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VI.14.30 Pompeii. Casa di Laocoonte or House of Laocoon.

Excavated 1876.

 

VI.14.30 Pompeii. December 2005. Entrance.

VI.14.30 Pompeii. December 2005. Entrance.

 

VI.14.30 Pompeii. December 2005. Entrance.

VI.14.30 Pompeii. December 2005. Entrance.

 

VI.14.30 Pompeii. September 2004. Looking west across atrium towards tablinum with doorway to corridor linking to VI.14.32 in its west wall. On the right would have been the doorway to the beginning of the stairs that led to a room above the tablinum. According to BdI, the flooring of both the fauces and atrium were of a type of opus Signinum. In this case, lines of white stones were used instead of crushed brick. The impluvium of the Tuscanic atrium was faced with real opus Signinum. The place of the tablinum was occupied by a room that was not open onto the atrium in its usual entire width. The tablinum was entered by two doors from the atrium, the largest on the right side. A third doorway in the south (left) side of the tablinum led into the small garden area. A fourth doorway was in the west wall of the tablinum. Also found on the west wall were fragments of the dado.  See BdI, 1876, (p.52)

VI.14.30 Pompeii. September 2004.

Looking west across atrium towards tablinum with doorway to corridor linking to VI.14.32 in its west wall.

On the right would have been the doorway to the beginning of the stairs that led to a room above the tablinum.

According to BdI, the flooring of both the fauces and atrium were of a type of opus Signinum.

In this case, lines of white stones were used instead of crushed brick.

The impluvium of the Tuscanic atrium was faced with real opus Signinum.

The place of the tablinum was occupied by a room that was not open onto the atrium in its usual entire width.

The tablinum was entered by two doors from the atrium, the largest on the right side.

A third doorway in the south (left) side of the tablinum led into the small garden area.

A fourth doorway was in the west wall of the tablinum.

Also found on the west wall were fragments of the dado.

See BdI, 1876, (p.52-3)

 

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VI.14.30 Pompeii. W.79. Wall painting of Polyphemus and Aeneas, from north wall of tablinum.
Photo by Tatiana Warscher.Photo © Deutsches Archäologisches Institut, Abteilung Rom, Arkiv. See http://arachne.uni-koeln.de/item/marbilderbestand/230727

VI.14.30 Pompeii. W.79. Wall painting of Polyphemus and Aeneas, from north wall of tablinum.

Photo by Tatiana Warscher. Photo © Deutsches Archäologisches Institut, Abteilung Rom, Arkiv.

See http://arachne.uni-koeln.de/item/marbilderbestand/230727

 

VI.14.30. Drawing of painting of Aeneas’s encounter with Polyphemus, found on the north wall of the tablinum. See Giornale degli Scavi di Pompei, 1875, NS III, 25, (p.148-50, tav.5).
Now in Naples Archaeological Museum. Inventory number 111211. See Richardson, L., 2000. A Catalog of Identifiable Figure Painters of Ancient Pompeii, Herculaneum. Baltimore: John Hopkins. (p.67). See Sogliano, A., 1879. Le pitture murali campane scoverte negli anni 1867-79. Napoli: (p. 123, no.603, according to Sogliano it was found damaged in its upper and lower parts).

VI.14.30. Drawing of painting of Aeneas’s encounter with Polyphemus, found on the north wall of the tablinum.

See Giornale degli Scavi di Pompei, 1875, NS III, 25, (p.148-50, tav.5).

Now in Naples Archaeological Museum. Inventory number 111211.

See Richardson, L., 2000. A Catalog of Identifiable Figure Painters of Ancient Pompeii, Herculaneum. Baltimore: John Hopkins. (p.67)

See Sogliano, A., 1879. Le pitture murali campane scoverte negli anni 1867-79. Napoli:

(p. 123, no.603, according to Sogliano it was found damaged in its upper and lower parts).

 

VI.14.30 Pompeii. Water colour by Discanno showing the south wall of atrium, with central painting. See Niccolini F, 1862. Le case ed i monumenti di Pompei: Volume Secondo. Napoli. Tav. 66.

VI.14.30 Pompeii. Water colour by Discanno showing the south wall of atrium, with central painting.

See Niccolini F, 1862. Le case ed i monumenti di Pompei: Volume Secondo. Napoli. Tav. 66.

 

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VI.14.30 Pompeii. W.80. 
Water colour by Discanno showing the south wall of atrium, with central painting.
Photo by Tatiana Warscher.Photo © Deutsches Archäologisches Institut, Abteilung Rom, Arkiv. See http://arachne.uni-koeln.de/item/marbilderbestand/230728

VI.14.30 Pompeii. W.80.

Water colour by Discanno showing the decoration from the south wall of atrium, with central painting.

Photo by Tatiana Warscher. Photo © Deutsches Archäologisches Institut, Abteilung Rom, Arkiv.  

See http://arachne.uni-koeln.de/item/marbilderbestand/230728

 

VI.14.30 Pompeii. Wall painting of the death of Laocoon and his sons, found on the south wall of the atrium. Now in Naples Archaeological Museum. Inventory number 111210. According to Sogliano, when found this was damaged on its left side. See Sogliano, A., 1879. Le pitture murali campane scoverte negli anni 1867-79. Napoli: (p.115, no. 581). According to BdI, above the painting was a yellow frieze with egyptian figures.
See BdI, 1876, (p.53).

