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VIII.3.14 Pompeii. Casa della Regina Carolina or House of Queen Caroline.

Excavated 1809, 1812, 1818, 1826 and 1839.

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According to Gell -

In the year 1818, Queen Caroline instituted an excavation in the street which runs from the south-east angle of the Forum towards the theatre.

On removing the new soil, about eighteen inches in thickness, a skeleton was discovered, scarcely covered with the volcanic matter, being ten feet above the ancient pavement.

This individual had secured 860 silver, 42 bronze, and 8 small imperial gold coins, which were found with the skeleton, wrapped in a cloth.

The pictures represented in the following plates (from the left ala) are from this excavation; but the frequent wettings they have undergone, to freshen the colours for the observation of the curious, have loosened great part of the fresco from the wall, until few traces remain for future revival.”

See Gell, W. and Gandy, J., 1852.  Pompeiana: Third Edition.  London: Bohn. (p.189)

 

VIII.3.14 Pompeii. September 2005. Entrance doorway and south wall of fauces.

VIII.3.14 Pompeii. September 2005. Entrance doorway and south wall of fauces.

 

VIII.3.14 Pompeii. May 2005. Looking west along entrance fauces to atrium.

VIII.3.14 Pompeii. May 2005. Looking west along entrance fauces to atrium.

 

VIII.3.14 Pompeii. September 2005. Looking west across atrium. According to Fiorelli, the roof of the atrium was held up by the pilasters, between which was a pluteus (wall) enclosing the impluvium in the centre. Eschebach counted 11 pilasters.
See Pappalardo, U., 2001. La Descrizione di Pompei per Giuseppe Fiorelli (1875). Napoli: Massa Editore. (p.124)
See Eschebach, L., 1993. Gebäudeverzeichnis und Stadtplan der antiken Stadt Pompeji. Köln: Böhlau. (p.365)

VIII.3.14 Pompeii. September 2005. Looking west across atrium.

According to Fiorelli, the roof of the atrium was held up by the pilasters, between which was a pluteus (wall) enclosing the impluvium in the centre.

Eschebach counted 11 pilasters.

See Pappalardo, U., 2001. La Descrizione di Pompei per Giuseppe Fiorelli (1875). Napoli: Massa Editore. (p.124)

See Eschebach, L., 1993. Gebäudeverzeichnis und Stadtplan der antiken Stadt Pompeji. Köln: Böhlau. (p.365)

 

VIII.3.14 Pompeii. September 2005. Impluvium in atrium.

VIII.3.14 Pompeii. September 2005. Impluvium in atrium.

 

VIII.3.14 Pompeii. September 2005. Steps to upper floor in south-east corner of atrium. On the extreme left is the doorway to the kitchen, latrine and small storeroom.

VIII.3.14 Pompeii. September 2005. Steps to upper floor in south-east corner of atrium.

On the extreme left is the doorway to the kitchen, latrine and small storeroom.

 

VIII.3.14 Pompeii. September 2005. Looking south in kitchen towards small storeroom. The latrine is on the extreme right of the photo.

VIII.3.14 Pompeii. September 2005.

Looking south in kitchen towards small storeroom. The latrine is on the extreme right of the photo.

 

VIII.3.14 Pompeii. September 2005. North wall of kitchen with niche.
According to Boyce, in the north wall was an arched niche. Its floor was a projecting tile, its walls were coated with white stucco outlined with red stripes.  See Boyce G. K., 1937. Corpus of the Lararia of Pompeii. Rome: MAAR 14. (p.75, no.353)

VIII.3.14 Pompeii. September 2005. North wall of kitchen with niche.

According to Boyce, in the north wall was an arched niche.

Its floor was a projecting tile, its walls were coated with white stucco outlined with red stripes.

