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Stabiae, Villa di Arianna or Villa Arianna or Villa di Varano A.

Excavated 1757-1762, 1777-1778, 1950-1962.

 

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Stabiae, Villa Arianna, September 2015. Room 7, mosaic flooring on north side with a door threshold at east end.

Stabiae, Villa Arianna, September 2015. Room 7, mosaic flooring on north side with a door threshold at east end.

 

Stabiae, Villa Arianna, September 2015. Room 7, looking west across mosaic door threshold.

Stabiae, Villa Arianna, September 2015. Room 7, looking west across mosaic door threshold.

 

Stabiae, Villa Arianna, September 2015. Room 7, continuation of mosaic floor.

Stabiae, Villa Arianna, September 2015. Room 7, continuation of mosaic floor, looking south.

 

Stabiae, Villa Arianna, September 2015. Room 7, east wall.

Stabiae, Villa Arianna, September 2015. Room 7, east wall.

 

Stabiae, Villa Arianna, September 2015. Room 7, painted panel from south end of east wall.

Stabiae, Villa Arianna, September 2015. Room 7, painted panel from south end of east wall.

 

Stabiae, Villa Arianna, September 2015. Room 7, south wall.

Stabiae, Villa Arianna, September 2015. Room 7, south wall.

 

Stabiae, Villa Arianna, room 7, woman with a red flabellum (fan used for religious ceremonies).
Now in Naples Archaeological Museum. Inventory number 8933.
See Sampaolo V. and Bragantini I., Eds, 2009. La Pittura Pompeiana. Electa: Verona, p. 467.

Stabiae, Villa Arianna, room 7, woman with a red flabellum (fan used for religious ceremonies).

Now in Naples Archaeological Museum. Inventory number 8933.

See Sampaolo V. and Bragantini I., Eds, 2009. La Pittura Pompeiana. Electa: Verona, p. 467.

 

Stabiae, Villa Arianna, found 15th March 1760. Room 7, two paintings, one of architectural marine landscape and the other a still life with two cuttlefish.
Now in Naples Archaeological Museum. Inventory number 9391.
See Sampaolo V. and Bragantini I., Eds, 2009. La Pittura Pompeiana. Electa: Verona, p. 459.
See Pagano, M. and Prisciandaro, R., 2006. Studio sulle provenienze degli oggetti rinvenuti negli scavi borbonici del regno di Napoli.  Naples: Nicola Longobardi, p. 245.

Stabiae, Villa Arianna, found 15th March 1760. Room 7, two paintings, one of architectural marine landscape and the other a still life with two cuttlefish.

Now in Naples Archaeological Museum. Inventory number 9391.

See Sampaolo V. and Bragantini I., Eds, 2009. La Pittura Pompeiana. Electa: Verona, p. 459.

See Pagano, M. and Prisciandaro, R., 2006. Studio sulle provenienze degli oggetti rinvenuti negli scavi borbonici del regno di Napoli.  Naples: Nicola Longobardi, p. 245.

 

Stabiae, Villa Arianna, found 15th March 1760. Room 7, painting of a seated woman with her hand to her mouth.
Now in Naples Archaeological Museum. Inventory number 9097.
See Sampaolo V. and Bragantini I., Eds, 2009. La Pittura Pompeiana. Electa: Verona, p. 456.
See Pagano, M. and Prisciandaro, R., 2006. Studio sulle provenienze degli oggetti rinvenuti negli scavi borbonici del regno di Napoli.  Naples: Nicola Longobardi, p. 245.

Stabiae, Villa Arianna, found 15th March 1760. Room 7, painting of a seated woman with her hand to her mouth.

Now in Naples Archaeological Museum. Inventory number 9097.

See Sampaolo V. and Bragantini I., Eds, 2009. La Pittura Pompeiana. Electa: Verona, p. 456.

See Pagano, M. and Prisciandaro, R., 2006. Studio sulle provenienze degli oggetti rinvenuti negli scavi borbonici del regno di Napoli.  Naples: Nicola Longobardi, p. 245.

