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VIII.4.15 Pompeii. Domus Cornelia or House of Cornelius Rufus.

Linked to VIII.4.14, VIII.4.16, VIII.4.22, VIII.4.23 and VIII.4.30.

Excavated 1855, 1861 and 1893.

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VIII.4.15 Pompeii. March 2009. Room 5, north wall of oecus.

VIII.4.15 Pompeii. March 2009. Room 5, north wall of oecus.

 

VIII.4.15 Pompeii.  March 2009.  Room 5.  Oecus. Looking south from doorway, onto north and east portico of garden.

VIII.4.15 Pompeii. March 2009. Room 5, oecus.

Looking south from doorway, onto north and east portico of garden.

 

VIII.4.15 Pompeii. March 2009. Room 5, oecus.  Looking north towards the north-east corner of the portico, the oecus, and the small doorway into the atrium. According to Fiorelli, when excavated this oecus had two paintings on its walls.  He thought one was Paris and Oenone. 
The other representing two bearded men talking together and accompanying their words with gestures.  Helbig wrote, this room had paintings of Paris and Oenone (1280) and the other was unclear (1398).
See Helbig, W., 1868. Wandgemälde der vom Vesuv verschütteten Städte Campaniens. Leipzig: Breitkopf und Härtel.
See Pappalardo, U., 2001. La Descrizione di Pompei per Giuseppe Fiorelli (1875). Napoli: Massa Editore. (p.129)

VIII.4.15 Pompeii. March 2009. Room 5, oecus. 

Looking north towards the north-east corner of the portico, the oecus, and the small doorway into the atrium.

According to Fiorelli, when excavated this oecus had two paintings on its walls.

He thought one was Paris and Oenone.

The other representing two bearded men talking together and accompanying their words with gestures.

Helbig wrote, this room had paintings of Paris and Oenone (1280) and the other was unclear (1398).

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

See Pappalardo, U., 2001. La Descrizione di Pompei per Giuseppe Fiorelli (1875). Napoli: Massa Editore. (p.129)

 

VIII.4.15 Pompeii. Room 5, oecus. 19th century copy by G. Abbate of painting of Paris seated in the company of Oenone.
Photo courtesy of CulturaItalia and its contributors whose copyright it remains.
See CulturaItalia - Paride ed Enone by G. Abbate
See Helbig, W., 1868. Wandgemälde der vom Vesuv verschütteten Städte Campaniens. Leipzig: Breitkopf und Härtel, 1280.

VIII.4.15 Pompeii. Room 5, oecus. 19th century copy by G. Abbate of painting of Paris seated in the company of Oenone.

Photo courtesy of CulturaItalia and its contributors whose copyright it remains.

See CulturaItalia - Paride ed Enone by G. Abbate

See Helbig, W., 1868. Wandgemälde der vom Vesuv verschütteten Städte Campaniens. Leipzig: Breitkopf und Härtel, 1280.

 

VIII.4.15 Pompeii. Room 5, oecus. 19th century copy by N. La Volpe of painting of two bearded Phrygians in conversation.
Photo courtesy of CulturaItalia and its contributors whose copyright it remains.
See CulturaItalia - Frigi in conversazione by N. La Volpe
See Helbig, W., 1868. Wandgemälde der vom Vesuv verschütteten Städte Campaniens. Leipzig: Breitkopf und Härtel, 1398.

VIII.4.15 Pompeii. Room 5, oecus. 19th century copy by N. La Volpe of painting of two bearded Phrygians in conversation.

Photo courtesy of CulturaItalia and its contributors whose copyright it remains.

See CulturaItalia - Frigi in conversazione by N. La Volpe

See Helbig, W., 1868. Wandgemälde der vom Vesuv verschütteten Städte Campaniens. Leipzig: Breitkopf und Härtel, 1398.

             

VIII.4.15 Pompeii. January 2009. Looking south from atrium towards tablinum. Photo courtesy of Rick Bauer.

VIII.4.15 Pompeii. January 2009.

Looking south from atrium towards tablinum. Photo courtesy of Rick Bauer.

