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VI.15.9 Pompeii. Casa del Compluvium or Casa del Doppio Impluvio.

Excavated 1896. Atrium gallery reconstructed 1976.

 

In Notizie degli Scavi, January 1897, plan on p.14, this house was numbered as VI.15.10.

It was renumbered in NdS, May 1897, p.198 as VI.15.9.  See Note on Region VI, Insula 15 plan for information.

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VI.15.9 Casa del COMPLUVIUM 
or Casa del Doppio Impluvio.

VI.15.9 Pompeii. December 2006. Entrance doorway.

 

VI.15.9 Pompeii. March 2009. North side of entrance corridor.

VI.15.9 Pompeii. March 2009. North side of entrance corridor.

 

VI.15.9 Pompeii. September 2004. Looking west along entrance corridor or fauces. .

VI.15.9 Pompeii. September 2004. Looking west along entrance corridor or fauces.

 

VI.15.9 Pompeii. September 2004.  Entrance corridor. North wall.

VI.15.9 Pompeii. September 2004. North wall of entrance corridor.

 

VI.15.9 Pompeii. March 2009. Niche on north side of entrance corridor.
According to Giacobelli, to the right of the niche was graffiti –
QUIS QUIS AMAT PEREAT    [CIL IV 4659].  
See Giacobello, F., 2008. Larari Pompeiani: Iconografia e culto dei Lari in ambito domestico.  Milano: LED Edizioni. (p.231)

VI.15.9 Pompeii. March 2009. Niche on north side of entrance corridor.

According to Giacobelli, to the right of the niche was graffiti –

QUIS QUIS AMAT PEREAT    [CIL IV 4659]

See Giacobello, F., 2008. Larari Pompeiani: Iconografia e culto dei Lari in ambito domestico.  Milano: LED Edizioni. (p.231)

 

VI.15.9 Pompeii.  March 2009.  Niche on north wall of entrance corridor.

VI.15.9 Pompeii. March 2009. Niche on north wall of entrance corridor.

According to Boyce, in the north wall of the fauces is a shallow arched niche.

Its inside walls are coated with whitish unpainted stucco.

See Boyce G. K., 1937. Corpus of the Lararia of Pompeii. Rome: MAAR 14. (p.55, no.216)

 

VI.15.9 Pompeii.  March 2009.  Entrance corridor. South wall.

VI.15.9 Pompeii. March 2009. South wall of entrance corridor.

 

VI.15.9 Pompeii. September 2004. Entrance corridor, looking west to atrium. According to Richardson, this tiny atrium house had a very efficient design. The atrium is entered by short fauces flanked by cubicula with windows to the street. The atrium is almost square, Tetrastyle with columns of naked brick that supported a second floor.
The second floor was a gallery lit by large rectangular windows into the compluvium well. It was accessible by a small staircase against the north wall of the atrium. Although it must have made the atrium rather dark, it made living space available over the atrium, as well as over the cubicula at the front of the house. On the far side of the atrium, opened an ample triclinium and the service area. This service area in the south-west corner of the house was lit by a second light-well and had a second storey of its own, possibly just a loft for storage. NSc. 1897, 38-39, 62-64.
See Richardson, L., 1988. Pompeii: an Architectural History. Baltimore: John Hopkins University Press. (p.345-6)
(Note – the staircase is actually against the south wall of the atrium)

VI.15.9 Pompeii. September 2004. Entrance corridor, looking west to atrium.

According to Richardson, this tiny atrium house had a very efficient design.

The atrium is entered by short fauces flanked by cubicula with windows to the street.

The atrium is almost square, Tetrastyle with columns of naked brick that supported a second floor.

The second floor was a gallery lit by large rectangular windows into the compluvium well.

It was accessible by a small staircase against the north wall of the atrium.

Although it must have made the atrium rather dark, it made living space available over the atrium, as well as over the cubicula at the front of the house.

On the far side of the atrium, opened an ample triclinium and the service area.

This service area in the south-west corner of the house was lit by a second light-well and had a second storey of its own, possibly just a loft for storage.

NSc. 1897, 38-39, 62-64.

See Richardson, L., 1988. Pompeii: an Architectural History. Baltimore: John Hopkins University Press. (p.345-6)

(Note – the staircase is actually against the south wall of the atrium)

 

VI.15.9 Pompeii.  March 2009.  Atrium.  Looking west across Impluvium.

VI.15.9 Pompeii. March 2009. Looking west across impluvium in atrium.

 

VI.15.9 Pompeii.  March 2009.  Atrium.  Looking south across Impluvium.

VI.15.9 Pompeii. March 2009. Looking south across impluvium in atrium.

 

VI.15.9 Pompeii. March 2009. Looking south-east across atrium. Brick columns around impluvium supporting upper floor.

VI.15.9 Pompeii. March 2009. Looking south-east across atrium.

Brick columns around impluvium supporting upper floor.

 

VI.15.9 Pompeii. March 2009. Looking south-west across atrium. Brick columns around impluvium, supporting upper floor.

VI.15.9 Pompeii. March 2009. Looking south-west across atrium.

Brick columns around impluvium, supporting upper floor.

 

VI.15.9 Pompeii. March 2009. Looking south to upper floor reconstruction.

VI.15.9 Pompeii. March 2009. Looking south to upper floor reconstruction.

 

VI.15.9 Pompeii.  March 2009.  Atrium.  South wall with reconstructed modern staircase.

VI.15.9 Pompeii. March 2009.

South wall of atrium, with reconstructed modern staircase.

 

VI.15.9 Pompeii. March 2009. Looking west along north side of atrium towards triclinium with window.

VI.15.9 Pompeii. March 2009.

Looking west along north side of atrium towards triclinium with window.

 

VI.15.9 Pompeii.  March 2009.  Cubiculum on south side of entrance.

VI.15.9 Pompeii. March 2009. Cubiculum on south side of entrance.

 

VI.15.9 Pompeii.  March 2009.  Cubiculum.  East wall with window to Vico dei Vettii.

VI.15.9 Pompeii. March 2009.

East wall of cubiculum, with window to Vicolo dei Vettii.

 

 

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