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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 24, vestibule and entrance doorway leading to the atrium from the porticoed courtyard. Looking north-west.

Stabiae, Villa Arianna, September 2015.

Room 24, vestibule and entrance doorway leading to the atrium from the porticoed courtyard.

Looking north-west.

 

Stabiae, Villa Arianna, September 2015. Room 24, west wall of vestibule.

Stabiae, Villa Arianna, September 2015. Room 24, west wall of vestibule.

 

Stabiae, Villa Arianna, September 2015. Room 24, east wall of vestibule.

Stabiae, Villa Arianna, September 2015. Room 24, east wall of vestibule.

 

Stabiae, Villa Arianna, September 2015. Room 24, looking north across the atrium towards room 18, the tablinum.

Stabiae, Villa Arianna, September 2015. Room 24, looking north across the atrium towards room 18, the tablinum.

 

Stabiae, Villa Arianna, May 2010. Room 24, looking south towards the porticoed courtyard (not yet excavated) across the atrium. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

Stabiae, Villa Arianna, May 2010. Room 24, looking south towards the porticoed courtyard (not yet excavated) across the atrium.

Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

Villa Arianna, 1976. Looking south across impluvium in atrium, towards entrance doorway. 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. J76f0526
According to Wilhelmina, “This magnificent villa, located on the ridge of Varano to the west of the Villa of the Pastore, was explored by tunnelling from 1757 to 1761, and a plan was drawn by Weber. The villa was then partially excavated in 1950. Only three columns of the peristyle, which was in front of the atrium, have been  excavated, but the entire peristyle and surrounding rooms are shown on Weber’s plan dated 1760.”
See Jashemski, W. F., 1993. The Gardens of Pompeii, Volume II: Appendices. New York: Caratzas, (p.308)

Stabiae, Villa Arianna, 1976. Looking south across impluvium in atrium, towards doorway leading to porticoed courtyard.  

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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According to Wilhelmina,

“This magnificent villa, located on the ridge of Varano to the west of the Villa of the Pastore, was explored by tunnelling from 1757 to 1761, and a plan was drawn by Weber. The villa was then partially excavated in 1950. Only three columns of the peristyle, which was in front of the atrium, have been excavated, but the entire peristyle  and surrounding rooms are shown on Weber’s plan dated 1760.”

See Jashemski, W. F., 1993. The Gardens of Pompeii, Volume II: Appendices. New York: Caratzas, (p.308) 

 

Stabiae, Villa Arianna, September 2015. Room 24, south wall in south-east corner.

Stabiae, Villa Arianna, September 2015. Room 24, south wall in south-east corner.

 

Stabiae, Villa Arianna, September 2015. Room 24, south wall in south-west corner.

Stabiae, Villa Arianna, September 2015. Room 24, south wall in south-west corner.

 

Stabiae, Villa Arianna, 1968. Room 24, painted wall in south-west corner of atrium. 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. Jmis0098

Stabiae, Villa Arianna, 1968. Room 24, painted wall in south-west corner of atrium. 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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Stabiae, Villa Arianna, 1968. Room 24, detail from west wall of atrium. 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. Jmis0099

Stabiae, Villa Arianna, 1968. Room 24, detail from west wall of atrium. 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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Stabiae, Villa Arianna, 1976. Room 24, looking towards south-west corner of atrium. Photo by Stanley A. Jashemski.   Behind the wall in the south-west corner would be Room 44.
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. J76f0524

Stabiae, Villa Arianna, 1976. Room 24, looking towards south-west corner of atrium. Photo by Stanley A. Jashemski.  

Behind the wall in the south-west corner would be Room 44.

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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Stabiae, Villa Arianna, May 2010. Room 24, description board. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

Stabiae, Villa Arianna, May 2010. Room 24, description board. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

Stabiae, Villa Arianna, found 26th September 1761. Atrium, two fragments of wall painting of the sack of Troy.
Now in Naples Archaeological Museum. Inventory number 9893. 
See Sampaolo V. and Bragantini I., Eds, 2009. La Pittura Pompeiana. Electa: Verona, p. 446.

Stabiae, Villa Arianna, found 26th September 1761. Atrium, two fragments of wall painting of the sack of Troy.

Now in Naples Archaeological Museum. Inventory number 9893.

See Sampaolo V. and Bragantini I., Eds, 2009. La Pittura Pompeiana. Electa: Verona, p. 446.