 

Stabiae, Villa Arianna, found 15th March 1760. Room 7, painting of a seated youth with his hand on his head.
Now in Naples Archaeological Museum. Inventory number 9093.
See Sampaolo V. and Bragantini I., Eds, 2009. La Pittura Pompeiana. Electa: Verona, p. 457.
See Pagano, M. and Prisciandaro, R., 2006. Studio sulle provenienze degli oggetti rinvenuti negli scavi borbonici del regno di Napoli.  Naples: Nicola Longobardi, p. 245.

Stabiae, Villa Arianna, found 15th March 1760. Room 7, painting of a seated youth with his hand on his head.

Now in Naples Archaeological Museum. Inventory number 9093.

See Sampaolo V. and Bragantini I., Eds, 2009. La Pittura Pompeiana. Electa: Verona, p. 457.

See Pagano, M. and Prisciandaro, R., 2006. Studio sulle provenienze degli oggetti rinvenuti negli scavi borbonici del regno di Napoli.  Naples: Nicola Longobardi, p. 245.

 

Stabiae, Villa Arianna, found 15th March 1760. Room 7, painting of a seated, older, bearded man.
According to Grasso, he is gazing at the woman in fresco 9097.
Now in Naples Archaeological Museum. Inventory number 9142.
See Sampaolo V. and Bragantini I., Eds, 2009. La Pittura Pompeiana. Electa: Verona, p. 457.
See Pagano, M. and Prisciandaro, R., 2006. Studio sulle provenienze degli oggetti rinvenuti negli scavi borbonici del regno di Napoli.  Naples: Nicola Longobardi, p. 245.

Stabiae, Villa Arianna, found 15th March 1760. Room 7, painting of a seated, older, bearded man.

According to Grasso, he is gazing at the woman in fresco 9097.

Now in Naples Archaeological Museum. Inventory number 9142.

See Sampaolo V. and Bragantini I., Eds, 2009. La Pittura Pompeiana. Electa: Verona, p. 457.

See Pagano, M. and Prisciandaro, R., 2006. Studio sulle provenienze degli oggetti rinvenuti negli scavi borbonici del regno di Napoli.  Naples: Nicola Longobardi, p. 245.

 

Stabiae, Villa Arianna, found 15th March 1760. Room 7, painting of a seated woman combing her hair.
Now in Naples Archaeological Museum. Inventory number 9088.
See Sampaolo V. and Bragantini I., Eds, 2009. La Pittura Pompeiana. Electa: Verona, p. 456.
See Pagano, M. and Prisciandaro, R., 2006. Studio sulle provenienze degli oggetti rinvenuti negli scavi borbonici del regno di Napoli.  Naples: Nicola Longobardi, p. 245.

Stabiae, Villa Arianna, found 15th March 1760. Room 7, painting of a seated woman combing her hair.

Now in Naples Archaeological Museum. Inventory number 9088.

See Sampaolo V. and Bragantini I., Eds, 2009. La Pittura Pompeiana. Electa: Verona, p. 456.

See Pagano, M. and Prisciandaro, R., 2006. Studio sulle provenienze degli oggetti rinvenuti negli scavi borbonici del regno di Napoli.  Naples: Nicola Longobardi, p. 245.

 

Stabiae, Villa Arianna, September 2015. Room 7, painted medallion from east end of south wall.

Stabiae, Villa Arianna, September 2015. Room 7, painted medallion from east end of south wall.

 

Stabiae, Villa Arianna, room 7, painted medallion of young woman from east end of south wall.
Now in Stabia Antiquarium, inventory number 4825.
A matching medallion of a young man was stolen in 1975.
See Gamardo D., Ferrara A., Longobardi L., 1989. Stabiae: Le Ville. Castellamare di Stabia, no. 20, p. 31-2.

Stabiae, Villa Arianna, room 7, painted medallion of young woman from east end of south wall.

Now in Stabia Antiquarium, inventory number 4825.

A matching medallion of a young man was stolen in 1975 and only recently recovered.

See Gamardo D., Ferrara A., Longobardi L., 1989. Stabiae: Le Ville. Castellamare di Stabia, no. 20, p. 31-2.

