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VI.2.11 Pompeii. Small House. Excavated 1812.

 

According to Fiorelli,

VI.2.11 – “Notevole e la casa che vien dopo, per la distribuzione delle sue parti. A destra della porta d’ingresso e un anfractum, in cui fu collocata la latrina e forse anche il focolare, che stante l’angustia del luogo mandava fuori il fumo per un finestrino, espressamente aperto nel muro: succede l’atrio abbastanza spazioso, ove trovansi gli aditi di un cubicolo con scaletta allato e del triclinio, entrambi costeggianti il protiro. A sinistra dell’atrio stanno il tablino e due cubicoli, e nella parete di fronte allo ingresso della casa una finestra, che guardava nel viridario dell’abitazione esistente alle sue spalle, e da cui era questa separata merce un cancello di ferro o di legno.”

See Fiorelli, G: Descrizione di Pompei, (p.86)

See Pappalardo, U., 2001. La Descrizione di Pompei per Giuseppe Fiorelli (1875). Napoli: Massa Editore. (p.50)

(translation – Notable was the house that came next, for the distribution of its rooms.

To the right of the entrance doorway was an “anfractum”, in which was placed the latrine and maybe even the hearth, which given the narrowness of the place would send the smoke outside by a small window, expressly open in the wall: leading into the fairly spacious atrium, here one found a cubiculum with stairs to the upper floor and the triclinium, on either side of the entrance corridor. To the left of the atrium, there were the tablinum and two cubicula, and in the wall opposite to the entrance of the house was a window, which looked into the garden of the house located at its rear, and that was separated from it thanks to a gate of iron or wood.)

 

VI.2.11 Pompeii. Plan based on 1824 plan by Mazois, but aligned with the entrance on the west side. 
According to Mazois, this house, although small, nevertheless still had an atrium and its dependencies
Key:
1: The entrance doorway and corridor.
2: Small narrow area under the stairs for the use of servants, or visiting strangers.
3: Courtyard which formed a Tuscan atrium, as indicated by the impluvium. Paved in opus signinum.
4: Impluvium.
5: Tablinum situated to the side of the atrium, as space did not allow for a tablinum at the rear. 
6: West ala and east ala. Two small rooms [or cubiculum?]. 
7: The triclinium is well recognised by the recesses in the wall to allow more space for beds which surrounded the table. 
8: Small room, probably for the slave in charge of the care of the atrium, the doorway, and probably the rest of the service.  
The dwelling of the master was on the upper floor. 
See Mazois, F., 1824. Les Ruines de Pompei: Second Partie. Paris: Firmin Didot, p.48 & pl. XI, fig. I.

VI.2.11 Pompeii. Plan based on 1824 plan by Mazois, but aligned with the entrance on the west side.

According to Mazois, this house, although small, nevertheless still had an atrium and its dependencies

Key:

1: The entrance doorway and corridor.

2: Small narrow area under the stairs for the use of servants, or visiting strangers.

3: Courtyard which formed a Tuscan atrium, as indicated by the impluvium. Paved in opus signinum.

4: Impluvium.

5: Tablinum situated to the side of the atrium, as space did not allow for a tablinum at the rear.

6: West ala and east ala. Two small rooms [or cubiculum?].

7: The triclinium is well recognised by the recesses in the wall to allow more space for beds which surrounded the table.

8: Small room, probably for the slave in charge of the care of the atrium, the doorway, and probably the rest of the service.  

The dwelling of the master was on the upper floor.

See Mazois, F., 1824. Les Ruines de Pompei: Second Partie. Paris: Firmin Didot, p.48 & pl. XI, fig. I.

 

VI.2.11 Pompeii. September 2005. Entrance doorway (1) and corridor.

VI.2.11 Pompeii. September 2005. Entrance doorway (1) and corridor.

 

VI.2.11 Pompeii. September 2005. 
Looking east across atrium (3) and impluvium (4) to site of bricked up window.

VI.2.11 Pompeii. September 2005.

Looking east across atrium (3) and impluvium (4) to site of bricked up window.

