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V.2.15 Pompeii. Casa di Giove or House of Jupiter.

Casa di Orione or House of Orion.

Linked to V.2.16. Excavated 1883, 1891-93 and 2018.

 

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Casa di Orione

The newly excavated house area, which during the 2018 excavations was originally referred to as being an extension of V.2.15, the Casa di Giove, is now being referred to as the Casa di Orione or the House of Orion named after the unique mosaic found in ambiente A13. The garden 11c would appear to join this house and V.2.15 the Casa di Giove or House of Jupiter. The presence of an entrance A4 on the Vicolo dei Balconi would suggest the numbering of the insula entrances will change. For the present we have included the house as a part of V.2.15 until we have further information.

 

We have constructed the Casa di Orione pages and updated our plan from press material and photos produced by the Parco Archeologico di Pompei. Our grateful thanks to the Parco Archeologico di Pompei for giving us permission to use their press releases and photos.

 

V.2.15 Pompeii. September 2015. Entrance doorway, looking east.

V.2.15 Pompeii. September 2015. Entrance doorway, looking east.

 

V.2.15 Pompeii. December 2007. Entrance doorway, looking east along Via di Nola.

V.2.15 Pompeii. December 2007. Entrance doorway, looking east along Via di Nola.

 

V.2.15 Pompeii. May 2005. Entrance.
According to NdS, the doorstep of the entrance corridor was travertine, and the walls were painted in yellow and purple panels.
See Notizie degli Scavi di Antichità, 1896, p. 438.

V.2.15 Pompeii. May 2005. Entrance.

According to NdS, the doorstep of the entrance corridor was travertine, and the walls were painted in yellow and purple panels.

See Notizie degli Scavi di Antichità, 1896, p. 438.

 

V.2.15 Pompeii. September 2015. Looking north along the entrance corridor.

V.2.15 Pompeii. September 2015. Looking north along the entrance corridor.

 

V.2.15 Pompeii.  December 2007. Entrance corridor leading to atrium.

V.2.15 Pompeii. December 2007. Entrance corridor leading to atrium. 

       

V.2.15 Pompeii. May 2005. Entrance corridor leading to atrium.  According to NdS, the walls of the atrium were painted with yellow and purple panels, the same as the entrance corridor. In the middle of the atrium was an impluvium. This atrium was without side rooms.
Against the east wall was the staircase to the upper floor, and the atrium was linked with the shop at V.2.16 by a doorway in its south-east corner.

V.2.15 Pompeii. May 2005. Entrance corridor leading to atrium. 

According to NdS, the walls of the atrium were painted with yellow and purple panels, the same as the entrance corridor.

In the middle of the atrium was an impluvium.

This atrium was without side rooms.

Against the east wall was the staircase to the upper floor, and the atrium was linked with the shop at V.2.16 by a doorway in its south-east corner.

 

V.2.15 Pompeii.  December 2007.  Atrium and impluvium.

V.2.15 Pompeii. December 2007. Atrium and impluvium. 

 

V.2.15 Pompeii. December 2007. Atrium, looking north to corridor to rear and doorway to room 2, on right.

V.2.15 Pompeii. December 2007. Atrium, looking north to corridor to rear and doorway to room 2, on right.

 

V.2.15 Pompeii. September 2015. Looking towards north-west corner of atrium with corridor to rear, and window to room 2, on right.

V.2.15 Pompeii. September 2015. Looking towards north-west corner of atrium with corridor to rear, and window to room 2, on right.

 

V.2.15 Pompeii.  May 2005.  Atrium looking south to entrance with doorway to V.2.16 to left of entrance.

V.2.15 Pompeii. May 2005. Atrium looking south to entrance, with doorway to V.2.16 on left of entrance.

 

V.2.15 Pompeii.   December 2007.  East wall of atrium.

V.2.15 Pompeii. December 2007. East wall of atrium.

 

V.2.15 Pompeii.  December 2007. Remains of base of staircase against east wall.

V.2.15 Pompeii. December 2007. Remains of base of staircase against east wall.

 

V.2.15 Pompeii. December 2007. South-east corner of atrium, with remains of stone feature.

V.2.15 Pompeii. December 2007. South-east corner of atrium, with remains of stone feature.

 

V.2.15 Pompeii.  December 2007.  South west corner of the atrium.

V.2.15 Pompeii. December 2007. South-west corner of the atrium.

 

V.2.15 Pompeii. September 2015. Looking north across atrium towards doorway into room 2.

V.2.15 Pompeii. September 2015. Looking north across atrium towards doorway into room 2.

 

V.2.15 Pompeii. December 2007. Doorway to room 2, oecus or triclinium. According to NdS, on the north side of the atrium was a windowed oecus, with window overlooking the atrium.
This room could also have been used as a triclinium. It had a floor of opus signinum, on its walls was coarse plaster and a high dado of crushed brick plaster (mattone pesto).

V.2.15 Pompeii. December 2007. Doorway to room 2, oecus or triclinium.

According to NdS, on the north side of the atrium was a windowed oecus, with window overlooking the atrium.

This room could also have been used as a triclinium.

It had a floor of opus signinum, on its walls was coarse plaster and a high dado of crushed brick plaster (mattone pesto).

 

V.2.15 Pompeii. December 2007. Room 2, looking north.

V.2.15 Pompeii. December 2007. Room 2, looking north.

 

V.2.15 Pompeii. December 2007. Room 2, west wall.

V.2.15 Pompeii. December 2007. Room 2, west wall.

 

V.2.15 Pompeii. December 2007. Room 2, east wall.

V.2.15 Pompeii. December 2007. Room 2, east wall.

 

V.2.15 Pompeii. December 2007. Room 3, corridor leading to peristyle.  Entrance doorway to room 4 is on left hand side.

V.2.15 Pompeii. December 2007. Room 3, corridor leading to peristyle. 

Entrance doorway to room 4 is on left hand side.

 

V.2.15 Pompeii. December 2007. Room 4, west wall.
According to NdS, this room had a window overlooking the peristyle in its north wall.
The walls were decorated with panels of red and yellow. Its dado imitated coloured marble.
For the description of the paintings and graffiti found in this room, see Notizie degli Scavi di Antichità, 1891, p. 271.

V.2.15 Pompeii. December 2007. Room 4, west wall.

According to NdS, this room had a window overlooking the peristyle in its north wall.

The walls were decorated with panels of red and yellow. Its dado imitated coloured marble.

For the description of the paintings and graffiti found in this room, see Notizie degli Scavi di Antichità, 1891, p. 271.

 

 

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