See Boyce G. K., 1937. Corpus of the Lararia of Pompeii. Rome: MAAR 14. (p.75, no.353)

 

VIII.3.14 Pompeii. September 2005. Looking west across south side of atrium. On the left would be the oecus, ala, and then doorway to triclinium.  According to Helbig, in the left ala would have been paintings of uncertain local deities (no.965), Busts (nos.557 and 1421f) and a wall painting of Perseus and Andromeda (no.1191)
See Helbig, W., 1868. Wandgemälde der vom Vesuv verschütteten Städte Campaniens. Leipzig: Breitkopf und Härtel. (nos.965,557, 1421f and 1191)
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VIII.3.14 Pompeii. September 2005. Looking west across south side of atrium.

On the left would be the oecus, ala, and then doorway to triclinium.

According to Helbig, in the left ala would have been paintings of uncertain local deities (no.965),

Busts (nos.557 and 1421f) and a wall painting of Perseus and Andromeda (no.1191)

See Helbig, W., 1868. Wandgemälde der vom Vesuv verschütteten Städte Campaniens. Leipzig: Breitkopf und Härtel. (nos.965, 557, 1421f and 1191)

 

VIII.3.14 Pompeii. Left Ala. 1875 drawing of painting of deities found here. According to Gell, a male figure, whose head is surrounded with rays, reclines upon a seat. Before him appears a female, bearing a wand and purple peplum. Between them is Hymen, whose head is encircled with a wreath. He has a torch in one hand, in the other a branch of palm. 
It would be difficult to say precisely what persons the painter has here intended to represent. The palm branch is possibly symbolic of the victory of Cupid over the goddess of chastity.  See Gell W and Gandy J, 1872. Pompeiana. London: Chatto and Windus. p. 104-5, pl. 42. See Schefold, K., 1957. Die Wände Pompejis. Berlin: De Gruyter. p. 221. See Helbig, W., 1868. Wandgemälde der vom Vesuv verschütteten Städte Campaniens. Leipzig: Breitkopf und Härtel. (no. 965)

VIII.3.14 Pompeii. Left Ala. 1875 drawing of painting of deities found here.

According to Gell, a male figure, whose head is surrounded with rays, reclines upon a seat.

Before him appears a female, bearing a wand and purple peplum.

Between them is Hymen, whose head is encircled with a wreath.

He has a torch in one hand, in the other a branch of palm.

It would be difficult to say precisely what persons the painter has here intended to represent.

The palm branch is possibly symbolic of the victory of Cupid over the goddess of chastity.

See Gell W and Gandy J, 1872. Pompeiana. London: Chatto and Windus. p. 104-5, pl. 42.

See Schefold, K., 1957. Die Wände Pompejis. Berlin: De Gruyter. p. 221.

See Helbig, W., 1868. Wandgemälde der vom Vesuv verschütteten Städte Campaniens. Leipzig: Breitkopf und Härtel. (no. 965)

 

VIII.3.14 Pompeii. Left Ala. 1875 drawing of painting of Perseus and Andromeda.
According to Gell, this, without doubt, represents Perseus, after having liberated Andromeda, and petrified the sea-monster, to which she had been exposed. 
The wings upon his head and feet; 
The head of the Gorgon Medusa, held behind him, lest by its view the beholder should be turned to stone; 
The harpe, or two-pointed, scythe-like, adamantine sword, he received from Vulcan; 
All clearly point out the son of Jupiter and Danae.
Andromeda wears a pink or white tunic, with a blue peplum.
See Gell W and Gandy J, 1872. Pompeiana. London: Chatto and Windus. p. 105, pl. 43.
See Schefold, K., 1957. Die Wände Pompejis. Berlin: De Gruyter. p. 221. See Helbig, W., 1868. Wandgemälde der vom Vesuv verschütteten Städte Campaniens. Leipzig: Breitkopf und Härtel. (no.1191)

VIII.3.14 Pompeii. Left Ala. 1875 drawing of painting of Perseus and Andromeda.

According to Gell, this, without doubt, represents Perseus, after having liberated Andromeda, and petrified the sea-monster, to which she had been exposed.

The wings upon his head and feet;

The head of the Gorgon Medusa, held behind him, lest by its view the beholder should be turned to stone;

The harpe, or two-pointed, scythe-like, adamantine sword, he received from Vulcan;

All clearly point out the son of Jupiter and Danae.

