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VIII.2.3 Pompeii. Casa di Championnet II.

Linked to VIII.2.4 and VIII.2.5. First excavated 1808.

 

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VIII.2.3 Pompeii. December 2005. Entrance doorway, looking south.

VIII.2.3 Pompeii. December 2005. Entrance doorway, looking south.

 

VIII.2.3 Pompeii. May 2018. Vestibule flooring, black and white mosaic. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

VIII.2.3 Pompeii. May 2018. Entrance corridor flooring, black and white mosaic. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

VIII.2.3 Pompeii. c.1930. Looking north across entrance corridor towards entrance doorway.
See Blake, M., (1930). The pavements of the Roman Buildings of the Republic and Early Empire. Rome, MAAR, 8, (p.109 & Pl.28, tav.4).

VIII.2.3 Pompeii. c.1930. Looking north across entrance corridor towards entrance doorway.

See Blake, M., (1930). The pavements of the Roman Buildings of the Republic and Early Empire. Rome, MAAR, 8, (p.109 & Pl.28, tav.4).

 

VIII.2.3 Pompeii. August 1832 watercolour sketches by C-A. Questel.
The one on the lower right is from the entrance corridor.
The wording above reads – Maison contiguë a celle dite de Championnet. 
The top two mosaics would appear to be from Villa of Diomedes, however according to PPM, the atrium flooring in this house also had a black background with regular rows of large white stones, and the edge consisting of a large white band.
See Charles-Auguste Questel (1807-1888) Voyage en Italie et Sicile. Août 1831 - novembre 1832, p. 43/120.
INHA identifiant numérique : NUM MS 512. Document placé sous « Licence Ouverte / Open Licence » Etalab

VIII.2.3 Pompeii. August 1832 watercolour sketches by C-A. Questel.

The one on the lower right is from the entrance corridor.

The wording above reads – Maison contiguë à celle dite de Championnet.

The top two mosaics would appear to be from Villa of Diomedes, however according to PPM, the atrium flooring in this house also had a black background with regular rows of large white stones, and the edge consisting of a large white band.

See Charles-Auguste Questel (1807-1888) Voyage en Italie et Sicile. Août 1831 - novembre 1832, p. 43/120.

INHA identifiant numérique : NUM MS 512. Document placé sous « Licence OuverteOpen Licence » Etalab 

 

VIII.2.3 Pompeii.

Painting of entrance corridor, atrium and tablinum floor mosaics by Hans Georg Skovgaard.

See Staub Gierow M., 2008. Pompejanische Kopien aus Dänemark. Roma: L'Erma di Bretschneider, no. 252 p. 210.

 

Motiv|: Grundriss der nördlichen Partie des Hauses mit detaillierten Widergaben einzelner Pavimente.

Die Pavimente des Vestibulums a, des Atriums b, des Cubiculums c und der Ala e werden von Skovgaard ahnlich wie von Zahn wieder gegeben.

Blouet, dessen Kopie in Travaux et Envois abgebildet wird, beschränkt sich auf eine Grundrisszeichnung mit flüchtig angedeuteten Pavimentdekorationen im Vestibulum und Tablinum. Duban zeichnet auf seinem, ebenfalls in Travaux et Envois gezeigten Grundriss die Felderrahmungen in einigen Räumen und das Emblem des Tablinumbelags. Die von Skovgaard wiedergegebenen Mosaikschwellen lassen sich mit wenigen Ausnahmen überprüfen: Diejenige in der Öffnung zum Cubiculum f ist heute teilweise erhalten, und hier stimmt die Kopie mit dem Original uberein; die mit eleganten geometrischen und vegatabilen Ornamenten geschmückte Schwelle in der AlaÖffnung unterscheidet sich von der Zahnschen Überlieferung und ist heute gänzlich verlorengegangen; Gleiches gilt für diejenigen in den beiden Öffnungen zum Tablinum.: Das Emblem in der Mitte des Tablinumspaviments zwar heute auch vollkommen zerstört, aber hier deuten auch die skizzenhaften Zeichnungen Blouets und Dubans auf zumindest eine ähnlich gestaltete Gliederung in vier quadratische, jeweils von einem geometrisch

See Staub Gierow M., 2008. Pompejanische Kopien aus Dänemark. Roma: L'Erma di Bretschneider, no. 252 p. 210.

 

(translation)

Motif|: Floor plan of the northern part of the house with detailed presentations of individual floors.

The flooring of vestibule a, atrium b, cubiculum c and ala e are reproduced by Skovgaard in a similar way to Zahn.

Blouet, whose copy is reproduced in Travaux et Envois, confines himself to a floor plan with cursorily suggested floor decorations in the vestibule and tablinum.

Duban draws the outlines in some rooms and the emblema of the tablinum covering on his floor plan, also shown in Travaux et Envois.

The mosaic thresholds reproduced by Skovgaard can be verified with a few exceptions:

- the one in the opening to the cubiculum f is partially preserved today, and here the copy agrees with the original; 

- the threshold in the ala opening, decorated with elegant geometric and vegetable decorations, differs from Zahn's version and is completely lost today;

- the same applies to those in the two openings to the tablinum.

