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VII.1.47 Pompeii. Domus Vedi Sirici or House of Siricus

or House of Vedius Siricus and Vedius Nummianus.

 

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VII.1.47 Pompeii. Photo (c.1860s?) of exedra 10 in north-west corner of atrium.  Old undated photograph, Courtesy of Society of Antiquaries, Fox Collection. The same photo is published in Dyer’s book of 1867. See Dyer, T., 1867. The Ruins of Pompeii. London: Bell and Daldy. (p.82-83)

VII.1.47 Pompeii. Photo (c.1860s?) of exedra 10, looking towards north-east corner.  

Old undated photograph, Courtesy of Society of Antiquaries, Fox Collection. 

The same photo is published in Dyer’s book of 1867.

See Dyer, T., 1867. The Ruins of Pompeii. London: Bell and Daldy. (p.82-83).

 

VII.1.47 Pompeii. Photo by G. Sommer. Exedra 10, looking towards north-east corner. Photo courtesy of Rick Bauer.

VII.1.47 Pompeii. Photo by G. Sommer. c.1867. Exedra 10, looking towards north-east corner. Photo courtesy of Rick Bauer.

 

VII.1.47 Pompeii. 1867. Exedra 10 in north-east corner of atrium.  
According to Dyer:
“The spacious and lofty exedra in which these paintings are found, has a threshold of white mosaic bordered with black zones, with ornaments in the middle like shields, in the shape of a half-moon. The floor is painted with black fillets, except a piece of mosaic in the centre, in which are represented two diotae or double-handled wine jars, with shoots of vine which interlace and surround a rectangular piece of marble, formed of twenty-two squares of giallo antico. 
The walls, which are painted in yellow compartments on a red background, terminate above in a bold scroll border, within the spirals of which are depicted quadrupeds and winged cupids in various attitudes. Above this border, up to the roof, the walls are painted with pieces of architecture and other ornaments. 
The whole is surrounded by a small cornice supporting the roof, which is richly decorated with stuccoes and gilt bas-reliefs. 
The three paintings are upon a red background, and framed as it were in a meander in the fashion of a cornice, and adorned at the corners with fantastically shaped animals. 
At the sides of them are seen capricious pieces of architecture, on the top of which as on an acroterium, stand centaurs and beasts in ferocious attitudes. 
Those on each side of the painting of Hercules contain the image of Apollo Musagetes, with the bow and lyre (not seen in the photograph), and the Muse Calliope, with a roll of paper in her hand. 
The remaining Muses, painted on a yellow background with accurate execution and vivid colouring, decorate the other compartments of the exedra, together with some views of houses and landscapes. 
The podium, or part near the floor, is painted black and divided into square compartments, ornamented with festoons of plants attached to candelabra supporting spheres with aquatic plants, bucrania, or ox-heads, and Bacchic vases.”
See Dyer, T., 1867. The Ruins of Pompeii. London: Bell and Daldy. (p.82-83)

VII.1.47 Pompeii. 1867. Exedra 10 in north-east corner of atrium. 

According to Dyer:

“The spacious and lofty exedra in which these paintings are found, has a threshold of white mosaic bordered with black zones, with ornaments in the middle like shields, in the shape of a half-moon. The floor is painted with black fillets, except a piece of mosaic in the centre, in which are represented two diotae or double-handled wine jars, with shoots of vine which interlace and surround a rectangular piece of marble, formed of twenty-two squares of giallo antico.

The walls, which are painted in yellow compartments on a red background, terminate above in a bold scroll border, within the spirals of which are depicted quadrupeds and winged cupids in various attitudes. Above this border, up to the roof, the walls are painted with pieces of architecture and other ornaments.

The whole is surrounded by a small cornice supporting the roof, which is richly decorated with stuccoes and gilt bas-reliefs.

The three paintings are upon a red background and framed as it were in a meander in the fashion of a cornice and adorned at the corners with fantastically shaped animals.

At the sides of them are seen capricious pieces of architecture, on the top of which as on an acroterium, stand centaurs and beasts in ferocious attitudes.

Those on each side of the painting of Hercules contain the image of Apollo Musagetes, with the bow and lyre (not seen in the photograph), and the Muse Calliope, with a roll of paper in her hand.

