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VI.1.7 Pompeii. House of the Vestals or Casa delle Vestali or Casa del salve or House of Ione.

Linked to VI.1.6, VI.1.8, VI.1.24, VI.1.25 and VI.1.26. Excavated 1770, 1784, 1811, 1828.

 

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VI.1.7 Pompeii. 1937-39. Looking south-east towards entrances. Photo courtesy of American Academy in Rome, Photographic Archive. Warsher collection no. 741

VI.1.7 Pompeii. Pre-1937-39. Looking south-east towards entrances.

Photo courtesy of American Academy in Rome, Photographic Archive. Warsher collection no. 741.

 

VI.1.7 Pompeii. December 2007. Entrance doorway, looking east.

VI.1.7 Pompeii. December 2007. Entrance doorway, looking east.

 

VI.1.7 Pompeii. May 2017. South wall of entrance corridor. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

VI.1.7 Pompeii. May 2017. South wall of entrance corridor. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

VI.1.7 Pompeii. May 2017. Flooring in entrance corridor formed from slabs of polychrome marble.  Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

VI.1.7 Pompeii. May 2017. Flooring in entrance corridor formed from slabs of polychrome marble. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

VI.1.7 Pompeii. May 2017. Looking east from entrance corridor into atrium. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

VI.1.7 Pompeii. May 2017. Looking east from entrance corridor into atrium. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

VI.1.7 Pompeii. May 2017. White marble threshold at doorway to atrium. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

VI.1.7 Pompeii. May 2017. White marble threshold at doorway to atrium. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

VI.1.7 Pompeii. 1875 lithograph titled Casa delle Vestali. Photo courtesy of Rick Bauer.

VI.1.7 Pompeii. 1875 lithograph titled Casa delle Vestali. Photo courtesy of Rick Bauer.

 

Mosaic flooring in a room in Naples Archaeological Museum, April 2019.
The mosaic, in the centre, would appear to be the same as in the lithograph above, which seems to match the description by La Vega, “as from room 3 of VI.17.9/10” (on the opposite side of the roadway from VI.1.7.
Photo courtesy of Rick Bauer.

Mosaic flooring in a room in Naples Archaeological Museum, April 2019.

The mosaic, in the centre, would appear to be the same as in the lithograph above, which does seem to match the description by La Vega,

as from room 3 of VI.17.9/10” (which is on the opposite side of the roadway from VI.1.7.)

Photo courtesy of Rick Bauer.

 

VI.1.7 Pompeii. December 2006. Mosaic in atrium and north-west corner of impluvium mosaic

VI.1.7 Pompeii. December 2006. Mosaic in atrium and north-west corner of impluvium mosaic.

 

VI.1.7 Pompeii. May 2017. Detail of mosaic in north-west corner of impluvium. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

VI.1.7 Pompeii. May 2017. Detail of mosaic in north-west corner of impluvium. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

VI.1.7 Pompeii. May 2017. Impluvium in atrium, looking east. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

VI.1.7 Pompeii. May 2017. Impluvium in atrium, looking east. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

VI.1.7 Pompeii. December 2007. Impluvium in atrium, looking east.
According to Garcia y Garcia, this house was badly hit by the bombing on the terrible night between the 14th and15th September 1943, above all in the north-east section with the entrance at number 25. It also suffered the destruction of the atrium and part of its mosaic floor, and the total destruction of the tablinum and two rooms on its north side.
Fallen and partially lost was the wall of the west portico, decorated with splendid motifs of the IVth Style. Entering the house at number 25, the stairs to the right (north side) and a good part of the north wall of the atrium has now disappeared.
See Garcia y Garcia, L., 2006. Danni di guerra a Pompei. Rome: L’Erma di Bretschneider. (p.66)

VI.1.7 Pompeii. December 2007. Impluvium in atrium, looking east.

According to Garcia y Garcia, this house was badly hit by the bombing on the terrible night between the 14th and 15th September 1943, above all in the north-east section near the entrance at number 25.

It also suffered the destruction of the atrium and part of its mosaic floor, and the total destruction of the tablinum and two rooms on its north side.

Fallen and partially lost was the wall of the west portico, decorated with splendid motifs of the IVth Style.

Entering the house at number 25, the stairs to the right (north side) and a good part of the north wall of the atrium has now disappeared.

See Garcia y Garcia, L., 2006. Danni di guerra a Pompei. Rome: L’Erma di Bretschneider. (p.66).

 

VI.1.7 Pompeii. May 2017. Looking east across impluvium in atrium. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

VI.1.7 Pompeii. May 2017. Looking east across impluvium in atrium. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

VI.1.7 Pompeii. May 2017. Detail of north side of impluvium in atrium. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

VI.1.7 Pompeii. May 2017. Detail of north side of impluvium in atrium. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

VI.1.7 Pompeii. May 2017. Looking east across impluvium in atrium. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

VI.1.7 Pompeii. May 2017. Looking east across impluvium in atrium. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

VI.1.7 Pompeii. July 2011. Looking east across atrium. Photo courtesy of Rick Bauer.

VI.1.7 Pompeii. July 2011. Looking east across atrium. Photo courtesy of Rick Bauer.