Andromeda wears a pink or white tunic, with a blue peplum.

See Gell W and Gandy J, 1872. Pompeiana. London: Chatto and Windus. p. 105, pl. 43.

See Schefold, K., 1957. Die Wände Pompejis. Berlin: De Gruyter. p. 221.

See Helbig, W., 1868. Wandgemälde der vom Vesuv verschütteten Städte Campaniens. Leipzig: Breitkopf und Härtel. (no.1191)

 

VIII.3.14 Pompeii. September 2005. Looking south in oecus.

VIII.3.14 Pompeii. September 2005. Looking south in oecus.

 

VIII.3.14 Pompeii. September 2005. Looking north-west across atrium.

VIII.3.14 Pompeii. September 2005. Looking north-west across atrium.

 

VIII.3.14 Pompeii. September 2005. Looking west across atrium towards tablinum/exedra.

VIII.3.14 Pompeii. September 2005. Looking west across atrium towards tablinum/exedra.

 

VIII.3.14 Pompeii. September 2005. Looking west from atrium to doorway to triclinium, on left. In the corner of the triclinium, the remains of the ancient stairs to upper floor can be seen. According to Fiorelli, they would have been in communication with the upper floor of the house next-door.
See Pappalardo, U., 2001. La Descrizione di Pompei per Giuseppe Fiorelli (1875). Napoli: Massa Editore. (p.124)

VIII.3.14 Pompeii. September 2005. Looking west from atrium to doorway to triclinium, on left.

In the corner of the triclinium, the remains of the ancient stairs to upper floor can be seen.

According to Fiorelli, they would have been in communication with the upper floor of the house next-door.

See Pappalardo, U., 2001. La Descrizione di Pompei per Giuseppe Fiorelli (1875). Napoli: Massa Editore. (p.124)

 

VIII.3.14 Pompeii. September 2005. Threshold or sill of doorway to triclinium.

VIII.3.14 Pompeii. September 2005. Threshold or sill of doorway to triclinium.

 

VIII.3.14 Pompeii. September 2005. Looking west into tablinum/exedra.

VIII.3.14 Pompeii. September 2005. Looking west into tablinum/exedra.

 

VIII.3.14 Pompeii. September 2005. Looking south along west side of atrium.

VIII.3.14 Pompeii. September 2005. Looking south along west side of atrium.

 

VIII.3.14 Pompeii. September 2005.  Looking south across west side of garden. According to Boyce, in a cubiculum located on the north side of the tablinum, in the south wall is a semicircular, vaulted niche. The inside walls of the niche were coated with yellow stucco like the walls of the room, its floor was a marble slab. Fiorelli called it “una nicchia per qualche simulacro di deità”.
See Boyce G. K., 1937. Corpus of the Lararia of Pompeii. Rome: MAAR 14. (p.75, no.352) 
See Pappalardo, U., 2001. La Descrizione di Pompei per Giuseppe Fiorelli (1875). Napoli: Massa Editore. (p.124)

VIII.3.14 Pompeii. September 2005.  Looking south across west side of garden.

According to Boyce, in a cubiculum located on the north side of the tablinum, in the south wall was a semicircular, vaulted niche.

The inside walls of the niche were coated with yellow stucco like the walls of the room, its floor was a marble slab.

Fiorelli called it “una nicchia per qualche simulacro di deità”.

See Boyce G. K., 1937. Corpus of the Lararia of Pompeii. Rome: MAAR 14. (p.75, no.352)

See Pappalardo, U., 2001. La Descrizione di Pompei per Giuseppe Fiorelli (1875). Napoli: Massa Editore. (p.124)

 

VIII.3.14 Pompeii. September 2005. West side of garden with doorway to small room or cupboard on west side of cubiculum. At the rear of the wheelbarrows are steps to an upper floor.

VIII.3.14 Pompeii. September 2005.

West side of garden with doorway to small room or cupboard on west side of cubiculum.

At the rear of the wheelbarrows are steps to an upper floor.

 

 

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