north wall.

Wall painting of vase on a marble block with palm fronds behind.

The background was originally black but has faded.

Photo © The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Rogers Fund 1903. Inventory number 03.14.3.

See www.metmuseum.org

According to Sambon, this panel shows a competition prize, a large vase with two handles and a broad grooved body (plemochoe).

It is painted in orange red, on a base imitating reddish marble.

Behind is a palm. Right is an other base on which rests a silver Ewer, very elegant form.

Length: 1.18m; height: 1.47m.

See Sambon A, 1903. Les Fresques de Boscoreale. Paris and Naples: Canessa. 8, p. 9.

 

Villa of P Fannius Synistor at Boscoreale. Peristyle E, south end of west wall. Fruit and leaf garland painting with Corinthian column. Now in Naples Archaeological Museum.  Inventory number s.n. 2.

Villa of P. Fannius Synistor at Boscoreale. Peristyle E, south end of west wall.

Fruit and leaf garland painting with Corinthian column.

Now in Naples Archaeological Museum. Inventory number s.n. 2.

 

Villa of P Fannius Synistor at Boscoreale. Peristyle E, south end of west wall.
Fruit and leaf garland painting with Corinthian column.
According to Barnabei, between the corner painted column and the next one, was a three and a half metre long garland.
See Barnabei F., 1901. La villa pompeiana di P. Fannio Sinistore. Roma: Accademia dei Lincei. p.32, Fig. 7.

Villa of P. Fannius Synistor at Boscoreale. Peristyle E, south end of west wall.

Fruit and leaf garland painting with Corinthian column.

According to Barnabei, between the corner painted column and the next one, was a three and a half metre long garland.

See Barnabei F., 1901. La villa pompeiana di P. Fannio Sinistore. Roma: Accademia dei Lincei. p.32, Fig. 7.

 

Villa of P. Fannius Synistor at Boscoreale. 1957. Peristyle E, south end of west wall.
Fruit and leaf garland painting with Corinthian column.
Now in Naples Archaeological Museum.  Inventory number s.n. 2.
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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Villa of P. Fannius Synistor at Boscoreale. 1957. Peristyle E, south end of west wall.

Fruit and leaf garland painting with Corinthian column.

Now in Naples Archaeological Museum. Inventory number s.n. 2.

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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Villa of P. Fannius Synistor at Boscoreale. 1968. Peristyle E, south end of west wall.
Fruit and leaf garland painting with Corinthian column (Left hand end)..
Now in Naples Archaeological Museum. Inventory number s. n. 2. 
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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Villa of P. Fannius Synistor at Boscoreale. 1968. Peristyle E, south end of west wall.

Fruit and leaf garland painting with Corinthian column (Left hand end).

Now in Naples Archaeological Museum. Inventory number s. n. 2.

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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Villa of P. Fannius Synistor at Boscoreale. 1968. Peristyle E, south end of west wall.
Fruit and leaf garland painting with Corinthian column (Right hand end).
Now in Naples Archaeological Museum. Inventory number s. n. 2. 
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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Villa of P. Fannius Synistor at Boscoreale. 1968. Peristyle E, south end of west wall.

Fruit and leaf garland painting with Corinthian column (Right hand end).

Now in Naples Archaeological Museum. Inventory number s. n. 2.

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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Villa of P Fannius Synistor at Boscoreale. Peristyle E. According to Sambon, this festoon has branches heavily laden with greenery, fruits and flowers: pomegranates, pine cones, hazelnuts and oranges. The branches are supported by small wooden hoops. Measurement 1.40m by 1.20m. See Sambon A, 1903. Les Fresques de Boscoreale. Paris and Naples: Canessa. P. 7-8, no. 6.

Villa of P. Fannius Synistor at Boscoreale. Peristyle E.

According to Sambon, this festoon has branches heavily laden with greenery, fruits and flowers: pomegranates, pine cones, hazelnuts and oranges.

The branches are supported by small wooden hoops.

Measurement 1.40m by 1.20m.

See Sambon A, 1903. Les Fresques de Boscoreale. Paris and Naples: Canessa. p. 7-8, no. 6.