 

VI.2.11 Pompeii. September 2005. Two doorways in north-west corner of atrium.
On the left is the north wall of the entrance corridor (1).
The doorway into the triclinium (7) is next.
Then the doorway into the west ala/cubiculum (6), with the west wall of the tablinum/exedra (5) visible on the right.

VI.2.11 Pompeii. September 2005. Two doorways in north-west corner of atrium.

On the left is the north wall of the entrance corridor (1).

The doorway into the triclinium (7) is next.

Then the doorway into the west ala/cubiculum (6), with the west wall of the tablinum/exedra (5) visible on the right.

 

VI.2.11 Pompeii. September 2005. North wall of west ala/cubiculum (6).

VI.2.11 Pompeii. September 2005. North wall of west ala/cubiculum (6).

 

VI.2.11 Pompeii. September 2005. North wall of west ala/cubiculum (6).

VI.2.11 Pompeii. September 2005. North wall of west ala/cubiculum (6).

 

VI.2.11 Pompeii. September 2005. Looking north across tablinum/exedra (5).

VI.2.11 Pompeii. September 2005. Looking north across tablinum/exedra (5).

 

VI.2.11 Pompeii. September 2005. Floor of tablinum/exedra (5), looking north.

VI.2.11 Pompeii. September 2005. Floor of tablinum/exedra (5), looking north.

 

VI.2.11 Pompeii. September 2005. Cornice on east wall of tablinum/exedra (5).

VI.2.11 Pompeii. September 2005. Cornice on east wall of tablinum/exedra (5). 

 

VI.2.11 Pompeii. September 2005. North-east corner of tablinum/exedra (5).

VI.2.11 Pompeii. September 2005. North-east corner of tablinum/exedra (5). 

 

VI.2.11 Pompeii. September 2005. East ala/cubiculum (6) in north-east corner of atrium.

VI.2.11 Pompeii. September 2005. East ala/cubiculum (6) in north-east corner of atrium.

 

VI.2.11 Pompeii. September 2005. 
Doorway to east ala/cubiculum (6) in north-east corner.

VI.2.11 Pompeii. September 2005.

Doorway to east ala/cubiculum (6) in north-east corner.

 

VI.2.11 Pompeii. September 2005. North-west corner of east ala/cubiculum (6).

VI.2.11 Pompeii. September 2005. North-west corner of east ala/cubiculum (6).

 

VI.2.11 Pompeii. September 2005. Painted plaster on north wall of east ala/cubiculum (6).

VI.2.11 Pompeii. September 2005. Painted plaster on north wall of east ala/cubiculum (6).

 

VI.2.11 Pompeii. September 2005. North wall of east ala/cubiculum (6).

VI.2.11 Pompeii. September 2005. North wall of east ala/cubiculum (6).

 

VI.2.11 Pompeii. September 2005. North wall of east ala/cubiculum (6).

VI.2.11 Pompeii. September 2005. North wall of east ala/cubiculum (6).

 

VI.2.11 Pompeii. September 2005.

VI.2.11 Pompeii. September 2005.

 

VI.2.11 Pompeii. September 2005. Niche.

VI.2.11 Pompeii. September 2005. Niche.

 

VI.2.11 Pompeii, can be seen on the left. May 2010. Looking east. Model as viewed in Naples Archaeological Museum. According to the model, at the rear of the atrium was a window overlooking the garden of house at VI.2.26. According to Fiorelli, this had a gate of iron and wood. See Pappalardo, U., 2001. La Descrizione di Pompei per Giuseppe Fiorelli (1875). Napoli: Massa Editore. (p.50)

VI.2.11 Pompeii, can be seen on the left. May 2010. Looking east.

Model as viewed in Naples Archaeological Museum.

According to the model, at the rear of the atrium was a window overlooking the garden of house at VI.2.26.

According to Fiorelli, this had a gate of iron and wood.

See Pappalardo, U., 2001. La Descrizione di Pompei per Giuseppe Fiorelli (1875). Napoli: Massa Editore. (p.50)