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VII.6.7 Pompeii. House.

Excavated 1762, 1841 and 1910. Bombed in 1943.

 

According to Garcia y Garcia Region VII, Insula VI was one of the insulae most devastated over the years since its excavation.

He calls it the “Cinderella” of Pompeii. Between the years 1759 and 1762 it was vandalised and stripped by the Bourbons, then re-interred.

Then came the slow and non-systematic uncovering again before the final destruction in September 1943.

The area was ignored and abandoned during the years following the war, which reduced the insula to a heap of bricks and masonry.

See Garcia y Garcia, L., 2006. Danni di guerra a Pompei. Rome: L’Erma di Bretschneider. (p.102).

 

VII.6.7 Pompeii. December 2004. Looking south across site of atrium and remains of tablinum. This area was hit by a bomb in September 1943.
According to Garcia y Garcia, the prothyron, the atrium, four rooms around the atrium, the south and west sides of the peristyle, and two cubicula to the west  of the peristyle were all destroyed, with the total loss of all their 4th style decoration, including two small painting of landscapes.
See Garcia y Garcia, L., 2006. Danni di guerra a Pompei. Rome: L’Erma di Bretschneider. (p.102 & fig 233 showing area demolished by bombing).

VII.6.7 Pompeii. December 2004.

Looking south-east across site of atrium and remains of tablinum.

This area was hit by a bomb in September 1943.

According to Garcia y Garcia, the prothyron, the atrium, four rooms around the atrium, the south and west sides of the peristyle, and two cubicula to the west of the peristyle were all destroyed, with the total loss of all their 4th style decoration, including two small painting of landscapes.

See Garcia y Garcia, L., 2006. Danni di guerra a Pompei. Rome: L’Erma di Bretschneider. (p.102 & fig 233 showing area demolished by bombing).

 

VII.6.7 Pompeii. September 2015. Looking south-east across site of atrium and remains of tablinum, in the upper right.

VII.6.7 Pompeii. September 2015.

Looking south-east across site of atrium and remains of tablinum, in the upper right.

 

VII.6.7 Pompeii. September 2015. Looking south across site of atrium from entrance doorway.

VII.6.7 Pompeii. September 2015. Looking south across site of atrium from entrance doorway.

 

VII.6.7 Pompeii. September 2015. Looking south-west across site of atrium.

VII.6.7 Pompeii. September 2015. Looking south-west across site of atrium.

 

VII.6.7 Pompeii. May 2011. Looking south across site of atrium, through tablinum, to site of peristyle. Photo courtesy of Michael Binns.

VII.6.7 Pompeii. May 2011. Looking south across site of atrium, through tablinum, to site of peristyle.

Photo courtesy of Michael Binns.

 

According to Della Corte, and inedited, was the following black inscription written on the neck of a one-handled jug, found on 8th August 1910 -

 

 

See Notizie degli Scavi, 1914, (p.112).

 

VII.6.7 Pompeii. December 2004. Looking south across site of tablinum and peristyle, and towards remains of VII.6.28. According to Boyce, in the right ala of the atrium stood a large masonry podium, which Fiorelli thought may have been the base of a Lararium. See Boyce G. K., 1937. Corpus of the Lararia of Pompeii. Rome: MAAR 14.  (p.67. no.288).

VII.6.7 Pompeii. December 2004.

Looking south across site of tablinum and peristyle, and towards remains of VII.6.28.

According to Boyce, in the right ala of the atrium stood a large masonry podium, which Fiorelli thought may have been the base of a Lararium.

See Boyce G. K., 1937. Corpus of the Lararia of Pompeii. Rome: MAAR 14.  (p.67. no.288).

 

VII.6.7 Pompeii.  About 1910.  Peristyle garden.  
Looking south from north-west corner across two U shaped masonry flower beds.
See Jashemski, W. F., 1993. The Gardens of Pompeii, Volume II: Appendices. New York: Caratzas. (p.184).
The area was devastated in the 1943 bombing.  
The staircase on the east side is the only part still visible in situ.
At the rear of the staircase can be seen two small rooms, the latrine and the kitchen.
According to Boyce: the square niche on the south wall of the peristyle, near the south-west corner, was coated with successive layers of stucco in red green and yellow.
See Boyce G. K., 1937. Corpus of the Lararia of Pompeii. Rome: MAAR 14.  (p.67. no.289).
Photograph courtesy of Soprintendenza Speciale per i Beni Archeologici di Napoli e Pompei. (Negative C359)

VII.6.7 Pompeii.  About 1910.  Peristyle garden. 

Looking south from north-west corner across two U shaped masonry flower beds.

