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V.4.3 Pompeii. House. Casa di un Flamine.

Excavated 1842 and 1899. Bombed in 1943.

 

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Via di Nola, 1955. Looking west from outside V.4.6, on right. Image taken in 1955 by an officer serving aboard the HMS Ark Royal. Photo courtesy of Rick Bauer. Note the column “stumps” along the edge of V.4, outside of the entrances of V.4.3/4/5.  According to CTP, “Of the three columns on the sidewalk in front of numbers 3, 4 and 5, drawn by Mau, no traces remain in situ. It should be noted that Spinazzola drew up a reconstruction of these, showing four columns (Spinazzola, 1, 1953, p.115, fig.140).”
See CTP, IIIA, (p.78)

Via di Nola, 1955. Looking west from outside V.4.6, on right.

Image taken in 1955 by an officer serving aboard the HMS Ark Royal. Photo courtesy of Rick Bauer.

Note the column “stumps” along the edge of V.4, outside of the entrances of V.4.3/4/5.

According to CTP, “Of the three columns on the sidewalk in front of numbers 3, 4 and 5, drawn by Mau, no traces remain in situ.

It should be noted that Spinazzola drew up a reconstruction of these, showing four columns (Spinazzola, 1, 1953, p.115, fig.140).”

See Van der Poel, H. B., 1986. Corpus Topographicum Pompeianum, Part IIIA. Austin: University of Texas. (p.78).

 

V.4.3 Pompeii. May 2005. Entrance doorway.

V.4.3 Pompeii. May 2005. Entrance doorway.

 

V.4.3 Pompeii. June 2012. Entrance doorway. Photo courtesy of Michael Binns.

V.4.3 Pompeii. June 2012. Entrance doorway. Photo courtesy of Michael Binns.

 

V.4.3 Pompeii. March 2009. Entrance corridor looking north.

V.4.3 Pompeii. March 2009. Entrance corridor looking north.

 

V.4.3 Pompeii. May 2005. Entrance corridor looking north. The area of the stairs to the upper floor were against the west wall, but were destroyed in the 1943 bombing.

V.4.3 Pompeii. May 2005. Entrance corridor looking north.

The area of the stairs to the upper floor were against the west wall but were destroyed in the 1943 bombing.

 

V.4.3 Pompeii. March 2009. Looking north across atrium. Objects found near the east wall of the atrium can be read in Notizie degli Scavi, 1899, (p.144)

V.4.3 Pompeii. March 2009. Looking north across atrium.

Objects found near the east wall of the atrium can be read in Notizie degli Scavi di Antichità, 1899, (p.144)

 

V.4.3 Pompeii. March 2009. Site of impluvium in the atrium. According to Sogliano, found at the head of the impluvium was a travertine marble puteal, a marble table broken into five pieces, and a cylindrical lead tank. Also found here were a human skeleton, as well as some animal bones. See Notizie degli Scavi di Antichità, 1899, (p.144). Other finds from the house are listed on pages 103 and 145.

V.4.3 Pompeii. March 2009. Site of impluvium in the atrium.

According to Sogliano, found at the head of the impluvium was a travertine marble puteal, a marble table broken into five pieces, and a cylindrical lead tank.

Also found here were a human skeleton, as well as some animal bones.

See Notizie degli Scavi di Antichità, 1899, (p.144)

Other finds from the house are listed on pages 103 and 145.

 

V.4.3 Pompeii.  March 2009.  West wall of atrium, and north west corner.

V.4.3 Pompeii. March 2009. West wall of atrium, and north-west corner.

 

V.4.3 Pompeii.  March 2009.  West wall of atrium.

V.4.3 Pompeii. March 2009. West wall of atrium.

 

V.4.3 Pompeii.  March 2009. West wall of atrium.  Remains of Aedicula Lararium, mostly destroyed by the 16th September 1943 bombing and not recoverable.

V.4.3 Pompeii. March 2009. West wall of atrium.

Remains of aedicula lararium, mostly destroyed by the 16th September 1943 bombing and not recoverable.

 

V.4.3 Pompeii. 1937-39. Lararium on west wall of atrium.
Photo courtesy of American Academy in Rome, Photographic Archive. 
Warsher collection no. 1708.

V.4.3 Pompeii but shown as V.2.3 on photo. Pre-1937-39. Lararium on west wall of atrium.

Photo courtesy of American Academy in Rome, Photographic Archive.  Warsher collection no. 1708.

