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VIII.4.4 Pompeii. Casa dei Postumii or Domus M. Holconi Rufi or House of Holconius Rufus.

Linked to VIII.4.2, VIII.4.3, VIII.4.5, VIII.4.6, VIII.4.49 and VII.4.50.

Excavated 1766, 1855 and 1861.

 

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VIII.4.4 Pompeii. September 2005. Looking south from tablinum across peristyle and into the exedra on the far side.

VIII.4.4 Pompeii. September 2005. Looking south from tablinum across peristyle and into the exedra on the far side.

 

VIII.4.4 Pompeii. Undated photograph by Mauri, numbered 013. Looking south across peristyle area from north portico. Photo courtesy of Rick Bauer.

VIII.4.4 Pompeii. Undated photograph by Mauri, numbered 013. Looking south across peristyle area from north portico.

Photo courtesy of Rick Bauer.

 

VIII.4.4 Pompeii. 1867 photo looking south from tablinum across peristyle into the exedra on the far side. See Dyer, T., 1867. The Ruins of Pompeii. London: Bell and Daldy, p. 78.

VIII.4.4 Pompeii. 1867 photo looking south from tablinum across peristyle into the exedra on the far side.

See Dyer, T., 1867. The Ruins of Pompeii. London: Bell and Daldy, p. 78.

 

VIII.4.4 Pompeii. 1869 illustration from Mark Twain’s visit to Pompeii. Looking south from tablinum across peristyle into the exedra on the far side. See Twain M., 1869. The Innocents Abroad. San Francisco: Bancroft, Ch. XXXI.

VIII.4.4 Pompeii. 1869 illustration from Mark Twain’s visit to Pompeii.

Looking south from tablinum across peristyle into the exedra on the far side.

See Twain M., 1869. The Innocents Abroad. San Francisco: Bancroft, Ch. XXXI.

 

VIII.4.4 Pompeii. March 2009. Room 20, south side of tablinum, from north portico.

VIII.4.4 Pompeii. March 2009. Room 20, south side of tablinum, from north portico.

 

VIII.4.4 Pompeii. March 2009. Room 20, sill on south side of tablinum.

VIII.4.4 Pompeii. March 2009. Room 20, sill on south side of tablinum.

 

VIII.4.4 Pompeii. March 2009. Room 20, looking north through tablinum to atrium and front entrance. According to Fiorelli, when excavated only one painting remained, showing Venus and Adonis sitting and looking at a nest of three cupids. He said they had also found a fragment of the other painting that had a sitting Endymion.  See Pappalardo, U., 2001. La Descrizione di Pompei per Giuseppe Fiorelli (1875). Napoli: Massa Editore. (p.126) According to the Giornale di Scavi 1861, see page 42: In the tablinum ……..  is shown Leda showing Tindarus the twins and Helen just come out of the egg.

VIII.4.4 Pompeii. March 2009. Room 20, looking north through tablinum to atrium and front entrance.

 

According to PPM, the zoccolo was black, the middle zone of the walls were yellow and the central panels alternated with vignettes of the Seasons in the side panels;  the stucco cornice divided the middle zone from the white upper part.

In the left (north end) panel of the east wall, a vignette of the Seasons showed “Winter” wearing a cloak.

Described by Minervini (BAI 1861, p.49) as “a female figure with white cloth that wrapped around the head and body”.

She holds a jug in her right hand and a box in her left hand held at waist level.

See Carratelli, G. P., 1990-2003. Pompei: Pitture e Mosaici: Vol. VIII. Roma: Istituto della enciclopedia italiana, p. 479.

 

According to Fiorelli, when excavated only one painting remained, showing Venus and Adonis sitting and looking at a nest of three cupids.

He said they had also found a fragment of the other painting that had a sitting Endymion.