 

Villa of P. Fannius Synistor at Boscoreale. Painting from 1903 sale catalogue. Peristyle E. Panel with festoon supported by small wooden hoops. According to Sambon, there are pomegranates and vines laden with grapes. In the centre are two sheaves of wheat, the one green, the other one dried, mixed with red flowers, oranges, flowers and pine cones.
These festoons in brilliant colours were painted on a dark red wall. At the bottom is a ledge with caryatids (centaurs holding a pedum or a tray) of Hellenistic style. Length: 2.59m; height: 1.20m. See Sambon A, 1903. Les Fresques de Boscoreale. Paris and Naples: Canessa. 5, p. 8, pl. V.

Villa of P. Fannius Synistor at Boscoreale. Painting from 1903 sale catalogue. Peristyle E.

Panel with festoon supported by small wooden hoops.

According to Sambon, there are pomegranates and vines laden with grapes.

In the centre are two sheaves of wheat, the one green, the other one dried, mixed with red flowers, oranges, flowers and pine cones.
These festoons in brilliant colours were painted on a dark red wall.
At the bottom is a ledge with caryatids (centaurs holding a pedum or a tray) of Hellenistic style.
Length: 2.59m; height: 1.20m.

See Sambon A, 1903. Les Fresques de Boscoreale. Paris and Naples: Canessa. 5, p. 8, pl. V.

 

Villa of P. Fannius Synistor at Boscoreale. Peristyle E, west wall. fresco with festoon supported by small wooden hoops. At the bottom is a ledge
 with centaurs. Now in Villa Kerylos, Beaulieu-sur-Mer, France.

Villa of P. Fannius Synistor at Boscoreale. Peristyle E, west wall.

Fresco with festoon supported by small wooden hoops. At the bottom is a ledge with centaurs.

Now in Villa Kèrylos, Beaulieu-sur-Mer, France.

 

In his catalogue Sambon also lists another panel measuring 1.40m wide by 1.20m high.

It is a panel with festoon heavily laden with greenery, fruits, flowers, pine cones, nuts and oranges..

The branches are supported by small wooden hoops.

See Sambon A, 1903. Les Fresques de Boscoreale. Paris and Naples: Canessa. 4, p. 7-8.

 

Villa of P Fannius Synistor at Boscoreale. Peristyle E, north wall. 
Fresco of winged guardian figure or genius from west side of the doorway to room H. 
Now in the Louvre. Inventory number P23.

Villa of P. Fannius Synistor at Boscoreale. Peristyle E, north wall.

Fresco of winged guardian figure or genius from west side of the doorway to room H.

Now in the Louvre. Inventory number P23.

 

Villa of P Fannius Synistor at Boscoreale. 1900. Peristyle E, north wall. 
Fresco of winged guardian figure or genius in the form of young Faun from west side of the doorway to room H. 
See Barnabei F., 1901. La villa pompeiana di P. Fannio Sinistore. Roma: Accademia dei Lincei. p.29, Fig. 6.

Villa of P. Fannius Synistor at Boscoreale. 1900. Peristyle E, north wall.

Fresco of winged guardian figure or genius in the form of young Faun from west side of the doorway to room H.

See Barnabei F., 1901. La villa pompeiana di P. Fannio Sinistore. Roma: Accademia dei Lincei. p.29, Fig. 6.

 

Villa of P Fannius Synistor at Boscoreale. 1903. Peristyle E, north wall. Photograph from sale catalogue of fresco of winged guardian figure or genius in the form of young Faun. See Sambon A, 1903. Les Fresques de Boscoreale. Paris and Naples: Canessa. p. 8.

Villa of P. Fannius Synistor at Boscoreale. 1903. Peristyle E, north wall.

Photograph from sale catalogue of fresco of winged guardian figure or genius in the form of young Faun.

Measurements 0.71m by 1.26m.

See Sambon A, 1903. Les Fresques de Boscoreale. Paris and Naples: Canessa. 10, p. 8.

 

Villa of P Fannius Synistor at Boscoreale. 1903. Peristyle E, north wall. Painting from sale catalogue of fresco of winged guardian figure or genius in the form of young Faun. According to Sambon, the panel shows the genius with wings, and the head of a faun. He is looking to the right, the gaze directed toward people who entered the triclinium. He is plunged knee-deep into a cauldron, he has a ewer in the right hand and in the left hand, lifted chest high holds a plate. The panel has a black background; above, a green area has white meanders. A very vivid picture. Length: 0. 71m; Height: 1. 26m. See Sambon A, 1903. Les Fresques de Boscoreale. Paris and Naples: Canessa. 10, pl. IV.

