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VII.7.5 Pompeii. Casa di Trittolemo or House of Tryptolemus

or House of the Cissonii or House of L. Calpurnius Diogenes.

Linked to VII.7.2, VII.7.4, VII.7.14 and VII.7.15.

Excavated 1859 and 1871. Bombed in 1943, restored 1946, and 2014.

 

Plan of VII.7.5 and VII.7.14.

 

VII.7.5 Pompeii. December 2005. Looking north to entrance doorway into fauces (a). Little remains of the floor which consisted of a mixture of lavapesta interspersed with large marble chips.

VII.7.5 Pompeii. December 2005. Looking north to entrance doorway into fauces (a).

Little remains of the floor which consisted of a mixture of lavapesta interspersed with large marble chips.

 

VII.7.5 Pompeii. March 1939. East wall of entrance corridor (a), on left, and entrance to VII.7.4, on right.
Photo courtesy of Rick Bauer.

VII.7.5 Pompeii. March 1939. East wall of entrance corridor (a), on left, and entrance to VII.7.4, on right.

Photo courtesy of Rick Bauer.

 

VII.7.5 Pompeii. November 1899. Looking north towards entrance fauces (a). 
Photo courtesy of Rick Bauer.

VII.7.5 Pompeii. November 1899. Looking north towards entrance fauces (a).

Photo courtesy of Rick Bauer.

 

VII.7.5 Pompeii. May 2015. Looking north along entrance fauces (a) to atrium (b).
Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

VII.7.5 Pompeii. May 2015. Looking north along entrance fauces (a) to atrium (b).

Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

VII.7.5 Pompeii. May 2015. Looking north across marble impluvium in atrium (b). 
The floor of the atrium is a beaten mixture of small fragments of marble.
Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

VII.7.5 Pompeii. May 2015. Looking north across marble impluvium in atrium (b).

The floor of the atrium was a beaten mixture of small fragments of marble.

Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

VII.7.5 Pompeii. November 2012. Rooms (c), (d) and ala (e) on west side of atrium. Photo courtesy of Mentnafunangann, see Wikimedia.
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VII.7.5 Pompeii. November 2012. Rooms (c), (d) and ala (e) on west side of atrium. Photo courtesy of Mentnafunangann, see Wikimedia.

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VII.7.5 Pompeii. November 2012. Rooms (f), (g) and ala (h) on east side of atrium. Photo courtesy of Mentnafunangann, see Wikimedia.
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VII.7.5 Pompeii. November 2012. Rooms (f), (g) and ala (h) on east side of atrium. Photo courtesy of Mentnafunangann, see Wikimedia.

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VII.7.5 Pompeii. September 2015. Looking north across peristyle (l) to the exedra (u).

VII.7.5 Pompeii. September 2015. Looking north across peristyle (l) to the exedra (u).

 

VII.7.5 Pompeii. September 2015. Looking towards north wall of exedra (u).

VII.7.5 Pompeii. September 2015. Looking towards north wall of exedra (u).

 

VII.7.5 Pompeii. May 2015. Looking towards north-west corner of exedra (u).
Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

VII.7.5 Pompeii. May 2015. Looking towards north-west corner of exedra (u).

Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

VII.7.5 Pompeii. May 2015. Detail of remains of painted decoration on north wall of exedra (u).  Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

VII.7.5 Pompeii. May 2015. Detail of remains of painted decoration on north wall of exedra (u).

Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

VII.7.5 Pompeii. 2014 after renovation. Exedra (u) mosaic floor with tiles in the centre in the form of cubes.

VII.7.5 Pompeii. 2014 after renovation. Exedra (u) mosaic floor with tiles in the centre in the form of cubes.

 

VII.7.5 Pompeii. 2014 after renovation. Exedra (u) coloured mosaic floor threshold with castellated pattern.

VII.7.5 Pompeii. 2014 after renovation. Exedra (u) coloured mosaic floor threshold with castellated pattern.

 

VII.7.5 Pompeii. c.1900’s. Looking north across impluvium in atrium towards peristyle and exedra. Photo courtesy of Rick Bauer.

VII.7.5 Pompeii. c.1900’s.

