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VII.12.28 Pompeii. Casa del Balcone Pensile or House of the Hanging Balcony.

Excavated 1863. (Vico del Balcone Pensile 9).

 

VII.12.28 Pompeii. Casa del Balcone Pensile or House of the Hanging Balcony.  December 2007.

VII.12.28 Pompeii. December 2007. Front façade on Vicolo del Balcone Pensile.

 

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VII.12.28 Pompeii.  Front façade, looking north-west.

Photographed 1970-79 by Günther Einhorn, picture courtesy of his son Ralf Einhorn.

 

VII.12.28 Pompeii. 1959. Looking north-west on Vicolo del Balcone Pensile. 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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VII.12.28 Pompeii. 1959. Looking north-west on Vicolo del Balcone Pensile. 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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VII.12.28 Pompeii. Looking west to the junction of Vicolo del Balcone Pensile with Vicolo della Maschera, on the left.  Photographed 1970-79 by Günther Einhorn, picture courtesy of his son Ralf Einhorn.

VII.12.28 Pompeii. Looking west to the junction of Vicolo del Balcone Pensile with Vicolo della Maschera, on the left.

Photographed 1970-79 by Günther Einhorn, picture courtesy of his son Ralf Einhorn.

 

VII.12.28 Pompeii. Looking west c.1880, along Vicolo del Balcone Pensile with house on right.

VII.12.28 Pompeii. Looking west c.1880, along Vicolo del Balcone Pensile with house on right.

 

VII.12.28 Pompeii. Looking west along Vicolo del Balcone Pensile with House of the Hanging Balcony, on right.  Photo by permission of the Institute of Archaeology, University of Oxford. File name instarchbx202im 004. Resource ID 44506. See photo on University of Oxford HEIR database

VII.12.28 Pompeii. Looking west along Vicolo del Balcone Pensile with House of the Hanging Balcony, on right.

Photo by permission of the Institute of Archaeology, University of Oxford. File name instarchbx202im 004. Resource ID 44506.

See photo on University of Oxford HEIR database

 

VII.12.28 Pompeii. 1864. Looking west along Vicolo del Balcone Pensile with House of the Hanging Balcony, on right.
Drawn in 1864 by M. Duclère, woodcut by Thérond.
See Le Tour du monde, nouveau journal des voyages 1864, p. 392.

VII.12.28 Pompeii. 1864. Looking west along Vicolo del Balcone Pensile with House of the Hanging Balcony, on right.

Drawn in 1864 by M. Duclère, woodcut by Thérond.

See Le Tour du monde, nouveau journal des voyages 1864, p. 392.

 

VII.12.28 Pompeii. December 2005. Entrance doorway.
According to Boyce, in this house was found a ruined lararium painting done on a white background.
He said it was not certain in which room the painting was seen.
Fiorelli placed it in the atrium, the Ann. Inst. and Helbig placed it in the kitchen.
In the west wall of the kitchen, a rectangular niche can be seen. Perhaps the painting was seen on the wall beside this niche?
Above the coils of a single serpent (female, according to Helbig) stood a Lar in green tunic and brown pallium.
The corresponding serpent and Lar on the other side had disappeared.
Helbig, 38; Ann.Inst., xxxv, 124, X; Fiorelli, Scavi, 105, No.17, Fiorelli, Descr., 291.
See Boyce G. K., 1937. Corpus of the Lararia of Pompeii. Rome: MAAR 14. (p.71, no.322)

VII.12.28 Pompeii. December 2005. Entrance doorway.

According to Boyce, in this house was found a ruined lararium painting done on a white background.

He said it was not certain in which room the painting was seen.

Fiorelli placed it in the atrium, the Ann. Inst. and Helbig placed it in the kitchen.

In the west wall of the kitchen, a rectangular niche can be seen. Perhaps the painting was seen on the wall beside this niche?

Above the coils of a single serpent (female, according to Helbig) stood a Lar in green tunic and brown pallium.

The corresponding serpent and Lar on the other side had disappeared.

Helbig, 38; Ann.Inst., xxxv, 124, X; Fiorelli, Scavi, 105, No.17, Fiorelli, Descr., 291.

See Boyce G. K., 1937. Corpus of the Lararia of Pompeii. Rome: MAAR 14. (p.71, no.322)

 

thVII.12.28 Pompeii.  Casa del Balcone Pensile or House of the Hanging Balcony.  West end of upper floor.  December 2005.

VII.12.28 Pompeii. December 2005. West end of upper floor. 

 

VII.12.28 Pompeii. December 2005. East end of upper floor.

VII.12.28 Pompeii. December 2005. East end of upper floor. 

 

VII.12.28 Pompeii.  Casa del Balcone Pensile or House of the Hanging Balcony. Upper floor.  December 2007.

VII.12.28 Pompeii. December 2007. Upper floor. 