VI.14.30 Pompeii.

Wall painting of the death of Laocoon and his sons, found on the south wall of the atrium.

Now in Naples Archaeological Museum. Inventory number 111210.

According to Sogliano, when found this was damaged on its left side.

See Sogliano, A., 1879. Le pitture murali campane scoverte negli anni 1867-79. Napoli: (p.115, no. 581)

According to BdI, above the painting was a yellow frieze with egyptian figures.

See BdI, 1876, (p.53).

 

VI.14.30 Pompeii. May 2005. Looking towards south wall of atrium, and south-west towards the garden area, across the tablinum.According to Jashemski, the small garden excavated in 1875, to the south of the tablinum had a roofed passageway on the north and west. Built against the east wall was an aedicula lararium: on the south wall was a low niche, perhaps for decorative sculpture, and a garden painting. There were two puteals, one of terracotta the other of lava. See Jashemski, W. F., 1993. The Gardens of Pompeii, Volume II: Appendices. New York: Caratzas. (p.150)
According to Boyce,against the east wall of the garden stands an aedicula. Above a solid base, two columns without capitals support a pediment. In the tympanum is painted a large aquatic bird of reddish colour with wings spread. It stands upon a black cloth, across its wings lies a black cord ending in a bow-knot, on each side of the bird stands a green marine goat. The base of the aedicula is black, adorned with a painted garland. The rear wall within the shrine is hollowed out in the form of a seashell and painted in imitation of one. In the south wall of the same garden is a niche with projecting floor and vaulted ceiling.
Its walls are adorned with painted plants, flowers and birds. We can only speculate on the purpose of this niche. Presumably the aedicula is the lararium, the niche probably contained a figure of primarily decorative character. See Boyce G. K., 1937. Corpus of the Lararia of Pompeii. Rome: MAAR 14. (p.53, no.203, and Pl. 35,1)
According to Giacobello, the painted decoration on the aedicula and architecture has disappeared, leaving only the stone podium and the niche.  The wall was decorated with a rich garden painting. Regarding the niche on the south wall of garden, originally painted with flowers, plants and birds, today disappeared, only the red plaster remains.
See Giacobello, F., 2008. Larari Pompeiani: Iconografia e culto dei Lari in ambito domestico.  Milano: LED Edizioni. (p.275)

VI.14.30 Pompeii. May 2005. Looking towards south wall of atrium, and south-west towards the garden area, across the tablinum.

According to Jashemski, the small garden excavated in 1875, to the south of the tablinum had a roofed passageway on the north and west.

Built against the east wall was an aedicula lararium: on the south wall was a low niche, perhaps for decorative sculpture, and a garden painting.

There were two puteals, one of terracotta the other of lava.

See Jashemski, W. F., 1993. The Gardens of Pompeii, Volume II: Appendices. New York: Caratzas. (p.150)

 

According to Boyce,against the east wall of the garden stands an aedicula.

Above a solid base, two columns without capitals support a pediment.

In the tympanum is painted a large aquatic bird of reddish colour with wings spread.

It stands upon a black cloth, across its wings lies a black cord ending in a bow-knot, on each side of the bird stands a green marine goat.

The base of the aedicula is black, adorned with a painted garland.

The rear wall within the shrine is hollowed out in the form of a seashell and painted in imitation of one.

In the south wall of the same garden is a niche with projecting floor and vaulted ceiling.

Its walls are adorned with painted plants, flowers and birds.

We can only speculate on the purpose of this niche.

Presumably the aedicula is the lararium, the niche probably contained a figure of primarily decorative character.

See Boyce G. K., 1937. Corpus of the Lararia of Pompeii. Rome: MAAR 14. (p.53, no.203, and Pl. 35,1)

 

According to Giacobello, the painted decoration on the aedicula and architecture has disappeared, leaving only the stone podium and the niche.

The wall was decorated with a rich garden painting.

Regarding the niche on the south wall of garden, originally painted with flowers,plants and birds, today disappeared, only the red plaster remains.

See Giacobello, F., 2008. Larari Pompeiani: Iconografia e culto dei Lari in ambito domestico.  Milano: LED Edizioni. (p.275)

 

VI.14.30 Pompeii. May 2005. Looking west along north side of atrium towards doorway to stairs to upper floor.

VI.14.30 Pompeii. May 2005.

Looking west along north side of atrium towards doorway to stairs to upper floor.

 

VI.14.30 Pompeii. May 2005. Looking south along east side of atrium. The entrance corridor or fauces is in the centre, the doorway into VI.14.28 is on the right.

VI.14.30 Pompeii. May 2005. Looking south along east side of atrium.

The entrance corridor or fauces is in the centre, the doorway into VI.14.28 is on the right.

 

VI.14.30 Pompeii. Showing area on model in Naples Archaeological Museum.

VI.14.30 Pompeii. Showing area on model in Naples Archaeological Museum.

 

 

 

 

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