Looking north across impluvium in atrium towards peristyle and exedra.

Photo courtesy of Rick Bauer.

 

VII.7.5 Pompeii. (circa 1890). Looking north from atrium (b) across peristyle (l) to exedra (u). Photo courtesy of Davide Peluso.

VII.7.5 Pompeii. (circa 1890). Looking north from atrium (b) across peristyle (l) to exedra (u).

Photo courtesy of Davide Peluso.

 

VII.7.5 Pompeii. (circa 1890). Looking north from atrium (b). Photo courtesy of Davide Peluso.

VII.7.5 Pompeii. (circa 1890). Looking north from atrium (b). Photo courtesy of Davide Peluso.

 

VII.7.5 Pompeii. September 2015. 
Looking across east side of atrium towards rooms (m), (n) and (o) on east side of peristyle and (q) and (r) in north-east corner.
According to Garcia y Garcia, this house had a beautiful marble impluvium in the centre of its atrium.
On the night of 24th August 1943, a bomb fell causing grave damage to this house.
It destroyed a part of the floor of the atrium and a good proportion of the rooms to the east and north-east of the peristyle.
Also destroyed was a part of the south and west of the portico, comprising of two columns with painted stucco.
The perimeter wall on the west, and three rooms on the north also fell, with the ruin of the best part of the painted fourth style plaster.
In the winter triclinium (n) on the east side of the peristyle, two important paintings that decorated it, were partially destroyed.
They were of Tryptolemus and the other of Venus, they have been restored in part. 
Tryptolemus was shown receiving the ears of corn from Proserpine.
Venus was shown arriving carried by a triton, with a cupid assisting her to descend to the shore.
A young woman was shown receiving her and making an offering upon a garlanded altar.
On the night of 13th September, this house linked to VII.7.2 was again hit by another bomb.
See Garcia y Garcia, L., 2006. Danni di guerra a Pompei. Rome: L’Erma di Bretschneider. (p.112-114 including photos)

VII.7.5 Pompeii. September 2015.

Looking across east side of atrium towards rooms (m), (n) and (o) on east side of peristyle and (q) and (r) in north-east corner.

According to Garcia y Garcia, this house had a beautiful marble impluvium in the centre of its atrium.

On the night of 24th August 1943, a bomb fell causing grave damage to this house.

It destroyed a part of the floor of the atrium and a good proportion of the rooms to the east and north-east of the peristyle.

Also destroyed was a part of the south and west of the portico, comprising of two columns with painted stucco.

The perimeter wall on the west, and three rooms on the north also fell, with the ruin of the best part of the painted fourth style plaster.

In the winter triclinium (n) on the east side of the peristyle, two important paintings that decorated it, were partially destroyed.

They were of Tryptolemus and the other of Venus, they have been restored in part.

Tryptolemus was shown receiving the ears of corn from Proserpine.

Venus was shown arriving carried by a triton, with a cupid assisting her to descend to the shore.

A young woman was shown receiving her and making an offering upon a garlanded altar.

On the night of 13th September, this house linked to VII.7.2 was again hit by another bomb.

See Garcia y Garcia, L., 2006. Danni di guerra a Pompei. Rome: L’Erma di Bretschneider. (p.112-114 including photos)

 

VII.7.5 Pompeii. 1944, detail taken from USAAF aerial photo. Looking north-west across the Basilica and Via Marina, lower left in photo. On the north side of the Via Marina, in the upper part of the photo, the house of House of Romulus and Remus (VII.7.10), and House of Tryptolemus (VII.7.5 and VII.7.2) can be seen on the west side of the Temple of Apollo, which is on the right.  Photo courtesy of Rick Bauer.

VII.7.5 Pompeii. 1944, detail taken from USAAF aerial photo.

Looking north-west across the Basilica and Via Marina, lower left in photo.

On the north side of the Via Marina, in the upper part of the photo, the house of House of Romulus and Remus (VII.7.10), and House of Tryptolemus

(VII.7.5 and VII.7.2) can be seen on the west side of the Temple of Apollo, which is on the right.

Photo courtesy of Rick Bauer.

