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VII.1.47 Pompeii. Domus Vedi Sirici or House of Siricus

or House of Vedius Siricus and Vedius Nummianus.

 

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VII.1.47 Pompeii. April 2019. Peristyle 19, west wall with window to room 8, and doorway to room 17, on right.
Photo courtesy of Rick Bauer.

VII.1.47 Pompeii. April 2019.

Peristyle 19, west wall with window to room 8, and doorway to room 17, on right. Photo courtesy of Rick Bauer.

 

VII.1.47 Pompeii. 2017. Room 17, with doorway on right looking west towards room 12, and lararium in VII.1.46.
Photo courtesy of John Puffer.

VII.1.47 Pompeii. 2017.

Room 17, with doorway on right looking west towards room 12, and lararium in VII.1.46. Photo courtesy of John Puffer.

 

VII.1.47, Pompeii. December 2018. 
Room 17, looking through doorway leading west towards room 12, and lararium in VII.1.46.
Photo courtesy of Aude Durand.

VII.1.47 Pompeii. December 2018.

Room 17, looking through doorway leading west towards room 12, and lararium in VII.1.46.

Photo courtesy of Aude Durand.

 

VII.1.47, Pompeii. December 2018. 
Room 17, looking west through doorway towards lararium in VII.1.46. Photo courtesy of Aude Durand.

VII.1.47 Pompeii. December 2018.

Room 17, looking west through doorway towards lararium in VII.1.46. Photo courtesy of Aude Durand.

 

VII.1.47 Pompeii. April 2019. Room 8, window from west portico of peristyle 19. 
Photo courtesy of Rick Bauer.

VII.1.47 Pompeii. April 2019.

Room 8, window from west portico of peristyle 19. Photo courtesy of Rick Bauer.

 

VII.1.47 Pompeii. April 2019. Room 8, display notice. Photo courtesy of Rick Bauer.

VII.1.47 Pompeii. April 2019. Room 8, display notice. Photo courtesy of Rick Bauer.

 

VII.1.47 Pompeii. April 2019. Room 8, display notice. Photo courtesy of Rick Bauer.

VII.1.47 Pompeii. April 2019. Room 8, display notice. Photo courtesy of Rick Bauer.

 

VII.1.47 Pompeii. April 2019. Room 8, looking towards south-west corner, and west wall. 
The doorway to corridor 7 is at the west end of the south wall. Photo courtesy of Rick Bauer.

VII.1.47 Pompeii. April 2019. Room 8, looking towards south-west corner, and west wall.

The doorway to corridor 7 is at the west end of the south wall. Photo courtesy of Rick Bauer.

 

VII.1.47 Pompeii. Room 8, south wall. 
Drawing by Nicola La Volpe, of painting of a warrior and girl, which was left in situ and has now faded.
This drawing of the painting is the only known record, other than ADS 493 below by Abbate. 
Today all the IV Style the decoration of the room has completely faded and been lost.
Now in Naples Archaeological Museum. Inventory number ADS 494.
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See Helbig, W., 1868. Wandgemälde der vom Vesuv verschütteten Städte Campaniens. Leipzig: Breitkopf und Härtel, (1396).

VII.1.47 Pompeii. Room 8, south wall.

Drawing by Nicola La Volpe, of painting of a warrior and girl, which was left in situ and has now faded.

This drawing of the painting is the only known record, other than ADS 493 below by Abbate.

Today all the IV Style the decoration of the room has completely faded and been lost.

Now in Naples Archaeological Museum. Inventory number ADS 494.

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See Helbig, W., 1868. Wandgemälde der vom Vesuv verschütteten Städte Campaniens. Leipzig: Breitkopf und Härtel, (1396).

 

VII.1.47 Pompeii. Room 8, south wall. Drawing by Giuseppe Abbate, of a young girl fleeing in front of an armed male figure. 
Now in Naples Archaeological Museum. Inventory number ADS 493.
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See Helbig, W., 1868. Wandgemälde der vom Vesuv verschütteten Städte Campaniens. Leipzig: Breitkopf und Härtel, (1396)

VII.1.47 Pompeii. Room 8, south wall. Drawing by Giuseppe Abbate, of a young girl fleeing in front of an armed male figure.

Now in Naples Archaeological Museum. Inventory number ADS 493.

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See Helbig, W., 1868. Wandgemälde der vom Vesuv verschütteten Städte Campaniens. Leipzig: Breitkopf und Härtel, (1396)

 

VII.1.47 Pompeii. April 2019. 
Room 8, looking towards west wall, north-west corner and north wall. 
Photo courtesy of Rick Bauer.

VII.1.47 Pompeii. April 2019.

Room 8, looking towards west wall, north-west corner and north wall. Photo courtesy of Rick Bauer.