 

VIII.4.15 Pompeii. 1966. Looking south across impluvium towards east wall of tablinum. 
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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VIII.4.15 Pompeii. 1966. Looking south across impluvium towards east wall of tablinum.

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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VIII.4.15 Pompeii. Undated photograph by Mauri, numbered 014. Looking south across impluvium towards decorated east wall of tablinum.  Photo courtesy of Rick Bauer.

VIII.4.15 Pompeii. Undated photograph by Mauri, numbered 014.

Looking south across impluvium towards decorated east wall of tablinum.

Photo courtesy of Rick Bauer.

 

VIII.4.15 Pompeii. Photo taken c.1870. Looking south from atrium towards tablinum. Note the beautiful marble surround to the impluvium.  Photo courtesy of Rick Bauer.

VIII.4.15 Pompeii. Photo taken c.1870. Looking south from atrium towards tablinum.

Note the beautiful marble surround to the impluvium. Photo courtesy of Rick Bauer.

See also c.1849 watercolour painting by Alfred-Nicolas Normand (1822-1909) on Musée d'Orsay official website

 

VIII.4.15 Pompeii. Between 1867 and 1874. Looking south from atrium towards tablinum.
Photo by Sommer and Behles. Photo courtesy of Charles Marty.

VIII.4.15 Pompeii. Between 1867 and 1874. Looking south from atrium towards tablinum.

Photo by Sommer and Behles. Photo courtesy of Charles Marty.

 

VIII.4.15 Pompeii. Old undated photo of herm of Cornelius Rufus.
The name of the owner was known from the dedication on the herm.
This herm was found in the atrium, on the left side of the tablinum, with the words C. Cornelio Rufo (C.X.864) 
See Della Corte, M., 1965.  Case ed Abitanti di Pompei. Napoli: Fausto Fiorentino. (p.238)

VIII.4.15 Pompeii. Old undated photo of herm of Cornelius Rufus.

The name of the owner was known from the dedication on the herm.

This herm was found in the atrium, on the left side of the tablinum, with the words C. Cornelio Rufo (C.X.864)

See Della Corte, M., 1965.  Case ed Abitanti di Pompei. Napoli: Fausto Fiorentino. (p.238)

 

VIII.4.15 Pompeii. 1972. Cornelius Rufus. 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. J72f0528

VIII.4.15 Pompeii. 1972. Cornelius Rufus. 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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VIII.4.15 Pompeii. May 1932. Looking south from atrium towards tablinum. Photo courtesy of Rick Bauer.

VIII.4.15 Pompeii. May 1932. Looking south from atrium towards tablinum.

Photo courtesy of Rick Bauer.

 

VIII.4.15 Pompeii. Old postcard of unknown date. Looking south from atrium across tablinum towards peristyle. Photo courtesy of Rick Bauer.

VIII.4.15 Pompeii. Old postcard of unknown date.

Looking south from atrium across tablinum towards peristyle. Photo courtesy of Rick Bauer.

 

VIII.4.15 Pompeii. 1861 painting by G. Gigante looking from atrium through the tablinum to the peristyle. 
Looking south from atrium towards tablinum.

VIII.4.15 Pompeii. 1861 painting by G. Gigante looking from atrium through the tablinum to the peristyle.

Looking south from atrium towards tablinum and its west wall.

 

VIII.4.15 Pompeii. March 2009. Room 6, tablinum, looking south.
According to Fiorelli, when excavated the two large paintings on the walls of the tablinum had nearly vanished.
According to Helbig, they were of Sarnus with Nymphs (1018) and the second included a woman with a rudder sitting next to a hydria or water jar (1020). Today they are completely vanished.
See Helbig, W., 1868. Wandgemälde der vom Vesuv verschütteten Städte Campaniens. Leipzig: Breitkopf und Härtel.
See Pappalardo, U., 2001. La Descrizione di Pompei per Giuseppe Fiorelli (1875). Napoli: Massa Editore. (p.129)

VIII.4.15 Pompeii. March 2009. Room 6, tablinum, looking south towards west wall.

