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V.4.9 Pompeii. House. Excavated 1887-90 and 1899.

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V.4.9 Pompeii. May 2017. Looking north along small vicolo, with doorway, on the left, after restoration.  Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

V.4.9 Pompeii. May 2017.

Looking north along small vicolo, with doorway, on the left, after restoration.

Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

V.4.9 Pompeii.  March 2009. Entrance doorway.

V.4.9 Pompeii. March 2009. Entrance doorway.

 

V.4.9 Pompeii. May 2005. Entrance.

V.4.9 Pompeii. May 2005. Entrance.

 

V.4.9 Pompeii. May 2005. Looking west along south side of atrium.

V.4.9 Pompeii. May 2005. Looking west along south side of atrium.

 

V.4.9 Pompeii. March 2009. Kitchen on east side of atrium. Looking east. According to Boyce, on the south-east corner of the impluvium was a square column (see remains on right of photo). This column closed off part of the east side of the impluvium to provide a small area as a kitchen. In the west side of this column, facing the impluvium, was a niche with slightly arched ceiling and projecting floor. Above and to the right of the niche was a yellow laurel wreath with pendent taeniae hung from a nail – all in stucco relief (see photo below). Within the niche were found – an iron knife with bronze handle, an iron hammer, and a bronze rosette. On the same side of the column, but higher, was another larger rectangular niche, probably for storage purposes.
See Boyce G. K., 1937. Corpus of the Lararia of Pompeii. Rome: MAAR 14. (p.41, no.124, Pl.4,5) 
Hardly anything remains of the column today, and neither niche.

In the north-east corner of the kitchen stood a small hearth and above it in the east wall was a high arched niche (see above photo, on the left). Its walls were coated with white stucco. On its floor stood a masonry block, apparently for use as an altar, behind it a step was built against the rear wall. In the centre of the step was a mark left by an oval object which had stood there, probably a statuette. Another altar, terracotta and cylindrical, was found within the niche.
See Boyce G. K., 1937. Corpus of the Lararia of Pompeii. Rome: MAAR 14. (p.41, no.125, Pl.4,5)

V.4.9 Pompeii. March 2009. Kitchen on east side of atrium. Looking east.

According to Boyce, on the south-east corner of the impluvium was a square column (see remains on right of photo).

This column closed off part of the east side of the impluvium to provide a small area as a kitchen.

In the west side of this column, facing the impluvium was a niche with slightly arched ceiling and projecting floor.

Above and to the right of the niche was a yellow laurel wreath with pendent taeniae hung from a nail – all in stucco relief (see photo below).

Within the niche were found – an iron knife with bronze handle, an iron hammer, and a bronze rosette.

On the same side of the column, but higher, was another larger rectangular niche, probably for storage purposes.

See Boyce G. K., 1937. Corpus of the Lararia of Pompeii. Rome: MAAR 14. (p.41, no.124, Pl.4,5)

Hardly anything remains of the column today, and neither niche.

 

In the north-east corner of the kitchen stood a small hearth and above it in the east wall was a high arched niche (see above photo, on the left).

Its walls were coated with white stucco.

On its floor stood a masonry block, apparently for use as an altar, behind it a step was built against the rear wall.

In the centre of the step was a mark left by an oval object, which had stood there, probably a statuette.

Another altar, terracotta and cylindrical, was found within the niche.

See Boyce G. K., 1937. Corpus of the Lararia of Pompeii. Rome: MAAR 14. (p.41, no.125, Pl.4,5)

 

V.4.9 Pompeii. 1937-39. Looking east to kitchen area on east side of atrium.  Photo courtesy of American Academy in Rome, Photographic Archive.  Warsher collection no. 1584

V.4.9 Pompeii. 1937-39. Looking east to kitchen area on east side of atrium.

Photo courtesy of American Academy in Rome, Photographic Archive.

Warsher collection no. 1584.