Villa of P. Fannius Synistor at Boscoreale. 1903. Peristyle E, north wall.

Painting from sale catalogue of fresco of winged guardian figure or genius in the form of young Faun.

According to Sambon, the panel shows the genius with wings, and the head of a faun.

He is looking to the right, the gaze directed toward people who entered the triclinium.

He is plunged knee-deep into a cauldron, he has a ewer in the right hand and in the left hand, lifted chest high holds a plate.

The panel has a black background; above, a green area has white meanders. A very vivid picture.

Length: 0. 71m; Height: 1. 26m.

See Sambon A, 1903. Les Fresques de Boscoreale. Paris and Naples: Canessa. 10, pl. IV.

 

Villa of P Fannius Synistor at Boscoreale. c.1970. Peristyle E, north wall. Winged female guardian figure from east side of the doorway to room H. Now in the Allard Pierson Museum Amsterdam. The fresco was severely damaged after 75 years of display, but has now been restored (2011) and cleaned. The old retouches were removed and a new structure was added for support. According to Sambon, this panel had the genius like the previous one, looking from the opposite side of the doorway and having its eyes fixed, too, on those who entered the triclinium. She has a band of Ivy around the chest, and her plate is loaded with fruit. Length: 0. 38m; Height: 1. 03m. See Sambon A, 1903. Les Fresques de Boscoreale. Paris and Naples: Canessa. 11, p. 9.
Villa of P. Fannius Synistor at Boscoreale. c.1970. Peristyle E, north wall.

Winged female guardian figure from east side of the doorway to room H.

Now in the Allard Pierson Museum, Amsterdam.

The fresco was severely damaged after 75 years of display, but has now been restored (2011) and cleaned.

The old retouches were removed and a new structure was added for support.

According to Sambon, this panel had the genius like the previous one, looking from the opposite side of the doorway and having its eyes fixed, too, on those who entered the triclinium. She has a band of Ivy around the chest, and her plate is loaded with fruit.

Length: 0. 38m; Height: 1. 03m.

See Sambon A, 1903. Les Fresques de Boscoreale. Paris and Naples: Canessa. 11, p. 9.

 

Villa of P. Fannius Synistor at Boscoreale. Peristyle E. Painting of a situla placed on a podium as an athletic winner’s reward. It has three low feet in the form of feline legs, with a tapered body with a high lip slightly turned. The handles are in the form of Silenus masks.
Outside the bowl hang the ribbons of the winner, while behind it, and placed obliquely a trident with twisted a fantastic animal. Now in Naples Archaeological Museum.  Inventory number s.n. 7. See Sampaolo V. and Bragantini I., Eds, 2009. La Pittura Pompeiana. Electa: Verona. 56b, p. 176.

Villa of P. Fannius Synistor at Boscoreale. Peristyle E.

Painting of a situla placed on a podium as an athletic winner’s reward.

It has three low feet in the form of feline legs, with a tapered body with a high lip slightly turned.

The handles are in the form of Silenus masks.

Outside the bowl hang the ribbons of the winner, while behind it, and placed obliquely a trident with twisted a fantastic animal.

Now in Naples Archaeological Museum. Inventory number s.n. 7.

See Sampaolo V. and Bragantini I., Eds, 2009. La Pittura Pompeiana. Electa: Verona. 56b, p. 176.

 

 

Sambon listed other items from peristyle E in the 1903 catalogue.

 

Number 9: A panel with a crown of yellow flowers entwined around a white ribbon (strophium), on a black background.

Seen on this piece was the cornice that separated the red wall panelling, decorated with festoons, described in numbers 3 - 6.

The cymaise, a gilded moulding (yellow), is supported by some white caryatids (Centaurs) standing out against a background of a beautiful scarlet red.

A second row of mouldings, bordered a green zone with white meandering, dampens the corniche.

Length: 0 31m; height: 1. 54m.  

See Sambon A, 1903. Les Fresques de Boscoreale. Paris and Naples: Canessa. 9, p. 9.

 

Number 14: Birds perched on branches.

Length: 0.18m; Height: 0.10m.

Length: 0.33m; Height: 0.25m.

Length: 0.22m; Height: 0.14m.

See Sambon A, 1903. Les Fresques de Boscoreale. Paris and Naples: Canessa. 14, p. 10.

 

 

 

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