Although the emblema in the centre of the tablinum flooring is also completely destroyed today, the sketchy drawings by Blouet and Duban indicate at least a similarly designed division into four square sections, each of which is surrounded by a geometric design.

VIII.2.3 Pompeii. Painting of entrance corridor, atrium and tablinum floor mosaics by Hans Georg Skovgaard.

See Staub Gierow M., 2008. Pompejanische Kopien aus Dänemark. Roma: L'Erma di Bretschneider, no. 252 p. 210.

 

VIII.2.3 Pompeii. April 2019. Looking south across impluvium in atrium, and across tablinum to peristyle.
Photo courtesy of Rick Bauer.

VIII.2.3 Pompeii. April 2019. Looking south across impluvium in atrium, and across tablinum to peristyle. Photo courtesy of Rick Bauer.

 

VIII.2.3 Pompeii. May 2018. Looking south across impluvium in atrium, and across tablinum to peristyle. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

VIII.2.3 Pompeii. May 2018. Looking south across impluvium in atrium, and across tablinum to peristyle. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

VIII.2.3 Pompeii. December 2005. Looking south across atrium towards tablinum and peristyle.

VIII.2.3 Pompeii. December 2005. Looking south across atrium towards tablinum and peristyle.

 

VIII.2.3 Pompeii. 1968. Looking south across impluvium in atrium towards tablinum and 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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VIII.2.3 Pompeii. 1968. Looking south across impluvium in atrium towards tablinum and 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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VIII.2.3 Pompeii. May 2018. Remains of impluvium in atrium. Looking east. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

VIII.2.3 Pompeii. May 2018. Remains of impluvium in atrium. Looking east. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

VIII.2.3 Pompeii. December 2005. Impluvium in atrium.

VIII.2.3 Pompeii. December 2005. Impluvium in atrium.

 

VIII.2.3 Pompeii. October 2020.Looking north across impluvium in atrium. Photo courtesy of Klaus Heese.

VIII.2.3 Pompeii. October 2020. Looking north across impluvium in atrium. Photo courtesy of Klaus Heese.

 

VIII.2.3 Pompeii. April 2019. Looking north across atrium to entrance doorway, in centre.
Photo courtesy of Rick Bauer.

VIII.2.3 Pompeii. April 2019. Looking north across atrium to entrance doorway, in centre. Photo courtesy of Rick Bauer.

 

VIII.2.3 Pompeii.  Looking north across atrium to entrance.

VIII.2.3 Pompeii. December 2005. Looking north across atrium to entrance doorway.

 

VIII.2.3 Pompeii. May 2018. Rooms on north side of atrium.
Doorway to cubiculum, on left, entrance corridor, cubiculum on east of entrance corridor, and to cubiculum in north-east corner on east side of atrium, on right.
Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

VIII.2.3 Pompeii. May 2018. Rooms on north side of atrium.

Doorway to cubiculum, on left, entrance corridor, cubiculum on east of entrance corridor, and to cubiculum in north-east corner on east side of atrium, on right. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

VIII.2.3 Pompeii. May 2018. Doorway to cubiculum, on west side, (left) of entrance corridor. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

VIII.2.3 Pompeii. May 2018. Doorway to cubiculum, on west side, (left) of entrance corridor. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

VIII.2.3 Pompeii. December 2005. Doorway to cubiculum on west of entrance corridor.

VIII.2.3 Pompeii. December 2005. Doorway to cubiculum on west of entrance corridor.

 

VIII.2.3 Pompeii. May 2018. Doorway to cubiculum on east of entrance corridor, on left, and doorway to cubiculum on east side of atrium, on right. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

VIII.2.3 Pompeii. May 2018.

Doorway to cubiculum on east of entrance corridor, on left, and doorway to cubiculum in north-east corner on east side of atrium, on right.

Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

VIII.2.3 Pompeii. October 2020. Doorway to cubiculum on east of entrance corridor.
Photo courtesy of Klaus Heese.

VIII.2.3 Pompeii. October 2020.

Doorway to cubiculum on east of entrance corridor. Photo courtesy of Klaus Heese.

 

VIII.2.3 Pompeii. December 2005. Doorway to cubiculum on east of entrance corridor.

VIII.2.3 Pompeii. December 2005. Doorway to cubiculum on east of entrance corridor.

 

VIII.2.3 Pompeii. May 2018. Looking towards west wall and north-west corner of cubiculum on east side of entrance corridor. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

VIII.2.3 Pompeii. May 2018.

Looking towards west wall and north-west corner of cubiculum on east side of entrance corridor. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

VIII.2.3 Pompeii. May 2018. Looking towards north wall and north-east corner of cubiculum on east side of entrance corridor. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

VIII.2.3 Pompeii. May 2018.

Looking towards north wall and north-east corner of cubiculum on east side of entrance corridor. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

VIII.2.3 Pompeii. October 2020. Mosaic flooring in cubiculum on east side of entrance corridor. 
Photo courtesy of Klaus Heese.