 

Stabiae, Villa Arianna, September 2015. Room 7, painted central panel from south wall.

Stabiae, Villa Arianna, September 2015. Room 7, painted central panel from south wall.

 

Stabiae, Villa Arianna, September 2015. Room 7, painted panel from west end of south wall.

Stabiae, Villa Arianna, September 2015. Room 7, painted panel from west end of south wall.

 

Stabiae, Villa Arianna, September 2015. Room 7, painted panel from lower west end of south wall.

Stabiae, Villa Arianna, September 2015. Room 7, painted panel from lower west end of south wall

 

Stabiae, Villa Arianna, September 2015. Room 7, copy of painted medallion of a young man from west end of south wall.
The original medallion of a young man was stolen in 1975.
See Gamardo D., Ferrara A., Longobardi L., 1989. Stabiae: Le Ville. Castellamare di Stabia, no. 20, p. 31-2.

Stabiae, Villa Arianna, September 2015. Room 7, copy of painted medallion of a young man from west end of south wall.

The original medallion of a young man was stolen in 1975.

See Gamardo D., Ferrara A., Longobardi L., 1989. Stabiae: Le Ville. Castellamare di Stabia, no. 20, p. 31-2.

 

Stabiae, Villa Arianna, September 2015. Room 7, painted medallion of a young man from west end of south wall.
This original medallion of a young man was stolen in 1975 but recently recovered. 
See Gamardo D., Ferrara A., Longobardi L., 1989. Stabiae: Le Ville. Castellamare di Stabia, no. 20, p. 31-2.
Stabia Antiquarium, inventory number 86726.

Stabiae, Villa Arianna, September 2015. Room 7, painted medallion of a young man from west end of south wall.

This original medallion of a young man was stolen in 1975 but recently recovered.

See Gamardo D., Ferrara A., Longobardi L., 1989. Stabiae: Le Ville. Castellamare di Stabia, no. 20, p. 31-2.

Stabia Antiquarium, inventory number 86726.

 

Stabiae, Villa Arianna, September 2015. Room 7, west wall.

Stabiae, Villa Arianna, September 2015. Room 7, west wall.

 

Stabiae, Villa Arianna, September 2015. Room 7, painted panel from south end of west wall.

Stabiae, Villa Arianna, September 2015. Room 7, painted panel from south end of west wall.

 

Stabiae, Villa Arianna, September 2015. Room 7, detail from painted panel from west wall.

Stabiae, Villa Arianna, September 2015. Room 7, detail from painted panel from west wall.

 

Stabiae, Villa Arianna, September 2015. Room 7, painted panel from north end of west wall.

Stabiae, Villa Arianna, September 2015. Room 7, painted panel from north end of west wall.

 

Stabiae, Villa Arianna, September 2015. Room 7, floor.

Stabiae, Villa Arianna, September 2015. Room 7, floor.

 

Stabiae, Villa Arianna, September 2015. Room 3, looking south from entrance to the triclinium .

Stabiae, Villa Arianna, September 2015. Room 3, looking south from entrance to the triclinium.

On the rear wall the large painting of Bacchus and Ariadne was found, which gave the Villa its name.

 

Stabiae, Villa Arianna, September 2015. Room 3, east wall.

Stabiae, Villa Arianna, September 2015. Room 3, east wall.

 

Stabiae, Villa Arianna, September 2015. Room 3, east wall.
According to the description board, on the left wall the Hippolytus myth, represented by just a sitting female figure seen at the back (perhaps his step-mother Phaedra?) has survived.

Stabiae, Villa Arianna, September 2015. Room 3, east wall.

According to the description board, on the left wall the Hippolytus myth, represented by just a sitting female figure seen at the back (perhaps his step-mother Phaedra?) has survived.

 

Stabiae, Villa Arianna, 1961. Central wall painting of Hippolytus, from the east wall of Triclinium 3.
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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Now in the Stabia Antiquarium, inventory number 2527.

Stabiae, Villa Arianna, 1961. Central wall painting of Hippolytus, from the east wall of Triclinium 3.