See Pappalardo, U., 2001. La Descrizione di Pompei per Giuseppe Fiorelli (1875). Napoli: Massa Editore. (p.126)

According to the Giornale di Scavi 1861, see page 42:

In the tablinum ……..  is shown Leda showing Tindarus the twins and Helen just come out of the egg.

See Carratelli, G. P., 1990-2003. Pompei: Pitture e Mosaici: Vol. VIII. Roma: Istituto della enciclopedia italiana, p. 480.

 

VIII.4.4 Pompeii. March 2009. Room 20, east wall of tablinum. Looking north. According to Breton, on the east wall, the painting found was of Leda showing Tindarus the three infants in a nest.  See Breton, Ernest. 1870. Pompeia, Guide de visite a Pompei, 3rd ed. Paris, Guerin.  See Helbig, W., 1868. Wandgemälde der vom Vesuv verschütteten Städte Campaniens. Leipzig: Breitkopf und Härtel. (822)

VIII.4.4 Pompeii. March 2009. Room 20, east wall of tablinum. Looking north.

According to Breton, in the centre of the east wall, the painting found was of Leda showing Tindarus the three infants in a nest.

See Breton, Ernest. 1870. Pompeia, Guide de visite a Pompei, 3rd ed. Paris, Guerin.

See Helbig, W., 1868. Wandgemälde der vom Vesuv verschütteten Städte Campaniens. Leipzig: Breitkopf und Härtel. (822).

 

VIII.4.4 Pompeii. Drawing by Giuseppe Abbate of painting from centre of east wall of tablinum.
The painting is no longer recognisable being faded and perished.
Now in Naples Archaeological Museum. Inventory number ADS 849.
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VIII.4.4 Pompeii. Drawing by Giuseppe Abbate of painting from centre of east wall of tablinum.

The painting is no longer recognisable being faded and perished.

Now in Naples Archaeological Museum. Inventory number ADS 849.

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

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VIII.4.4 Pompeii. Drawing by Nicola La Volpe of painting seen at the north end of the east wall, a vignette of the Seasons showed “Winter” wearing a cloak.
Now in Naples Archaeological Museum. Inventory number ADS 859.
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VIII.4.4 Pompeii. Drawing by Nicola La Volpe of painting seen at the north end of the east wall, a vignette of the Seasons showed “Winter” wearing a cloak.

Now in Naples Archaeological Museum. Inventory number ADS 859.

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

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VIII.4.4 Pompeii. March 2009. Room 20, west wall of tablinum. Looking north.
According to Breton, on the west wall facing Leda, the painting was more or less destroyed when excavated.
One could only see a fragment of a sitting person, perhaps Adonis with a dog at his feet.
See Breton, Ernest. 1870. Pompeia, Guide de visite a Pompei, 3rd ed. Paris, Guerin. 
See Helbig, W., 1868. Wandgemälde der vom Vesuv verschütteten Städte Campaniens. Leipzig: Breitkopf und Härtel. (961 Endymion?)

According to PPM, at the south end of the west wall in the yellow side panel was another vignette of the Seasons showing Summer (H 984).
Described by Minervini (BAI 1861, p.49) as “a naked female figure seen from the rear with cloth draped around her body and legs: in her right hand she held a branch/ear of corn, and a scythe in her left hand”.

VIII.4.4 Pompeii. March 2009. Room 20, west wall of tablinum. Looking north.

According to Breton, on the west wall facing Leda, the painting was more or less destroyed when excavated.

One could only see a fragment of a sitting person, perhaps Adonis with a dog at his feet, or perhaps Selene and Endymion..

See Breton, Ernest. 1870. Pompeia, Guide de visite a Pompei, 3rd ed. Paris, Guerin.

See Helbig, W., 1868. Wandgemälde der vom Vesuv verschütteten Städte Campaniens. Leipzig: Breitkopf und Härtel. (961 Endymion?)

 

According to PPM, at the south end of the west wall in the yellow side panel was another vignette of the Seasons showing Summer (H 984).