VIII.2.3 Pompeii. October 2020.

Mosaic flooring in cubiculum on east side of entrance corridor. Photo courtesy of Klaus Heese.

 

VIII.2.3 Pompeii. May 2018. Mosaic flooring in cubiculum on east side of entrance corridor. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

VIII.2.3 Pompeii. May 2018. Mosaic flooring in cubiculum on east side of entrance corridor. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

VIII.2.3 Pompeii. May 2018. Looking east into cubiculum in north-east corner on east side of atrium. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

VIII.2.3 Pompeii. May 2018. Looking east into cubiculum in north-east corner on east side of atrium. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

VIII.2.3 Pompeii. December 2005. Doorway to cubiculum in north-east corner on east side of atrium.

VIII.2.3 Pompeii. December 2005. Doorway to cubiculum in north-east corner on east side of atrium.

 

VIII.2.3 Pompeii. May 2018. Looking east in ala on east side of atrium. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

VIII.2.3 Pompeii. May 2018. Looking east in ala on east side of atrium. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

VIII.2.3 Pompeii. December 2005. Ala on east side of atrium.

VIII.2.3 Pompeii. December 2005. Ala on east side of atrium.

According to PPM, the mosaic floor in this room would have been with a black background inset with white rows of tiles surrounded by a white border.

The threshold of the room, no longer conserved, was drawn by Zahn and showed a rich decoration with flower/leaves elements.

 

VIII.2.1 Pompeii. Watercolour sketch of mosaic threshold and possibly its floor, by J.B.C. Lesueur.
See also H. Roux, above.
See Lesueur, Jean-Baptiste Ciceron. Voyage en Italie de Jean-Baptiste Ciceron Lesueur (1794-1883), pl. 39.
See Book on INHA reference INHA NUM PC 15469 (04)  « Licence Ouverte / Open Licence » Etalab

VIII.2.3 Pompeii. Watercolour sketch of mosaic threshold and its floor, by J. B. C. Lesueur.

See also H. Roux, in VIII.2.1 (pt.3).

According to the painting by Skovgaard, on the left would be the atrium black floor with inset white stone, edged with a white border with a narrow black line.

The doorway threshold would have been inset into a black floor, followed by a narrow white line.

See Lesueur, Jean-Baptiste Ciceron. Voyage en Italie de Jean-Baptiste Ciceron Lesueur (1794-1883), pl. 39.

See Book on INHA reference INHA NUM PC 15469 (04)  « Licence OuverteOpen Licence » Etalab

 

VIII.2.3 Pompeii. Drawing by Zahn, of three mosaics from this house.
The one at the left shows the threshold of the ala on the east side of the atrium.
The threshold on the right, showing meanders, is from an unknown room in this house.
Zahn also attributes the central mosaic to this house.
See Zahn, W., 1852. Die schönsten Ornamente und merkwürdigsten Gemälde aus Pompeji, Herkulanum und Stabiae: III. Berlin: Reimer, pl. XXXIX.

VIII.2.3 Pompeii. Pre-October 1852. Drawing by Zahn, of three mosaics from this house.

According to Zahn - the one at the left shows the threshold of the ala on the east side of the atrium –

(According to the painting by Skovgaard, the ala threshold is different).

According to Zahn - the threshold on the right, showing meanders, is from an unknown room in this house.

Zahn also attributes the central mosaic to this house (9 designs x 15 designs).

See Zahn, W., 1852. Die schönsten Ornamente und merkwürdigsten Gemälde aus Pompeji, Herkulanum und Stabiae: III. Berlin: Reimer, pl. XXXIX.

 

VIII.2.3 Pompeii. Mosaic in centre of floor, according to Zahn it is from VIII.2.3. 
Mosaic floor, now in Naples Museum.

VIII.2.3 Pompeii. Mosaic in centre of floor, according to Zahn it is from VIII.2.3.

Mosaic floor, now in Naples Museum. (9 designs x 16 designs).

 

VIII.2.3 Pompeii. 27th March 2013. Photograph by Thomas Crognier of mosaic in Naples Museum.
Photo ©Villa Diomedes Project, Image database, http://villadiomede.huma-num.fr/bdd/images/602

VIII.2.3 Pompeii. 27th March 2013. Photograph by Thomas Crognier of mosaic in Naples Museum.

Photo ©Villa Diomedes Project, Image database, http://villadiomede.huma-num.fr/bdd/images/602

 

VIII.2.3 Pompeii. Pre 1808. Drawing by Casanova of mosaic floor.
See Gli ornati delle pareti ed i pavimenti delle stanze dell'antica Pompei incisi in rame: parte II, 1808 and 1838.

VIII.2.3 Pompeii. Pre 1808.

Drawing by Casanova of mosaic floor, (14 designs x 16 designs) which may or may not be from this house.

See Gli ornati delle pareti ed i pavimenti delle stanze dell'antica Pompei incisi in rame: parte II, 1808 and 1838.