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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Now in the Stabia Antiquarium, inventory number 2527.

 

Stabiae, Villa Arianna, found 5th April 1760. Ante camera to room 3, painting of Scylla, brandishing an oar, in the act of striking two men at her feet.
Now in Naples Archaeological Museum. Inventory number 8860. 
See Pagano, M. and Prisciandaro, R., 2006. Studio sulle provenienze degli oggetti rinvenuti negli scavi borbonici del regno di Napoli.  Naples: Nicola Longobardi, p. 245.
See Sampaolo V. and Bragantini I., Eds, 2009. La Pittura Pompeiana. Electa: Verona, p. 452.

Stabiae, Villa Arianna, found 5th April 1760. Ante camera to room 3, painting of Scylla, brandishing an oar, in the act of striking two men at her feet.

Now in Naples Archaeological Museum. Inventory number 8860.

See Pagano, M. and Prisciandaro, R., 2006. Studio sulle provenienze degli oggetti rinvenuti negli scavi borbonici del regno di Napoli.  Naples: Nicola Longobardi, p. 245.

See Sampaolo V. and Bragantini I., Eds, 2009. La Pittura Pompeiana. Electa: Verona, p. 452.

 

Stabiae, Villa Arianna, found 5th April 1760. Ante camera to room 3, painting of still life.
Now in Naples Archaeological Museum. Inventory number 8688. 
See Pagano, M. and Prisciandaro, R., 2006. Studio sulle provenienze degli oggetti rinvenuti negli scavi borbonici del regno di Napoli.  Naples: Nicola Longobardi, p. 245.
See Sampaolo V. and Bragantini I., Eds, 2009. La Pittura Pompeiana. Electa: Verona, p. 451.

Stabiae, Villa Arianna, found 5th April 1760. Ante camera to room 3, painting of still life.

Now in Naples Archaeological Museum. Inventory number 8688.

See Pagano, M. and Prisciandaro, R., 2006. Studio sulle provenienze degli oggetti rinvenuti negli scavi borbonici del regno di Napoli.  Naples: Nicola Longobardi, p. 245.

See Sampaolo V. and Bragantini I., Eds, 2009. La Pittura Pompeiana. Electa: Verona, p. 451.

 

Stabiae, Villa Arianna, found 5th April 1760. Ante camera to room 3, painting of Zeus Ammon.
Now in Naples Archaeological Museum. Inventory number 9545. 
See Pagano, M. and Prisciandaro, R., 2006. Studio sulle provenienze degli oggetti rinvenuti negli scavi borbonici del regno di Napoli.  Naples: Nicola Longobardi, p. 245.
See Sampaolo V. and Bragantini I., Eds, 2009. La Pittura Pompeiana. Electa: Verona, p. 450.

Stabiae, Villa Arianna, found 5th April 1760. Ante camera to room 3, painting of Zeus Ammon.

Now in Naples Archaeological Museum. Inventory number 9545.

See Pagano, M. and Prisciandaro, R., 2006. Studio sulle provenienze degli oggetti rinvenuti negli scavi borbonici del regno di Napoli.  Naples: Nicola Longobardi, p. 245.

See Sampaolo V. and Bragantini I., Eds, 2009. La Pittura Pompeiana. Electa: Verona, p. 450.

 

Stabiae, Villa Arianna, found 30th April 1760. Ante camera to room 3, painting of nereid on a sea horse.
Now in Naples Archaeological Museum. Inventory number 8859. 
See Pagano, M. and Prisciandaro, R., 2006. Studio sulle provenienze degli oggetti rinvenuti negli scavi borbonici del regno di Napoli.  Naples: Nicola Longobardi, p. 245.
See Sampaolo V. and Bragantini I., Eds, 2009. La Pittura Pompeiana. Electa: Verona, p. 449.

Stabiae, Villa Arianna, found 30th April 1760. Ante camera to room 3, painting of nereid on a sea horse.

Now in Naples Archaeological Museum. Inventory number 8859.

