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VI.16.15 Pompeii. Casa dell’Ara Massima or House of Pinarius or Casa di Narcisso.

Excavated 1903.

 

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VI.16.15 Pompeii. December 2006. Doorway to room F in centre of south wall of atrium. 
According to NdS, on the south side of the atrium opened room F almost in its entire width.
It had two black background painted jambs, on which were vertical bands of white, yellow and red.
The floor was of rough cocciopesto.
The south wall was entirely destroyed, while the west and east walls were well preserved.
Sogliano thought the room was probably used as a triclinium.

VI.16.15 Pompeii. December 2006. Doorway to room F in centre of south wall of atrium.

According to NdS, on the south side of the atrium opened room F almost in its entire width.

It had two black background painted jambs, on which were vertical bands of white, yellow and red.

The floor was of rough cocciopesto.

The south wall was entirely destroyed, while the west and east walls were well preserved.

Sogliano thought the room was probably used as a triclinium.

 

VI.16.15 Pompeii. May 2005. Looking south-west to doorway of room F.
Both the west and east wall were painted symmetrically.
Each wall was divided into three panels with yellow frieze and black dado.
At the top was a painted stucco cornice.
Each central panel was painted yellow, and both had a picture painted in the centre.

VI.16.15 Pompeii. May 2005. Looking south-west to doorway of room F.

Both the west and east wall were painted symmetrically.

Each wall was divided into three panels with yellow frieze and black dado.

At the top was a painted stucco cornice.

Each central panel was painted yellow, and both had a picture painted in the centre.

 

VI.16.15 Pompeii. May 2015. Room F, looking west towards pilaster. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

VI.16.15 Pompeii. May 2015. Room F, looking west towards pilaster. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

VI.16.15 Pompeii. May 2015. Room F, detail of pilaster on west side. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

VI.16.15 Pompeii. May 2015.

Room F, detail of pilaster on west side at north end onto atrium. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

VI.16.15 Pompeii. December 2006. Room F, painting of animal on north wall of pilaster in north-west corner.

VI.16.15 Pompeii. December 2006. Room F, painting of animal on north wall of pilaster in north-west corner.

 

VI.16.15 Pompeii. December 2006. Room F, zoccolo with painting of plants in north-west corner.

VI.16.15 Pompeii. December 2006. Room F, zoccolo with painting of plants in north-west corner. 

 

VI.16.15 Pompeii. May 2015. Room F, looking towards west wall. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

VI.16.15 Pompeii. May 2015. Room F, looking towards west wall. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

VI.16.15 Pompeii. May 2012. West wall of room F.
Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

VI.16.15 Pompeii. May 2012. West wall of room F. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

VI.16.15 Pompeii. December 2006. West wall of room F.

VI.16.15 Pompeii. December 2006. West wall of room F.

 

VI.16.15 Pompeii. 1961. West wall of room F. 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.16.15 Pompeii. 1961. West wall of room F. 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.16.15 Pompeii. December 2006. North end of west wall of room F. Architectural wall painting with panther, mask and peacock.

VI.16.15 Pompeii. December 2006.

North end of central painting of west wall of room F. Architectural wall painting with panther, mask and peacock.

 

VI.16.15 Pompeii. December 2006. South end of west wall of room F. Architectural wall painting with panther, mask and peacock.

VI.16.15 Pompeii. December 2006.

South end of central painting of west wall of room F. Architectural wall painting with panther, mask and peacock.

 

VI.16.15 Pompeii. December 2006. West wall of room F, with detail of painted medallion

VI.16.15 Pompeii. December 2006. West wall of room F, with detail of painted medallion.

At the top is a Silver Cup with its shadow, seen from above, below are two eggs and a silver spoon.

 

VI.16.15 Pompeii. 1968. Medallion on west wall of room F. 
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.16.15 Pompeii. 1968. Medallion on west wall of room F. 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.16.15 Pompeii. December 2006. West wall of room F with central wall painting of Selene and Endymion.

VI.16.15 Pompeii. December 2006. West wall of room F with central wall painting of Selene and Endymion.

 

VI.16.15 Pompeii. May 2015. West wall of room F, central wall painting of Selene and Endymion. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

VI.16.15 Pompeii. May 2015. West wall of room F, central wall painting of Selene and Endymion. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

VI.16.15 Pompeii. May 2015. West wall of room F, detail of central wall painting of Selene and Endymion. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

VI.16.15 Pompeii. May 2015.

West wall of room F, detail of central wall painting of Selene and Endymion. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

VI.16.15 Pompeii. May 2015. West wall of room F, detail of Selene. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

VI.16.15 Pompeii. May 2015. West wall of room F, detail of Selene. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

VI.16.15 Pompeii. May 2015. West wall of room F, detail of Endymion. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

VI.16.15 Pompeii. May 2015. West wall of room F, detail of Endymion. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

VI.16.15 Pompeii. December 2006.  West wall of room F, with detail of central wall painting of Selene and Endymion. On the right was Endymion, lying on a rock, naked except for a green blanket. At the foot of the rock was a dog with a big collar, looking towards the goddess, barking. The goddess Selene comes from the left, touching the earth with the toes of her sandals. The goddess’s head was surrounded by a red nimbus with white edging. See Notizie degli Scavi, 1908, (p.73)

VI.16.15 Pompeii. December 2006. West wall of room F, with detail of central wall painting of Selene and Endymion.