The remaining Muses, painted on a yellow background with accurate execution and vivid colouring, decorate the other compartments of the exedra, together with some views of houses and landscapes.

The podium, or part near the floor, is painted black and divided into square compartments, ornamented with festoons of plants attached to candelabra supporting spheres with aquatic plants, bucrania, or ox-heads, and Bacchic vases.”

See Dyer, T., 1867. The Ruins of Pompeii. London: Bell and Daldy. (p.82-83).

 

VII.1.47 Pompeii. Undated painting by Pierre Gusman. Exedra 10, looking towards north-east corner.
(XIX. Maison de Siricus (Région IV. I, 47j. Quatrième style.)
See Gusman P., 1924. La Décoration Murale de Pompei. Paris : Morancé, pl. XIX.

VII.1.47 Pompeii. Undated painting by Pierre Gusman. Exedra 10, looking towards north-east corner.

(XIX. Maison de Siricus (Région IV. I, 47j. Quatrième style.)

See Gusman P., 1924. La Décoration Murale de Pompei. Paris : Morancé, pl. XIX.

 

VII.1.47 Pompeii. September 2017. 
Exedra 10, detail of Erato with lyre, from middle of side panel at east end of north wall. 
Photo courtesy of Klaus Heese.

VII.1.47 Pompeii. September 2017.

Exedra 10, detail of Erato with lyre, from middle of side panel at east end of north wall.

Photo courtesy of Klaus Heese.

 

VII.1.47 Pompeii. Exedra 10, Muses. Drawing by Nicola La Volpe, of the Muse Erato playing the lyre, on the left, seen on the yellow panel on the east end of the north wall.
See Helbig, W., 1868. Wandgemälde der vom Vesuv verschütteten Städte Campaniens. Leipzig: Breitkopf und Härtel, (866).
On the right is another Muse with lyre, who does not seem fully identical with Terpsichore, (Helbig 869), painted by Abbate, see below at east end of south wall.
Now in Naples Archaeological Museum. Inventory number ADS 56.
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VII.1.47 Pompeii. Exedra 10, Muses.

Drawing by Nicola La Volpe, of the Muse Erato playing the lyre, on the left, seen on the yellow panel on the east end of the north wall.

See Helbig, W., 1868. Wandgemälde der vom Vesuv verschütteten Städte Campaniens. Leipzig: Breitkopf und Härtel, (866).

On the right is another Muse with lyre, who does not seem fully identical with Terpsichore, (Helbig 869), painted by Abbate, see below at east end of south wall.

Now in Naples Archaeological Museum. Inventory number ADS 56.

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VII.1.47 Pompeii, May 2018. Exedra 10, upper north-east corner. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

VII.1.47 Pompeii, May 2018. Exedra 10, upper north-east corner. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

VII.1.47 Pompeii. May 2017. Exedra 10, upper north-east corner. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

VII.1.47 Pompeii. May 2017. Exedra 10, upper north-east corner. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

VII.1.47 Pompeii. September 2017. Exedra 10, upper north-east corner and upper east wall.
Photo courtesy of Klaus Heese.

VII.1.47 Pompeii. September 2017. Exedra 10, upper north-east corner and upper east wall. Photo courtesy of Klaus Heese.

 

VII.1.47 Pompeii, May 2018. Exedra 10, detail from upper east wall in north-east corner. 
Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

VII.1.47 Pompeii, May 2018. Exedra 10, detail from upper east wall in north-east corner. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

VII.1.47 Pompeii. April 2019. Exedra 10, north-east corner and east wall. (photo enhanced).
Photo courtesy of Rick Bauer.

VII.1.47 Pompeii. April 2019. Exedra 10, north-east corner and east wall. Photo courtesy of Rick Bauer.

 

VII.1.47 Pompeii. May 2017. Exedra 10, north-east corner and east wall. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

VII.1.47 Pompeii. May 2017. Exedra 10, north-east corner and east wall. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

VII.1.47 Pompeii. Exedra 10, east wall at north end. 
Copy painting by Giuseppe Abbate, of the Muse Thalia, floating on a shelf in the middle of the north (left) yellow panel on the east wall.
Now in Naples Archaeological Museum. Inventory number ADS 55.
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See Helbig, W., 1868. Wandgemälde der vom Vesuv verschütteten Städte Campaniens. Leipzig: Breitkopf und Härtel, (882).

