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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 2015, after restoration. Arched doorway to frigidarium.

I.6.2 Pompeii. December 2015, after restoration. Arched doorway to frigidarium.

 

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 2015, after restoration. West end of south wall of frigidarium, with arched doorway to anteroom.

I.6.2 Pompeii. December 2015, after restoration.

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. 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 [sacred stone] 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 [sacred stone] 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. December 2015, after restoration. 
Frigidarium looking west.

I.6.2 Pompeii. December 2015, after restoration.

Frigidarium looking west.

 

I.6.2 Pompeii. December 2015, after restoration. West wall of frigidarium. 
Niche in west wall with painting of candelabrum.
At the rear through the hole, the west wall of the east wing of the cryptoporticus can be seen.

I.6.2 Pompeii. December 2015, after restoration. West wall of frigidarium.

Niche in west wall with painting of candelabrum.

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. 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.

 

 

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