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IX.3.15 Pompeii. House of Philocalus.

Excavated 1871.

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IX.3.15 Pompeii.  Entrance.

IX.3.15 Pompeii. May 2005. Entrance.

 

IX.3.15 Pompeii. March 2009. Entrance doorway. On the pilaster between entrances 14/15, on the left of this entrance doorway, there was a painting of Mercury and Minerva which is now destroyed.
See Fröhlich, T., 1991, Lararien und Fassadenbilder in den Vesuvstädten.  Mainz: von Zabern.  (F62: p.331).
According to Fiorelli, Mercury carried a purse and Minerva was armed with a helmet, shield and lance.
See Fiorelli, G., (1875). Descrizione di Pompei, (p.396).
See Pappalardo, U., 2001. La Descrizione di Pompei per Giuseppe Fiorelli (1875). Napoli: Massa Editore. (p.146)

IX.3.15 Pompeii. March 2009. Entrance doorway.

On the pilaster between entrances 14/15, on the left of this entrance doorway, there was a painting of Mercury and Minerva which is now destroyed.

See Fröhlich, T., 1991, Lararien und Fassadenbilder in den Vesuvstädten.  Mainz: von Zabern.  (F62: p.331).

According to Fiorelli, Mercury carried a purse and Minerva was armed with a helmet, shield and lance.

See Fiorelli, G., (1875). Descrizione di Pompei, (p.396).

See Pappalardo, U., 2001. La Descrizione di Pompei per Giuseppe Fiorelli (1875). Napoli: Massa Editore. (p.146).

 

IX.3.15 Pompeii. March 2009. Room 1, entrance corridor, looking north. According to Fiorelli, “This house was preceded by a long open corridor, at the end of which was the latrine sheltered by a roof.  The entrance door to the atrium was here, it had an impluvium and puteal, on the west side of which was a cubiculum and a room, used perhaps as a tablinum. 
Nearby was the corridor, having to the left another spacious cubiculum, from where, mounting two steps, one went into an oecus. Both the oecus and the corridor exited onto the portico, which surrounded the garden area.  This portico supported by ten columns, with a masonry pluteus joining them, was later closed on the north side, to give place to a windowed triclinium, preceded by a storeroom, and by the hearth which was against the latrine.  On the south side there were an exedra, a cubiculum, and a spacious room, these resulted from the breaking down of walls that existed here before.” 
See Fiorelli, G., (1875). Descrizione di Pompei, (p.396).
See Pappalardo, U., 2001. La Descrizione di Pompei per Giuseppe Fiorelli (1875). Napoli: Massa Editore. (p.146)
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IX.3.15 Pompeii. March 2009. Room 1, entrance corridor, looking north.

According to Fiorelli, “This house was preceded by a long open corridor, at the end of which was the latrine sheltered by a roof.

The entrance door to the atrium was here, it had an impluvium and puteal, on the west side of which was a cubiculum and a room, used perhaps as a tablinum.

Nearby was the corridor, having to the left another spacious cubiculum, from where, mounting two steps, one went into an oecus. Both the oecus and the corridor exited onto the portico, which surrounded the garden area.

This portico supported by ten columns, with a masonry pluteus joining them, was later closed on the north side, to give place to a windowed triclinium, preceded by a storeroom, and by the hearth which was against the latrine.

On the south side there were an exedra, a cubiculum, and a spacious room, these resulted from the breaking down of walls that existed here before.”

See Fiorelli, G., (1875). Descrizione di Pompei, (p.396).

See Pappalardo, U., 2001. La Descrizione di Pompei per Giuseppe Fiorelli (1875). Napoli: Massa Editore. (p.146)

 

IX.3.15 Pompeii.  March 2009.  Room 1.  White marble  in corridor floor

IX.3.15 Pompeii. March 2009. Room 1. white marble in corridor floor.

 

IX.3.15 Pompeii.  March 2009.   Room 1.  Recess under the stairs of IX.3.16.

IX.3.15 Pompeii. March 2009. Room 1, recess under the stairs of IX.3.16. 

 

IX.3.15 Pompeii.  May 2005.

IX.3.15 Pompeii. May 2005. Looking north.

 

IX.3.15 Pompeii.  March 2009.  Room 1.  Recess under stairs.

IX.3.15 Pompeii. March 2009. Room 1, recess under stairs.

 

IX.3.15 Pompeii.  March 2009.  Room 1. Entrance corridor, leading to atrium. On the right is an entrance to the latrine.

IX.3.15 Pompeii. March 2009.

Room 1, entrance corridor, leading to atrium. On the right is an entrance to the latrine.

 

IX.3.15 Pompeii.  March 2009.   Latrine on right hand side, at end of entrance corridor.

IX.3.15 Pompeii. March 2009.  

Latrine on right hand side, at end of entrance corridor.

 

IX.3.15 Pompeii. March 2009. Room 2, atrium, looking northerly towards the doorway to the corridor. Mau described the wall decoration as being a simple scheme. It was of a yellow zoccolo, the middle zone of the walls being white, and a purple/violet frieze.

IX.3.15 Pompeii. March 2009. Room 2, atrium, looking northerly towards the doorway to the corridor.

Mau described the wall decoration as being a simple scheme.

It was of a yellow zoccolo, the middle zone of the walls being white, and a purple/violet frieze.

 

IX.3.15 Pompeii.  March 2009.  Room 2.   Remains of impluvium, and puteal.

IX.3.15 Pompeii. March 2009. Room 2, remains of impluvium, and puteal.

 

IX.3.15 Pompeii.  March 2009.  Room 2.  Remains of impluvium.

IX.3.15 Pompeii. March 2009. Room 2, remains of impluvium.

 

IX.3.15 Pompeii. March 2009. Room 2, west side of atrium, with doorways to rooms 3 and 4.

IX.3.15 Pompeii. March 2009. Room 2, west side of atrium, with doorways to rooms 3 and 4.

 

IX.3.15 Pompeii.  March 2009.   Door to room 3.

IX.3.15 Pompeii. March 2009. Doorway to room 3.

 

IX.3.15 Pompeii.  March 2009.   Room 3.

IX.3.15 Pompeii. March 2009. Room 3, west wall.

 

IX.3.15 Pompeii.  March 2009.   Room 3. West wall.

IX.3.15 Pompeii. March 2009. Room 3, west wall.

 

IX.3.15 Pompeii.  March 2009.   Room 3. South wall.

IX.3.15 Pompeii. March 2009. Room 3, south wall.

 

 

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