On the right was Endymion, lying on a rock, naked except for a green blanket.

At the foot of the rock was a dog with a big collar, looking towards the goddess, barking.

The goddess Selene comes from the left, touching the earth with the toes of her sandals.

The goddess’s head was surrounded by a red nimbus with white edging.

See Notizie degli Scavi di Antichità, 1908, (p.73)

 

VI.16.15 Pompeii. 1908. West wall of room F, with detail of central wall painting of Selene and Endymion.
See Notizie degli Scavi di Antichità, 1908, (p.73)

VI.16.15 Pompeii. 1908. West wall of room F, with detail of central wall painting of Selene and Endymion.

See Notizie degli Scavi di Antichità, 1908, (p.73)

 

VI.16.15 Pompeii. December 2006. Base of west wall of room F with detail of wall painting of plants.

VI.16.15 Pompeii. December 2006. Base of west wall of room F with detail of wall painting of plants.

 

VI.16.15 Pompeii. December 2006. West wall of room F with painting of bird and plants.

VI.16.15 Pompeii. December 2006. West wall of room F with painting of bird and plants.

 

VI.16.15 Pompeii. December 2006. West wall of room F with detail of wall painting of plants.

VI.16.15 Pompeii. December 2006. West wall of room F with detail of wall painting of plants.

 

VI.16.15 Pompeii. December 2006. Upper west wall of room F with detail of wall decoration.

VI.16.15 Pompeii. December 2006. Upper west wall of room F with detail of wall decoration.

 

VI.16.15 Pompeii. December 2006. Upper south end of west wall of room F with detail of wall decoration.

VI.16.15 Pompeii. December 2006. Upper south end of west wall of room F with detail of wall decoration.

 

VI.16.15 Pompeii. December 2006. Upper centre of west wall of room F with detail of wall decoration.

VI.16.15 Pompeii. December 2006. Upper centre of west wall of room F with detail of wall decoration.

 

VI.16.15 Pompeii. December 2006. Upper north end of west wall of room F with detail of wall painting.

VI.16.15 Pompeii. December 2006. Upper north end of west wall of room F with detail of wall decoration.

 

VI.16.15 Pompeii. May 2015. Room F, looking towards rebuilt south wall, which had been entirely destroyed in the eruption. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

VI.16.15 Pompeii. May 2015.

Room F, looking towards rebuilt south wall, which had been entirely destroyed in the eruption. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

VI.16.15 Pompeii. May 2015. Room F, looking towards east wall. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

VI.16.15 Pompeii. May 2015. Room F, looking towards east wall. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

VI.16.15 Pompeii. May 2015. Room F, detail from upper east wall. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

VI.16.15 Pompeii. May 2015. Room F, detail from upper east wall. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

VI.16.15 Pompeii. May 2015. Room F, detail of stucco from upper east wall.  Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

VI.16.15 Pompeii. May 2015. Room F, detail of stucco from upper east wall. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

VI.16.15 Pompeii. May 2012. East wall of room F.
Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

VI.16.15 Pompeii. May 2012. East wall of room F. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

VI.16.15 Pompeii. December 2006. East wall of room F.

VI.16.15 Pompeii. December 2006. East wall of room F.

 

VI.16.15 Pompeii. 1961. East wall of room F with details of wall paintings. 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.16.15 Pompeii. 1961.

East wall of room F with details of wall paintings. 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.16.15 Pompeii. December 2006. Medallion on north end of east wall of room F with painting of food.

VI.16.15 Pompeii. December 2006. Medallion on north end of east wall of room F with painting of food.

 

VI.16.15 Pompeii. 1968. Medallion on north end of east wall of room F. In the middle of the medallion, dates and figs are possibly seen, while below could be a white plucked chicken.
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.16.15 Pompeii. 1968. Medallion on north end of east wall of room F.

In the middle of the medallion, dates and figs are possibly seen, while below could be a white plucked chicken. 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.16.15 Pompeii. December 2006. North end of east wall of room F with detail of wall painting of panther and mask of Oceanus.

VI.16.15 Pompeii. December 2006.

North end of central painting on east wall of room F with detail of wall painting of panther and mask of Oceanus.

 

VI.16.15 Pompeii. 1964. Detail of wall decoration from north end of central painting on east wall of room F.  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. J64f1839

VI.16.15 Pompeii. 1964.