 

Stabiae, Villa Arianna, found 18th September 1761. Atrium, wall painting of elegantly dressed woman with mirror.
Now in Naples Archaeological Museum. Inventory number 9525. 
See Sampaolo V. and Bragantini I., Eds, 2009. La Pittura Pompeiana. Electa: Verona, p. 446.

Stabiae, Villa Arianna, found 18th September 1761. Atrium, wall painting of elegantly dressed woman with mirror.

Now in Naples Archaeological Museum. Inventory number 9525.

See Sampaolo V. and Bragantini I., Eds, 2009. La Pittura Pompeiana. Electa: Verona, p. 446.

 

Stabiae, Villa Arianna, found 18th September 1761. Atrium, wall painting of Athena/Minerva.
Now in Naples Archaeological Museum. Inventory number 9527. 
See Sampaolo V. and Bragantini I., Eds, 2009. La Pittura Pompeiana. Electa: Verona, p. 445.

Stabiae, Villa Arianna, found 18th September 1761. Atrium, wall painting of Athena/Minerva.

Now in Naples Archaeological Museum. Inventory number 9527.

See Sampaolo V. and Bragantini I., Eds, 2009. La Pittura Pompeiana. Electa: Verona, p. 445.

 

Stabiae, Villa Arianna, found 17th September 1761. Atrium, wall painting of two river divinities.
Now in Naples Archaeological Museum. Inventory number 8885. 
See Sampaolo V. and Bragantini I., Eds, 2009. La Pittura Pompeiana. Electa: Verona, p. 445.

Stabiae, Villa Arianna, found 17th September 1761. Atrium, wall painting of two river divinities.

Now in Naples Archaeological Museum. Inventory number 8885.

See Sampaolo V. and Bragantini I., Eds, 2009. La Pittura Pompeiana. Electa: Verona, p. 445.

 

Stabiae, Villa Arianna, atrium, pastiche of wall painting fragments.
Now in Naples Archaeological Museum. Inventory number 9883. 
See Sampaolo V. and Bragantini I., Eds, 2009. La Pittura Pompeiana. Electa: Verona, p. 444.

Stabiae, Villa Arianna, atrium, pastiche of wall painting fragments.

Now in Naples Archaeological Museum. Inventory number 9883.

See Sampaolo V. and Bragantini I., Eds, 2009. La Pittura Pompeiana. Electa: Verona, p. 444.

 

Stabiae, Villa Arianna, atrium, pastiche of wall painting fragments.
Now in Naples Archaeological Museum. Inventory number 9896. 
See Sampaolo V. and Bragantini I., Eds, 2009. La Pittura Pompeiana. Electa: Verona, p. 444.

Stabiae, Villa Arianna, atrium, pastiche of wall painting fragments.

Now in Naples Archaeological Museum. Inventory number 9896.

See Sampaolo V. and Bragantini I., Eds, 2009. La Pittura Pompeiana. Electa: Verona, p. 444.

 

Stabiae, Villa Arianna, found 5th September 1761. Atrium, wall painting of flying couple.
Now in Naples Archaeological Museum. Inventory number 9136. 
See Sampaolo V. and Bragantini I., Eds, 2009. La Pittura Pompeiana. Electa: Verona, p. 443.

Stabiae, Villa Arianna, found 5th September 1761. Atrium, wall painting of flying couple.

Now in Naples Archaeological Museum. Inventory number 9136.

See Sampaolo V. and Bragantini I., Eds, 2009. La Pittura Pompeiana. Electa: Verona, p. 443.

 

Stabiae, Villa Arianna, found 18th September 1761. Atrium, wall painting of grotesque of objects in metallic style.
Now in Naples Archaeological Museum. Inventory number 9758.
See Sampaolo V. and Bragantini I., Eds, 2009. La Pittura Pompeiana. Electa: Verona, p. 442.

Stabiae, Villa Arianna, found 18th September 1761. Atrium, wall painting of grotesque of objects in metallic style.

Now in Naples Archaeological Museum. Inventory number 9758.

See Sampaolo V. and Bragantini I., Eds, 2009. La Pittura Pompeiana. Electa: Verona, p. 442.

 

Stabiae, Villa Arianna, found 18th September 1761. Atrium, wall painting of Helios?
Now in Naples Archaeological Museum. Inventory number 8839.
See Sampaolo V. and Bragantini I., Eds, 2009. La Pittura Pompeiana. Electa: Verona, p. 441.

Stabiae, Villa Arianna, found 18th September 1761. Atrium, wall painting of Helios?

