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VI.17.42 Pompeii. Casa del Bracciale d'oro or House of Golden Bracelet

or House of the Wedding of Alexander.

Garden Rooms. Part 1.                                             Part 2

 

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VI.17.42 Pompeii. May 2006. Garden level. Looking east towards garden rooms. Oecus 32 is on the left. Room 31 with the summer triclinium is in the centre. The stairs 30 to the upper floors are on the right. See Bragantini, de Vos, Badoni, 1986. Pitture e Pavimenti di Pompei, Parte 3. Rome: ICCD.  (Plan VI.17).

VI.17.42 Pompeii. May 2006. Garden level. Looking east towards garden rooms.

Oecus 32 is on the left. Room 31 with the summer triclinium is in the centre.

The stairs 30 to the upper floors are on the right.

See Bragantini, de Vos, Badoni, 1986. Pitture e Pavimenti di Pompei, Parte 3. Rome: ICCD.  (Plan VI.17).

 

VI.17.42 Pompeii. May 2006. Oecus 32, looking east towards garden diaeta or garden room with high walls and vaulted ceiling. This was decorated on all walls with the famous garden fresco scenes.  Jashemski refers to it as a garden diaeta or garden room. Aoyagi and Pappalardo refer to it as an oecus, and this is the description we use.
See Aoyagi M. and Pappalardo U., 2006. Pompei (Regiones VI-VII) Insula Occidentalis. Napoli: Valtrend.  (p. 187).
According to Wilhelmina “To the north of the water triclinium was a beautiful high vaulted garden room……… In 1980, fragments of this (garden) painting were found in the lapilli where they had fallen from the wall and fragments were put together like the parts of a jigsaw puzzle. In 1983 the lower part of the room was excavated and here the painting was found still on the wall.  It has now been removed in large sections and is in the process of being restored in a workroom.”
See Jashemski, W.F., 2014. Discovering the Gardens of Pompeii: Memoirs of a Garden Archaeologist, (p.288-9)

VI.17.42 Pompeii. May 2006. Oecus 32, looking east towards garden diaeta or garden room with high walls and vaulted ceiling.

This was decorated on all walls with the famous garden fresco scenes.

Jashemski refers to it as a garden diaeta or garden room.

Aoyagi and Pappalardo refer to it as an oecus, and this is the description we use.

See Aoyagi M. and Pappalardo U., 2006. Pompei (Regiones VI-VII) Insula Occidentalis. Napoli: Valtrend.  (p. 187).

According to Wilhelmina “To the north of the water triclinium was a beautiful high vaulted garden room………

In 1980, fragments of this (garden) painting were found in the lapilli where they had fallen from the wall and fragments were put together like the parts of a jigsaw puzzle.

In 1983 the lower part of the room was excavated and here the painting was found still on the wall.

It has now been removed in large sections and is in the process of being restored in a workroom.”

See Jashemski, W.F., 2014. Discovering the Gardens of Pompeii: Memoirs of a Garden Archaeologist, (p.288-9)

 

VI.17.42 Pompeii. Oecus 32. Garden fresco from east wall. Inventory number 40691. Photograph courtesy of Stefano Bolognini (Own work) via Wikimedia Commons.
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VI.17.42 Pompeii. Oecus 32. Garden fresco from east wall. Inventory number 40691.

Photograph courtesy of Stefano Bolognini (Own work) via Wikimedia Commons.

 

VI.17.42 Pompeii. Oecus 32. Garden fresco from east wall. Inventory number 40691. Photograph courtesy of Stefano Bolognini (Own work) via Wikimedia Commons.

VI.17.42 Pompeii. Oecus 32. Garden fresco from east wall. Inventory number 40691.

Photograph courtesy of Stefano Bolognini (Own work) via Wikimedia Commons.

 

VI.17.42 Pompeii. Oecus 32. Part of Garden fresco from upper part of east wall. Inventory number 40691. See Jashemski, W. F., 1993. The Gardens of Pompeii, Volume II: Appendices. New York: Caratzas. (p.352, T: 414-5). Photo by M. Pardy. Licensed under Creative Commons - CC-BY-NC-2.0. 

VI.17.42 Pompeii. Oecus 32. Part of garden fresco from upper part of east wall. Inventory number 40691.

See Jashemski, W. F., 1993. The Gardens of Pompeii, Volume II: Appendices. New York: Caratzas. (p.352, T: 414-5).

