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VI.8.20 Pompeii. The Fullonica of L. Veranius Hypsaeus.

Linked to VI.8.21 House of L. Veranius Hypsaeus, and VI.8.2.

Excavated 1824 and 1829. (Strada di Mercurio 38).

 

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VI.8.20 Pompeii. March 2009.  Room 5.  Looking east.

VI.8.20 Pompeii. March 2009. Doorway to room 5, looking east.

On the vaulted east wall, the outline of two paintings can be seen one in each of the red side panels.

According to PPM –

In this room, but no specific wall mentioned, paintings were found of chariots pulled by sacred animals to the gods (around the year 1880, the deer of Artemis/Diana and the peacock of Hera/Juno could still be recognised).

See Carratelli, G. P., 1990-2003. Pompei: Pitture e Mosaici. IV. Roma: Istituto della enciclopedia italiana, (p. 604-610.)

 

VI.8.20 Pompeii. Pre-1828. Drawings by Zahn, two chariots in the centre from this room, our room 5. 
On the left, the chariot of Hera/Juno pulled by two peacocks, and on the right, the chariot of Artemis/Diana pulled by two deer.
These were provenanced from the excavation made in the summer of 1826. 
At the top, the two swans are from the House of the Tragic Poet.
In the centre, between the two chariots, is a painting of a decoration from the Casa dell’Iside, VI.2.22
The two groups of other architectural decorations, below, were found and drawn in the Naples Museum. 
See Zahn, W., 1828. Die schönsten Ornamente und merkwürdigsten Gemälde aus Pompeji, Herkulanum und Stabiae: I. Berlin: Reimer, taf. 61.

VI.8.20 Pompeii. Pre-1828. Drawings by Zahn, two chariots in the centre from this room, our room 5.

On the left, the chariot of Hera/Juno pulled by two peacocks, and on the right, the chariot of Artemis/Diana pulled by two deer.

These were provenanced from the excavation made in the summer of 1826.

At the top, the two swans are from the House of the Tragic Poet.

In the centre, between the two chariots, is a painting of a decoration from the Casa dell’Iside, VI.2.22

The two groups of other architectural decorations, below, were found and drawn in the Naples Museum.

See Zahn, W., 1828. Die schönsten Ornamente und merkwürdigsten Gemälde aus Pompeji, Herkulanum und Stabiae: I. Berlin: Reimer, taf. 61.

 

VI.8.20 Pompeii. March 2009.  Room 5. Mosaic floor.

VI.8.20 Pompeii. March 2009. Room 5, mosaic floor.

 

VI.8.20 Pompeii. c.1930. 
Room 5, looking across black and white mosaic pavement, a room with two alcoves each with a patterned threshold of mosaic.
See Blake, M., (1930). The pavements of the Roman Buildings of the Republic and Early Empire. Rome, MAAR, 8, (p.85,119, & Pl.33, tav.4).

VI.8.20 Pompeii. c.1930.

Room 5, looking across black and white mosaic pavement, a room with two alcoves each with a patterned threshold of mosaic.

See Blake, M., (1930). The pavements of the Roman Buildings of the Republic and Early Empire. Rome, MAAR, 8, (p.85,119, & Pl.33, tav.4).

 

VI.8.20 Pompeii. March 2009.  Room 5.  North wall with window to entrance corridor.

VI.8.20 Pompeii. March 2009. Room 5, north wall with window to entrance corridor.

 

VI.8.20 Pompeii. March 2009.  Room 5.  North wall with painted plaster and floor mosaic.

VI.8.20 Pompeii. March 2009. Room 5, north wall with painted plaster and mosaic threshold in floor.

 

VI.8.20 Pompeii. March 2009. Room 5, south wall with bed recess, in alcove on left (east), and doorway to room 6. 
According to PPM – the middle zone of the wall in the antecamera would have had red panels, with a yellow panel in the alcove.

VI.8.20 Pompeii. March 2009. Room 5, south wall with bed recess, in alcove on left (east), and doorway to room 6.

According to PPM – the middle zone of the wall in the antecamera would have had red panels, with a yellow panel in the alcove. 

 

VI.8.20 Pompeii. March 2009.  Room 4. Peristyle area.  Looking north west.

VI.8.20 Pompeii. March 2009. Room 4, looking north-west across peristyle area. 

 

VI.8.20 Pompeii. June 2005. Looking west across peristyle area. Photo courtesy of Nicolas Monteix.

VI.8.20 Pompeii. June 2005. Looking west across peristyle area. Photo courtesy of Nicolas Monteix.

 

VI.8.20 Pompeii.  March 2009.   Room 6 on east side of peristyle.

VI.8.20 Pompeii. March 2009. Doorway to room 6, on east side of peristyle.

 

VI.8.20 Pompeii. March 2009. Room 6, looking towards north wall (left), with doorway to room 5, and east wall.

VI.8.20 Pompeii. March 2009. Room 6, looking towards north wall (left), with doorway to room 5, and east wall.

According to PPM – this was the only room which preserved any trace of pictorial wall decoration, in particular the north wall showed a black zoccolo; the middle zone had red panels with “carpet” borders, separated by architecture, and closed at the bottom by a pluteus, revealing the traces of a painting of Theseus killing the Minotaur, to whom a painting with Adonis and Aphrodite was a pendant. The upper zone of the wall was white with architecture and “carpet” edges, in the centre were the remains of an apsed aedicula.