 

V.4.3 Pompeii. c.1930s. Lararium painting from west wall of atrium.
Hercules with club and lion skin is in the centre. 
Also recognisable on the left was Mercury and next to Mercury was a crowing cock.
From left to right were an omphalos with a snake, Victoria with spread wings, a pig, Hercules and Minerva sacrificing at an altar, with her shield and owl.
At the sides of the niche were paintings of the gods.
To the right of the niche was Fortuna but only the head with a small modius and the cornucopia against her left shoulder were visible.
To the left of the niche was Venus Pompeiana dressed in green, her left arm on the steering rudder and an olive branch in her right hand. Amor with a mirror stands to the left, on a base.
Outside the aedicula to the right is Jupiter seated on a throne with his head leaning on his left hand. A sceptre rests on his left shoulder and the thunderbolt is in his right hand.
On the right outside the aedicula is Bacchus with a thyrsus in his left hand and a kantharos in his right pouring wine into the mouth of the panther at his side.
In each of the two triangular panels above the pediment was painted an eagle in flight, holding a palm in its talons.
In the top right above Jupiter is a peacock perched on a garland.
On the aedicula pediment are various figures in stucco relief and a wreath (laurel?). 
Above the gable peak is a stucco patera.
See Boyce G. K., 1937. Corpus of the Lararia of Pompeii. Rome: MAAR 14.  (p.39, no.118, pl. 25,1).

V.4.3 Pompeii. c.1930s. Lararium painting from west wall of atrium.

Hercules with club and lion skin is in the centre.

Also recognisable on the left was Mercury and next to Mercury was a crowing cock.

From left to right were an omphalos with a snake, Victoria with spread wings, a pig, Hercules and Minerva sacrificing at an altar, with her shield and owl.

At the sides of the niche were paintings of the gods.

To the right of the niche was Fortuna but only the head with a small modius and the cornucopia against her left shoulder were visible.

To the left of the niche was Venus Pompeiana dressed in green, her left arm on the steering rudder and an olive branch in her right hand. Amor with a mirror stands to the left, on a base.

Outside the aedicula to the right is Jupiter seated on a throne with his head leaning on his left hand. A sceptre rests on his left shoulder and the thunderbolt is in his right hand.

On the right outside the aedicula is Bacchus with a thyrsus in his left hand and a kantharos in his right pouring wine into the mouth of the panther at his side.

In each of the two triangular panels above the pediment was painted an eagle in flight, holding a palm in its talons.

In the top right above Jupiter is a peacock perched on a garland.

On the aedicula pediment are various figures in stucco relief and a wreath (laurel?).

Above the gable peak is a stucco patera.

See Boyce G. K., 1937. Corpus of the Lararia of Pompeii. Rome: MAAR 14.  (p.39, no.118, pl. 25,1).

 

V.4.3 Pompeii. 1899. Lararium painting from west wall of atrium. See Notizie degli Scavi di Antichità, 1899 (p. 342). Remains of lararium painting that showed Hercules with club and lion skin in the centre. Also recognisable were Mercury and next to Mercury was a crowing cock. In front were an omphalos with a snake, Victoria with spread wings and a pig, and Minerva sacrificing at an altar, with her shield and owl. At the sides of the niche were paintings of the gods.  See Garcia y Garcia, L., 2006. Danni di guerra a Pompei. Rome: L’Erma di Bretschneider, p 62 and Fig.97. See Warscher, T., 1925. Pompeji: Ein Führer durch die Ruinen. Berlin und Leipzig: de Gruyter, p 127. See Boyce G. K., 1937. Corpus of the Lararia of Pompeii. Rome: MAAR 14.  (p.39, no.118, Pl .25,1).

V.4.3 Pompeii. 1899. Lararium painting from west wall of atrium.

See Notizie degli Scavi di Antichità, 1899 (p. 342).

Remains of lararium painting that showed Hercules with club and lion skin in the centre.

Also recognisable were Mercury and next to Mercury was a crowing cock.

In front were an omphalos with a snake, Victoria with spread wings and a pig, and Minerva sacrificing at an altar, with her shield and owl.

At the sides of the niche were paintings of the gods.

See Garcia y Garcia, L., 2006. Danni di guerra a Pompei. Rome: L’Erma di Bretschneider, p 62 and Fig.97.

See Warscher, T., 1925. Pompeji: Ein Führer durch die Ruinen. Berlin und Leipzig: de Gruyter, p 127.

See Boyce G. K., 1937. Corpus of the Lararia of Pompeii. Rome: MAAR 14.  (p.39, no.118, pl. 25,1).

 

V.4.3 Pompeii. Undated watercolour by Luigi Bazzani. Lararium painting from west wall of atrium.

V.4.3 Pompeii. Undated watercolour by Luigi Bazzani. Lararium painting from west wall of atrium.