 

VI.1.7 Pompeii. 1968. Looking east across atrium. 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.1.7 Pompeii. 1968. Looking east across atrium. 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.1.7 Pompeii. 1957. Looking east across impluvium in atrium. 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.1.7 Pompeii. 1957. Looking east across impluvium in atrium. 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.1.7 Pompeii. 1937-1939. Looking north-east across impluvium towards the north wall of the tablinum. Photo courtesy of American Academy in Rome, Photographic Archive.  Warsher collection no. 405.

VI.1.7 Pompeii. Pre-1937-1939. Looking north-east across impluvium towards the north wall of the tablinum.

Photo courtesy of American Academy in Rome, Photographic Archive. Warsher collection no. 405.

 

VI.1.7 Pompeii. December 2007. Impluvium in atrium, looking north-east.

VI.1.7 Pompeii. December 2007. Impluvium in atrium, looking north-east.

 

VI.1.7 Pompeii. December 2007. Mosaic floor in atrium, south-west corner.

VI.1.7 Pompeii. December 2007. Mosaic floor in atrium, south-west corner.

 

VI.1.7 Pompeii. May 2017. Detail of flooring in south-west corner of atrium. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

VI.1.7 Pompeii. May 2017. Detail of flooring in south-west corner of atrium. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

VI.1.7 Pompeii. December 2007. Mosaic floor and looking east along south wall in atrium.

VI.1.7 Pompeii. December 2007. Mosaic floor and looking east along south wall in atrium.

 

VI.1.7 Pompeii. May 2017. Looking east along south wall of atrium. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

VI.1.7 Pompeii. May 2017. Looking east along south wall of atrium. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

VI.1.7 Pompeii. c.1819 sketch by William Gell described as being from “Surgeons House”, whereas the “sitting man with cupid” on the right, may be from House of the Vestals. 
See Gell W & Gandy, J.P: Pompeii published 1819 [Dessins publiés dans l'ouvrage de Sir William Gell et John P. Gandy, Pompeiana: the topography, edifices and ornaments of Pompei, 1817-1819], pl. 51.
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VI.1.7 Pompeii. c.1819 sketch by William Gell described as being from “Surgeons House”, whereas the “sitting man with cupid” on the right, may be from House of the Vestals.

See Gell W & Gandy, J.P: Pompeii published 1819 [Dessins publiés dans l'ouvrage de Sir William Gell et John P. Gandy, Pompeiana: the topography, edifices and ornaments of Pompei, 1817-1819], pl. 51.

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VI.1.7 Pompeii. Drawing by William Gell, entitled “Pictures and Ornaments”. 
Plate XXVI describes “Outlines of two paintings upon a wall. They are surrounded by ornaments from various quarters: that in the centre had a mirror. They are principally from the house of the Vestals.”
See Gell, W. and Gandy, J., 1852. Pompeiana: Third Edition. London: Bohn, p.171, Plate XXVI.

VI.1.7 Pompeii. Drawing by William Gell, entitled “Pictures and Ornaments”.

Plate XXVI describes “Outlines of two paintings upon a wall. They are surrounded by ornaments from various quarters: that in the centre had a mirror. They are principally from the house of the Vestals.”

See Gell, W. and Gandy, J., 1852. Pompeiana: Third Edition. London: Bohn, p.171, Plate XXVI.

 

VI.1.7 Pompeii. 1824 cross section drawing by Mazois showing south wall of atrium.
See Mazois, F., 1824. Les Ruines de Pompei: Second Partie. Paris: Firmin Didot, p. 49, and pl. XI, fig. V.

VI.1.7 Pompeii. 1824 cross section drawing by Mazois showing south wall of atrium.

See Mazois, F., 1824. Les Ruines de Pompei : Second Partie. Paris: Firmin Didot, p. 49, and pl. XI, fig. V.

 

VI.1.7 Pompeii. 1824 plan by Mazois showing part of the house. According to Mazois, the plan of this house is quite interesting. 
It shows the Tuscanic atrium of a considerable house which is quite confusing in its layout.
The atrium can be seen in the cross section in plate XI, fig. V.
See Mazois, F., 1824. Les Ruines de Pompei: Second Partie. Paris: Firmin Didot, p.49, and pl. XI, fig III.
Key
1: Entrance prothyrum or vestibule
2: Cavaedium or atrium
3: Marble impluvium
4: Tablinum
5: Small room
6: Passage
7: Corridor
8: Bath area

VI.1.7 Pompeii. 1824 plan by Mazois showing part of the house.

According to Mazois, the plan of this house is quite interesting.

It shows the Tuscanic atrium of a considerable house which is quite confusing in its layout.

The atrium can be seen in the cross section in plate XI, fig. V.

See Mazois, F., 1824. Les Ruines de Pompei: Second Partie. Paris: Firmin Didot, p.49, and pl. XI, fig III.

Key

1: Entrance prothyrum or vestibule

2: Cavaedium or atrium

3: Marble impluvium

4: Tablinum

5: Small room

6: Passage

7: Corridor

8: Bath area

 

VI.1.7 Pompeii. December 2007.  Looking from atrium at the main entrance on left and door to entrance at VI.1.6, on right.

VI.1.7 Pompeii. December 2007.

Looking from atrium at the main entrance on left and door to entrance at VI.1.6, on right.

 

VI.1.7 Pompeii. December 2007 Looking from atrium at the door to entrance at VI.1.8.

VI.1.7 Pompeii. December 2007. Looking from atrium at the door to entrance at VI.1.8.

 

 

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