See Jashemski, W. F., 1993. The Gardens of Pompeii, Volume II: Appendices. New York: Caratzas. (p.184).

The area was devastated in the 1943 bombing. 

The staircase on the east side is the only part still visible in situ.

At the rear of the staircase can be seen two small rooms, the latrine and the kitchen.

According to Boyce: the square niche on the south wall of the peristyle, near the south-west corner, was coated with successive layers of stucco in red green and yellow.

See Boyce G. K., 1937. Corpus of the Lararia of Pompeii. Rome: MAAR 14.  (p.67. no.289).

Photograph courtesy of Soprintendenza Speciale per i Beni Archeologici di Napoli e Pompei. (Negative C359)

 

VII.6.7 Pompeii. December 2004. Looking south across remains of tablinum and the oecus on its east side, in forefront of photo. At the rear can be seen the stairs (centre) and the site of the peristyle, through the tablinum.

VII.6.7 Pompeii. December 2004.

Looking south across remains of tablinum and the oecus on its east side, in forefront of photo.

At the rear can be seen the stairs (centre) and the site of the peristyle, through the tablinum.

 

VII.6.7 Pompeii. September 2005. Stairs of the east wall of the peristyle of VII.6.7 are on the left,  The east wall of the latrine of VII.6.7 is centre left,  and VII.6.28 on the right, behind the column. According to Spano in NdS, at the rear of the eastern walkway (of the peristyle) there was a brick staircase with an arch below.  This staircase led up to some rooms existing above the ground floor rooms numbered 56 and 57. The entry to these two rooms was through a small doorway on the right of the staircase. Of these two rooms, number 56 was the latrine, and number 57 was the kitchen. See Spano in Notizie di Scavi, 1910, (p.460)

VII.6.7 Pompeii. September 2005. Stairs of the east wall of the peristyle of VII.6.7 are on the left.

The east wall of the latrine of VII.6.7 is centre left, and VII.6.28 on the right, behind the column.

According to Spano in NdS, at the rear of the eastern walkway (of the peristyle) there was a brick staircase with an arch below.

This staircase led up to some rooms existing above the ground floor rooms numbered 56 and 57.

The entry to these two rooms was through a small doorway on the right of the staircase.

Of these two rooms, number 56 was the latrine, and number 57 was the kitchen.

See Spano in Notizie degli Scavi, 1910, (p.460)

 

VII.6.7 Pompeii. May 2011. Looking south-west across site of atrium. Photo courtesy of Michael Binns.

VII.6.7 Pompeii. May 2011. Looking south-west across site of atrium. Photo courtesy of Michael Binns.

 

VII.6.7 Pompeii. May 2011. Looking south towards site of remains of rooms on the west side of the tablinum and atrium. The area in the forefront could be approximately the site of the right ala.

VII.6.7 Pompeii. May 2011.

Looking south towards site of remains of rooms on the west side of the tablinum and atrium.

The area in the forefront could be approximately the site of the right ala.

 

VII.6.7 Pompeii. September 2015. Looking south from site of shop at VII.6.6, across atrium and rooms on west side of VII.6.7.

VII.6.7 Pompeii. September 2015.

Looking south from site of shop at VII.6.6, across atrium and rooms on west side of VII.6.7.

 

VII.6.7 Pompeii. May 2005. Looking south from site of shop at VII.6.6, into atrium of VII.6.7.

VII.6.7 Pompeii. May 2005. Looking south from site of shop at VII.6.6, into atrium of VII.6.7.

 

VII.6.7 Pompeii.  17th January 1762.  “Found within 30 paces from where we found the Diana (VII.6.3)”. Wall painting of shrine within an enclosure.  Now in Naples Archaeological Museum.  Inventory number 9494. See Prisciandaro, R., 2006. Studio sulle provenienze degli oggetti rinvenuti negli scavi borbonici del regno di Napoli: Una lettura integrata, coordinata e commentata della documentazione Volume 1.  Naples : Nicola Longobardi.  (p40).

VII.6.7 Pompeii. 17th January 1762. “Found within 30 paces from where we found the Diana (VII.6.3)”.

Wall painting of shrine within an enclosure. 

Now in Naples Archaeological Museum. Inventory number 9494.

See Pagano, M. and Prisciandaro, R., 2006. Studio sulle provenienze degli oggetti rinvenuti negli scavi borbonici del regno di Napoli. Naples: Nicola Longobardi.  (p40).