Photo by M. Pardy. Licensed under Creative Commons - CC-BY-NC-2.0.

 

VI.17.42 Pompeii. 1984. Oecus 32, part of garden fresco from upper left part of east wall, during its reconstruction.
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.17.42 Pompeii. 1984. Oecus 32, part of garden fresco from upper left part of east wall, during its reconstruction.

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.17.42 Pompeii. 1980. Oecus 32. Part of garden fresco from upper part of east wall, during its reconstruction. 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.17.42 Pompeii. 1980. Oecus 32. Part of garden fresco from upper part of east wall, during its reconstruction.

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.17.42 Pompeii. 1980. Oecus 32. Part of garden fresco from upper part of east wall, during its reconstruction. 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. J80f0195

VI.17.42 Pompeii. 1980. Oecus 32. Part of garden fresco from upper part of east wall, during its reconstruction.

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.17.42 Pompeii. Oecus 32. Detail of two faces from upper part of east wall. 
Inventory number 40691.

VI.17.42 Pompeii. Oecus 32. Detail of two faces from upper part of east wall.

Inventory number 40691.

 

VI.17.42 Pompeii. May 2016. Oecus 32, part of garden fresco from north wall. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

VI.17.42 Pompeii. May 2016. Oecus 32, part of garden fresco from north wall.

Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

VI.17.42 Pompeii. May 2016. Oecus 32, detail from part of garden fresco from north wall. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

VI.17.42 Pompeii. May 2016. Oecus 32, detail from part of garden fresco from north wall.

Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

VI.17.42 Pompeii. May 2016. Oecus 32, detail from part of garden fresco from north wall. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

VI.17.42 Pompeii. May 2016. Oecus 32, detail from part of garden fresco from north wall.

Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

VI.17.42 Pompeii. Oecus 32. Part of Garden fresco from north wall. Inventory number 40690. Photograph courtesy of Stefano Bolognini (Own work) via Wikimedia Commons.

VI.17.42 Pompeii. Oecus 32. Part of garden fresco from north wall. Inventory number 40690.

Photograph courtesy of Stefano Bolognini (Own work) via Wikimedia Commons.

 

VI.17.42 Pompeii. Oecus 32, part of Garden fresco from north wall. Inventory number 40690. See Jashemski, W. F., 1993. The Gardens of Pompeii, Volume II: Appendices. New York: Caratzas. (p.348, T: 406, Fig. 2).

VI.17.42 Pompeii. Oecus 32, part of garden fresco from north wall. Inventory number 40690.

See Jashemski, W. F., 1993. The Gardens of Pompeii, Volume II: Appendices. New York: Caratzas. (p.348, T: 406, Fig. 2).

 

VI.17.42 Pompeii. 1984. Oecus 32, part of garden fresco from north wall, under reconstruction.
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.
J84f0094

VI.17.42 Pompeii. 1984. Oecus 32, part of garden fresco from north wall, under reconstruction.

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.

J84f0094

 

VI.17.42 Pompeii. May 2016. Oecus 32, detail from part of garden fresco from north wall. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

VI.17.42 Pompeii. May 2016. Oecus 32, detail from part of garden fresco from north wall.

Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

VI.17.42 Pompeii. 1983. Oecus 32, part of garden fresco from north wall during its reconstruiction. 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. J80f0583

VI.17.42 Pompeii. 1980. Oecus 32, part of garden fresco from north wall during its reconstruction.

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.17.42 Pompeii. May 2016. Oecus 32, detail from part of garden fresco from north wall, after its reconstruction.  Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

VI.17.42 Pompeii. May 2016. Oecus 32, detail from part of garden fresco from north wall, after its reconstruction.

Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

VI.17.42 Pompeii. 1980. Oecus 32, part of garden fresco from north wall, during its reconstruction. 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. J80f0202

VI.17.42 Pompeii. 1980. Oecus 32, part of garden fresco from north wall, during its reconstruction.

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.17.42 Pompeii. Oecus 32. Part of garden fresco from south wall. Inventory number 40692.
Photograph courtesy of Stefano Bolognini (Own work) via Wikimedia Commons.

VI.17.42 Pompeii. Oecus 32. Part of garden fresco from south wall. Inventory number 40692.

Photograph courtesy of Stefano Bolognini (Own work) via Wikimedia Commons.