 

VII.7.5 Pompeii. September 2004. Looking north-east across impluvium in atrium (b), from entrance corridor (a).

VII.7.5 Pompeii. September 2004. Looking north-east across impluvium in atrium (b), from entrance corridor (a).

 

VII.7.5 Pompeii. September 2015. Doorways to rooms (n) and (m) on east side of peristyle.
The oecus (m) is the doorway on the right.

VII.7.5 Pompeii. September 2015. Doorways to rooms (n) and (m) on east side of peristyle.

The oecus (m) is the doorway on the right.

 

VII.7.5 Pompeii. May 2015. Looking towards north wall of oecus “m”.
Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

VII.7.5 Pompeii. May 2015. Looking towards north wall of oecus “m”.

Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

VII.7.5 Pompeii. May 2015. Oecus (m) north wall east side of peristyle.
Wall painting of cupids making flower garlands. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

VII.7.5 Pompeii. May 2015. Oecus (m) north wall east side of peristyle.

Wall painting of cupids making flower garlands. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

VII.7.5 Pompeii. May 2015. Oecus (m) north wall east side of peristyle.
Detail of wall painting of cupids making flower garlands. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

VII.7.5 Pompeii. May 2015. Oecus (m) north wall east side of peristyle.

Detail of wall painting of cupids making flower garlands. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

VII.7.5 Pompeii. 2013. Oecus (m) north wall east side of peristyle.
Wall painting of cupids making flower garlands. Photo courtesy of Davide Peluso.

VII.7.5 Pompeii. 2013. Oecus (m) north wall east side of peristyle.

Wall painting of cupids making flower garlands. Photo courtesy of Davide Peluso.

 

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VII.7.5 Pompeii. W.47.  Drawing of wall painting showing Cupids, making flower garlands.
According to Bragantini, this would have been seen on the north wall of the first oecus (m) on the east side of the peristyle. See Bragantini, de Vos, Badoni, 1986. Pitture e Pavimenti di Pompei, Parte 3. Rome: ICCD. (p.160, from “ambiente m”).
See Sogliano, A., 1879. Le pitture murali campane scoverte negli anni 1867-79. Napoli: Giannini. (p.63, np.364).
Photo by Tatiana Warscher. With kind permission of DAI Rome, whose copyright it remains. 
See http://arachne.uni-koeln.de/item/marbilderbestand/231811

VII.7.5 Pompeii. W.47.  Drawing of wall painting showing Cupids, making flower garlands.

According to Bragantini, this would have been seen on the north wall of the first oecus (m) on the east side of the peristyle.

See Bragantini, de Vos, Badoni, 1986. Pitture e Pavimenti di Pompei, Parte 3. Rome: ICCD. (p.160, from “ambiente m”).

See Sogliano, A., 1879. Le pitture murali campane scoverte negli anni 1867-79. Napoli: Giannini. (p.63, no.364).

Photo by Tatiana Warscher. With kind permission of DAI Rome, whose copyright it remains.

See http://arachne.uni-koeln.de/item/marbilderbestand/231811

 

VII.7.5 Pompeii. May 2015. Oecus (m) north wall east side of peristyle.
Wall painting of cupids making wine. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

VII.7.5 Pompeii. May 2015. Oecus (m) north wall east side of peristyle.

Wall painting of cupids making wine. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

VII.7.5 Pompeii. 1957. Drawing of wall painting showing cupids making the wine. 
North wall of first room (m) on the east side of the peristyle.
Photo by Stanley A. Jashemski.
Source: The Wilhelmina and Stanley A. Jashemski archive in the University of Maryland Library, Special Collections (See collection page) and made available under the Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial License v.4. See Licence and use details.
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See Sogliano, A., 1879. Le pitture murali campane scoverte negli anni 1867-79. Napoli: Giannini. (p.63, no.366). 
See BdI 1871, p. 236.

VII.7.5 Pompeii. 1957. Drawing of wall painting showing cupids making the wine.

North wall of first room (m) on the east side of the peristyle.

Photo by Stanley A. Jashemski.

Source: The Wilhelmina and Stanley A. Jashemski archive in the University of Maryland Library, Special Collections (See collection page) and made available under the Creative Commons Attribution-Non-Commercial License v.4. See Licence and use details.

