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VII.2.20 Pompeii. Casa di N. Popidius Priscus or Casa dei Marmi.

Linked to VII.2.21, VII.2.41 and VII.2.41a.

Excavated 1833, 1845 and 1863-4.

 

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VII.2.20 Pompeii. March 2009. 
Entrance on south side of Vico del Panetierre, with short vestibule and then threshold for fauces.
According to Pagano –
“Vicoletto tra la via Stabiana e il vico Storto.
Sui due lati di questo breve vicoletto veggonsi parecchie abitazioni, che tornarono a luce verso gli ultimi mesi del 1857, ma tutte sono di poca importanza, meno l’ultima a sinistra scavata nel 1864, notevole per la sua grandezza, e per altre considerazioni ancora.
Infatti vi si scorgono tre tondi che ritraggono Paride con l’Amorino sulla destra spalla, una scrittrice col dittico nella destra e lo stilo avvicinato alla bocca, infine i busti di Marte e Venere. Vi si rinvennero gli scheletri di due cavalli, e una gran provvista di marmi colorati, dai quali ha preso l’abitazione il nome di Casa dei marmi colorati.
Ma le due piu importani scoverte che vi si fecero, sono il pozzo alto 110 palmi e trovato con una considerevole quantita di acqua, e la statuetta in bronzo del Sileno ubbriaco, che era tra le piu belle sculture del Museo Nazionale. Questa casa ha una seconda porta sul Vico degli Augustali.”
See Pagano, N. (1868). Guida di Pompei, 2nd ed. (p.42)
(translation -
On both sides of this short vicolo we see several dwellings, which came to light towards the last months of 1857, but all are of little importance, except the last to the left excavated in 1864, remarkable for its greatness, and also for other considerations. In fact, found here were three medallions which portray Paris with a Cupid on his right shoulder, a female writer with the diptych in her hand, and stylus approaching the mouth, and finally the busts of Mars and Venus. 
Also found here were the skeletons of two horses, and a large supply of colored marble, from which the house took the name of House of Coloured Marbles.
But the two most important discoveries that were found here, was the well 110 palms deep and found with a considerable amount of water, and the bronze statuette of the Drunken Silenus which is amongst the most beautiful sculptures of the National Museum. This house has a second doorway onto the Via degli Augustali.)

VII.2.20 Pompeii. March 2009.

Entrance on south side of Vico del Panettiere, with short vestibule and then threshold for fauces.

According to Pagano –

“Vicoletto tra la via Stabiana e il vico Storto.

Sui due lati di questo breve vicoletto veggonsi parecchie abitazioni, che tornarono a luce verso gli ultimi mesi del 1857, ma tutte sono di poca importanza, meno l’ultima a sinistra scavata nel 1864, notevole per la sua grandezza, e per altre considerazioni ancora.

Infatti vi si scorgono tre tondi che ritraggono Paride con l’Amorino sulla destra spalla, una scrittrice col dittico nella destra e lo stilo avvicinato alla bocca, infine i busti di Marte e Venere. Vi si rinvennero gli scheletri di due cavalli, e una gran provvista di marmi colorati, dai quali ha preso l’abitazione il nome di Casa dei marmi colorati.

Ma le due piu importani scoverte che vi si fecero, sono il pozzo alto 110 palmi e trovato con una considerevole quantita di acqua, e la statuetta in bronzo del Sileno ubbriaco, che era tra le piu belle sculture del Museo Nazionale. Questa casa ha una seconda porta sul Vico degli Augustali.”

See Pagano, N. (1868). Guida di Pompei, 2nd ed. (p.42)

(translation -

On both sides of this short vicolo we see several dwellings, which came to light towards the last months of 1857, but all are of little importance, except the last to the left excavated in 1864, remarkable for its greatness, and also for other considerations. In fact, found here were three medallions which portray Paris with a Cupid on his right shoulder, a female writer with the diptych in her hand, and stylus approaching the mouth, and finally the busts of Mars and Venus.

Also found here were the skeletons of two horses, and a large supply of coloured marble, from which the house took the name of House of Coloured Marbles.

But the two most important discoveries that were found here, was the well 110 palms deep and found with a considerable amount of water, and the bronze statuette of the Drunken Silenus which is amongst the most beautiful sculptures of the National Museum. This house has a second doorway onto the Via degli Augustali.)

 

VII.2.20 Pompeii. Entrance on south side of Vico del Panettiere. Scratched Greek inscription, Latin equivalent Domus Pertusa.
According to Fiorelli –
“Sappiamo che questa casa fu ricercata dopo l’eruzione vesuviana, e probabilmente verso il tempo degli Antonini, leggendovi presso il limitare della porta graffito con un chiodo: Domus pertusa (Casa sbucata)".

"We know that this house was searched after the Vesuvian eruption, and probably around the time of the Antonines, (c.96-192AD) as one could read at the edge of the door scratched with a nail: House pierced (House brought out)?”.
See Fiorelli, G., 1877. Guida di Pompeii. Roma: Tipografia Elzeviriana, p. 59.

