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VI.15.1 Pompeii. House of the Vettii or Casa dei Vettii or Domus Vettiorum.

Excavated 1894-1895. Linked to VI.15.27.

 

In Notizie degli Scavi, prior to January 1897, this house was described as being in Insula 12 of Reg. VI, afterwards it was changed to Insula 15 of Reg. VI.

 

Room of the Cupids or Cherubs

 

Part 1      Part 2      Part 3      VI.15.1 Plan

 

VI.15.1 Pompeii. December 2006. Doorway to room of the Cupids or Cherubs.

VI.15.1 Pompeii. December 2006. Doorway to room of the cupids or cherubs.

 

VI.15.1 Pompeii.  December 2006.  Mosaic at entrance to Room of the Cupids or Cherubs.

VI.15.1 Pompeii. December 2006. Mosaic at doorway to room of the cupids or cherubs.

 

VI.15.1 Pompeii.  December 2006. Room of the Cupids or Cherubs. Mosaic floor.

VI.15.1 Pompeii. December 2006. Looking north across mosaic floor.

 

VI.15.1 Pompeii. December 2006. Wall painting on west side of entrance doorway, on south wall.

VI.15.1 Pompeii. December 2006. Wall painting on west side of entrance doorway, on south wall.

 

VI.15.1 Pompeii. December 2006. Wall painting of Silenus and Hermaphroditus on west side of doorway.
According to Peters, this is on a pier to the right of the main entrance.
See Peters, W.J.T. (1963): Landscape in Romano-Campanian Mural Paintings. The Netherlands, Van Gorcum & Comp. (p. 136, Plate 122).

VI.15.1 Pompeii. December 2006. Wall painting of Silenus and Hermaphroditus on west side of doorway.

According to Peters, this is on a pier to the right of the main entrance.

See Peters, W.J.T. (1963): Landscape in Romano-Campanian Mural Paintings. The Netherlands, Van Gorcum & Comp. (p. 136, Plate 122).

 

VI.15.1 Pompeii. 1956. Wall painting of Silenus and Hermaphroditus on west side of doorway.
DAIR 56.460. Photo © Deutsches Archäologisches Institut, Abteilung Rom, Arkiv.

VI.15.1 Pompeii. 1956. Wall painting of Silenus and Hermaphroditus on west side of doorway.

DAIR 56.460. Photo © Deutsches Archäologisches Institut, Abteilung Rom, Arkiv.

 

VI.15.1 Pompeii. Wall painting of Silenus and Hermaphroditus on west side of doorway.
Photo courtesy of Wellcome Collection. See Wellcome Collection. Use Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0)

VI.15.1 Pompeii. Wall painting of Silenus and Hermaphroditus on west side of doorway.

Photo courtesy of Wellcome Collection. See Wellcome Collection. Use Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0)

 

VI.15.1 Pompeii. December 2006.  Room of the Cupids or Cherubs. West wall.

VI.15.1 Pompeii. December 2006. West wall of room of the cupids or cherubs.

 

VI.15.1 Pompeii.  December 2006. Room of the Cupids or Cherubs.   Wall plaque

VI.15.1 Pompeii. December 2006. Wall plaque on west wall.

 

VI.15.1 House of the Vettii.  R  oom of the Cupids or Cherubs.   Wall painting.  Above wall painting of three Psychai gathering flowers. Below is a female figure or priestess holding implements of sacrifice.

VI.15.1 Pompeii. December 2006. West wall. The above wall painting is of three Psychai gathering flowers.

Below is a female figure or priestess holding implements of sacrifice.

 

VI.15.1 Pompeii. December 2006. West wall with detail of remains of painting.

VI.15.1 Pompeii. December 2006. West wall with detail of remains of painting.

 

VI.15.1 Pompeii. December 2006. West wall with detail of painting of female figure or priestess holding implement of sacrifice.

VI.15.1 Pompeii. December 2006. West wall with detail of painting of female figure or priestess holding implement of sacrifice.

 

VI.15.1 Pompeii.  December 2006. Room of the Cupids or Cherubs.  
Painting of Cupids buying and selling wine.  Underneath left is a standing figure of an Amazon armed with shield.  Underneath right is a standing female figure or priestess holding implements of sacrifice.

VI.15.1 Pompeii. December 2006. West wall with painting of cupids buying and selling wine

Underneath left is a standing figure of an Amazon armed with a shield.

Underneath right is a standing female figure or priestess holding implements of sacrifice.

 

VI.15.1 Pompeii.  December 2006. Room of the Cupids or Cherubs.  
Wall painting showing Orestes and Pylades at Tauris in the presence of King Thoas and of Iphigenia who is now a priestess of Artemis. Underneath is a standing figure of an Amazon armed with a shield.

VI.15.1 Pompeii. December 2006. West wall.

Wall painting showing Orestes and Pylades at Tauris in the presence of King Thoas and of Iphigenia who is now a priestess of Artemis.