 

V.4.9 Pompeii. Old photo by Pierre Gusman. Kitchen on east side of atrium. The niches in the square column as described by Boyce, above, can be seen on the right of the photo.
Photo courtesy of Sandra Zanella and © Institut national d’histoire de l’art, Paris. See INHA.
Use of this photograph is subject to a CC4 (France) licence. See Creative Commons 4 (France)

V.4.9 Pompeii. Old photo by Pierre Gusman. Kitchen on east side of atrium.

The niches in the square column as described by Boyce, above, can be seen on the right of the photo.

Photo courtesy of Sandra Zanella and © Institut national d’histoire de l’art, Paris. See INHA.

Use of this photograph is subject to a CC4 (France) licence. See Creative Commons 4 (France)

 

V.4.9 Pompeii. March 2009. Niche on east wall of kitchen in atrium area.

V.4.9 Pompeii. March 2009. Niche on east wall of kitchen in atrium area.

 

V.4.9 Pompeii.  March 2009.   Looking north west across atrium.

V.4.9 Pompeii. March 2009. Looking north-west across atrium.

 

V.4.9 Pompeii.  March 2009. West side of atrium.

V.4.9 Pompeii. March 2009. West side of atrium.

 

V.4.9 Pompeii. March 2009. North-east side of atrium with site of small kitchen and doorway to triclinium.

V.4.9 Pompeii. March 2009.

North-east side of atrium with site of small kitchen and doorway to triclinium.

 

V.4.9 Pompeii.  March 2009. Doorway to Triclinium.

V.4.9 Pompeii. March 2009. Doorway to triclinium.

 

V.4.9 Pompeii.  March 2009. Triclinium.  East wall.

V.4.9 Pompeii. March 2009. East wall of triclinium. 

 

V.4.9 Pompeii.  March 2009. Triclinium.  North wall.

V.4.9 Pompeii. March 2009. North wall of triclinium. 

 

V.4.9 Pompeii. March 2009. West wall of triclinium with window across atrium.

V.4.9 Pompeii. March 2009. West wall of triclinium with window across atrium.

 

V.4.9 Pompeii. March 2009. Looking north-west across atrium area.

V.4.9 Pompeii. March 2009. Looking north-west across atrium area.

 

V.4.9 Pompeii. May 2017. Pillar on north-west corner of impluvium in atrium, with remains of cistern.  Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

V.4.9 Pompeii. May 2017. Pillar on north-west corner of impluvium in atrium, with remains of cistern.

Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

V.4.9 Pompeii. March 2009. Pillar on north-west corner of impluvium in atrium, with remains of cistern. Looking north-west.

V.4.9 Pompeii. March 2009.

Pillar on north-west corner of impluvium in atrium, with remains of cistern. Looking north-west.

 

V.4.9 Pompeii. 1937-39. Looking north-west across atrium. Photo courtesy of American Academy in Rome, Photographic Archive.  Warsher collection no. 1585.

V.4.9 Pompeii. 1937-39. Looking north-west across atrium.

Photo courtesy of American Academy in Rome, Photographic Archive.

Warsher collection no. 1585.

 

V.4.9 Pompeii. March 2009. Looking north-east towards room on north side of atrium, with remains of west wall behind pillar.

V.4.9 Pompeii. March 2009.

Looking north-east towards room on north side of atrium, with remains of west wall of room behind pillar.

 

V.4.9 Pompeii.  March 2009.   Room on north side of atrium, looking to east wall with window to Triclinium.

V.4.9 Pompeii. March 2009.   

Room on north side of atrium, looking to east wall with window to triclinium.

 

V.4.9 Pompeii.  March 2009.Site of small room on north side of atrium, now with no walls standing.

V.4.9 Pompeii. March 2009. North side of atrium.

 

V.4.9 Pompeii. 1937-39. Looking towards north side of atrium. Photo courtesy of American Academy in Rome, Photographic Archive.  Warsher collection no. 574

V.4.9 Pompeii. 1937-39. Looking towards north side of atrium.

Photo courtesy of American Academy in Rome, Photographic Archive.

Warsher collection no. 574.

 

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