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See Sogliano, A., 1879. Le pitture murali campane scoverte negli anni 1867-79. Napoli: Giannini. (p.63, no.366).

See BdI 1871, p. 236.

 

VII.7.5 Pompeii. Oecus (m). 1871 drawing of painting of Hermaphrodite by Nicola La Volpe.
The drawing depicts Hermaphrodite naked, standing, with robe wrapped around the left arm that falls on the leg, intently looking at himself in a mirror.
The left arm stretches over the head and the right arm rests on the head of a statue of a bearded Pan, who is dressed in long chiton and with a thyrsus in his left hand.
See Ermafrodito by N. La Volpe on Culturaitalia 
Photo courtesy of Culturaitalia and its contributors whose copyright it remains.
See Giornale degli Scavi NS2 1873 no. 19, p. 372.
According to Trendelenburg, the mirror is unusual in not having a handle but being held by the hand through a strap across its back.
See Bullettino dell’Instituto di Corrispondenza Archeologica (DAIR), 1871, p. 237.

VII.7.5 Pompeii. Oecus (m). 1871 drawing of painting of Hermaphrodite by Nicola La Volpe.

The drawing depicts Hermaphrodite naked, standing, with robe wrapped around the left arm that falls on the leg, intently looking at himself in a mirror.

The left arm stretches over the head and the right arm rests on the head of a statue of a bearded Pan, who is dressed in long chiton and with a thyrsus in his left hand.

See Ermafrodito by N. La Volpe on Culturaitalia

Photo courtesy of Culturaitalia and its contributors whose copyright it remains.

See Giornale degli Scavi NS2 1873 no. 19, p. 372.

According to Trendelenburg, the mirror is unusual in not having a handle but being held by the hand through a strap across its back.

See Bullettino dell’Instituto di Corrispondenza Archeologica (DAIR), 1871, p. 237.

 

VII.7.5 Pompeii. 2014, after restoration. Room (n), mosaic floor emblema with flower with six petals within a six pointed star, a hexagon, a circle and a square.

VII.7.5 Pompeii. 2014, after restoration. Room (n), mosaic floor emblema with flower with six petals within a six-pointed star, a hexagon, a circle and a square.

 

VII.7.5 Pompeii. 2014, after restoration. Triclinium (q), mosaic floor
The central emblema consists of four squares of coloured marble pieces bordered by black and white borders.

VII.7.5 Pompeii. 2014, after restoration. Triclinium (q), mosaic floor.

The central emblema consists of four squares of coloured marble pieces bordered by black and white borders.

 

VII.7.5 Pompeii. 2014, after restoration. Room (r), mosaic floor with geometric pattern surrounded by a border of branches of ivy.

VII.7.5 Pompeii. 2014, after restoration. Room (r), mosaic floor with geometric pattern surrounded by a border of branches of ivy.

 

VII.7.5 Pompeii. 2014, after restoration. Room (r), mosaic floor with border of branches of ivy.

VII.7.5 Pompeii. 2014, after restoration. Room (r), mosaic floor with border of branches of ivy.

 

VII.7.5 Pompeii. 2014, after restoration. Room (r), mosaic floor in threshold to peristyle (l).

VII.7.5 Pompeii. 2014, after restoration. Room (r), mosaic floor in threshold to peristyle (l).

 

VII.7.5 Pompeii. 1970s. Room (r), mosaic floor in threshold to triclinium (q).

VII.7.5 Pompeii. 1970s. Room (r), mosaic floor in threshold to triclinium (q).

 

VII.7.5 Pompeii. 2013. 
Looking north-west across atrium (b) and peristyle (l) to oecus (u) and cubiculum (x). Photo courtesy of Davide Peluso.

VII.7.5 Pompeii. 2013.

Looking north-west across atrium (b) and peristyle (l) to oecus (u) and cubiculum (x).

Photo courtesy of Davide Peluso.

 

VII.7.5 Pompeii. May 2014. Cubiculum (x), mosaic floor with black and white Hellenistic rosette pattern.