According to Fiorelli, when excavated the two large paintings on the walls of the tablinum had nearly vanished.

According to Helbig, they were of Sarnus with Nymphs (1018) and the second included a woman with a rudder sitting next to a hydria or water jar (1020).

Today they are completely vanished.

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

See Pappalardo, U., 2001. La Descrizione di Pompei per Giuseppe Fiorelli (1875). Napoli: Massa Editore. (p.129)

 

VIII.4.15 Pompeii. 1868. Room 6, tablinum. Copy by Helbig of painting of Sarnus with Nymphs.
See Helbig, W., 1868. Wandgemälde der vom Vesuv verschütteten Städte Campaniens. Leipzig: Breitkopf und Härtel, 1018, Taf. XIa.

VIII.4.15 Pompeii. 1868. Room 6, tablinum. Copy by Helbig of painting of Sarnus with Nymphs.

See Helbig, W., 1868. Wandgemälde der vom Vesuv verschütteten Städte Campaniens. Leipzig: Breitkopf und Härtel, 1018, Taf. XIa.

 

VIII.4.15 Pompeii. 1868. Room 6, tablinum. Copy by Helbig of painting of a local Sarnus Valley myth from room.
On the left a woman sits next to a hydria or water jar. On her left shoulder is a rudder.
In the middle sits a second woman and between these two women water is flowing. 
On the right stands a brown male figure with a crown of ivy.
At the rear are the faded images of three women.
See Helbig, W., 1868. Wandgemälde der vom Vesuv verschütteten Städte Campaniens. Leipzig: Breitkopf und Härtel, 1020, Taf. XII.

VIII.4.15 Pompeii. 1868. Room 6, tablinum. Copy by Helbig of painting of a local Sarnus Valley myth from room.

On the left a woman sits next to a hydria or water jar. On her left shoulder is a rudder.

In the middle sits a second woman and between these two women water is flowing.

On the right stands a brown male figure with a crown of ivy.

At the rear are the faded images of three women.

See Helbig, W., 1868. Wandgemälde der vom Vesuv verschütteten Städte Campaniens. Leipzig: Breitkopf und Härtel, 1020, Taf. XII.

 

VIII.4.15 Pompeii. March 2009. Room 6, east wall of tablinum.

VIII.4.15 Pompeii. March 2009. Room 6, east wall of tablinum. 

 

VIII.4.15 Pompeii. March 2009. Room 6, west wall of tablinum.

VIII.4.15 Pompeii. March 2009. Room 6, west wall of tablinum. 

 

VIII.4.15 Pompeii. March 2009. Doorway to room 7, a small room or cupboard.

VIII.4.15 Pompeii. March 2009. Doorway to room 7, a small room or cupboard.

 

VIII.4.15 Pompeii. March 2009. Room 7, a small room or cupboard in foreground.   Room 18 is beyond the ruined wall. Looking south.

VIII.4.15 Pompeii. March 2009. Room 7, a small room or cupboard in foreground.   

Room 18 is beyond the ruined wall. Looking south.

 

VIII.4.15 Pompeii.  March 2009.  Room 18, looking south from room  7.

VIII.4.15 Pompeii. March 2009. Room 18, looking south from room  7.

 

VIII.4.15 Pompeii. March 2009. Looking south from room 7, at the Opus sectile floor of room 18. The Opus sectile floor was made of interlocking shaped pieces of coloured marble.

VIII.4.15 Pompeii. March 2009. Looking south from room 7, at the Opus sectile floor of room 18.

The Opus sectile floor was made of interlocking shaped pieces of coloured marble.

 

VIII.4.15 Pompeii. September 2004. Doorways to rooms 7, and rooms 8, 9 and 10 on west side of atrium.

VIII.4.15 Pompeii. September 2004. Doorways to rooms 7, and rooms 8, 9 and 10 on west side of atrium.

 

VIII.4.15 Pompeii. March 2009. Room 8, ala on west side of atrium.

VIII.4.15 Pompeii. March 2009. Room 8, ala on west side of atrium.

 

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