Underneath is a standing figure of an Amazon armed with a shield.

 

VI.15.1 Pompeii. c.1896. Detail from west wall, at north end, of Amazon armed with a shield.
According to BdI’s description -
Red cap: sky-blue gown affixed on both shoulders.
The shield, in front of the chest, was red with wide yellow margin: in the red background was a dark plant-like ornament; the axe was lowered to the left.

(136. Berretto rosso; chitone celeste affibbiato su ambedue le spalle.
La pelta, avanti al petto, era rossa con largo margine giallo: nel campo rosso un ornamento vegetale scuro;
la scure abbassato a sinistra.)

See BdI Mitteilungen 11, 1896, (p.65, no.136.)

VI.15.1 Pompeii. c.1896. Detail from west wall, at north end, of Amazon armed with a shield.

According to BdI’s description -

Red cap: sky-blue gown affixed on both shoulders.

The shield, in front of the chest, was red with wide yellow margin: in the red background was a dark plant-like ornament; the axe was lowered to the left.

 

(136. Berretto rosso; chitone celeste affibbiato su ambedue le spalle.

La pelta, avanti al petto, era rossa con largo margine giallo: nel campo rosso un ornamento vegetale scuro;

la scure abbassato a sinistra.)

 

See Bullettino dell’Instituto di Corrispondenza Archeologica (DAIR), Mitteilungen 11, 1896, (p.65, no.136.)

 

VI.15.1 Pompeii.  December 2006.  Room of the Cupids or Cherubs.   
Painting of Cupids buying and selling wine

VI.15.1 Pompeii. December 2006. West wall with painting of cupids buying and selling wine.

 

VI.15.1 Pompeii. October 1992. West wall with painting of cupids buying and selling wine.
Photo by Louis Méric courtesy of Jean-Jacques Méric.

VI.15.1 Pompeii. October 1992. West wall with painting of cupids buying and selling wine.

Photo by Louis Méric courtesy of Jean-Jacques Méric.

 

VI.15.1 Pompeii. October 2001. Detail from panel on west wall of painting of cupids buying and selling wine. Photo courtesy of Peter Woods.

VI.15.1 Pompeii. October 2001. Detail from panel on west wall of painting of cupids buying and selling wine.

Photo courtesy of Peter Woods.

 

VI.15.1 Pompeii. 1968. Detail from west wall of painting of cupids buying and selling wine.
 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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VI.15.1 Pompeii. 1968. Detail from west wall of painting of cupids buying and selling wine.  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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VI.15.1 Pompeii. 1966. Detail from west wall of painting of cupids buying and selling wine
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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VI.15.1 Pompeii. 1966. Detail from west wall of painting of cupids buying and selling wine. 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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VI.15.1 Pompeii. Early 20th century postcard by G. Sommer, no.13. On the right is the painting from the west wall with painting of cupids buying and selling wine. The painting on the left shows the cupids at target practice, this painting is from the south wall in south-east corner. Photo courtesy of Rick Bauer.

VI.15.1 Pompeii. Early 20th century postcard by G. Sommer, no.13.

On the right is the painting from the west wall with painting of cupids buying and selling wine.

The painting on the left shows the cupids at target practice, this painting is from the south wall in south-east corner.

Photo courtesy of Rick Bauer.

 

VI.15.1 Pompeii.  December 2006. Room of the Cupids or Cherubs.  Wall painting.  Above is a wall painting of three Psychai gathering flowers.
Below is a female figure or priestess holding implements of sacrifice.

VI.15.1 Pompeii. December 2006. West wall. Above is a wall painting of three Psychai gathering flowers.

Below is a female figure or priestess holding implements of sacrifice.

 

VI.15.1 Pompeii. December 2006. West wall in north-west corner. Above is a wall painting of three Psychai gathering flowers. Below is a female figure or priestess holding implements of sacrifice.

VI.15.1 Pompeii. December 2006. West wall in north-west corner.

Above is a wall painting of three Psychai gathering flowers.

Below is a female figure or priestess holding implements of sacrifice.

 

VI.15.1 Pompeii. Undated painting by Pierre Gusman. Looking towards north-west corner in room of the cupids or cherubs.
(XXII. Exedra de la maison des Vettii (Région VI, 15, 1). Quatrième style.)
See Gusman P., 1924. La Décoration Murale de Pompei. Paris : Morancé, pl. XXII.

VI.15.1 Pompeii. Undated painting by Pierre Gusman. Looking towards north-west corner in room of the cupids or cherubs.

(XXII. Exedra de la maison des Vettii (Région VI, 15, 1). Quatrième style.)

See Gusman P., 1924. La Décoration Murale de Pompei. Paris : Morancé, pl. XXII.

 

VI.15.1 Pompeii. December 2006. Upper north-west corner in room of the cupids or cherubs.

VI.15.1 Pompeii. December 2006. Upper north-west corner in room of the cupids or cherubs.

 

 

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