VII.7.5 Pompeii. May 2014. Cubiculum (x), mosaic floor with black and white Hellenistic rosette pattern.

 

VII.7.5 Pompeii. September 2004. Looking north-west across atrium (b), towards steps to peristyle (l).
Taken from the gate of VII.7.4
According to Jashemski, this house attached to the preceding one, had a peristyle garden enclosed on four sides by a portico.
This was supported by twelve columns, red at the bottom, white and fluted above.
In the middle of the garden was a rectangular pool painted blue on the inside.
There was no tablinum in this house and the peristyle was reached by two steps from the atrium.
The exedra (u) on the north had a fine view across the garden.
See Jashemski, W. F., 1993. The Gardens of Pompeii, Volume II: Appendices. New York: Caratzas. (p.186 and fig.219, the peristyle garden)

VII.7.5 Pompeii. September 2004. Looking north-west across atrium (b), towards steps to peristyle (l).

Taken from the gate of VII.7.4

According to Jashemski, this house attached to the preceding one, had a peristyle garden enclosed on four sides by a portico.

This was supported by twelve columns, red at the bottom, white and fluted above.

In the middle of the garden was a rectangular pool painted blue on the inside.

There was no tablinum in this house and the peristyle was reached by two steps from the atrium.

The exedra (u) on the north had a fine view across the garden.

See Jashemski, W. F., 1993. The Gardens of Pompeii, Volume II: Appendices. New York: Caratzas. (p.186 and fig.219, the peristyle garden)

 

VII.7.5 Pompeii. 1957. Looking north across impluvium in atrium (b), towards peristyle (l).
Photo by Stanley A. Jashemski.
Source: The Wilhelmina and Stanley A. Jashemski archive in the University of Maryland Library, Special Collections (See collection page) and made available under the Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial License v.4. See Licence and use details.
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VII.7.5 Pompeii. 1957. Looking north across impluvium in atrium (b), towards peristyle (l).

Photo by Stanley A. Jashemski.

Source: The Wilhelmina and Stanley A. Jashemski archive in the University of Maryland Library, Special Collections (See collection page) and made available under the Creative Commons Attribution-Non-Commercial License v.4. See Licence and use details.

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VII.7.5/14 Pompeii. September 2005. 
Looking west from entrance doorway at VII.7.14, along north wall and hearth or bench in kitchen area (s).

VII.7.5/14 Pompeii. September 2005.

Looking west from entrance doorway at VII.7.14, along north wall and hearth or bench in kitchen area (s).

 

VII.7.5 Pompeii. September 2005. Looking south along corridor (r) leading to peristyle (l).

VII.7.5 Pompeii. September 2005. Looking south along corridor (r) leading to peristyle (l).

 

VII.7.14 Pompeii. September 2005. Rear entrance to VII.7.5, looking south into corridor (r) and room (s).

VII.7.14 Pompeii. September 2005. Rear entrance to VII.7.5, looking south into corridor (r) and room (s).

 

VII.7.5 Pompeii. 2014 after renovation. Mosaic fragment belonging to the nearby suburban baths at Porta Marina. See Carratelli, G. P., 1990-2003. Pompei: Pitture e Mosaici: Vol. VII.  Roma: Istituto della enciclopedia italiana, p. 257.

VII.7.5 Pompeii. 2014 after renovation. Mosaic fragment belonging to the nearby suburban baths at Porta Marina.

See Carratelli, G. P., 1990-2003. Pompei: Pitture e Mosaici: Vol. VII.  Roma: Istituto della enciclopedia italiana, p. 257.

 

VII.7.5 Pompeii. 2014 after renovation. Second mosaic fragment belonging to the nearby suburban baths at Porta Marina. See Carratelli, G. P., 1990-2003. Pompei: Pitture e Mosaici: Vol. VII.  Roma: Istituto della enciclopedia italiana, p. 257.

VII.7.5 Pompeii. 2014 after renovation. Second mosaic fragment belonging to the nearby suburban baths at Porta Marina.

See Carratelli, G. P., 1990-2003. Pompei: Pitture e Mosaici: Vol. VII.  Roma: Istituto della enciclopedia italiana, p. 257.