Now in Naples Archaeological Museum. Inventory number 8839.

See Sampaolo V. and Bragantini I., Eds, 2009. La Pittura Pompeiana. Electa: Verona, p. 441.

 

Stabiae, Villa Arianna, found September 1761. Atrium, wall painting of a candelabra topped with a cista (sacred utensil container).
The cista, used primarily in Dionysian rites, contains a rhyton and kantharos, with the sacred vine leaf to the right, all symbols of the god.
Now in Naples Archaeological Museum. Inventory number 9943. 
See Sampaolo V. and Bragantini I., Eds, 2009. La Pittura Pompeiana. Electa: Verona, p. 448.

Stabiae, Villa Arianna, found September 1761. Atrium, wall painting of a candelabra topped with a cista (sacred utensil container).

The cista, used primarily in Dionysian rites, contains a rhyton and kantharos, with the sacred vine leaf to the right, all symbols of the god.

Now in Naples Archaeological Museum. Inventory number 9943.

See Sampaolo V. and Bragantini I., Eds, 2009. La Pittura Pompeiana. Electa: Verona, p. 448.

 

Stabiae, Villa Arianna, found 19 September 1761. Atrium, fragment of wall painting of two horses.
Now in Naples Archaeological Museum. Inventory number 9802. 
See Sampaolo V. and Bragantini I., Eds, 2009. La Pittura Pompeiana. Electa: Verona, p. 447.

Stabiae, Villa Arianna, found 19 September 1761. Atrium, fragment of wall painting of two horses.

Now in Naples Archaeological Museum. Inventory number 9802.

See Sampaolo V. and Bragantini I., Eds, 2009. La Pittura Pompeiana. Electa: Verona, p. 447.

 

Stabiae, Villa Arianna, September 2015. Room 24, west wall.

Stabiae, Villa Arianna, September 2015. Room 24, west wall.

 

Stabiae, Villa Arianna, September 2015. Room 24, looking east across impluvium in atrium.

Stabiae, Villa Arianna, September 2015. Room 24, looking east across impluvium in atrium.

 

Stabiae, Villa Arianna, September 2015. Room 24, looking north to the tablinum.

Stabiae, Villa Arianna, September 2015. Room 24, looking north to the tablinum.

 

Stabiae, Villa Arianna, September 2015. Room 24, lararium with small podium in ala in north-east corner of atrium.

Stabiae, Villa Arianna, September 2015. Room 24, lararium with small podium in ala in north-east corner of atrium

 

Villa Arianna, 1976. North-east corner of atrium. 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. J76f0525

Stabiae, Villa Arianna, 1976. Room 24, north-east corner of atrium. 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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Stabiae, Villa Arianna, September 2015. Room 24, podiums/altars in north-east corner of atrium.

Stabiae, Villa Arianna, September 2015. Room 24, podiums/altars in north-east corner of atrium.

 

Stabiae, Villa Arianna, September 2015. Room 24, mosaic floor on north side of podium.

Stabiae, Villa Arianna, September 2015. Room 24, mosaic floor on north side of podium.  

 

Stabiae, Villa Arianna, September 2015. Room 24, podiums/altars.

Stabiae, Villa Arianna, September 2015. Room 24, podiums/altars.

 

Stabiae, Villa Arianna, September 2015. Room 24, mosaic floor on south side of podium/altar.

Stabiae, Villa Arianna, September 2015. Room 24, mosaic floor on south side of podium/altar.

 

Stabiae, Villa Arianna, September 2015. Room 24, looking across the atrium towards the west ala.

Stabiae, Villa Arianna, September 2015. Room 24, looking across the atrium towards the west ala.

 

Stabiae, Villa Arianna, September 2015. Room 24, the west ala.

Stabiae, Villa Arianna, September 2015. Room 24, the west ala.

 

Stabiae, Villa Arianna, September 2015. Room 23, doorway to cubiculum in north wall of west ala.

Stabiae, Villa Arianna, September 2015. Room 23, doorway to cubiculum in north wall of west ala.

 

Stabiae, Villa Arianna, September 2015. Room 23, doorway to cubiculum in north wall of west ala.

Stabiae, Villa Arianna, September 2015. Room 23, doorway to cubiculum in north wall of west ala.

 

Stabiae, Villa Arianna, September 2015. Room 23, threshold of doorway.

Stabiae, Villa Arianna, September 2015. Room 23, threshold of doorway.