 

VII.1.47 Pompeii. Room 8, centre of west wall of antecamera. 
Drawing by Nicola La Volpe, of the dressing of Paris, today the painting is completely faded and lost.
Now in Naples Archaeological Museum. Inventory number ADS 491.
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See Helbig, W., 1868. Wandgemälde der vom Vesuv verschütteten Städte Campaniens. Leipzig: Breitkopf und Härtel, (1386).

VII.1.47 Pompeii. Room 8, centre of west wall of antecamera.

Drawing by Nicola La Volpe, of the dressing of Paris, today the painting is completely faded and lost.

Now in Naples Archaeological Museum. Inventory number ADS 491.

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See Helbig, W., 1868. Wandgemälde der vom Vesuv verschütteten Städte Campaniens. Leipzig: Breitkopf und Härtel, (1386).

 

VII.1.47 Pompeii. April 2019. Room 8, looking towards north-west corner. Photo courtesy of Rick Bauer.

VII.1.47 Pompeii. April 2019. Room 8, looking towards north-west corner. Photo courtesy of Rick Bauer.

 

VII.1.47 Pompeii. April 2019. Room 8, looking towards north wall and north-east corner, with window in east wall.
Photo courtesy of Rick Bauer.

VII.1.47 Pompeii. April 2019.

Room 8, looking towards north wall and north-east corner, with window in east wall. Photo courtesy of Rick Bauer.

 

VII.1.47 Pompeii. 1957.  Painted wall decoration on wall in triclinium on north-east side of atrium. In the centre of the yellow panel, the painting would have been of the wounded Aeneas. 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.1.47 Pompeii. 1957. Painted wall decoration on east end of north wall in triclinium 8 on north-east side of atrium.

In the centre of the yellow panel, the painting would have been of the wounded Aeneas. 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.1.47 Pompeii. May 2010. Found in triclinium on north-east side of atrium. Wall painting of the Wounded Aeneas. An injured Aeneas is treated by the surgeon Lapix. Aphrodite rushes to help her son, who leans on the young Ascanius. Now in Naples Archaeological Museum.  Inventory number 9009.

VII.1.47 Pompeii. May 2010. Found on north wall of triclinium 8 on north-east side of atrium.

Wall painting of the Wounded Aeneas. An injured Aeneas is treated by the surgeon Lapix.

Aphrodite rushes to help her son, who leans on the young Ascanius.

Now in Naples Archaeological Museum. Inventory number 9009.

 

VII.1.47 Pompeii. 1854 painting of north wall in triclinium 8 on north-east side of atrium. 
In the centre is the painting of the wounded Aeneas.
See Niccolini F, 1854. Le case ed i monumenti di Pompei: Volume Primo. Napoli. Casa di Sirico, p. 3-4, Tav II.

VII.1.47 Pompeii. 1854 painting of north wall in triclinium 8 on north-east side of atrium.

In the centre is the painting of the wounded Aeneas.

See Niccolini F, 1854. Le case ed i monumenti di Pompei: Volume Primo. Napoli. Casa di Sirico, p. 3-4, Tav II.

 

VII.1.47 Pompeii. 1886 painting of north wall in triclinium 8 on north-east side of atrium. 
In the second panel from the right is the painting of the wounded Aeneas.
See D’Amelio, P, 1886. Dipinti murali scelte di Pompei. Naples: Richter, Tav. 2.

VII.1.47 Pompeii. 1886 painting of north wall in triclinium 8 on north-east side of atrium.

In the second panel from the right is the painting of the wounded Aeneas.

See D’Amelio, P, 1886. Dipinti murali scelte di Pompei. Naples: Richter, Tav. 2.

 

VII.1.47 Pompeii. Room 8, Maenads in flight from side panels with black background. 
Copy painting by Antonio Ala, not signed but attributed to him, the Maenads have now faded. 
Now in Naples Archaeological Museum. Inventory number ADS 496.
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See Helbig, W., 1868. Wandgemälde der vom Vesuv verschütteten Städte Campaniens. Leipzig: Breitkopf und Härtel, (485, 494).

VII.1.47 Pompeii. Room 8, Maenads in flight from side panels with black background.

Copy painting by Antonio Ala, not signed but attributed to him, the Maenads have now faded.

Now in Naples Archaeological Museum. Inventory number ADS 496.

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See Helbig, W., 1868. Wandgemälde der vom Vesuv verschütteten Städte Campaniens. Leipzig: Breitkopf und Härtel, (485, 494).

 

VII.1.47 Pompeii. Room 8, Maenads in flight from side panels of walls. 
Copy painting by Antonio Ala, not signed but attributed to him, the Maenads have now faded.
Now in Naples Archaeological Museum. Inventory number ADS 497.
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See Helbig, W., 1868. Wandgemälde der vom Vesuv verschütteten Städte Campaniens. Leipzig: Breitkopf und Härtel, (494, 478)

VII.1.47 Pompeii. Room 8, Maenads in flight from side panels of walls.