VII.2.20 Pompeii. Entrance on south side of Vico del Panettiere. Scratched Greek inscription, Latin equivalent Domus Pertusa.

According to Fiorelli –

“Sappiamo che questa casa fu ricercata dopo l’eruzione vesuviana, e probabilmente verso il tempo degli Antonini, leggendovi presso il limitare della porta graffito con un chiodo: Domus pertusa (Casa sbucata)".

 

"We know that this house was searched after the Vesuvian eruption, and probably around the time of the Antonines, (c.96-192AD) as one could read at the edge of the door scratched with a nail: House pierced (House brought out)?”.

See Fiorelli, G., 1877. Guida di Pompeii. Roma: Tipografia Elzeviriana, p. 59.

 

VII.2.20 Pompeii.  March 2009.  Vestibule with marble threshold.

VII.2.20 Pompeii. March 2009. Looking towards vestibule with marble threshold, from atrium.

 

VII.2.20 Pompeii. c.1930. Flooring in atrium.
DAIR 41.640. Photo © Deutsches Archäologisches Institut, Abteilung Rom, Arkiv.
See Pernice, E.  1938. Pavimente und Figürliche Mosaiken: Die Hellenistische Kunst in Pompeji, Band VI. Berlin: de Gruyter, (tav. 20,2, above.)

VII.2.20 Pompeii. c.1930. Flooring in atrium.

DAIR 41.640. Photo © Deutsches Archäologisches Institut, Abteilung Rom, Arkiv.

See Pernice, E.  1938. Pavimente und Figürliche Mosaiken: Die Hellenistische Kunst in Pompeji, Band VI. Berlin: de Gruyter, (tav. 20,2, above.)

 

VII.2.20 Pompeii. December 2007.   Atrium.

VII.2.20 Pompeii. December 2007. Looking south across atrium. 

Found somewhere in this house on 21st May 1866 was the statue of Drunken Silenus, below.

 

VII.2.20 Pompeii. Found 21st May 1864 in peristyle. Old undated photograph.
Bronze statue of Drunken Silenus, intended as a stand for a vase, of which the fragments were found nearby.
Now in Naples Archaeological Museum. Inventory number 5001.
See Real Museo Borbonico, Vol. XVI, tav. XXIX.

VII.2.20 Pompeii. Found 21st May 1864 in peristyle. Old undated photograph.

Bronze statue of Drunken Silenus, intended as a stand for a vase, of which the fragments were found nearby.

Now in Naples Archaeological Museum. Inventory number 5001.

See Real Museo Borbonico, Vol. XVI, Tav. XXIX.

 

VII.2.20 Pompeii. Found 21st May 1864. Old undated postcard by G. Sommer e Figlio.
Photo courtesy of Rick Bauer.

VII.2.20 Pompeii. Found 21st May 1864. Old undated postcard by G. Sommer e Figlio.

Photo courtesy of Rick Bauer. 

 

VII.2.20 Pompeii. Found 21st May 1864. Giorgio Sommer Cabinet Card number 5427.
Photo courtesy of Rick Bauer.

VII.2.20 Pompeii. Found 21st May 1864. Giorgio Sommer Cabinet Card number 5427.

Photo courtesy of Rick Bauer. 

 

VII.2.20 Pompeii. Drawing by Nicola La Volpe, dated 18th December 1865, of three medallions seen in the atrium, now disappeared. These may have been seen on the east side of the atrium.
They are described as - a young girl with an even younger girl looking over her shoulder (Helbig 1426); 
- Paris, with Cupid (Helbig 1276), and
- Mars and Venus (Helbig 313).
See Helbig, W., 1868. Wandgemälde der vom Vesuv verschütteten Städte Campaniens. Leipzig: Breitkopf und Härtel, 313, 1276, 1426.
Now in Naples Archaeological Museum. Inventory number ADS 537.
Photo © ICCD. http://www.catalogo.beniculturali.it
Utilizzabili alle condizioni della licenza Attribuzione - Non commerciale - Condividi allo stesso modo 2.5 Italia (CC BY-NC-SA 2.5 IT)

VII.2.20 Pompeii. Drawing by Nicola La Volpe, dated 18th December 1865, of three medallions seen in the atrium, now disappeared.

These may have been seen on the east side of the atrium.

They are described as - a young girl with an even younger girl looking over her shoulder (Helbig 1426);

- Paris, with Cupid (Helbig 1276), and

- Mars and Venus (Helbig 313).

See Helbig, W., 1868. Wandgemälde der vom Vesuv verschütteten Städte Campaniens. Leipzig: Breitkopf und Härtel, 313, 1276, 1426.

Now in Naples Archaeological Museum. Inventory number ADS 537.

Photo © ICCD. http://www.catalogo.beniculturali.it

Utilizzabili alle condizioni della licenza Attribuzione - Non commerciale - Condividi allo stesso modo 2.5 Italia (CC BY-NC-SA 2.5 IT)

 

VII.2.20 Pompeii. 1865 drawing by Antonio Ala of medallion seen in atrium, described as Mars and Venus.
DAIR 83.129. Photo © Deutsches Archäologisches Institut, Abteilung Rom, Arkiv.

