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VI.15.1 Pompeii. House of the Vettii or Casa dei Vettii or Domus Vettiorum.

Excavated 1894-1895. Linked to VI.15.27.

In Notizie degli Scavi, prior to January 1897, this house was described as being in Insula 12 of Reg. VI. Afterwards it was changed to Insula 15 of Reg. VI.

Exedra situated to north-east of peristyle.   Part 1.

 

Part 2      VI.15.1 Plan

 

VI.15.1 Pompeii. December 2006. Looking east to doorway into exedra.

VI.15.1 Pompeii. December 2006. Looking east to doorway into exedra.

 

VI.15.1 Pompeii. December 2006. Looking east into exedra.

VI.15.1 Pompeii. December 2006. Looking east into exedra.

 

VI.15.1 Pompeii. May 2017. Looking east into exedra. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

VI.15.1 Pompeii. May 2017. Looking east into exedra. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

VI.15.1 Pompeii. May 2017. Looking east along north wall. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

VI.15.1 Pompeii. May 2017. Looking east along north wall.

Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

VI.15.1 Pompeii. December 2006. North wall of Exedra.

VI.15.1 Pompeii. December 2006. North wall of exedra.

 

VI.15.1 Pompeii. May 2017. Lower north wall of exedra. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

VI.15.1 Pompeii. May 2017. Lower north wall of exedra. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

VI.15.1 Pompeii. May 2017. Upper panel at west end of north wall of exedra.
Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

VI.15.1 Pompeii. May 2017. Upper panel at west end of north wall of exedra.

Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

VI.15.1 Pompeii. May 2017. Panel at west end of north wall of exedra. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

VI.15.1 Pompeii. May 2017. Panel at west end of north wall of exedra.

Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

VI.15.1 Pompeii. December 2006. North wall of exedra. Floating figures in west panel.

VI.15.1 Pompeii. December 2006. North wall of exedra.

Floating figures in west panel.

 

VI.15.1 Pompeii. May 2017. North wall of exedra on west side of central painting, wall painting of naval scene, with basket and mask above. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

VI.15.1 Pompeii. May 2017.

North wall of exedra on west side of central painting, wall painting of naval scene, with basket and mask above.

Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

VI.15.1 Pompeii. May 2017. Painted panel of naval scene with basket and mask above, from west side of central painting on north wall of exedra. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

VI.15.1 Pompeii. May 2017.

Painted panel of naval scene with basket and mask above, from west side of central painting on north wall of exedra.

Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

VI.15.1 Pompeii. December 2006. North wall of exedra with wall painting of naval scene, with basket and mask above.

VI.15.1 Pompeii. December 2006.

North wall of exedra with wall painting of naval scene, with basket and mask above.

 

VI.15.1 Pompeii. May 2017. Looking towards the west end and central painting on the north wall. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

VI.15.1 Pompeii. May 2017. Looking towards the west end and central painting on the north wall.

Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

VI.15.1 Pompeii. May 2017. Central painting from north wall of exedra, Daedalus showing Pasiphae the wooden cow. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

VI.15.1 Pompeii. May 2017.

Central painting from north wall of exedra, Daedalus showing Pasiphae the wooden cow.

Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

VI.15.1 Pompeii. December 2006. North wall of exedra with painting of Daedalus showing Pasiphae the wooden cow.

VI.15.1 Pompeii. December 2006.

North wall of exedra with painting of Daedalus showing Pasiphae the wooden cow.

 

VI.15.1 Pompeii. May 2017. Detail from central painting showing Pasiphae and Daedalus. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

VI.15.1 Pompeii. May 2017. Detail from central painting showing Pasiphae and Daedalus.

Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

VI.15.1 Pompeii. May 2017. Detail from central painting showing Pasiphae. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

VI.15.1 Pompeii. May 2017. Detail from central painting showing Pasiphae.

Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

VI.15.1 Pompeii. May 2017. Detail from central painting showing Daedalus. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

VI.15.1 Pompeii. May 2017. Detail from central painting showing Daedalus.

Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

VI.15.1 Pompeii. May 2017.  Detail from central painting showing Daedalus’s helper carrying out work with hammer and chisel. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

VI.15.1 Pompeii. May 2017.

Detail from central painting showing Daedalus’s helper carrying out work with hammer and chisel.

Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

VI.15.1 Pompeii. May 2017. North wall of exedra, panel with naval scene from east side of central painting. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

VI.15.1 Pompeii. May 2017. North wall of exedra, panel with naval scene from east side of central painting.

Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

VI.15.1 Pompeii. December 2006. North wall of exedra with wall painting of naval scene, with basket and mask above.

VI.15.1 Pompeii. December 2006.

North wall of exedra with wall painting of naval scene, with basket and mask above.

 

VI.15.1 Pompeii. May 2017.  Upper north wall and north-east corner of exedra. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

VI.15.1 Pompeii. May 2017.  Upper north wall and north-east corner of exedra.

Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

VI.15.1 Pompeii. May 2017. Painted decoration on upper north wall in north-east corner. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

VI.15.1 Pompeii. May 2017. Painted decoration on upper north wall in north-east corner.

Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

VI.15.1 Pompeii. December 2006. Painting on upper north wall of exedra.

VI.15.1 Pompeii. December 2006. Painting on upper north wall of exedra.

