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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 2      Part 1      VI.15.1 Plan

 

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

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

 

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

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

 

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

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

 

VI.15.1 Pompeii. May 2017. Detail from the south wall in the south-east corner.
Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

VI.15.1 Pompeii. May 2017. Detail from the south wall in the south-east corner. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

VI.15.1 Pompeii. May 2017. Upper south wall of the exedra. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.
In the upper centre of the south wall, damaged, a figure with left shoulder destroyed, and fractures throughout the painting. 
Kuivalainen describes – 
“Inside an aedicula on a white background, a youth sits on a throne with his legs on a footstool: he leans with his left hand on a long thyrsus and wears high boots and a red cloak on his hips: the yellowish legs of the throne are turned. 
Kuivalainen comments –
“The whole south wall is thematically Bacchic, and this young half-naked Bacchus is depicted among other gods in the architecture of the upper zone.”
See Kuivalainen, I., 2021. The Portrayal of Pompeian Bacchus. Commentationes Humanarum Litterarum 140. Helsinki: Finnish Society of Sciences and Letters, (p.100-1, B11).

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

In the upper centre of the south wall, damaged, a figure with left shoulder destroyed, and fractures throughout the painting.

Kuivalainen describes –

“Inside an aedicula on a white background, a youth sits on a throne with his legs on a footstool: he leans with his left hand on a long thyrsus and wears high boots and a red cloak on his hips: the yellowish legs of the throne are turned.

Kuivalainen comments –

“The whole south wall is thematically Bacchic, and this young half-naked Bacchus is depicted among other gods in the architecture of the upper zone.”

See Kuivalainen, I., 2021. The Portrayal of Pompeian Bacchus. Commentationes Humanarum Litterarum 140. Helsinki: Finnish Society of Sciences and Letters, (p.100-1, B11).

 

VI.15.1 Pompeii. December 2006. Upper wall painting on south wall of exedra.

VI.15.1 Pompeii. December 2006. Upper wall painting on south wall of exedra.

 

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

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

 

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

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

 

VI.15.1 Pompeii. December 2006. South wall of exedra, in south-east corner, with painting of two floating figures.

VI.15.1 Pompeii. December 2006.

South wall of exedra, in south-east corner, with painting of two floating figures.

 

VI.15.1 Pompeii. May 2017. Panel with naval scene on east side of central painting on south wall of exedra.  Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

VI.15.1 Pompeii. May 2017.

Panel with naval scene on east side of central painting on south wall of exedra. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

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VI.15.1 Pompeii. May 2017. Painted panel of naval scene from south wall of exedra. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

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

VI.15.1 Pompeii. December 2006.

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

 

VI.15.1 Pompeii. May 2017. Central painting from south wall showing Bacchus watching over the sleeping Ariadne after she was abandoned by Theseus.
Bacchus and his attendant Maenads and Satyrs can be seen in the top, left hand side, faintly conserved.  Theseus sailing away on his boat would have been seen in the upper centre of the painting. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

VI.15.1 Pompeii. May 2017.

Central painting from south wall showing Bacchus watching over the sleeping Ariadne after she was abandoned by Theseus.

Bacchus and his attendant Maenads and Satyrs can be seen in the top, left hand side, faintly conserved.

Theseus sailing away on his boat would have been seen in the upper centre of the painting. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

VI.15.1 Pompeii. December 2018. 
Central painting from south wall showing Bacchus watching over the sleeping Ariadne after she was abandoned by Theseus.
Photo courtesy of Aude Durand.
Kuivalainen comments –
“The positions and places of the protagonists differ, as do the reactions of the onlookers, otherwise very much as the many other wall paintings depicting this subject. The horizontal line is exceptionally high.”
See Kuivalainen, I., 2021. The Portrayal of Pompeian Bacchus. Commentationes Humanarum Litterarum 140. Helsinki: Finnish Society of Sciences and Letters, (p.147, E9).

VI.15.1 Pompeii. December 2018.

Central painting from south wall showing Bacchus watching over the sleeping Ariadne after she was abandoned by Theseus.

Photo courtesy of Aude Durand.

Kuivalainen comments –

“The positions and places of the protagonists differ, as do the reactions of the onlookers, otherwise very much as the many other wall paintings depicting this subject.

The horizontal line is exceptionally high.”

See Kuivalainen, I., 2021. The Portrayal of Pompeian Bacchus. Commentationes Humanarum Litterarum 140. Helsinki: Finnish Society of Sciences and Letters, (p.147, E9).

 

VI.15.1 Pompeii. December 2006. South wall of exedra. 
Wall painting of Bacchus watching over the sleeping Ariadne after she was abandoned by Theseus.

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

Wall painting of Bacchus watching over the sleeping Ariadne after she was abandoned by Theseus.

 

VI.15.1 Pompeii. May 2017. Ariadne sleeping, detail of central painting from south wall. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

VI.15.1 Pompeii. May 2017. Ariadne sleeping, detail of central painting from south wall. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

VI.15.1 Pompeii. May 2017. Hypnos (the god of sleep) with golden dish in his hand watching over Ariadne, detail of central painting from south wall. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

VI.15.1 Pompeii. May 2017.

Hypnos (the god of sleep) with golden dish in his hand watching over Ariadne, detail of central painting from south wall.

Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

VI.15.1 Pompeii. May 2017. Detail of painted decoration on panel below central painting. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

VI.15.1 Pompeii. May 2017. Detail of painted decoration on panel below central painting. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

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VI.15.1 Pompeii. May 2017. Painted panel of naval scene on west side of central painting. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

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

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

 

VI.15.1 Pompeii. December 2006. Painting of reclining figure over door of south wall of exedra.

VI.15.1 Pompeii. December 2006. Painting of reclining figure over door of south wall of exedra.

 

VI.15.1 Pompeii. May 2017. Detail of panel above door in south wall showing Pan discovering Hermaphrodite. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

VI.15.1 Pompeii. May 2017.

Detail of panel above door in south wall showing Pan discovering Hermaphrodite. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

VI.15.1 Pompeii. December 2018. 
Detail of panel showing Pan discovering Hermaphrodite from above door in south wall. Photo courtesy of Aude Durand.

VI.15.1 Pompeii. December 2018.

Detail of panel showing Pan discovering Hermaphrodite from above door in south wall. Photo courtesy of Aude Durand.

 

VI.15.1 Pompeii. May 2017. Painted lower panel (zoccolo) of west end of south wall
Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

VI.15.1 Pompeii. May 2017. Painted lower panel (zoccolo) of west end of south wall. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

 

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