 

VI.17.42 Pompeii. Oecus 32. Part of Garden fresco from south wall. Inventory number 40692.

VI.17.42 Pompeii. Oecus 32. Part of garden fresco from south wall. Inventory number 40692.

 

VI.17.42 Pompeii. 1980. Oecus 32. Part of garden fresco from south wall, during its reconstruction. 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. J80f0197

VI.17.42 Pompeii. 1980. Oecus 32. Part of garden fresco from south wall, during its reconstruction.

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.

J80f0197

 

VI.17.42 Pompeii. 1980. Oecus 32. Part of garden fresco from south wall, during its reconstruction. 
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.17.42 Pompeii. 1980. Oecus 32. Part of garden fresco from south wall, during its reconstruction.

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.

J80f0203

 

VI.17.42 Pompeii. 1980. Oecus 32. Part of garden fresco from south wall, during its reconstruction. 
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.17.42 Pompeii. 1980. Oecus 32. Part of garden fresco from south wall, during its reconstruction.

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.

J80f0204

 

VI.17.42 Pompeii. 1980. Oecus 32. Part of garden fresco from south wall, during its reconstruction. 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. J80f0198

VI.17.42 Pompeii. 1980. Oecus 32. Part of garden fresco from south wall, during its reconstruction.

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.

J80f0198

 

VI.17.42 Pompeii. Oecus 32. Fresco from upper part of west wall. Inventory number 40693. Photograph courtesy of Stefano Bolognini (Own work) via Wikimedia Commons.

VI.17.42 Pompeii. Oecus 32. Fresco from upper part of west wall. Inventory number 40693.

Photograph courtesy of Stefano Bolognini (Own work) via Wikimedia Commons.

 

VI.17.42 Pompeii. Oecus 32. Detail of two faces from upper part of west wall. 
Inventory number 40693.

VI.17.42 Pompeii. Oecus 32. Detail of two faces from upper part of west wall.

Inventory number 40693.

 

VI.17.42 Pompeii, 1980. Garden fresco from west wall during its reconstruction. 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.17.42 Pompeii, 1980. Garden fresco from west wall during its reconstruction. 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.17.42 Pompeii. May 2006. Stairs 30 to upper levels.

VI.17.42 Pompeii. May 2006. Stairs 30 to upper levels.

 

VI.17.42 Pompeii. 1974, cast of a mother and child, part of a family group of four who died under the staircase.
The group consisted of a man and a woman, who was holding a child, and a few metres away was an older child.
A golden bracelet of exceptional weight and unusual design was found on the arm of the woman.
This gave the name to the house.

VI.17.42 Pompeii. 1974, cast of a mother and child, part of a family group of four who died under the staircase.

The group consisted of a man and a woman, who was holding a child, and a few metres away was an older child.

A golden bracelet of exceptional weight and unusual design was found on the arm of the woman.

This gave the name to the house.

 

VI.17.42 Pompeii. 1974, cast of child found in a corridor a few metres from the three other bodies.
Part of a family group of four who died under the staircase.

VI.17.42 Pompeii. 1974, cast of child found in a corridor a few metres from the three other bodies.

Part of a family group of four who died under the staircase.

 

VI.17.42 Pompeii. Golden bracelet found on the arm of a woman.
According to Barbara McManus, this remarkable bracelet, 610 grams (21.5 oz) of solid gold, is fashioned in the form of two snakes flanking a round disk with a carved relief of Selene with crescent moon and stars above her head. 
It was found on the arm of a woman carrying a casket containing 40 aurei and 180 denarii. 
She was killed along with another adult and a child when a balcony collapsed in the house.
Photo courtesy of Barbara McManus. See The VRoma Project 
Now in Naples Archaeological Museum.  Inventory number 14268.

VI.17.42 Pompeii. Golden bracelet found on the arm of a woman.

According to Barbara McManus, this remarkable bracelet, 610 grams (21.5 oz) of solid gold, is fashioned in the form of two snakes flanking a round disk with a carved relief of Selene with crescent moon and stars above her head.

It was found on the arm of a woman carrying a casket containing 40 aurei and 180 denarii.

She was killed along with another adult and a child when a balcony collapsed in the house.

Photo courtesy of Barbara McManus. See The VRoma Project

Now in Naples Archaeological Museum.  Inventory number 14268.

 

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