 

VIII.2.3 Pompeii. May 2018. Doorway into room in south-east corner of atrium.
Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

VIII.2.3 Pompeii. May 2018. Doorway into room in south-east corner of atrium. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

VIII.2.3 Pompeii. December 2005. Looking across atrium to room in south-east corner.

VIII.2.3 Pompeii. December 2005. Looking across atrium to room in south-east corner.

 

VIII.2.3 Pompeii. c.1930. Decorated mosaic from cubiculum in south-east corner of atrium, according to Pernice “cubiculum f”.
DAIR 41.279. Photo © Deutsches Archäologisches Institut, Abteilung Rom, Arkiv.
See Pernice, E.  1938. Pavimente und Figürliche Mosaiken: Die Hellenistische Kunst in Pompeji, Band VI. Berlin: de Gruyter, (tav. 45.5-6, above.)

VIII.2.3 Pompeii. c.1930. Decorated mosaic from cubiculum in south-east corner of atrium, according to Pernice “cubiculum f”.

DAIR 41.279. Photo © Deutsches Archäologisches Institut, Abteilung Rom, Arkiv.

See Pernice, E.  1938. Pavimente und Figürliche Mosaiken: Die Hellenistische Kunst in Pompeji, Band VI. Berlin: de Gruyter, (tav. 45.5-6, above.)

 

VIII.2.3 Pompeii. May 2018. Looking south-east across open tablinum. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

VIII.2.3 Pompeii. May 2018. Looking south-east across open tablinum. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

VIII.2.3 Pompeii. December 2005. Looking south to open tablinum, and through to peristyle.

VIII.2.3 Pompeii. December 2005. Looking south to open tablinum, and through to peristyle.

 

VIII.2.3 Pompeii. October 2020. Looking north-west from tablinum across atrium. Photo courtesy of Klaus Heese.

VIII.2.3 Pompeii. October 2020. Looking north-west from tablinum across atrium. Photo courtesy of Klaus Heese.

 

VIII.2.3 Pompeii. October 2020. Looking north-east from tablinum across atrium. Photo courtesy of Klaus Heese.

VIII.2.3 Pompeii. October 2020. Looking north-east from tablinum across atrium. Photo courtesy of Klaus Heese.

 

VIII.2.3 Pompeii. May 2018. Marble threshold across north end of tablinum, joining to atrium. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

VIII.2.3 Pompeii. May 2018. Marble threshold across north end of tablinum, joining to atrium. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

VIII.2.3 Pompeii. May 2018. Detail of remains of tablinum threshold. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

VIII.2.3 Pompeii. May 2018. Detail of remains of tablinum step. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

VIII.2.3 Pompeii. May 2018. Looking south across tablinum, on left, and corridor to rear peristyle, on right. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

VIII.2.3 Pompeii. May 2018.

Looking south across tablinum, on left, and corridor to rear peristyle, on right. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

VIII.2.3 Pompeii. December 2005. West wall of tablinum, corridor to peristyle, and west wall of atrium in north-west corner.

VIII.2.3 Pompeii. December 2005. West wall of tablinum, corridor to peristyle, and west wall of atrium in north-west corner.

 

VIII.2.3 Pompeii. April 2019. Looking south across peristyle garden. Photo courtesy of Rick Bauer.

VIII.2.3 Pompeii. April 2019. Looking south across peristyle garden. Photo courtesy of Rick Bauer.

 

VIII.2.3 Pompeii. December 2018. Looking south across peristyle garden. Photo courtesy of Aude Durand.

VIII.2.3 Pompeii. December 2018. Looking south across peristyle garden. Photo courtesy of Aude Durand.

 

VIII.2.3 Pompeii. May 2018. Looking south across peristyle garden. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

VIII.2.3 Pompeii. May 2018. Looking south across peristyle garden. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

VIII.2.3 Pompeii. December 2005. Looking south across peristyle garden.
According to Jashemski, this peristyle garden, was enclosed on four sides by a portico supported by fourteen columns.  Off the north-west corner of the peristyle was a small room which Mazois and Fiorelli call a sacrarium. 
At the rear, there was a terrace. See Jashemski, W. F., 1993. The Gardens of Pompeii, Volume II: Appendices. New York: Caratzas. (p.205)

VIII.2.3 Pompeii. December 2005. Looking south across peristyle garden.

According to Jashemski, this peristyle garden, was enclosed on four sides by a portico supported by fourteen columns. 

Off the north-west corner of the peristyle was a small room which Mazois and Fiorelli call a sacrarium.

At the rear, there was a terrace.

See Jashemski, W. F., 1993. The Gardens of Pompeii, Volume II: Appendices. New York: Caratzas. (p.205)

 

VIII.2.3 Pompeii. May 2018. Looking south along west portico of peristyle. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

VIII.2.3 Pompeii. May 2018. Looking south along west portico of peristyle. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

VIII.2.3 Pompeii. May 2018. Cistern mouth on south portico in south-west corner of peristyle garden. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

VIII.2.3 Pompeii. May 2018. Cistern mouth on south portico in south-west corner of peristyle garden. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

VIII.2.3 Pompeii. October 2020. Looking south-east towards east portico of peristyle garden. Photo courtesy of Klaus Heese.

