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I.6.2 Pompeii. Casa del Criptoportico or House of Cryptoporticus or House of T. Lucretius Carus. 

 

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I.6.2 House of CRYPTOPORTICUS

I.6.2 Pompeii. May 2006. Looking north along corridor on east side of bath suite. 

 

I.6.2 Pompeii. May 2006.  Corridor on east side of bath suite.

I.6.2 Pompeii. May 2006. Looking south along corridor on east side of bath suite.

 

I.6.2 Pompeii. May 2006. Anteroom, apodyterium or changing room on south side of frigidarium, at end of corridor. Looking west towards arched entrance to area under stairs, and doorway into passage leading to east wing of cryptoporticus. The arched doorway into the frigidarium can be seen in the north wall, on the right side. According to Peters, on the north and south walls of the passageway, badly preserved landscapes were found. See Peters, W.J.T. (1963): Landscape in Romano-Campanian Mural Paintings.The Netherland, Van Gorcum & Comp. (p.23)

I.6.2 Pompeii. May 2006.

Anteroom, apodyterium or changing room on south side of frigidarium, at end of corridor.

Looking west towards arched entrance to area under stairs, and doorway into passage leading to east wing of cryptoporticus.   

The arched doorway into the frigidarium can be seen in the north wall, on the right side.

According to Peters, on the north and south walls of the passageway, badly preserved landscapes were found.

See Peters, W.J.T. (1963): Landscape in Romano-Campanian Mural Paintings.The Netherland, Van Gorcum & Comp. (p.23)

 

I.6.2 Pompeii. December 2007. Arched doorway to frigidarium.

I.6.2 Pompeii. December 2007. Arched doorway to frigidarium.

 

I.6.2 Pompeii. December 2007. West end of south wall of frigidarium, with arched doorway to anteroom.

I.6.2 Pompeii. December 2007. West end of south wall of frigidarium, with arched doorway to anteroom.

 

I.6.2 Pompeii. May 2006. Frigidarium, south wall with arched doorway and hole for light.

I.6.2 Pompeii. May 2006. Frigidarium, south wall with arched doorway and hole for light.

 

I.6.2 Pompeii. May 2006. Frigidarium, south wall, east end. Detail of painting of suspended vase and garlands.

I.6.2 Pompeii. May 2006. Frigidarium, south wall, east end.

Detail of painting of suspended vase and garlands.

 

I.6.2 Pompeii. May 2006. Frigidarium, south wall, centre zone above doorway. According to Peters, this shows a baetylus against a background of trees. He said that the baetylus was chiefly used in connection with the cult of Artemis, in Roman painting. See Peters, W.J.T. (1963): Landscape in Romano-Campanian Mural Paintings.The Netherland, Van Gorcum & Comp. (p.24)  According to Wikipedia, a baetylus is a sacred stone, which was supposedly endowed with life.

I.6.2 Pompeii. May 2006. Frigidarium, south wall, centre zone above doorway.

According to Peters, this shows a baetylus against a background of trees.

He said that the baetylus was chiefly used in connection with the cult of Artemis, in Roman painting.

See Peters, W.J.T. (1963): Landscape in Romano-Campanian Mural Paintings.The Netherland, Van Gorcum & Comp. (p.24)

According to Wikipedia, a baetylus is a sacred stone, which was supposedly endowed with life.

 

I.6.2 Pompeii. May 2006. Frigidarium, lower south wall, west end.

I.6.2 Pompeii. May 2006. Frigidarium, lower south wall, west end.

 

I.6.2 Pompeii. December 2007. West end of south wall of frigidarium, with painting of satyr pouring wine.

I.6.2 Pompeii. December 2007.

West end of south wall of frigidarium, with painting of satyr pouring wine.  

 

I.6.2 Pompeii. May 2006. West wall of frigidarium. Niche in west wall with paintings of candelabra and cupid. At the rear through the hole, the west wall of the east wing of the cryptoporticus can be seen.

I.6.2 Pompeii. May 2006. West wall of frigidarium.

Niche in west wall with paintings of candelabra and cupid.

At the rear through the hole, the west wall of the east wing of the cryptoporticus can be seen.

 

I.6.2 Pompeii. May 2006. Frigidarium, west wall, upper zone, south of the niche. Detail of painting of cupid.

I.6.2 Pompeii. May 2006. Frigidarium, west wall, upper zone, south of the niche.

Detail of painting of cupid.

 

I.6.2 Pompeii. December 2007. Frigidarium north wall. According to Peters, in the centre of the north wall was a landscape, however it has now faded. Spinazzola was able to see an Artemis statuette on a column in the right upper corner. See Peters, W.J.T. (1963): Landscape in Romano-Campanian Mural Paintings.The Netherland, Van Gorcum & Comp. (p.24)

I.6.2 Pompeii. December 2007. Frigidarium north wall.

According to Peters, in the centre of the north wall was a landscape, however it has now faded.

Spinazzola was able to see an Artemis statuette on a column in the right upper corner.

See Peters, W.J.T. (1963): Landscape in Romano-Campanian Mural Paintings.The Netherland, Van Gorcum & Comp. (p.24)

 

I.6.2 Pompeii. May 2006. North wall of frigidarium.

I.6.2 Pompeii. May 2006. North wall of frigidarium.

 

I.6.2 Pompeii. May 2006. North wall of frigidarium, with detail of upper west end. Painting of woman on balcony with a maidservant.

I.6.2 Pompeii. May 2006. North wall of frigidarium, with detail of upper west end. 

Painting of woman on balcony with a maidservant.

 

I.6.2 Pompeii. May 2006. Frigidarium, north wall. Detail of upper centre. According to Peters, this shows a tripod on a base with relief, against a background of trees. He said the relationship between the tripod and Apollo was a well-known one. See Peters, W.J.T. (1963): Landscape in Romano-Campanian Mural Paintings.The Netherland, Van Gorcum & Comp. (p.24 and fig.13).

I.6.2 Pompeii. May 2006. Frigidarium, north wall. Detail of upper centre.

According to Peters, this shows a tripod on a base with relief, against a background of trees.

He said the relationship between the tripod and Apollo was a well-known one.

See Peters, W.J.T. (1963): Landscape in Romano-Campanian Mural Paintings.The Netherland, Van Gorcum & Comp. (p.24 and fig.13).

 

I.6.2 Pompeii. May 2006. Frigidarium, north wall. Detail of upper centre. Painting of Nike in flight and tripod with figures.

I.6.2 Pompeii. May 2006. Frigidarium, north wall. Detail of upper centre.

Painting of Nike in flight and tripod with figures.

 

 

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