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VII.7.5 Pompeii. Casa di Trittolemo or House of Tryptolemus

or House of the Cissonii or House of L. Calpurnius Diogenes.

Linked to VII.7.2, VII.7.4, VII.7.14 and VII.7.15.

Excavated 1859 and 1871. Bombed in 1943, restored 1946, and 2014.

 

Part 1      Part 2      Part 3      Part 4      Plan of VII.7.5 and VII.7.14.

 

VII.7.5 Pompeii, May 2018. Looking east across peristyle, towards room “n” and remaining north wall of room “m”.
The doorway, second on left, links both houses VII.7.2 and 5 by peristyles. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

VII.7.5 Pompeii, May 2018. Looking east across peristyle, towards room (n) and remaining north wall of room (m).

The doorway, second on left, links both houses VII.7.2 and 5 by peristyles. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

VII.7.5, Pompeii. May 2018. Rectangular pool in peristyle. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

VII.7.5, Pompeii. May 2018. Rectangular pool in peristyle. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

VII.7.5, Pompeii. May 2018. Detail of rectangular pool in peristyle. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

VII.7.5, Pompeii. May 2018. Detail of rectangular pool in peristyle. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

VII.7.5 Pompeii. September 2015. Doorway and window to room (n) on east side of peristyle.
Between the doorways of rooms (m) and (n) was a painting of a priestess making on offering, accompanied by an attendant.
See Sogliano, A., 1879. Le pitture murali campane scoverte negli anni 1867-79. Napoli: Giannini, no 637.

VII.7.5 Pompeii. September 2015. Doorway and window to room (n) on east side of peristyle.

Between the doorways of rooms (m) and (n) was a painting of a priestess making on offering, accompanied by an attendant.

See Sogliano, A., 1879. Le pitture murali campane scoverte negli anni 1867-79. Napoli: Giannini, no 637.

 

VII.7.5 Pompeii, April 2019. Room (n), looking across mosaic flooring towards east wall. 
On the left, north wall, is a window from south portico of linked house at VII.7.2. 
The mosaics leaning against the west wall do not come from this house, but are from the nearby Suburban Baths near the Porta Marina. Photo courtesy of Rick Bauer.

VII.7.5 Pompeii, April 2019. Room (n), looking across mosaic flooring towards east wall.

On the left, north wall, is a window from south portico of linked house at VII.7.2.

The mosaics leaning against the west wall do not come from this house but are from the nearby Suburban Baths near the Porta Marina. Photo courtesy of Rick Bauer.

 

VII.7.5 Pompeii, May 2018. Room (n), looking from south portico of VII.7.2 through window into room (n) of VII.7.5.
Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

VII.7.5 Pompeii, May 2018.

Room (n), looking from south portico of VII.7.2 through window into room (n) of VII.7.5.

Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

VII.7.5 Pompeii. Room (n), painting by P, Gusman, entitled Venus as protectress of Pompei.
See Gusman, P. (1900). Pompei, the city, its life and art. London, William Heinemann. (pl.1). 
Original painting now in Naples Archaeological Museum.

VII.7.5 Pompeii. Room (n), painting by P, Gusman, entitled Venus as protectress of Pompei.

See Gusman, P. (1900). Pompei, the city, its life and art. London, William Heinemann. (pl.1).

Original painting now in Naples Archaeological Museum.

 

VII.7.5 Pompeii, 1871. Room (n). Drawing by N. La Volpe of painting of Aphrodite, Poseidon and a female figure burning incense.
Now in Naples Archaeological Museum. Inventory number ADS 701.
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VII.7.5 Pompeii, 1871. Room (n). Drawing by N. La Volpe of painting of Aphrodite, Poseidon and a female figure burning incense.

Now in Naples Archaeological Museum. Inventory number ADS 701.

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

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VII.7.5 Pompeii, 1871. Room (n). Drawing by N. La Volpe of Tryptolemus receiving the ears of corn from Prosperina.
Now in Naples Archaeological Museum. Inventory number ADS702.
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VII.7.5 Pompeii, 1871. Room (n). Drawing by N. La Volpe of Tryptolemus receiving the ears of corn from Prosperina.

Now in Naples Archaeological Museum. Inventory number ADS702.