VIII.2.3 Pompeii. October 2020. Looking south-east towards east portico of peristyle garden. Photo courtesy of Klaus Heese.

 

VIII.2.3 Pompeii. May 2018. Looking south across east portico of peristyle garden. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

VIII.2.3 Pompeii. May 2018. Looking south across east portico of peristyle garden. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

VIII.2.3 Pompeii. May 2018. Gutter in south-east corner of peristyle. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

VIII.2.3 Pompeii. May 2018. Gutter in south-east corner of peristyle. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

VIII.2.3 Pompeii. May 2018. Detail from south-east corner of peristyle garden. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

VIII.2.3 Pompeii. May 2018. Detail from south-east corner of peristyle garden. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

VIII.2.3 Pompeii. May 2018. 
Looking towards north-west corner of peristyle garden with doorway to small room, on right. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

VIII.2.3 Pompeii. May 2018.

Looking towards north-west corner of peristyle garden with doorway to small room, on right. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

VIII.2.3 Pompeii. May 2018. Doorway to small room in north-west corner of peristyle. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

VIII.2.3 Pompeii. May 2018. Doorway to small room in north-west corner of peristyle. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

VIII.2.3 Pompeii. December 2005. Small room on north-west corner of the peristyle.  According to Boyce, off the north-west corner of the peristyle opened a small room which Mazois and Fiorelli called the lararium. See Boyce G. K., 1937. Corpus of the Lararia of Pompeii. Rome: MAAR 14. (p.74, no.342)

VIII.2.3 Pompeii. December 2005. Small room on north-west corner of the peristyle. 

According to Boyce, off the north-west corner of the peristyle opened a small room which Mazois and Fiorelli called the lararium.

See Boyce G. K., 1937. Corpus of the Lararia of Pompeii. Rome: MAAR 14. (p.74, no.342)

 

VIII.2.3 Pompeii. October 2020. Looking south-west across peristyle garden from north-east corner. Photo courtesy of Klaus Heese.

VIII.2.3 Pompeii. October 2020. Looking south-west across peristyle garden from north-east corner. Photo courtesy of Klaus Heese.

 

VIII.2.3 Pompeii. May 2018. Looking across peristyle garden from north-east corner. 
Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

VIII.2.3 Pompeii. May 2018. Looking across peristyle garden from north-east corner. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

VIII.2.3 Pompeii. April 2018. Looking north-east across peristyle towards tablinum, and atrium.
Photo courtesy of Ian Lycett-King. 
Use is subject to Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License v.4 International.

VIII.2.3 Pompeii. April 2018. Looking north-east across peristyle towards tablinum, and atrium. Photo courtesy of Ian Lycett-King.

Use is subject to Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License v.4 International.

 

VIII.2.3 Pompeii. April 2018. Looking towards east side of atrium, and north-east corner of peristyle. Photo courtesy of Ian Lycett-King. Use is subject to Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License v.4 International.

VIII.2.3 Pompeii. April 2018. Looking towards east side of atrium, and north-east corner of peristyle. Photo courtesy of Ian Lycett-King.

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VIII.2.3 Pompeii. May 2018. Looking north towards room in north-east corner of peristyle garden.
On the right of this room is a passageway leading to VIII.2.4. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.
According to the plan by Mazois and Breton, this “passageway” was in fact, steps to the upper floor.
See Mazois, F., 1824. Les Ruines de Pompei : Second Partie. Paris: Firmin Didot, p.61, (part of. Pl. XXI).
See Breton, Ernest. 1855. Pompeia, decrite et dessine : Seconde édition. Paris, Baudry. p.340-341 (part of plan on p.340).

VIII.2.3 Pompeii. May 2018. Looking north towards room in north-east corner of peristyle garden.

On the right of this room is a passageway leading to VIII.2.4. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

According to the plan by Mazois and Breton, this “passageway” was in fact, steps to the upper floor.

See Mazois, F., 1824. Les Ruines de Pompei : Second Partie. Paris: Firmin Didot, p.61, (part of. Pl. XXI).

See Breton, Ernest. 1855. Pompeia, decrite et dessine : Seconde édition. Paris, Baudry. p.340-341 (part of plan on p.340).

 

VIII.2.3 Pompeii. October 2020. Looking east across north portico, across VIII.2.5 towards corridor leading towards VIII.2.7 and rear. 
Photo courtesy of Klaus Heese.

VIII.2.3 Pompeii. October 2020.

Looking east across north portico, across VIII.2.5 towards corridor leading towards VIII.2.7 and rear.

Photo courtesy of Klaus Heese.

 

VIII.2.3 Pompeii. May 2018. Looking north-east across rear of VIII.2.5, towards west wall of VIII.2.6 from north-east corner of peristyle. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

VIII.2.3 Pompeii. May 2018.

