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VII.16.10 Pompeii. House. Linked to VII.16.11.

Excavated 1846, 1851, 1872. Bombed in 1943, restored in 1950.

 

VII.16.10 Pompeii. September 2005. Looking west towards atrium from entrance doorway with marble sill. According to Fiorelli, in the Tuscanic atrium was a travertine impluvium, and on the left of the entrance was a doorway to a room. To the right of the entrance, was a doorway into the shop at VII.16.11, which seemed to have originally been the triclinium. On the same side, north of the atrium, was a cubiculum, an ala, and a rustic room that may have been the kitchen.  In this last room was found a staircase to access the upper floor.  Facing the entrance was the tablinum. This had two paintings now faded and lost, one was the likeness of Europa on the Bull, the other a feminine figure, that held out a papyrus to a sitting man.  In front of the tablinum there was a base of material that may have held the arca or money chest. Adjoining was an oecus that also had a doorway from the atrium, and this was decorated with three paintings of major proportions, of which only two were visible. One represented Perseus and Andromeda, the other Drunken Hercules with Omphale. Omphale was accompanied by two maidservants and they looked down on him from on high. Also in the painting were cupids that harassed Hercules and raised up his weapons.
See Pappalardo, U., 2001. La Descrizione di Pompei per Giuseppe Fiorelli (1875). Napoli: Massa Editore. (p.161)
See Helbig, W., 1868. Wandgemälde der vom Vesuv verschütteten Städte Campaniens. Leipzig: Breitkopf und Härtel. (123, 1137, 1189, 1393b)
See Ragghianti, C.L., 1963. Pittori di Pompei. Milano: Edizioni del Milione, (p.47, fig 120, 121)
See Aoyagi, M, and Pappalardo, U. & others, 2006. Pompei, Reg.VI-VII, Insula Occidentalis. Valtrend Editore (p.543), article by Ivan Varriale.

VII.16.10 Pompeii. September 2005. Looking west towards atrium from entrance doorway with marble sill.

According to Fiorelli, in the Tuscanic atrium was a travertine impluvium, and on the left of the entrance was a doorway to a room.

To the right of the entrance, was a doorway into the shop at VII.16.11, which seemed to have originally been the triclinium.

On the same side, north of the atrium, was a cubiculum, an ala, and a rustic room that may have been the kitchen.

In this last room was found a staircase to access the upper floor. 

Facing the entrance was the tablinum.

This had two paintings now faded and lost, one was the likeness of Europa on the Bull, the other a feminine figure, that held out a papyrus to a sitting man,

In front of the tablinum there was a base of material that may have held the arca or money chest.

Adjoining was an oecus that also had a doorway from the atrium, and this was decorated with three paintings of major proportions, of which only two were visible.

One represented Perseus and Andromeda, the other Drunken Hercules with Omphale.

Omphale was accompanied by two maidservants and they looked down on him from on high.

Also in the painting were cupids that harassed Hercules and raised up his weapons.

See Pappalardo, U., 2001. La Descrizione di Pompei per Giuseppe Fiorelli (1875). Napoli: Massa Editore. (p.161)

See Helbig, W., 1868. Wandgemälde der vom Vesuv verschütteten Städte Campaniens. Leipzig: Breitkopf und Härtel. (123, 1137, 1189, 1393b)

See Ragghianti, C.L., 1963. Pittori di Pompei. Milano: Edizioni del Milione, (p.47, fig 120, 121)

See Aoyagi, M, and Pappalardo, U. & others, 2006. Pompei, Reg.VI-VII, Insula Occidentalis. Valtrend Editore (p.543), article by Ivan Varriale.

 

VII.16.10 Pompeii. September 2005. Looking west across atrium to rear.
The tablinum would have been in the south-west corner, in the rear left.
The oecus would have been in the north-west corner, in the rear right behind the room with the white marble threshold. According to Garcia y Garcia “Excavation of the Prince of Montenegro”. When the house was excavated in 1851 it showed important decoration in the III style in the 2 rooms to the west of the atrium, the tablinum and an oecus. The walls of the tablinum were protected from the moisture through the isolation achieved with big tegulae mammatae on which the plaster was applied.
This was then frescoed. At the moment of excavation in 1851, the detachment of one of these large tegula (tegoloni) collapsed half of the west wall. This wall was painted with a scene of Europa on the bull (fig 312-3, page 132). The 1943 bombardment provoked the total destruction of the atrium and some surrounding rooms, with the total loss of the decorations in III and IV style. In the succeeding restoration of 1950, the entrance threshold (fig 314) was recovered, and the impluvium was also restored (fig 315-6). However, there are some elements that are lost, for example the stairs of which Fiorelli spoke.
Some others have been arbitrarily modified, the for example the changing of the entrance at no.11.
See Garcia y Garcia, L., 2006. Danni di guerra a Pompei. Rome: L’Erma di Bretschneider. (pp.133, 199-200, figs 312-6, 465)

VII.16.10 Pompeii. September 2005. Looking west across atrium to rear.