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)

 

VII.7.5 Pompeii, May 2018. Room n, looking towards south wall. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

VII.7.5 Pompeii, May 2018. Room (n), looking towards south wall. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

VII.7.5 Pompeii, May 2018. Room n, looking towards south wall in south-west corner. 
Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

VII.7.5 Pompeii, May 2018. Room (n), looking towards south wall in south-west corner.

Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

VII.7.5 Pompeii, May 2018. 
Room n, detail from south wall with yellow painted panel in middle area of wall, with painted medallion of female figure with feather fan.
Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

VII.7.5 Pompeii, May 2018.

Room (n), detail from south wall with yellow painted panel in middle area of wall, with painted medallion of female figure with feather fan. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

VII.7.5 Pompeii, May 2018. Room n, lower south wall/zoccolo. 
The zoccolo was decorated as a sort of imitation opus sectile wall of polychrome marble.
Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

VII.7.5 Pompeii, May 2018. Room (n), lower south wall/zoccolo.

The zoccolo was decorated as a sort of imitation opus sectile wall of polychrome marble.

Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

VII.7.5 Pompeii, May 2018. Room (n), looking across to south-west corner with window and door in west wall.
Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

VII.7.5 Pompeii, May 2018. Room (n), looking across to south-west corner with window and door in west wall.

Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

VII.7.5 Pompeii, May 2018. Room n, doorway threshold from east portico into room. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

VII.7.5 Pompeii, May 2018. Room (n), doorway threshold from east portico into room. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

VII.7.5 Pompeii, May 2018. Room (n), detail of central emblema of flower with six petals set in geometric motif, in white and black mosaic floor.
Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

VII.7.5 Pompeii, May 2018.

Room (n), detail of central emblema of flower with six petals set in geometric motif, in white and black mosaic floor.

Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

VII.7.5 Pompeii, May 2018. Room (n), detail of flower with six petals set in central emblema.
Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

VII.7.5 Pompeii, May 2018. Room (n), detail of flower with six petals set in central emblema.

Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

VII.7.5 Pompeii. c.1930. Flooring from the triclinium (n) on the right of the peristyle
This triclinium was constructed in the period when the symmetry of the house number 2 was destroyed by its annexation to house number 5. 
On the other hand, this pavement does not belong to the last modification of the house, since it was patched at the insertion of the limestone sill upon which rests piers of the block and brick construction which was characteristic of the building activities following the earthquake of 63AD. 
This centre probably belongs to the first half of the first century AD. 
The tesserae of the central square are small (0.06cm) and the black ones are badly worn; the workmanship is poor.
The design of this centre is merely an adaptation of the familiar pattern showing a hexagon surrounded by triangles to make a star, which in its turn is enclosed in a larger hexagon. When the hexagon has been included in a circle and the circle in a square, the general outline of the centre is complete.
A six-petalled flower on a black background framed in an ornamental border forms the centre of the composition.
See Blake, M., (1930). The pavements of the Roman Buildings of the Republic and Early Empire. Rome, MAAR, 8, (p.114, pl.39, tav.3)

VII.7.5 Pompeii. c.1930. Flooring from the triclinium (n) on the right of the peristyle

This triclinium was constructed in the period when the symmetry of the house number 2 was destroyed by its annexation to house number 5.

On the other hand, this pavement does not belong to the last modification of the house, since it was patched at the insertion of the limestone sill upon which rests piers of the block and brick construction which was characteristic of the building activities following the earthquake of 63AD.

This centre probably belongs to the first half of the first century AD.

The tesserae of the central square are small (0.06cm) and the black ones are badly worn; the workmanship is poor.

The design of this centre is merely an adaptation of the familiar pattern showing a hexagon surrounded by triangles to make a star, which in its turn is enclosed in a larger hexagon. When the hexagon has been included in a circle and the circle in a square, the general outline of the centre is complete.

A six-petalled flower on a black background framed in an ornamental border forms the centre of the composition.

See Blake, M., (1930). The pavements of the Roman Buildings of the Republic and Early Empire. Rome, MAAR, 8, (p.114, pl.39, tav.3)

 

VII.7.5 Pompeii, May 2018. 
Room (n), these two fragments of a mosaic vault belong to the nearby Suburban Baths at Porta Marina. 
See VII.16.a Nymphaeum for more detail. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

VII.7.5 Pompeii, May 2018.

Room (n), these two fragments of a mosaic vault belong to the nearby Suburban Baths at Porta Marina.

See VII.16.a Nymphaeum for more detail. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

 

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