 

VII.6.7 Pompeii. Found 6th March 1762. Wall painting of The Birth of Venus in a shell on the sea. Now in Naples Archaeological Museum.  Inventory number 27704. See Pagano, M. and Prisciandaro, R., 2006. Studio sulle provenienze degli oggetti rinvenuti negli scavi borbonici del regno di Napoli  Naples : Nicola Longobardi.  (p. 40).
See De Caro, S., Ed., 2000. The Secret Cabinet in the National Archaeological Museum of Naples. Napoli: Electa. (p.26).
See Richardson, L., 2000. A Catalog of Identifiable Figure Painters of Ancient Pompeii, Herculaneum. Baltimore: John Hopkins. (p. 94 and p. 103)

VII.6.7 Pompeii. Found 6th March 1762. Wall painting of The Birth of Venus in a shell on the sea.

Now in Naples Archaeological Museum. Inventory number 27704.

See Pagano, M. and Prisciandaro, R., 2006. Studio sulle provenienze degli oggetti rinvenuti negli scavi borbonici del regno di Napoli. Naples: Nicola Longobardi. 

(p. 40).

See De Caro, S., Ed., 2000. The Secret Cabinet in the National Archaeological Museum of Naples. Napoli: Electa. (p.26).

See Richardson, L., 2000. A Catalog of Identifiable Figure Painters of Ancient Pompeii, Herculaneum. Baltimore: John Hopkins. (p. 94 and p. 103)

 

 VII.6.7 Pompeii. Late 19th century postcard. Looking north from above atrium and impluvium of VII.6.7.  The entrance doorway would have been the one on the right of the centre of the photo. This shows the north wall of the atrium, and the rear of VII.6.4, 5 and 6. The entrance doorway leading into the atrium of VII.6.3 can be seen on the left. Photo courtesy of Rick Bauer.

 VII.6.7 Pompeii. Late 19th century postcard. Looking north from above atrium and impluvium of VII.6.7.

The entrance doorway would have been the one on the right of the centre of the photo.

This shows the north wall of the atrium and the impluvium in its centre, and the rear of VII.6.4, 5 and 6.

The entrance doorway leading into the atrium of VII.6.3 can be seen on the left.

Photo courtesy of Rick Bauer.

 

VII.6.7 Pompeii. c.1880-1890.  G. Sommer no.  1259. Looking north from above atrium of VII.6.7.  The entrance doorway would have been the one on the right of the centre of the photo. This shows the north wall of the atrium, and the rear of VII.6.4, 5 and 6.

VII.6.7 Pompeii. c.1880-1890.  G. Sommer no. 1259. Looking north from above atrium of VII.6.7.

The entrance doorway would have been the one on the right of the centre of the photo.

This shows the north wall of the atrium, and the rear of VII.6.4, 5 and 6.

Photo courtesy of Rick Bauer.

 

VII.6.7 Pompeii. Undated postcard.  Looking north from above atrium of VII.6.7. The entrance doorway would have been the one on the right of the centre of the photo, opposite Via Consolare. This shows the north wall of the atrium, at the rear of VII.6.4, 5 and 6. Photo courtesy of Drew Baker.

VII.6.7 Pompeii. Undated postcard. Looking north from above atrium of VII.6.7.

The entrance doorway would have been the one on the right of the centre of the photo, opposite Via Consolare.

This shows the north wall of the atrium, at the rear of VII.6.4, 5 and 6.

Photo courtesy of Drew Baker.

 

VII.6.7 Pompeii. Abt. 1870.  Looking north from above atrium of VII.6.7 on left, and atrium of VII.6.11 on right. The entrance doorway of VII.6.7 would have been the one on the left of the photo. This would have led into the atrium, on the left of the entrance upon entering there would have been a cubiculum. This can be seen here on the right of the entrance, in the middle of the photo.

VII.6.7 Pompeii. Abt. 1870.  Looking north from above atrium of VII.6.7 on left, and atrium of VII.6.11 on right.

The entrance doorway of VII.6.7 would have been the one on the left of the photo.

This would have led into the atrium, on the left of the entrance upon entering there would have been a cubiculum.

This can be seen here on the right of the entrance, in the middle of the lower part of the photo.

 

VII.6.7 Pompeii.  Looking north across north side of insula VII.6, lower photo, across to Via Consolare and junction with Vicolo di Modesto, centre left, and VI.6, centre right. The entrance doorway of VII.6.7 would have been the one on the left of the photo.  Photo by permission of the Institute of Archaeology, University of Oxford. File name instarchbx208im011. Source ID. 44337.

VII.6.7 Pompeii.

Looking north across north side of insula VII.6, lower photo, across to Via Consolare and junction with Vicolo di Modesto, centre left, and VI.6, centre right.

The entrance doorway of VII.6.7 would have been the one on the left of the photo.

Photo by permission of the Institute of Archaeology, University of Oxford. File name instarchbx208im011. Source ID. 44337.

See photo on University of Oxford HEIR database

 

 

 

 

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