 

VII.12.28 Pompeii. December 2005. Looking north through doorway.
According to Pagano –
“Una scala di legno dava accesso al piano superiore, e questo slargavasi sulla via mediante un tavolato sorretto da travi e fornito di finestre che guardavano nella strada. Nel restaurarsi questo balcone, si era avuto mente a riprodurre con esattezza i legni che prima vi erando adoperati per sostenerio.

Entrando nella casa trovasi a sinistra la scalinata di legno che metteva al piano superiore. Viene in seguito un piccolo atrio dove ammirasi una graziosa fontana formata da un Puttino che regge colla sinistra una piccola colomba attualmente rotta, da cui sortiva un getto d’acqua che cadeva in una vaschetta. 
Al di sotto del tavolino che vedesi alle spalle del Puttino, si osservano quattro chiavi di bronzo, per somministrare l’acqua in diversi punti della casa.
Il tablino ha un quadretto sulla parete a sinistra, che esprime Alceste ed Admete, allegoria dell’amor coniugale.”
See Pagano, N. (1881).Guida di Pompei, ed.9. (p.49-50).
(translation –
"A wooden staircase gave access to the upper floor, and this opened up onto the street with a floor supported by beams and provided with windows looking into the street. In restoring this balcony, it had been thought to reproduce exactly the woods that had previously been used to support it.

Entering the house, on the left we find the wooden staircase to the upper floor. Then came a small atrium where one could admire a pretty fountain formed by a Puttino/small boy/cherub that held in his left hand, a small dove (or shell) currently broken, from which a jet of water would have fallen into a tub. 

Below the marble table we can see behind the Puttino, four bronze keys were observed, to administer water at different points of the house. 
The tablinum had a picture on the left wall, showing Alcestis and Admetus, an allegory of marital love.")

VII.12.28 Pompeii. December 2005. Looking north through doorway.

According to Pagano –

“Una scala di legno dava accesso al piano superiore, e questo slargavasi sulla via mediante un tavolato sorretto da travi e fornito di finestre che guardavano nella strada. Nel restaurarsi questo balcone, si era avuto mente a riprodurre con esattezza i legni che prima vi erando adoperati per sostenerio.

 

Entrando nella casa trovasi a sinistra la scalinata di legno che metteva al piano superiore. Viene in seguito un piccolo atrio dove ammirasi una graziosa fontana formata da un Puttino che regge colla sinistra una piccola colomba attualmente rotta, da cui sortiva un getto d’acqua che cadeva in una vaschetta.

Al di sotto del tavolino che vedesi alle spalle del Puttino, si osservano quattro chiavi di bronzo, per somministrare l’acqua in diversi punti della casa.

Il tablino ha un quadretto sulla parete a sinistra, che esprime Alceste ed Admete, allegoria dell’amor coniugale.”

See Pagano, N. (1881).Guida di Pompei, ed.9. (p.49-50).

(translation –

"A wooden staircase gave access to the upper floor, and this opened up onto the street with a floor supported by beams and provided with windows looking into the street. In restoring this balcony, it had been thought to reproduce exactly the woods that had previously been used to support it.

 

Entering the house, on the left we find the wooden staircase to the upper floor. Then came a small atrium where one could admire a pretty fountain formed by a Puttino/small boy/cherub that held in his left hand, a small dove (or shell) currently broken, from which a jet of water would have fallen into a tub.

 

Below the marble table we can see behind the Puttino, four bronze keys were observed, to administer water at different points of the house.

The tablinum had a picture on the left wall, showing Alcestis and Admetus, an allegory of marital love.")

 

VII.12.28 Pompeii.  Casa del Balcone Pensile or House of the Hanging Balcony.  December 2005.

VII.12.28 Pompeii. December 2005. Looking north along entrance corridor towards small garden at the front of the house.

According to Jashemski, this was enclosed on the north and west by a portico supported by three columns and one pilaster.

These were joined by a low wall. At the north-west corner was a small shallow pool in which stood a footed marble basin.

On the pedestal behind the basin stood a marble fountain statuette (see photos below).

On the left corner of the pedestal there was a small bronze head of Jupiter.

See Jashemski, W. F., 1993. The Gardens of Pompeii, Volume II: Appendices. New York: Caratzas. (p.196

 

VII.12.28 Pompeii. Looking from west portico towards north portico and white marble threshold of the exedra, with painted decoration.
Photo by permission of the Institute of Archaeology, University of Oxford. File name instarchbx202im 005. Resource ID. 44501
See photo on University of Oxford HEIR database

VII.12.28 Pompeii. Looking from west portico towards north portico and white marble threshold of the exedra, with painted decoration.

Photo by permission of the Institute of Archaeology, University of Oxford. File name instarchbx202im 005. Resource ID. 44501

See photo on University of Oxford HEIR database

 

VII.12.28 Pompeii. Looking north towards fountain and statue in garden area. 
In the centre of the upper photo, the decorated west wall of the exedra can be seen.
Photo by permission of the Institute of Archaeology, University of Oxford. File name instarchbx202im006. Resource ID. 44496.

VII.12.28 Pompeii. Looking north towards fountain and statue in garden area.

In the upper centre of the photo, the decorated west wall of the exedra can be seen.