Looking north-east across rear of VIII.2.5, towards west wall of VIII.2.6 from north-east corner of peristyle. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

VIII.2.3/5 Pompeii. October 2020. Looking west across rear of VIII.2.5 towards north portico of peristyle of VIII.2.3.
Photo courtesy of Klaus Heese.

VIII.2.3/5 Pompeii. October 2020.

Looking west across rear of VIII.2.5 towards north portico of peristyle of VIII.2.3. Photo courtesy of Klaus Heese.

 

VIII.2.3 Pompeii. May 2018. Looking north-west from rear of VIII.2.5, across north portico of peristyle, at rear of tablinum. 
Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

VIII.2.3 Pompeii. May 2018.

Looking north-west from rear of VIII.2.5, across north portico of peristyle, at rear of tablinum. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

VIII.2.3 Pompeii. May 2018. Passageway leading north from north-east corner of peristyle. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

VIII.2.3 Pompeii. May 2018.

Passageway, or steps to an upper floor, leading north from north-east corner of peristyle. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

VIII.2.3 Pompeii. May 2018. Looking east at north end of passageway leading north from north-east corner of peristyle. 
Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

VIII.2.3 Pompeii. May 2018. Looking south from north end of passageway. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

VIII.2.3 Pompeii. May 2018. North end of passageway, looking west towards turn to south. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

VIII.2.3 Pompeii. May 2018. North end of passageway, looking west towards turn to south. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

VIII.2.3 Pompeii. May 2018. Passageway turning to north and leading to VIII.2.4. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

VIII.2.3 Pompeii. May 2018. Passageway turning to north and leading to VIII.2.4. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

VIII.2.3 Pompeii. May 2018. Small room at end of corridor, looking through doorway towards east wall and south-east corner. 
Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

VIII.2.3 Pompeii. May 2018.

Small room at end of passageway, looking through doorway towards east wall and south-east corner. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

VIII.2.1-3 Pompeii. 1824. Drawing of mosaic from one of the rooms in the two houses of VIII.2.1 and VIII.2.3. 
See Mazois, F., 1824. Les Ruines de Pompei: Second Partie. Paris: Firmin Didot. (p. 61, Plate XX fig 2)
According to Mazois, this mosaic was attributed to the plans of the houses at VIII.2.1 and VIII.2.3.
However, he also attributed this mosaic to the centre of the tablinum of VI.2.16 –
“In the centre of the room would have been an emblema with four-petalled rosette set in a square with border of triangles.”
See Carratelli, G. P., 1990-2003. Pompei: Pitture e Mosaici. IV. Roma: Istituto della enciclopedia italiana, (p. 209).
See Mazois, F., 1824. Les Ruines de Pompei : Second Partie. Paris: Firmin Didot, p.61, pl. XX fig II and p.69, pl. XXIV.

VIII.2.1-3 Pompeii. 1824. Drawing of mosaic from one of the rooms in the two houses of VIII.2.1 and VIII.2.3.

See Mazois, F., 1824. Les Ruines de Pompei: Second Partie. Paris: Firmin Didot. (p. 61, Plate XX fig 2)

According to Mazois, this mosaic was attributed to the plans of the houses at VIII.2.1 and VIII.2.3.

However, he also attributed this mosaic to the centre of the tablinum of VI.2.16 –

“In the centre of the room would have been an emblema with four-petalled rosette set in a square with border of triangles.”

See Carratelli, G. P., 1990-2003. Pompei: Pitture e Mosaici. IV. Roma: Istituto della enciclopedia italiana, (p. 209).

See Mazois, F., 1824. Les Ruines de Pompei : Second Partie. Paris: Firmin Didot, p.61, pl. XX fig II and p.69, pl. XXIV.

 

VIII.2.1-3 Pompeii. 
Drawings of details of mosaics, possibly from one of the rooms in the two linked houses of VIII.2.1 and VIII.2.3, by Jacques Hittorff.
See Hittorff, Jacques Ignace (1792-1867). Carnet de dessins (14), pl. 3.
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VIII.2.1-3 Pompeii.

Drawings of details of mosaics, possibly from one of the rooms in the two houses of VIII.2.1 and VIII.2.3, by Jacques Hittorff.

See Hittorff, Jacques Ignace (1792-1867). Carnet de dessins (14), pl. 3.

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VIII.2.1-3 Pompeii. Pre-1842. Drawings of mosaics by Zahn from several houses.
According to Zahn - for the most part, these are from a house near to the Basilica, between the House of Championnet and the Curia.
Other than the central (red) mosaic which was from the entrance corridor at VII.4.31 and the red square mosaic, on the right, from VIII.2.13.
See Zahn, W., 1842-44. Die schönsten Ornamente und merkwürdigsten Gemälde aus Pompeji, Herkulanum und Stabiae: II. Berlin: Reimer, taf. 96.

VIII.2.1-3 Pompeii. Pre-1842. Drawings of mosaics by Zahn from several houses.

According to Zahn - for the most part, these are from a house near to the Basilica, between the House of Championnet and the Curia.

Other than the central (red) mosaic which was from the entrance corridor at VII.4.31 and the red square mosaic, on the right, from VIII.2.13.