Detail of wall decoration from north end of central painting on east wall of room F. 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.16.15 Pompeii. May 2012. 
Wall painting of The Sleeping Ariadne from the centre of the east wall of room F. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.
Kuivalainen describes –
“A composition of two figures. In the foreground a sleeping almost naked female figure, with her back to the viewer; she is reclining on a stone, with her right arm supporting her head; she lies on a purple cloak which covers her legs; she has gold arm rings, and her hair is fair. On the left, another figure steps energetically over the legs of the sleeping figure. He wears sandals and a purple robe with wide drapery, and a flaring blue cloak; he carries a thyrsus with a red ribbon and possibly a bunch of leaves on top under his left arm; his head is slightly turned to the left, and his long curly hair is darkish.” 
Kuivalainen comments –
“Sleeping Ariadne callipyge discovered by an effeminate Bacchus. The shadowing on his skin is broader and darker than the female’s. The flaring cloak resembles that of Bacchus, e.g. in the Casa del Citarista (E7), referring to velificatio and to the epiphany of the divinity.”
See Kuivalainen, I., 2021. The Portrayal of Pompeian Bacchus. Commentationes Humanarum Litterarum 140. Helsinki: Finnish Society of Sciences and Letters, (p.143, E3).

VI.16.15 Pompeii. May 2012.

Wall painting of The Sleeping Ariadne from the centre of the east wall of room F. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

Kuivalainen describes –

“A composition of two figures. In the foreground a sleeping almost naked female figure, with her back to the viewer; she is reclining on a stone, with her right arm supporting her head; she lies on a purple cloak which covers her legs; she has gold arm rings, and her hair is fair. On the left, another figure steps energetically over the legs of the sleeping figure. He wears sandals and a purple robe with wide drapery, and a flaring blue cloak; he carries a thyrsus with a red ribbon and possibly a bunch of leaves on top under his left arm; his head is slightly turned to the left, and his long curly hair is darkish.”

Kuivalainen comments –

“Sleeping Ariadne callipyge discovered by an effeminate Bacchus. The shadowing on his skin is broader and darker than the female’s. The flaring cloak resembles that of Bacchus, e.g. in the Casa del Citarista (E7), referring to velificatio and to the epiphany of the divinity.”

See Kuivalainen, I., 2021. The Portrayal of Pompeian Bacchus. Commentationes Humanarum Litterarum 140. Helsinki: Finnish Society of Sciences and Letters, (p.143, E3).

 

VI.16.15 Pompeii. December 2006. Wall painting of The Sleeping Ariadne from the centre of the east wall of room F.  On the right Ariadne sleeps with her back to the spectators, near to her was a Bacchante. She was nude except for a peacock-blue mantle covering the lower part of her body. Around her arm was a large golden armband.  From the left arrived a Bacchante carrying a thyrsus in the left arm. See Notizie degli Scavi, 1908, (p.71-2)

VI.16.15 Pompeii. December 2006. Wall painting of The Sleeping Ariadne from the centre of the east wall of room F. 

On the right Ariadne sleeps with her back to the spectators, near to her was a Bacchante.

She was nude except for a peacock-blue mantle covering the lower part of her body.

Around her arm was a large golden armband.

From the left arrived a Bacchante carrying a thyrsus in the left arm.

See Notizie degli Scavi di Antichità, 1908, (p.71-2).

 

VI.16.15 Pompeii. December 2006. East wall of room F with detail of wall painting of panther, peacock and mask.

VI.16.15 Pompeii. December 2006.

South end of central painting on east wall of room F with detail of wall painting of panther, peacock and mask.

 

VI.16.15 Pompeii. December 2006. Medallion on south end of east wall of room F with painting of food.

VI.16.15 Pompeii. December 2006. Medallion on south end of east wall of room F with painting of food.

 

VI.16.15 Pompeii. 1968. Medallion on south end of east wall of room F. Above one can see either a peach or a yellow apple, with possibly half of a large white mushroom, below are a large amount of scattered berries. 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.16.15 Pompeii. 1968. Medallion on south end of east wall of room F.

Above one can see either a peach or a yellow apple, with possibly half of a large white mushroom, below are a large number of scattered berries.

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.16.15 Pompeii. December 2006. North end of base of east wall of room F with detail of wall painting of plants.

VI.16.15 Pompeii. December 2006. North end of base of east wall of room F with detail of wall painting of plants.

 

VI.16.15 Pompeii. December 2006. Centre of base of east wall of room F with detail of wall painting of bird and plants.

VI.16.15 Pompeii. December 2006. Centre of base of east wall of room F with detail of wall painting of bird and plants.

 

VI.16.15 Pompeii. December 2006. South end of base of east wall of room F with detail of wall painting of plants.

VI.16.15 Pompeii. December 2006. South end of base of east wall of room F with detail of wall painting of plants.

 

VI.16.15 Pompeii. May 2015. Room F, looking towards pilaster at north end of east wall. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

VI.16.15 Pompeii. May 2015.

Room F, looking towards pilaster at north end of east wall. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

 

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