 

VI.8.20 Pompeii. Watercolour by Giuseppe Marsigli, 2nd March 1829, showing Theseus and the Minotaur from north wall of oecus, but now completely lost from the wall.
Now in Naples Archaeological Museum. Inventory number ADS 295.
Photo © ICCD. http://www.catalogo.beniculturali.it
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VI.8.20 Pompeii.

Watercolour by Giuseppe Marsigli, 2nd March 1829, showing Theseus and the Minotaur from north wall of oecus, but now completely lost from the wall.

Now in Naples Archaeological Museum. Inventory number ADS 295.

Photo © ICCD. https://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)

 

VI.8.20 Pompeii. March 2009. Room 6, east wall (left) and south wall with doorway to room 7.
According to PPM –
“On the east wall, now however, no longer visible, a painting was interpreted as Admetus (PAH II, p.162) or better, as Arianna abandoned (Helbig 223).
(Note: PAH II, p.162 – 
“……….. three paintings, in one of which was seen (a new thing) Theseus who had killed the Minotaur; in another on the facing wall, Adonis sitting injured, Venus and a Cupid; and finally in the third, which was on the wall (east wall), it seemed to me that I could see Admetus with the base of a landscape, Naples 3rd June 1826.”)
According to Helbig (223) –
“This was identified by Fiorelli as Admetus, I find this explanation unfounded, the painting was probably identical to 1216 – “Theseus seated with Arianna speaking to him, bemoaning her lot.”

VI.8.20 Pompeii. March 2009. Room 6, east wall (left) and south wall with doorway to room 7.

According to PPM –

“On the east wall, now however, no longer visible, a painting was interpreted as Admetus (PAH II, p.162) or better, as Arianna abandoned (Helbig 223).

(Note: PAH II, p.162 –

“……….. three paintings, in one of which was seen (a new thing) Theseus who had killed the Minotaur; in another on the facing wall, Adonis sitting injured, Venus and a Cupid; and finally in the third, which was on the wall (east wall), it seemed to me that I could see Admetus with the base of a landscape, Naples 3rd June 1826.”)

According to Helbig (223) –

“This was identified by Fiorelli as Admetus, I find this explanation unfounded, the painting was probably identical to 1216 – “Theseus seated with Arianna speaking to him, bemoaning her lot.”

 

VI.8.20 Pompeii. March 2009. Room 6.  Mosaic floor.

VI.8.20 Pompeii. March 2009. Room 6, mosaic floor.

 

VI.8.20 Pompeii.  March 2009.  Room 6.   Detail of mosaic floor.

VI.8.20 Pompeii. March 2009. Room 6, detail of mosaic floor.

 

VI.8.20 Pompeii. Pre-1937-39. 
Room 6, looking across mosaic floor towards east wall, where the painted decoration can still be seen.
Photo courtesy of American Academy in Rome, Photographic Archive. Warsher collection no. 888.

VI.8.20 Pompeii. Pre-1937-39.

Room 6, looking across mosaic floor towards east wall, where the outline of painted decoration can still be seen.

Photo courtesy of American Academy in Rome, Photographic Archive. Warsher collection no. 888.

 

VI.8.20 Pompeii. 1937-39. Room 6, detail of mosaic floor. Photo courtesy of American Academy in Rome, Photographic Archive.  Warsher collection no. 889

VI.8.20 Pompeii. Pre-1937-39. Room 6, detail of mosaic floor.

Photo courtesy of American Academy in Rome, Photographic Archive. Warsher collection no. 889.

 

VI.8.20 Pompeii. c.1930. Room 6, detail of black and white mosaic threshold of doorway.
See Blake, M., (1930). The pavements of the Roman Buildings of the Republic and Early Empire. Rome, MAAR, 8, (p.84 & Pl.21, tav.3).

VI.8.20 Pompeii. c.1930. Room 6, detail of black and white mosaic threshold of doorway.

See Blake, M., (1930). The pavements of the Roman Buildings of the Republic and Early Empire. Rome, MAAR, 8, (p.84 & Pl.21, tav.3).

 

VI.8.20 Pompeii. March 2009.  Room 7.   Doorway on East side of peristyle.

VI.8.20 Pompeii. March 2009. Doorway to room 7, on east side of peristyle.  

 

VI.8.20 Pompeii.  March 2009.  Room 7.   North wall.

VI.8.20 Pompeii. March 2009. Room 7, north wall.

 

VI.8.20 Pompeii. March 2009.  Room 7.  West wall with door to peristyle area.

VI.8.20 Pompeii. March 2009. Room 7, west wall with door to peristyle area.

 

VI.8.20 Pompeii.  March 2009.  Room 7. South wall and south west corner.

VI.8.20 Pompeii. March 2009. Room 7, south wall and south-west corner.

 

VI.8.20 Pompeii. March 2009. Room 8.  Large room on south side of peristyle.

VI.8.20 Pompeii. March 2009. Room 8, large room on south side of peristyle.

 

VI.8.20 Pompeii. March 2009. Room 4, looking west along south side of peristyle area.

VI.8.20 Pompeii. March 2009. Room 4, looking west along south side of peristyle area.

 

 

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