See Zahn, W., 1842-44. Die schönsten Ornamente und merkwürdigsten Gemälde aus Pompeji, Herkulanum und Stabiae: II. Berlin: Reimer, taf. 96.

 

VIII.2.3 Pompeii. Composite, with key, of the painting of the floor plan by Skovgaard and the paintings of mosaics by Zahn.
Comparing the drawing of the plan of this house by Skovgaard and the mosaic paintings by Zahn and numbering both, shows -
1: The mosaic from the entrance fauces/corridor.
2: The mosaic from the threshold to the ala, (different to that as shown by Zahn).
3: The mosaic from the threshold of the cubiculum in the south-east corner of the atrium.
4: The mosaic from the threshold of the cubiculum in the north-east corner of the atrium.
5: The mosaic from the threshold of the cubiculum in the north-west corner of the atrium.
6: The mosaic from the threshold of the corridor on the west side of the tablinum, may be the one seen, at the top right next to the one above.
7: The mosaic from the north threshold of the tablinum.
8: The mosaic from the south threshold of the tablinum.
See Zahn, W., 1842-44. Die schönsten Ornamente und merkwürdigsten Gemälde aus Pompeji, Herkulanum und Stabiae: II. Berlin: Reimer, taf. 96.
See Staub Gierow M., 2008. Pompejanische Kopien aus Dänemark. Roma: L'Erma di Bretschneider, no. 252 p. 210.

VIII.2.3 Pompeii. Composite, with key, of the painting of the floor plan by Skovgaard and the paintings of mosaics by Zahn.

Comparing the drawing of the plan of this house by Skovgaard and the mosaic paintings by Zahn and numbering both, shows -

1: The mosaic from the entrance fauces/corridor.

2: The mosaic from the threshold to the ala, (different to that as shown by Zahn).

3: The mosaic from the threshold of the cubiculum in the south-east corner of the atrium.

4: The mosaic from the threshold of the cubiculum in the north-east corner of the atrium.

5: The mosaic from the threshold of the cubiculum in the north-west corner of the atrium.

6: The mosaic from the threshold of the corridor on the west side of the tablinum, may be the one seen, at the top right next to the one above.

7: The mosaic from the north threshold of the tablinum.

8: The mosaic from the south threshold of the tablinum.

See Zahn, W., 1842-44. Die schönsten Ornamente und merkwürdigsten Gemälde aus Pompeji, Herkulanum und Stabiae: II. Berlin: Reimer, taf. 96.

See Staub Gierow M., 2008. Pompejanische Kopien aus Dänemark. Roma: L'Erma di Bretschneider, no. 252 p. 210.

 

VIII.2.1-3 Pompeii. Unnamed and undated drawings of various mosaics, by Chenavard. 
See Chenavard, Antoine-Marie (1787-1883) et al. Voyage d'Italie, croquis Tome 3, pl. 101.
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Comparing these paintings with the floor plan painted by Skovgaard suggests many of these may be from VIII.2.1-3 -
Top row – 
Left - from the south side of the Exedra or Tablinum, VIII.2.3.
Centre left – possibly from cubiculum in south-east corner of atrium, VIII.2.3.
Centre right – threshold from cubiculum in the north-west corner of the atrium, VIII.2.3.
Right – threshold from cubiculum in the north-east corner of the atrium, VIII.2.3.
Centre row – 
Left, from the border of the impluvium in the atrium of VIII.2.3.
Centre left, vestibule/entrance corridor of VIII.2.3.
Centre right, mosaic from the threshold to the ala, VIII.2.3.
(According to Mazois – from either VIII.2.1 or VIII.2.3, (See Mazois, F., 1824. Les Ruines de Pompei : Second Partie. Paris : Firmin Didot, pl. XL.).
Right, possible emblema from Tablinum or Exedra of VIII.2.3 as shown by Skovgaard, but here described as “atrium”.
Lower row –
Left – unknown.
Centre left, top – described as from “atrium”, probably from border around impluvium in VIII.2.1. See sketches by Hittorff, Lesueur amd Duban in VII.2.1.
Centre left, lower – very similar to mosaic from south side of Exedra of VIII.2.3?
Centre right, unknown.
Right, unknown - similar mosaics, but with differing tower patterns, are in II.4.6, VI.1.7/25, VIII.3.8, VIII.4.15.

VIII.2.1-3 Pompeii. Unnamed and undated drawings of various mosaics, by Chenavard.

See Chenavard, Antoine-Marie (1787-1883) et al. Voyage d'Italie, croquis Tome 3, pl. 101.

INHA Identifiant numérique : NUM MS 703 (3). See Book on INHA

Document placé sous « Licence OuverteOpen Licence » Etalab   

Comparing these paintings with the floor plan painted by Skovgaard suggests many of these may be from VIII.2.1-3 -

Top row –

Left - from the south side of the Exedra or Tablinum, VIII.2.3.

Centre left – possibly from cubiculum in south-east corner of atrium, VIII.2.3.