VII.1.47 Pompeii. Exedra 10, east wall at north end.

Copy painting by Giuseppe Abbate, of the Muse Thalia, floating on a shelf in the middle of the north (left) yellow panel on the east wall.

Now in Naples Archaeological Museum. Inventory number ADS 55.

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See Helbig, W., 1868. Wandgemälde der vom Vesuv verschütteten Städte Campaniens. Leipzig: Breitkopf und Härtel, (882).

 

VII.1.47 Pompeii. Exedra 10, Muses. Drawing by Nicola La Volpe, of the Muse Thalia, on the right above, from a side panel at the north end of east wall, (Helbig 882).
On the left is a drawing of the Muse Melpomene, seen at the south end of the east wall, (Helbig 872).
Now in Naples Archaeological Museum. Inventory number ADS 68.
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See Helbig, W., 1868. Wandgemälde der vom Vesuv verschütteten Städte Campaniens. Leipzig: Breitkopf und Härtel, (882, and 872).

VII.1.47 Pompeii. Exedra 10, Muses. Drawing by Nicola La Volpe, of the Muse Thalia, on the right, from a side panel at the north end of east wall, (Helbig 882).

On the left is a drawing of the Muse Melpomene, seen at the south end of the east wall, (Helbig 872).

Now in Naples Archaeological Museum. Inventory number ADS 68.

Photo © ICCD. http://www.catalogo.beniculturali.it

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See Helbig, W., 1868. Wandgemälde der vom Vesuv verschütteten Städte Campaniens. Leipzig: Breitkopf und Härtel, (882, and 872).

 

VII.1.47 Pompeii. September 2017. Exedra 10, looking towards the east wall, painting of Thetis at the forge of Hephaestus receiving the shield for Achilles. 
Photo courtesy of Klaus Heese.

VII.1.47 Pompeii. September 2017. East wall.

Exedra 10, looking towards the east wall, with painting of Thetis at the forge of Hephaestus receiving the shield for Achilles.

Photo courtesy of Klaus Heese.

 

VII.1.47 Pompeii. April 2019. 
Exedra 10, east wall, painting of Thetis at the forge of Hephaestus receiving the shield for Achilles. 
Photo courtesy of Rick Bauer.

VII.1.47 Pompeii. April 2019. Exedra 10, east wall, painting of Thetis at the forge of Hephaestus receiving the shield for Achilles.

Photo courtesy of Rick Bauer.

 

VII.1.47 Pompeii, May 2018. Exedra 10, central painting on east wall. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

VII.1.47 Pompeii, May 2018. Exedra 10, central painting on east wall. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

VII.1.47 Pompeii. September 2017. Exedra 10, central painting on east wall.
Photo courtesy of Klaus Heese.

VII.1.47 Pompeii. September 2017. Exedra 10, central painting on east wall. Photo courtesy of Klaus Heese.

 

VII.1.47 Pompeii. May 2017. Exedra 10, east wall.
Wall painting of Thetis at the forge of Hephaestus receiving the shield for Achilles. 
Behind Thetis is another figure (Fate or Destiny?). 
Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee. 
See Carratelli, G. P., 1990-2003. Pompei: Pitture e Mosaici: Vol. VI.  Roma: Istituto della enciclopedia italiana, p. 279.

VII.1.47 Pompeii. May 2017. Exedra 10, east wall.

Wall painting of Thetis at the forge of Hephaestus receiving the shield for Achilles.

Behind Thetis is another figure (Fate or Destiny?).  Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

See Carratelli, G. P., 1990-2003. Pompei: Pitture e Mosaici: Vol. VI.  Roma: Istituto della enciclopedia italiana, p. 279.

 

VII.1.47 Pompeii, May 2018. 
Exedra 10, detail from painting on east wall showing Hephaestus with the shield and armour for Achilles.. 
Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

VII.1.47 Pompeii, May 2018.

Exedra 10, detail from painting on east wall showing Hephaestus with the shield and armour for Achilles.

Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

VII.1.47 Pompeii. May 2017. Exedra 10, detail of Hephaestus from painting on east wall. 
Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

VII.1.47 Pompeii. May 2017. Exedra 10, detail of Hephaestus from painting on east wall. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

VII.1.47 Pompeii, May 2018. Exedra 10, detail from painting on east wall. 
Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

VII.1.47 Pompeii, May 2018. Exedra 10, detail from painting on east wall. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

VII.1.47 Pompeii. May 2017. Exedra 10, detail of Thetis and other figure (Fate or Destiny?) from painting on east wall. 
Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee. 
See Carratelli, G. P., 1990-2003. Pompei: Pitture e Mosaici: Vol. VI.  Roma: Istituto della enciclopedia italiana, p. 279.

VII.1.47 Pompeii. May 2017. Exedra 10, detail of Thetis and other figure (Fate or Destiny?) from painting on east wall.

Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

See Carratelli, G. P., 1990-2003. Pompei: Pitture e Mosaici: Vol. VI.  Roma: Istituto della enciclopedia italiana, p. 279.

 

VII.1.47 Pompeii. Old photo c.1900. Exedra 10 in north-west corner of atrium, east wall.
Wall painting of Thetis at the forge of Hephaestus receiving the shield and arms for Achilles.

VII.1.47 Pompeii. Old photo c.1900. Exedra 10 in north-west corner of atrium, east wall.

Wall painting of Thetis at the forge of Hephaestus receiving the shield and arms for Achilles.

 

VII.1.47 Pompeii. Stereoview by G. Sommer, c.1860-1870s showing wall decorations and painting of “Vulcano e Teti” (Vulcan and Thetis).
Photo courtesy of Rick Bauer.

VII.1.47 Pompeii. Stereoview by G. Sommer, c.1860-1870s showing wall decorations and painting of “Vulcano e Teti” (Vulcan and Thetis).

Photo courtesy of Rick Bauer.

 

VII.1.47 Pompeii. Room 10, painting in centre of east wall, still in situ. Drawing by Nicola La Volpe, showing Thetis at the forge of Hephaestus.
Now in Naples Archaeological Museum. Inventory number ADS 501.
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See Helbig, W., 1868. Wandgemälde der vom Vesuv verschütteten Städte Campaniens. Leipzig: Breitkopf und Härtel, (Helbig 1316).

VII.1.47 Pompeii. Room 10, painting in centre of east wall, still in situ.

Drawing by Nicola La Volpe, showing Thetis at the forge of Hephaestus.

Now in Naples Archaeological Museum. Inventory number ADS 501.

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See Helbig, W., 1868. Wandgemälde der vom Vesuv verschütteten Städte Campaniens. Leipzig: Breitkopf und Härtel, (Helbig 1316).

 

VII.1.47 Pompeii. May 2017. Exedra 10, painted decoration from upper east wall.
Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

VII.1.47 Pompeii. May 2017. Exedra 10, painted decoration from upper east wall. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

VII.1.47 Pompeii. May 2017. Exedra 10, painted decoration from south end of east wall. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

VII.1.47 Pompeii. May 2017. Exedra 10, painted decoration from south end of east wall.

In the centre of the side yellow panel would have been a painting of the Muse Melpomene.

A drawing by Nicola La Volpe can be seen of the two Muses on this wall, at the north end of the east wall, above.

See Helbig, W., 1868. Wandgemälde der vom Vesuv verschütteten Städte Campaniens. Leipzig: Breitkopf und Härtel, (872).

Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

VII.1.47 Pompeii. Exedra 10, Muse from east side of south wall. 
Copy painting by Giuseppe Abbate, of the Muse Terpsichore, floating on a shelf, from the centre of the east side of the south wall. 
Now in Naples Archaeological Museum. Inventory number ADS 54.
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See Helbig, W., 1868. Wandgemälde der vom Vesuv verschütteten Städte Campaniens. Leipzig: Breitkopf und Härtel, (869).

VII.1.47 Pompeii. Exedra 10, Muse from east side of south wall.

Copy painting by Giuseppe Abbate, of the Muse Terpsichore, floating on a shelf, from the centre of the east side of the south wall.

Now in Naples Archaeological Museum. Inventory number ADS 54.

Photo © ICCD. http://www.catalogo.beniculturali.it

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See Helbig, W., 1868. Wandgemälde der vom Vesuv verschütteten Städte Campaniens. Leipzig: Breitkopf und Härtel, (869).

 

 

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