VI.14.42 Pompeii. December 2005. Entrance doorway.
According to Breton, this dwelling discovered in 1846 in the presence of the princess that gave it her name.
In it were found a large quantity of statues, utensils, coins and precious objects.
Today, it is very ruined and offers nothing remarkable.
See Breton, Ernest. 1870. Pompeia, Guide de visite a Pompei, 3rd ed. Paris, Guerin.
Graffito found outside the doorway in February 1846 was –
Pompeium o)(ro) v(os) f(aciatis)
Inventus rog(at) [CIL IV 327}
See Pagano, M. and Prisciandaro, R., 2006. Studio sulle provenienze degli oggetti rinvenuti negli scavi borbonici del regno di Napoli. Naples: Nicola Longobardi.
(p. 161). PAH II, 449.
According to Della Corte, this house, spacious and simply decorated, may have been the house of Inventus, because of an electoral recommendation found to the right of the entrance, in support of a specially favoured candidate, perhaps a neighbour, Sesto Pompeio.
Inventus rog(at) [CIL IV 327]
See Della Corte, M., 1965. Case ed Abitanti di Pompei. Napoli: Fausto Fiorentino. (p.86)
VI.14.42 Pompeii. December 2004.
Looking east from entrance corridor towards atrium and tablinum.
VI.14.42 Pompeii. Found in cubiculum (3), the room on the south (or right) of the entrance corridor.
Wall painting of woman painting.
She holds a palette in her left hand and is painting a picture on a table or easel with the right.
A woman in yellow, with a white mantel over her shoulder, sits next to her.
The woman admires the painting which is of a woman in a yellow robe.
See Helbig, W., 1868. Wandgemälde der vom Vesuv
verschütteten Städte Campaniens.
See Richardson, L., 2000. A Catalog of Identifiable Figure Painters of Ancient Pompeii, Herculaneum. Baltimore: John Hopkins.
(p.120, he described it as a Genre scene with woman painting a picture, found in cubiculum 3, south of fauces).
Looking from entrance corridor towards doorway to room on south side of tablinum.
VI.14.42 Pompeii. Room on south side (right) from tablinum.
Wall painting of Phaedra and wet nurse or two women in conversation.
Now in Naples Archaeological Museum. Inventory number 9378.
See Helbig, W., 1868. Wandgemälde der vom Vesuv verschütteten Städte Campaniens. Leipzig: Breitkopf und Härtel. (1433 described as Woman and ladies maid).
See Schefold, K., 1957. Die Wände Pompejis. Berlin: De Gruyter. (p. 138).
VI.14.42 Pompeii. December 2005. Looking east across atrium and small tablinum towards garden area at rear.
According to Jashemski, the small garden at the right rear of the house, excavated in 1846, was visible from the entrance doorway through the atrium and tablinum.
It had a covered passageway on the west side.
The triclinium to the north of the garden had a wide window looking into the garden.
See Jashemski, W. F., 1993. The Gardens of Pompeii, Volume II: Appendices. New York: Caratzas. (p.151)
VI.14.42 Pompeii. Looking west from rear, across cork model in Naples Archaeological Museum.