See Pagano, M. and Prisciandaro, R., 2006. Studio sulle provenienze degli oggetti rinvenuti negli scavi borbonici del regno di Napoli.  Naples: Nicola Longobardi, p. 245.

See Sampaolo V. and Bragantini I., Eds, 2009. La Pittura Pompeiana. Electa: Verona, p. 449.

 

Stabiae, Villa Arianna, found 5th April 1760. Ante camera to room 3, painting of nereid on a sea panther.
Now in Naples Archaeological Museum. Inventory number 8870. 
See Pagano, M. and Prisciandaro, R., 2006. Studio sulle provenienze degli oggetti rinvenuti negli scavi borbonici del regno di Napoli.  Naples: Nicola Longobardi, p. 245.
See Sampaolo V. and Bragantini I., Eds, 2009. La Pittura Pompeiana. Electa: Verona, p. 449.

Stabiae, Villa Arianna, found 5th April 1760. Ante camera to room 3, painting of nereid on a sea panther.

Now in Naples Archaeological Museum. Inventory number 8870.

See Pagano, M. and Prisciandaro, R., 2006. Studio sulle provenienze degli oggetti rinvenuti negli scavi borbonici del regno di Napoli.  Naples: Nicola Longobardi, p. 245.

See Sampaolo V. and Bragantini I., Eds, 2009. La Pittura Pompeiana. Electa: Verona, p. 449.

 

Stabiae, Villa Arianna, September 2015. Room 3, painted panel from zoccolo at south end of east wall.

Stabiae, Villa Arianna, September 2015. Room 3, painted panel from zoccolo at south end of east wall.

 

Stabiae, Villa Arianna, May 2010. Room 3, south wall. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.
The central painting shows Dionysus just arrived at Naxos, where he lovingly glimpses Ariadne asleep.

Stabiae, Villa Arianna, May 2010. Room 3, south wall. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

The central painting shows Dionysus just arrived at Naxos, where he lovingly glimpses Ariadne asleep.

 

Villa Arianna, April 2005. Room 3, the grand triclinium, with painted decoration in IV Style. Photo courtesy of Michael Binns.

Villa Arianna, April 2005. Room 3, the grand triclinium, with painted decoration in IV Style.

Photo courtesy of Michael Binns.

 

Stabiae, Villa Arianna, May 2010. Room 3, central wall painting on south wall in triclinium. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

Stabiae, Villa Arianna, May 2010.

Room 3, central wall painting on south wall in triclinium. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

Stabiae, Villa Arianna, September 2015. Room 3, detail of central wall painting on south wall in triclinium.

Stabiae, Villa Arianna, September 2015. Room 3, detail of central wall painting on south wall in triclinium.

 

Stabiae, Villa Arianna, September 2015. Room 3, painted panel from west end of south wall.

Stabiae, Villa Arianna, September 2015. Room 3, painted panel from west end of south wall.

 

Stabiae, Villa Arianna, September 2015. Room 3, painted panel from below mask painting on west end of south wall.

Stabiae, Villa Arianna, September 2015.

Room 3, painted panel from below mask painting on west end of south wall.

 

Stabiae, Villa Arianna, September 2015. Room 3, painted figure from zoccolo under mask panel at west end of south wall.

Stabiae, Villa Arianna, September 2015.

Room 3, painted figure from zoccolo under mask panel at west end of south wall.

 

Stabiae, Villa Arianna, September 2015. Room 3, west wall.

Stabiae, Villa Arianna, September 2015. Room 3, west wall.

According to the description board, on the west wall all that remains is part of the body of the nymph Ambrosia, pertaining to the Licurgus’ folly mythological theme.

 

Stabiae, Villa Arianna, September 2015. Room 3, west wall.

Stabiae, Villa Arianna, September 2015. Room 3, west wall.

 

Stabiae, Villa Arianna, found 4th April 1760. Ante camera to room 3, zoccolo, painting of discus thrower.
Now in Naples Archaeological Museum. Inventory number 9053. 
See Pagano, M. and Prisciandaro, R., 2006. Studio sulle provenienze degli oggetti rinvenuti negli scavi borbonici del regno di Napoli.  Naples: Nicola Longobardi, p. 245.
See Sampaolo V. and Bragantini I., Eds, 2009. La Pittura Pompeiana. Electa: Verona, p. 450.