VII.2.20 Pompeii. 1865 drawing by Antonio Ala of medallion seen in atrium, described as Mars and Venus.

DAIR 83.129. Photo © Deutsches Archäologisches Institut, Abteilung Rom, Arkiv.

 

VII.2.20 Pompeii. 1966. Looking south across atrium from end of entrance corridor.  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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VII.2.20 Pompeii. 1966. Looking south across atrium from end of entrance corridor. 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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VII.2.20 Pompeii. December 2005.  East side of atrium, from entrance fauces.

VII.2.20 Pompeii. December 2005. East side of atrium, from entrance fauces.

 

VII.2.20 Pompeii. December 2005. West side of atrium, from entrance fauces.

VII.2.20 Pompeii. December 2005. West side of atrium, from entrance fauces.

 

VII.2.20 House of Popidius Priscus.  Impluvium.  December 2007.

VII.2.20 Pompeii. December 2007. Impluvium in atrium. Looking south.

 

VII.2.20 Pompeii. March 2009.  Room 1, looking south-east across impluvium in atrium.

VII.2.20 Pompeii. March 2009.  Room 1, looking south-east across impluvium in atrium.

 

VII.2.20 Pompeii. December 2004. Looking east across atrium, towards rooms, 2, 3, 4 and 5.

VII.2.20 Pompeii. December 2004. Looking east across atrium, towards rooms, 2, 3, 4 and 5.

 

VII.2.20 Pompeii. March 2009. Doorway to room 2, triclinium.

VII.2.20 Pompeii. March 2009. Doorway to room 2, triclinium.

 

VII.2.20 Pompeii. March 2009.  Room 2, north wall of triclinium with windows onto Vicolo del Panettiere.

VII.2.20 Pompeii. March 2009.  Room 2, north wall of triclinium with windows onto Vicolo del Panettiere.

 

VII.2.20 Pompeii. March 2009. Room 2, east wall of triclinium.

VII.2.20 Pompeii. March 2009. Room 2, east wall of triclinium.

 

VII.2.20 Pompeii. December 2007. North-east corner of atrium, between doorways to rooms 2 & 3.

VII.2.20 Pompeii. December 2007.  North-east corner of atrium, between doorways to rooms 2 & 3. 

 

VII.2.20 Pompeii. March 2009. Room 1, east side of atrium showing doorways to rooms 3, 4, 5 and 6. Looking south-east.

VII.2.20 Pompeii. March 2009. Room 1, east side of atrium showing doorways to rooms 3, 4, 5 and 6. Looking south-east.

 

VII.2.20 Pompeii.  March 2009.  Room 3. Cubiculum.

VII.2.20 Pompeii. March 2009. Doorway to room 3, cubiculum.

 

VII.2.20 Pompeii. c.1930. Room 3, flooring
DAIR 41.642. Photo © Deutsches Archäologisches Institut, Abteilung Rom, Arkiv.
See Pernice, E.  1938. Pavimente und Figürliche Mosaiken: Die Hellenistische Kunst in Pompeji, Band VI. Berlin: de Gruyter, (described as cubiculum “e” ,see tav. 20.4, above.)
According to PPM, 
The flooring of the interior of the room, although in its simplicity, emphasized the destination of the parts of the room with the drop in the alcove and the carpet pattern in the antechamber. Inserted in the beaten flooring, were irregular small limestone flakes, a set of black tesserae consisting of a band of seven rows within a rectangle of four, and the edge of the carpet of the antechamber formed by bands of six rows of the same black tiles.
See Carratelli, G. P., 1990-2003. Pompei: Pitture e Mosaici. 6. VI. Roma: Istituto della enciclopedia italiana, (p. 624).

VII.2.20 Pompeii. c.1930. Room 3, flooring

DAIR 41.642. Photo © Deutsches Archäologisches Institut, Abteilung Rom, Arkiv.

See Pernice, E.  1938. Pavimente und Figürliche Mosaiken: Die Hellenistische Kunst in Pompeji, Band VI. Berlin: de Gruyter, (described as cubiculum “e”, see taf. 20.4)

According to PPM,

The flooring of the interior of the room, although in its simplicity, emphasized the destination of the parts of the room with the drop in the alcove and the carpet pattern in the antechamber. Inserted in the beaten flooring, were irregular small limestone flakes, a set of black tesserae consisting of a band of seven rows within a rectangle of four, and the edge of the carpet of the antechamber formed by bands of six rows of the same black tiles.

See Carratelli, G. P., 1990-2003. Pompei: Pitture e Mosaici: Vol. VI. Roma: Istituto della enciclopedia italiana, (p. 624).

 

VII.2.20 Pompeii.  March 2009.  Room 3. Cubiculum. East wall.

VII.2.20 Pompeii. March 2009. Room 3, east wall of cubiculum.

 

VII.2.20 Pompeii.  March 2009.  Room 3. Cubiculum. North wall.

VII.2.20 Pompeii. March 2009. Room 3, north wall of cubiculum.

 

 

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