 

V.4.3 Pompeii. 1937-39. Lararium on west wall of atrium.
Photo courtesy of American Academy in Rome, Photographic Archive. 
Warsher collection no. 1554.

V.4.3 Pompeii. Pre-1937-39. Lararium on west wall of atrium.

Photo courtesy of American Academy in Rome, Photographic Archive. Warsher collection no. 1554.

 

V.4.3 Pompeii, but shown as V.5.1 on photo. 1937-39. Lower part of lararium painting from west wall of atrium. Mercury, Victoria, Hercules and Minerva. Photo courtesy of American Academy in Rome, Photographic Archive. Warsher collection no. 1568a.

V.4.3 Pompeii but shown as V.5.1 on photo. Pre-1937-39.

Lower part of lararium painting from west wall of atrium.

Mercury, Victoria, Hercules and Minerva.

Photo courtesy of American Academy in Rome, Photographic Archive. Warsher collection no. 1568a.

 

V.4.3 Pompeii, but shown as V.4.1 on photograph. 1937-39. Detail of Mercury. Photo courtesy of American Academy in Rome, Photographic Archive. Warsher collection no. 1570

V.4.3 Pompeii but shown as V.4.1 on photograph. Pre-1937-39. Detail of Mercury.

Photo courtesy of American Academy in Rome, Photographic Archive. Warsher collection no. 1570.

 

V.4.3 Pompeii, but shown as V.5.1 on photo. 1937-39.  Detail of Victoria and Hercules from lararium painting on west wall of atrium.  Photo courtesy of American Academy in Rome, Photographic Archive.  Warsher collection no. 1568b.

V.4.3 Pompeii but shown as V.5.1 on photo. Pre-1937-39.

Detail of Victoria and Hercules from lararium painting on west wall of atrium.

Photo courtesy of American Academy in Rome, Photographic Archive. Warsher collection no. 1568b.

 

V.4.3 Pompeii, but shown as V.5.1 on photo. 1937-39.  Detail of Hercules and Minerva from lararium painting on west wall of atrium.  Photo courtesy of American Academy in Rome, Photographic Archive.  Warsher collection no. 1568c.

V.4.3 Pompeii but shown as V.5.1 on photo. Pre-1937-39.

Detail of Hercules and Minerva from lararium painting on west wall of atrium.

Photo courtesy of American Academy in Rome, Photographic Archive. Warsher collection no. 1568c.

 

V.4.3 Pompeii. May 2005. Remains of aedicula lararium. 
At the sides of the niche were paintings of the gods.  
One small remaining portion can just be seen on the right hand side.

V.4.3 Pompeii. May 2005. Remains of aedicula lararium. At the sides of the niche were paintings of the gods.  

One small remaining portion can just be seen on the right-hand side.

 

V.4.3 Pompeii. May 2005. Remains of aedicula lararium.  Painted bird.
According to Boyce, in each of the triangular panels above the pediment was painted an eagle in flight, holding a palm in its talons.
See Boyce G. K., 1937. Corpus of the Lararia of Pompeii. Rome: MAAR 14.  (p.40, no.118)

V.4.3 Pompeii. May 2005. Remains of aedicula lararium.  Painted bird.

According to Boyce, in each of the triangular panels above the pediment was painted an eagle in flight, holding a palm in its talons.

See Boyce G. K., 1937. Corpus of the Lararia of Pompeii. Rome: MAAR 14.  (p.40, no.118)

 

V.4.3 Pompeii. March 2009.  West wall of atrium, remains of plaster under the aedicula lararium.

V.4.3 Pompeii. March 2009.  West wall of atrium, remains of plaster under the aedicula lararium. 

 

V.4.3 Pompeii.  March 2009.  Doorway to Tablinum on north wall of atrium.

V.4.3 Pompeii. March 2009. Doorway to tablinum in north wall of atrium.

 

V.4.3 Pompeii.  March 2009.  Looking north from atrium, to corridor to rear.

V.4.3 Pompeii. March 2009. Looking north from atrium, to corridor to rear.

 

V.4.3 Pompeii. March 2009. Looking south from atrium to doorway to oecus. According to Sogliano, for objects found here (the room on the right of where you enter) –
See Notizie degli Scavi di Antichità, 1899 (p.145 and p.203)

V.4.3 Pompeii. March 2009. Looking south from atrium to doorway to oecus.

According to Sogliano, for objects found here (the room on the right of where you enter) –

See Notizie degli Scavi di Antichità, 1899 (p.145 and p.203)

 

V.4.3 Pompeii.  March 2009.  South east corner of Oecus.

V.4.3 Pompeii. March 2009. South-east corner of oecus.

 

 

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