Stabiae, Villa Arianna, found 4th April 1760. Ante camera to room 3, zoccolo, painting of discus thrower.

Now in Naples Archaeological Museum. Inventory number 9053.

See Pagano, M. and Prisciandaro, R., 2006. Studio sulle provenienze degli oggetti rinvenuti negli scavi borbonici del regno di Napoli.  Naples: Nicola Longobardi, p. 245.

See Sampaolo V. and Bragantini I., Eds, 2009. La Pittura Pompeiana. Electa: Verona, p. 450.

 

Stabiae, Villa Arianna, September 2015. Room 3, painted panel on south end of west wall.

Stabiae, Villa Arianna, September 2015. Room 3, painted panel on south end of west wall.

 

Stabiae, Villa Arianna, September 2015. Room 3, detail from painted panel.

Stabiae, Villa Arianna, September 2015. Room 3, detail from painted panel.

 

Stabiae, Villa Arianna, April 2005. Room 3, panel with painted mask. Photo courtesy of Michael Binns.

Stabiae, Villa Arianna, April 2005. Room 3, panel with painted mask.

Photo courtesy of Michael Binns.

 

Stabiae, Villa Arianna, September 2015. Room 3, west wall, remains of central panel.

Stabiae, Villa Arianna, September 2015. Room 3, west wall, remains of central panel.

According to the description board, on the right wall all that remains is part of the body of the nymph Ambrosia, also pertaining to the Licurgus’ folly mythological theme.

 

Stabiae, Villa Arianna, September 2015. Room 3, remains of painted panel on north side of central painting on west wall.

Stabiae, Villa Arianna, September 2015. Room 3, remains of painted panel on north side of central painting on west wall.

 

Stabiae, Villa Arianna, September 2015. Room 3, painted panel from zoccolo of west wall.

Stabiae, Villa Arianna, September 2015. Room 3, painted panel from zoccolo of west wall.

 

Stabiae, Villa Arianna, September 2015. Room 3, painted panel from zoccolo of west wall.

Stabiae, Villa Arianna, September 2015. Room 3, painted panel from zoccolo of west wall.

 

Stabiae, Villa Arianna, September 2015. Description board showing photo of the painting of Zeus in the guise of an eagle abducting Ganymede, from the west wall.

Stabiae, Villa Arianna, September 2015.

Description board showing photo of the painting of Zeus in the guise of an eagle abducting Ganymede, from the west wall.

 

Stabiae, Villa Arianna, September 2015. Room 3, west wall.

Stabiae, Villa Arianna, September 2015. Room 3, west wall.

 

Stabiae, Villa Arianna, September 2015. Room 3, painting of Zeus abducting Ganymede.

Stabiae, Villa Arianna, September 2015. Room 3, painting of Zeus abducting Ganymede.

 

Stabiae, Villa Arianna, September 2015. Room 3, north-west corner.

Stabiae, Villa Arianna, September 2015. Room 3, looking south from north end of west wall. 

 

Stabiae, Villa Arianna, May 2010. Room 3, description board. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

Stabiae, Villa Arianna, May 2010. Room 3, description board. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

Stabiae, Villa Arianna, September 2015. Room 3, floor.

Stabiae, Villa Arianna, September 2015. Room 3, floor from north-east corner.

 

Stabiae, Villa Arianna, September 2015. Room 3, looking towards remains of zoccolo at north end of east wall.

Stabiae, Villa Arianna, September 2015. Room 3, looking towards remains of zoccolo at north end of east wall.

 

Stabiae, Villa Arianna, September 2015. Room 3, detail of zoccolo at north end of east wall.

Stabiae, Villa Arianna, September 2015. Room 3, detail of zoccolo at north end of east wall.

 

Stabiae, Villa Arianna, September 2015. Room 3, description board showing reconstructed ceiling.

Stabiae, Villa Arianna, September 2015. Room 3, description board showing part of reconstructed ceiling.

 

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