 

Stabiae, Villa Arianna, September 2015. Room 23, looking north across mosaic floor of cubiculum.

Stabiae, Villa Arianna, September 2015. Room 23, looking north across mosaic floor of cubiculum.

 

Stabiae, Villa Arianna, September 2015. Room 23, north wall of cubiculum.

Stabiae, Villa Arianna, September 2015. Room 23, north wall of cubiculum.

 

Stabiae, Villa Arianna, September 2015. Room 23, east wall of cubiculum. Originally this wall would have been open into the tablinum.

Stabiae, Villa Arianna, September 2015.

Room 23, east wall of cubiculum. Originally this wall would have been open into the tablinum.

 

Stabiae, Villa Arianna, September 2015. Room 23, remains of painted decoration on east wall of cubiculum.

Stabiae, Villa Arianna, September 2015. Room 23, remains of painted decoration on east wall of cubiculum.

 

Stabiae, Villa Arianna, September 2015. Room 23, details of remaining decoration from east wall.

Stabiae, Villa Arianna, September 2015. Room 23, details of remaining decoration from east wall.

 

Stabiae, Villa Arianna, September 2015. Room 23, details of remaining decoration from east wall.

Stabiae, Villa Arianna, September 2015. Room 23, details of remaining decoration from east wall.

 

Stabiae, Villa Arianna, September 2015. Room 23, south wall of cubiculum.

Stabiae, Villa Arianna, September 2015. Room 23, south wall of cubiculum.

 

Stabiae, Villa Arianna, September 2015. Room 23, west wall of cubiculum.

Stabiae, Villa Arianna, September 2015. Room 23, west wall of cubiculum.

 

Stabiae, Villa Arianna, September 2015. Room 23, looking east across mosaic floor in cubiculum.

Stabiae, Villa Arianna, September 2015. Room 23, looking east across mosaic floor in cubiculum.

 

Stabiae, Villa Arianna, September 2015. Room 24, looking south-east across atrium, from near room 23.

Stabiae, Villa Arianna, September 2015. Room 24, looking south-east across atrium, from near room 23.

 

Stabiae, Villa Arianna, September 2015. Room 24, east wall.

Stabiae, Villa Arianna, September 2015. Room 24, east wall.

 

Stabiae, Villa Arianna, September 2015. Room 24, looking towards south wall of atrium, from north-west corner.

Stabiae, Villa Arianna, September 2015. Room 24, looking towards south wall of atrium, from north-west corner.

 

Stabiae, Villa Arianna, room 24,fragments of wall painting of floating figures.
According to the museum label this is from room 24.

Stabiae, Villa Arianna, room 24,fragments of wall painting of floating figures.

According to the museum label this is from room 24. Inventory number 63985.

 

Stabiae, Villa Arianna, May 2010. Room 24, looking south across the atrium, from tablinum, room 18. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

Stabiae, Villa Arianna, May 2010. Room 24, looking south across the atrium, from tablinum, room 18.

Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

Stabiae, Villa Arianna, September 2015. Room 18, looking north-east across tablinum towards Vesuvius.

Stabiae, Villa Arianna, September 2015. Room 18, looking north-east across tablinum towards Vesuvius.

 

Stabiae, Villa Arianna, September 2015. Looking north to Vesuvius from the tablinum, room 18.

Stabiae, Villa Arianna, September 2015. Looking north to Vesuvius from the tablinum, room 18.

 

Stabiae, Villa Arianna, September 2015. Room 18, remains of mosaic floor of tablinum. According to the description board, a large part of the mosaic flooring was removed in the Bourbon era, and was recomposed in a hall of the Naples Archaeological Museum. The preliminary sketch of the mosaic was brought to light in the 1950’s.

Stabiae, Villa Arianna, September 2015. Room 18, remains of mosaic floor of tablinum.

According to the description board, a large part of the mosaic flooring was removed in the Bourbon era, and was recomposed in a hall of the Naples Archaeological Museum.

The preliminary sketch of the mosaic was brought to light in the 1950’s.

 

Stabiae, Villa Arianna, September 2015. Room 18, west wall of tablinum with blocked doorway that would have given access to room 23.

Stabiae, Villa Arianna, September 2015.

Room 18, west wall of tablinum with blocked doorway that would have given access to room 23.

 

Stabiae, Villa Arianna, September 2015. Room 42, looking south-east from tablinum, room 18.

Stabiae, Villa Arianna, September 2015. Room 42, looking south-east from tablinum, room 18.

 

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