Centre right – threshold from cubiculum in the north-west corner of the atrium, VIII.2.3.

Right – threshold from cubiculum in the north-east corner of the atrium, VIII.2.3.

Centre row –

Left, from the border of the impluvium in the atrium of VIII.2.3.

Centre left, vestibule/entrance corridor of VIII.2.3.

Centre right, mosaic from the threshold to the ala, VIII.2.3.

(According to Mazois – from either VIII.2.1 or VIII.2.3, (See Mazois, F., 1824. Les Ruines de Pompei : Second Partie. Paris : Firmin Didot, pl. XL.).

Right, possible emblema from Tablinum or Exedra of VIII.2.3 as shown by Skovgaard, but here described as “atrium”.

Lower row –

Left – unknown.

Centre left, top – described as from “atrium”, probably from border around impluvium in VIII.2.1. See sketches by Hittorff, Lesueur amd Duban in VII.2.1.

Centre left, lower – very similar to mosaic from south side of Exedra of VIII.2.3?

Centre right - unknown.

Right - unknown - similar mosaics, but with differing tower patterns, are in II.4.6, VI.1.7/25, VIII.3.8, VIII.4.15.

 

VIII.2.1 Pompeii. 
According to the writing, this is a drawing/watercolour of the mosaic flooring from the Exedra of the House of Championnet.
No location found yet. 
See Lesueur, Jean-Baptiste Ciceron. Voyage en Italie de Jean-Baptiste Ciceron Lesueur (1794-1883), pl. 41.
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VIII.2.3 Pompeii.

According to the writing, this is a drawing/watercolour of the mosaic flooring from the Exedra of the House of Championnet.

According to Skovgaard’s floor plan painting (below) –

it would appear to be the central emblema from the tablinum and a threshold from the tablinum.  

See Lesueur, Jean-Baptiste Ciceron. Voyage en Italie de Jean-Baptiste Ciceron Lesueur (1794-1883), pl. 41.

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VIII.2.3 Pompeii. Painting of entrance corridor, atrium and tablinum floor mosaics by Hans Georg Skovgaard.

This painting is also seen near the entrance fauces/ corridor, above.

See Staub Gierow M., 2008. Pompejanische Kopien aus Dänemark. Roma: L'Erma di Bretschneider, no. 252 p. 210.

 

Motiv|: Grundriss der nördlichen Partie des Hauses mit detaillierten Widergaben einzelner Pavimente.

Die Pavimente des Vestibulums a, des Atriums b, des Cubiculums c und der Ala e werden von Skovgaard ahnlich wie von Zahn wieder gegeben.

Blouet, dessen Kopie in Travaux et Envois abgebildet wird, beschränkt sich auf eine Grundrisszeichnung mit flüchtig angedeuteten Pavimentdekorationen im Vestibulum und Tablinum. Duban zeichnet auf seinem, ebenfalls in Travaux et Envois gezeigten Grundriss die Felderrahmungen in einigen Räumen und das Emblem des Tablinumbelags. Die von Skovgaard wiedergegebenen Mosaikschwellen lassen sich mit wenigen Ausnahmen überprüfen: Diejenige in der Öffnung zum Cubiculum f ist heute teilweise erhalten, und hier stimmt die Kopie mit dem Original uberein; die mit eleganten geometrischen und vegatabilen Ornamenten geschmückte Schwelle in der AlaÖffnung unterscheidet sich von der Zahnschen Überlieferung und ist heute gänzlich verlorengegangen; Gleiches gilt für diejenigen in den beiden Öffnungen zum Tablinum.: Das Emblem in der Mitte des Tablinumspaviments zwar heute auch vollkommen zerstört, aber hier deuten auch die skizzenhaften Zeichnungen Blouets und Dubans auf zumindest eine ähnlich gestaltete Gliederung in vier quadratische, jeweils von einem geometrisch

See Staub Gierow M., 2008. Pompejanische Kopien aus Dänemark. Roma: L'Erma di Bretschneider, no. 252 p. 210.

 

(translation)

Motif|: Floor plan of the northern part of the house with detailed presentations of individual floors.

The flooring of vestibule a, atrium b, cubiculum c and ala e are reproduced by Skovgaard in a similar way to Zahn.

Blouet, whose copy is reproduced in Travaux et Envois, confines himself to a floor plan with cursorily suggested floor decorations in the vestibule and tablinum.

Duban draws the outlines in some rooms and the emblema of the tablinum covering on his floor plan, also shown in Travaux et Envois.

The mosaic thresholds reproduced by Skovgaard can be verified with a few exceptions:

- the one in the opening to the cubiculum f is partially preserved today, and here the copy agrees with the original;  

- the threshold in the ala opening, decorated with elegant geometric and vegetable decorations, differs from Zahn's version and is completely lost today;

- the same applies to those in the two openings to the tablinum.

Although the emblema in the centre of the tablinum flooring is also completely destroyed today, the sketchy drawings by Blouet and Duban indicate at least a similarly designed division into four square sections, each of which is surrounded by a geometric design.

 

 

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