 

VI.15.1 Pompeii. May 2017. Painted panel at east end of north wall. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

VI.15.1 Pompeii. May 2017. Painted panel at east end of north wall. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

VI.15.1 Pompeii. December 2006. North wall of exedra, east panel, with painting of two floating figures.

VI.15.1 Pompeii. December 2006.

North wall of exedra, east panel, with painting of two floating figures.

 

VI.15.1 Pompeii. May 2017. Looking towards the north-east corner of the exedra.
Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

VI.15.1 Pompeii. May 2017. Looking towards the north-east corner of the exedra.

Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

VI.15.1 Pompeii. May 2017. Looking towards the east wall. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

VI.15.1 Pompeii. May 2017. Looking towards the east wall. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

VI.15.1 Pompeii. October 2001. Looking towards east wall of exedra.

Photo courtesy of Peter Woods.

 

VI.15.1 Pompeii. May 2017. East wall of exedra. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

VI.15.1 Pompeii. May 2017. East wall of exedra. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

VI.15.1 Pompeii. December 2006. East wall of exedra.

VI.15.1 Pompeii. December 2006. East wall of exedra.

 

VI.15.1 Pompeii. May 2017. Upper east wall of exedra. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

VI.15.1 Pompeii. May 2017. Upper east wall of exedra. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

VI.15.1 Pompeii. December 2006. Painting on upper east wall of exedra.

VI.15.1 Pompeii. December 2006. Painting on upper east wall of exedra.

 

VI.15.1 Pompeii. May 2017. Looking towards the east wall, on either side of the central panel were painted panels. On the left (north side) painted food was shown, with mask above. On the right (south side) painted drinks were shown, with mask above.  Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

VI.15.1 Pompeii. May 2017. Looking towards the east wall, on either side of the central panel were painted panels.

On the left (north side) painted food was shown, with mask above.

On the right (south side) painted drinks were shown, with mask above.

Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

VI.15.1 Pompeii. December 2006. East wall of exedra, in north-east corner, with wall painting of food, with mask above.

VI.15.1 Pompeii. December 2006.

East wall of exedra, in north-east corner, with wall painting of food, with mask above.

 

VI.15.1 Pompeii. May 2017. East wall of exedra, with painted central and side panels.
Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.
Ixion has already been attached to the wheel by Hephaestus.
Hermes/Mercury stands to the right with his caduceus, helmet and sandals.
The figure seated on the floor is perhaps the cloud nymph Nephele or a personification of the underworld.
Hera/Juno is seated on her throne with Iris standing to her left, gesticulating.
See Carratelli, G. P., 1990-2003. Pompei: Pitture e Mosaici: Vol. V.  Roma: Istituto della enciclopedia italiana, p.538.

VI.15.1 Pompeii. May 2017. East wall of exedra, with painted central and side panels.

Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

Ixion has already been attached to the wheel by Hephaestus.

Hermes/Mercury stands to the right with his caduceus, helmet and sandals.

The figure seated on the floor is perhaps the cloud nymph Nephele or a personification of the underworld.

Hera/Juno is seated on her throne with Iris standing to her left, gesticulating.

See Carratelli, G. P., 1990-2003. Pompei: Pitture e Mosaici: Vol. V.  Roma: Istituto della enciclopedia italiana, p.538.

 

VI.15.1 Pompeii. May 2017. Central wall painting from east wall showing the torture of Ixion on the wheel. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

VI.15.1 Pompeii. May 2017. Central wall painting from east wall showing the torture of Ixion on the wheel.

Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

VI.15.1 Pompeii. December 2006. East wall of exedra with wall painting of the torture of Ixion on the wheel.

VI.15.1 Pompeii. December 2006.

East wall of exedra with wall painting of the torture of Ixion on the wheel.

 

VI.15.1 Pompeii. May 2017. Detail of Mercury with his caduceus from central panel on north wall
Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

VI.15.1 Pompeii. May 2017. Detail of Mercury with his caduceus from central panel on north wall

Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

VI.15.1 Pompeii. May 2017. Detail of the figure seated on the floor, perhaps the cloud nymph Nephele or a personification of the underworld.
Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

VI.15.1 Pompeii. May 2017. Detail of the figure seated on the floor, perhaps the cloud nymph Nephele or a personification of the underworld.

Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

VI.15.1 Pompeii. May 2017. Detail of Juno and long stick/baton against right arm. Hera/Juno with gold crown and long sceptre is seated on her throne with Iris standing to her left, gesticulating.
Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

VI.15.1 Pompeii. May 2017. Detail of Juno and long stick/baton against right arm. Hera/Juno with gold crown and long sceptre is seated on her throne with Iris standing to her left, gesticulating.

Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

VI.15.1 Pompeii. May 2017. East wall of exedra, with painted central and side panels.
Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

VI.15.1 Pompeii. May 2017. East wall of exedra, with painted central and side panels.

Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

VI.15.1 Pompeii. December 2006. East wall of exedra, in south-east corner, with wall painting of drink with mask above.

VI.15.1 Pompeii. December 2006.

East wall of exedra, in south-east corner, with wall painting of drinks with mask above.

 

VI.15.1 Pompeii.  1957. East wall of exedra, in south-east corner, with wall painting of drinks with mask above. 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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VI.15.1 Pompeii.  1957. East wall of exedra, in south-east corner, with wall painting of drinks with mask above.

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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VI.15.1 Pompeii. May 2017. Lower east wall. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

VI.15.1 Pompeii. May 2017. Lower east wall. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

 

Part 2

 

VI.15.1 Plan