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V.3.4 Pompeii. Casa della Soffitta.

Excavated 1877, 1905. Restored 1979.

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V.3.4 Pompeii. May 2010. Entrance.

V.3.4 Pompeii. May 2010. Entrance.

 

V.3.4 Pompeii. May 2010. Entrance step.

V.3.4 Pompeii. May 2010. Entrance step.

 

V.3.4 Pompeii, May 2005. Entrance doorway, and wide vestibule leading to steps.

V.3.4 Pompeii, May 2005. Entrance doorway, and wide vestibule leading to steps.

 

V.3.4 Pompeii, May 2010. West wall of entrance corridor, with blocked doorway to V.3.3

V.3.4 Pompeii, May 2010. West wall of entrance corridor, with blocked doorway to V.3.3.

 

V.3.4 Pompeii. March 2009. Two limestone block steps in entrance corridor leading to west portico at the rear. According to Sogliano, when excavated this corridor had walls decorated with painted plaster showing - large panels with black background, frieze with white background and the low base of the wall painted red. In the centre of each of the first two panels on the left, west side, were a bird with black background in a green frame. In the centre of two other panels preserved on this same side, a flying swan and flying deer could be seen. The panels were separated by yellow decorated stripes. On the right, east side, the only one well-preserved panel showed a flying swan. See Notizie degli Scavi di Antichità, 1905, (p.205)

V.3.4 Pompeii. March 2009. Two limestone block steps in entrance corridor leading to west portico at the rear.

According to Sogliano, when excavated this corridor had walls decorated with painted plaster showing -

large panels with black background, frieze with white background and the low base of the wall painted red.

In the centre of each of the first two panels on the left, west side, were a bird with black background in a green frame.

In the centre of two other panels preserved on this same side, a flying swan and flying deer could be seen.

The panels were separated by yellow decorated stripes.

On the right, east side, the only one well-preserved panel showed a flying swan.

See Notizie degli Scavi di Antichità, 1905, (p.205)

 

V.3.4 Pompeii, May 2005. Floor in vestibule, on south side of steps.

V.3.4 Pompeii, May 2005. Floor in vestibule, on south side of steps.

 

V.3.4 Pompeii. March 2009. North-east corner of kitchen, with remains of small wall.

V.3.4 Pompeii. March 2009. North-east corner of kitchen, with remains of small wall.

 

V.3.4 Pompeii. March 2009. Looking south-east across kitchen. A latrine was in the south-west corner of this room.

V.3.4 Pompeii. March 2009. Looking south-east across kitchen.

A latrine was in the south-west corner of this room.

 

V.3.4 Pompeii. March 2009. Small garden area.  Two white stuccoed columns on west side of garden, which supported the west and partial north portico.

V.3.4 Pompeii. March 2009. Small garden area.

Two white stuccoed columns on west side of garden, which supported the west and partial north portico.

 

V.3.4 Pompeii. March 2009. South end of garden area. Window in south wall to kitchen. Looking east

V.3.4 Pompeii. March 2009. South end of garden area. Window in south wall to kitchen.

Looking east.

 

V.3.4 Pompeii. March 2009. North end of garden area.

V.3.4 Pompeii. March 2009. North end of garden area.

 

V.3.4 Pompeii. March 2009. Room on west side of portico, with small joining door to another room.

V.3.4 Pompeii. March 2009.

Room on west side of portico, with small joining door to another room.

 

V.3.4 Pompeii. March 2009. Room on west side of portico, Looking west. According to Sogliano, this room had walls lined with rough plaster with a brick plinth. A painting of two pairs of gladiators crudely executed was found on the south wall above the remains of white plaster, at the brick plinth height. The one on the left consisted of a gladiator chasing his opponent. Also found in this room were piles of building materials, which demonstrated that the house was undergoing repairs at the time of the disaster.See Notizie degli Scavi di Antichità, 1905, (p.205)

V.3.4 Pompeii. March 2009. Room on west side of portico, Looking west.

According to Sogliano, this room had walls lined with rough plaster with a brick plinth.

A painting of two pairs of gladiators crudely executed was found on the south wall above the remains of white plaster, at the brick plinth height.

The one on the left consisted of a gladiator chasing his opponent.

Also found in this room were piles of building materials, which demonstrated that the house was undergoing repairs at the time of the disaster.

See Notizie degli Scavi di Antichità, 1905, (p.205)

 

V.3.4 Pompeii. March 2009. Remains of marble threshold or sill of small doorway between two joined rooms. The wider marble threshold, on the right, connected from the west portico into the second room.

V.3.4 Pompeii. March 2009. Remains of marble threshold or sill of small doorway between two joined rooms.

The wider marble threshold, on the right, connected from the west portico into the second room.

 

V.3.4 Pompeii,  May 2005. Second joined room.

V.3.4 Pompeii, May 2005.Second joined room.

 

V.3.4 Pompeii. March 2009.  Second joined room on West side of Portico.

V.3.4 Pompeii. March 2009. Second joined room on west side of portico.

 

 

 

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