Photo by permission of the Institute of Archaeology, University of Oxford. File name instarchbx202im006. Resource ID. 44496.

See photo on University of Oxford HEIR database

 

VII.12.28 Pompeii. c.1908. Watercolour by Luigi Bazzani. Looking north across garden area. 
In the rear, on the right, the decorated north wall of the exedra can be seen.
Now in Naples Archaeological Museum, inventory number 139411.

VII.12.28 Pompeii. c.1908. Watercolour by Luigi Bazzani. Looking north across garden area.

In the rear, on the right, the decorated north wall of the exedra can be seen.

Now in Naples Archaeological Museum, inventory number 139411.

 

VII.12.28 Pompeii. Looking north towards fountain and statue in Viridarium. c.1880-1890, G. Sommer no.  1256.  Photo courtesy of Rick Bauer.

VII.12.28 Pompeii. Looking north towards fountain and statue in Viridarium. c.1880-1890, G. Sommer no. 1256.

Photo courtesy of Rick Bauer.

 

VII.12.28 Pompeii. Album by M. Amodio, c.1880, entitled “Pompei, destroyed on 23 November 79, discovered in 1748”.
Looking north. In the rear, on the right, the decorated north wall of the exedra can be seen.
Photo courtesy of Rick Bauer.

VII.12.28 Pompeii. Album by M. Amodio, c.1880, entitled “Pompei, destroyed on 23 November 79, discovered in 1748”.

Looking north. In the rear, on the right, the decorated north wall of the exedra can be seen. Photo courtesy of Rick Bauer.

 

VII.12.28 Pompeii. From an album dated c.1875-1885. 
Looking north towards fountain and statue in Viridarium. Photo courtesy of Rick Bauer.

VII.12.28 Pompeii. From an album dated c.1875-1885.

Looking north towards fountain and statue in Viridarium. Photo courtesy of Rick Bauer.

 

VII.12.28 Pompeii. Fountain and statue in Viridarium. Old undated photograph courtesy of the Society of Antiquaries, Fox Collection.

VII.12.28 Pompeii. Fountain and statue in Viridarium.

Old undated photograph courtesy of the Society of Antiquaries, Fox Collection.

 

VII.12.28 Pompeii.  Marble fountain statue of small boy with hand on head and holding a shell.  Found in Viridarium.  Front view.  SAP inventory number 20395.

VII.12.28 Pompeii. Marble fountain statue of small boy with hand on head and holding a shell. 

Found in Viridarium. Front view. PAP inventory number 20395.

 

VII.12.28 Pompeii.  Marble fountain statue of small boy with hand on head and holding a shell.  Rear view showing pipework into arm.  SAP inventory number 20395.

VII.12.28 Pompeii. Marble fountain statue of small boy with hand on head and holding a shell.

Rear view showing pipework into arm. PAP inventory number 20395.

 

VII.12.28 Pompeii.  Marble fountain statue of small boy with hand on head and holding a shell.  Arm and shell from which water fell, showing lead pipework.  SAP inventory number 20395.

VII.12.28 Pompeii. Marble fountain statue of small boy with hand on head and holding a shell.

Arm and shell from which water fell, showing lead pipework. PAP inventory number 20395.

 

VII.12.28 from VII.12.3.  May 2006.

VII.12.28 from VII.12.35. May 2006. Looking east towards marble table.

According to Jashemski, in the portico behind the pedestal was a marble table.

In the floor underneath the table was a cavity, which contained the keys of the pipes distributing the fountain water.

See Jashemski, W. F., 1993. The Gardens of Pompeii, Volume II: Appendices. New York: Caratzas. (p.196)

 

VII.12.28 from VII.12.35, Pompeii. May 2006. Looking east towards the north portico, and white marble threshold of exedra. In the lower left, the upper north-east corner of the plastered wall of a cubiculum can be seen.

VII.12.28 from VII.12.35, Pompeii. May 2006. Looking east towards the north portico, and white marble threshold of exedra.

In the lower left, the upper north-east corner of the plastered wall of a cubiculum can be seen.

 

VII.12.28 Pompeii. Watercolour of painted decoration from an unknown room.
On the lower horizontal bar of the painting are the words "Balcone Pensile".
DAIR 83.150. Photo © Deutsches Archäologisches Institut, Abteilung Rom, Arkiv.

VII.12.28 Pompeii. Watercolour of painted decoration from an unknown room.

On the lower horizontal bar of the painting are the words "Balcone Pensile".

DAIR 83.150. Photo © Deutsches Archäologisches Institut, Abteilung Rom, Arkiv.

 

VII.12.29 blocked entrance and VII.12.28 on Vico del Balcone Pensile.  December 2005.

VII.12.29 blocked entrance and VII.12.28 on Vico del Balcone Pensile. December 2005.

 

VII.12.29 blocked entrance and VII.12.28 on Vico del Balcone Pensile. 1959. Looking east.
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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VII.12.29 blocked entrance and VII.12.28 on Vico del Balcone Pensile. 1959. Looking east.

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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