The tablinum would have been in the south-west corner, in the rear left.

The oecus would have been in the north-west corner, in the rear right behind the room with the white marble threshold.

According to Garcia y Garcia “Excavation of the Prince of Montenegro”,

When the house was excavated in 1851 it showed important decoration in the III style in the 2 rooms to the west of the atrium, the tablinum and an oecus.

The walls of the tablinum were protected from the moisture through the isolation achieved with big tegulae mammatae on which the plaster was applied.

This was then frescoed.

At the moment of excavation in 1851, the detachment of one of these large tegula (tegoloni) collapsed half of the west wall.

This wall was painted with a scene of Europa on the bull (fig 312-3, page 132). 

The 1943 bombardment provoked the total destruction of the atrium and some surrounding rooms, with the total loss of the decorations in III and IV style.

In the succeeding restoration of 1950, the entrance threshold (fig 314) was recovered, and the impluvium was also restored (fig 315-6).

However, there are some elements that are lost, for example the stairs of which Fiorelli spoke.

Some others have been arbitrarily modified, for example the changing of the entrance at no.11.

See Garcia y Garcia, L., 2006. Danni di guerra a Pompei. Rome: L’Erma di Bretschneider. (pp.133, 199-200, figs 312-6, 465)

 

VII.16.10 Pompeii.  Found on 20th Feb 1851.  Oecus (10) on west side of atrium, adjoining the tablinum. Wall painting of Perseus freeing Andromeda. Cut from the wall and taken to Naples Archaeological Museum.  Inventory number 8997. See Prisciandaro, R., 2006. Studio sulle provenienze degli oggetti rinvenuti negli scavi borbonici del regno di Napoli. Naples : Nicola Longobardi.  (p.165). PAH II, 493.

VII.16.10 Pompeii. Found on 20th Feb 1851, in oecus on west side of atrium, adjoining the tablinum.

Wall painting of Perseus freeing Andromeda.

Cut from the wall and taken to Naples Archaeological Museum. Inventory number 8997.

See Pagano, M. and Prisciandaro, R., 2006. Studio sulle provenienze degli oggetti rinvenuti negli scavi borbonici del regno di Napoli.  Naples: Nicola Longobardi. (p.165). PAH II, 493.

 

VII.16.10 Pompeii.  Found on 20th Feb 1851.  Oecus (10) on west side of atrium, adjoining the tablinum. Wall painting the drunken Hercules with Omphale and cupids who are stealing his club. Cut from the wall and taken to Naples Archaeological Museum.  Inventory number 9000. See Prisciandaro, R., 2006. Studio sulle provenienze degli oggetti rinvenuti negli scavi borbonici del regno di Napoli.  Naples : Nicola Longobardi.  (p.165).
PAH II, 493.

VII.16.10 Pompeii. Found on 20th Feb 1851 in oecus on west side of atrium, adjoining the tablinum.

Wall painting the drunken Hercules with Omphale and cupids who are stealing his club.

Cut from the wall and taken to Naples Archaeological Museum. Inventory number 9000.

See Pagano, M. and Prisciandaro, R., 2006. Studio sulle provenienze degli oggetti rinvenuti negli scavi borbonici del regno di Napoli.  Naples: Nicola Longobardi. (p.165). PAH II, 493.

 

VII.16.10 Pompeii. December 2007. Looking south-west across atrium from VII.16.11.

VII.16.10 Pompeii. December 2007. Looking south-west across atrium from VII.16.11.

 

VII.16.10 Pompeii. September 2005. Looking south-west across atrium from VII.16.11. According to Boyce, in a room to the south side of the house was a square niche. Its inside walls were coated with white stucco, “forse per uso di sanctuario o edicolo”, according to the report. He gave the reference PAH, ii, 494, (Feb. 27, 1851).  See Boyce G. K., 1937. Corpus of the Lararia of Pompeii. Rome: MAAR 14. (p.73, no.338)

VII.16.10 Pompeii. September 2005. Looking south-west across atrium from VII.16.11.

According to Boyce, in a room to the south side of the house was a square niche.

Its inside walls were coated with white stucco, “forse per uso di sanctuario o edicolo, according to the report.

He gave the reference PAH, ii, 494, (Feb. 27, 1851)

See Boyce G. K., 1937. Corpus of the Lararia of Pompeii. Rome: MAAR 14. (p.73, no.338)

 

VII.16.10 Pompeii. December 2007. Looking south-west across marble impluvium and puteal in atrium towards tablinum.

VII.16.10 Pompeii. December 2007. Looking south-west across marble impluvium and puteal in atrium towards tablinum.

 

VII.16.10 Pompeii. September 2005. Impluvium and puteal in atrium.

VII.16.10 Pompeii. September 2005. Impluvium and puteal in atrium.

 

 

 

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