Described by Minervini (BAI 1861, p.49) as “a naked female figure seen from the rear with cloth draped around her body and legs: in her right hand she held a branch/ear of corn, and a scythe in her left hand”.

 

VIII.4.4 Pompeii. Drawing by Nicola La Volpe of painting of one of the “Seasons”. 
This painting representing Summer may have been seen at the south end of the west wall of the tablinum.
Now in Naples Archaeological Museum. Inventory number ADS 851.
Photo © ICCD. http://www.catalogo.beniculturali.it
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VIII.4.4 Pompeii. Drawing by Nicola La Volpe of painting of one of the “Seasons”.

This painting representing Summer may have been seen at the south end of the west wall of the tablinum.

Now in Naples Archaeological Museum. Inventory number ADS 851.

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

Utilizzabili alle condizioni della licenza Attribuzione - Non commerciale - Condividi allo stesso modo 2.5 Italia (CC BY-NC-SA 2.5 IT)

 

VIII.4.4 Pompeii. January 2010.  Looking south from atrium, through tablinum to peristyle. Photo courtesy of Rick Bauer.

VIII.4.4 Pompeii. January 2010. Looking south from atrium, through tablinum to peristyle. Photo courtesy of Rick Bauer.

 

VIII.4.4 Pompeii. c.1910 painting, looking south from atrium, through tablinum to peristyle. 
Photo courtesy of Jim Sibal.

VIII.4.4 Pompeii. c.1910 painting, looking south from atrium, through tablinum to peristyle.

Photo courtesy of Jim Sibal.

 

VIII.4.4 Pompeii. August 27, 1904, by Cryan family. Looking south across atrium towards peristyle.  Photo courtesy of Rick Bauer.

VIII.4.4 Pompeii. August 27, 1904, by Cryan family. Looking south across atrium towards peristyle.

Photo courtesy of Rick Bauer.

 

VIII.4.4 Pompeii. September 2005. Looking south through tablinum across peristyle to exedra.

VIII.4.4 Pompeii. September 2005. Looking south through tablinum across peristyle to exedra.

 

VIII.4.4 Pompeii. Detail from 1910 painting looking south through tablinum across peristyle to exedra. 
Photo courtesy of Jim Sibal.

VIII.4.4 Pompeii. Detail from 1910 painting looking south through tablinum across peristyle to exedra.

Photo courtesy of Jim Sibal.

 

VIII.4.4 Pompeii. March 2009. Looking north across room 1, towards the  north-east corner of atrium.

VIII.4.4 Pompeii. March 2009. Looking north across room 1, towards the north-east corner of atrium. 

 

VIII.4.4 Pompeii. March 2009. Looking north across room 1, towards the  north-west corner of atrium.

VIII.4.4 Pompeii. March 2009. Looking north across room 1, towards the north-west corner of atrium. 

 

VIII.4.4 Pompeii. March 2009. Room 21, ala or cupboard, on west side of atrium. This room was found with a high zoccolo of cocciopesto and above it, the middle zone of the walls were white. It had been transformed into a storeroom or cupboard with shelving. According to Fiorelli, many kitchen items and furnishings were found here.
See Giornale degli Scavi, 1861, (p.23-24)

VIII.4.4 Pompeii. March 2009. Room 21, ala or cupboard, on west side of atrium.

This room was found with a high zoccolo of cocciopesto and above it, the middle zone of the walls were white.

It had been transformed into a storeroom or cupboard with shelving.

According to Fiorelli, many kitchen items and furnishings were found here.

See Giornale degli Scavi, 1861, (p.23-24)

 

VIII.4.4 Pompeii. March 2009. Room 21, north-west corner of ala or cupboard.   Shelving support holes in west and north walls.

VIII.4.4 Pompeii. March 2009. Room 21, north-west corner of ala or cupboard. Shelving support holes in west and north walls.

 

 

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