Copy painting by Antonio Ala, not signed but attributed to him, the Maenads have now faded.

Now in Naples Archaeological Museum. Inventory number ADS 497.

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See Helbig, W., 1868. Wandgemälde der vom Vesuv verschütteten Städte Campaniens. Leipzig: Breitkopf und Härtel, (494, 478)

 

VII.1.47 Pompeii. 1854 drawing of candelabra, large room (8?) in north-west corner of atrium.
See Niccolini F, 1854. Le case ed i monumenti di Pompei: Volume Primo. Napoli. Casa di Sirico, Tav I, item 25.

VII.1.47 Pompeii. 1854 drawing, of candelabra found in large room (8?) in north-west corner of atrium.

See Niccolini F, 1854. Le case ed i monumenti di Pompei: Volume Primo. Napoli. Casa di Sirico, Tav I, item 25.

 

VII.1.47 Pompeii. April 2019. Information card in Room 8. Photo courtesy of Rick Bauer.

VII.1.47 Pompeii. April 2019. Information card in Room 8 regarding the plaster-casts. Photo courtesy of Rick Bauer.

 

VII.1.47 Pompeii. April 2019.
Plaster casts on display in triclinium 8, these were found in the Vicolo degli Scheletri, and not in this house.
Photo courtesy of Rick Bauer.

VII.1.47 Pompeii. April 2019.

Plaster casts on display in triclinium 8, these were found in the Vicolo degli Scheletri, and not in this house. Photo courtesy of Rick Bauer.

 

VII.1.47 Pompeii. May 2017. Plaster cast of large, strong male on display in triclinium but found in the Vicolo degli Scheletri. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

VII.1.47 Pompeii. May 2017.

Plaster cast of large, strong male on display in triclinium 8 but found in the Vicolo degli Scheletri. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

VII.1.47 Pompeii. May 2017.Plaster casts of young female, on display in triclinium but found in the Vicolo degli Scheletri.  Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

VII.1.47 Pompeii. May 2017.

Plaster cast of a female, on display in triclinium 8 but found in the Vicolo degli Scheletri. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

VII.1.47 Pompeii. March 2017. Room 8, looking across plaster-casts towards window in east wall.

VII.1.47 Pompeii. March 2017. Room 8, looking across plaster-casts towards window in east wall.

 

VII.1.47 Pompeii. March 2017. Room 8, looking across plaster-casts towards window in east wall.
 Photo courtesy Adrian Hielscher.

VII.1.47 Pompeii. March 2017. Room 8, looking across plaster-casts towards window in east wall. Photo courtesy Adrian Hielscher.

 

VII.1.47 Pompeii. May 2017. Looking north-east in atrium towards corridor to rear, on left and to room 6, tablinum, and room 5, on right. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

VII.1.47 Pompeii. May 2017.

Looking north-east in atrium 3 towards corridor 7 to rear, on left and to room 6, tablinum, and room 5, cella, on right. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

VII.1.47 Pompeii. May 2017. Looking west along corridor 7 from peristyle 19 towards atrium 3. 
Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

VII.1.47 Pompeii. May 2017. Looking west along corridor 7 from peristyle 19 towards atrium 3. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

VII.1.47 Pompeii. August 2021. Looking south-east across peristyle 19. Photo courtesy of Robert Hanson.

VII.1.47 Pompeii. August 2021. Looking south-east across peristyle 19. Photo courtesy of Robert Hanson.

 

VII.1.47 Pompeii. May 2017. Looking south-east across peristyle 19. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.
According to Jashemski –
The peristyle garden at the rear of the tablinum of the house at entrance 47  was enclosed on the west and north by a portico supported by five columns which were joined by a low wall, with an entrance to the garden on the west.
Both the mouth of a cistern (on the north) and a terracotta puteal (on the west) were incorporated into the low wall.
The four small columns in the garden probably supported a pergola which shaded a wooden triclinium.
See Jashemski, W. F., 1993. The Gardens of Pompeii, Volume II: Appendices. New York: Caratzas. (p.169-71.

According to Soprano –
Ubicazione: giardino.
Bibliog. Fiorelli, op. c, p.180; idem Scavi di Pompei dal 1872, p.12;
Breton, op. c. p.317; Overbeck, op. c, p.286.
Al centro del giardino s’innalzavano quattro piccole colonne che probabilmente sostenevano il pergolato di letti tricliniare in legno.
See Soprano, P. (1950). I triclini all’aperto di Pompei. (In Pompeiana, raccolta di studi per il secondo centenario degli scavi di Pompei. Napoli, Gaetano Macchiaroli, Editore, P. 308, no.34).

VII.1.47 Pompeii. May 2017. Looking south-east across peristyle 19. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

According to Jashemski –

The peristyle garden at the rear of the tablinum of the house at entrance 47 was enclosed on the west and north by a portico supported by five columns which were joined by a low wall, with an entrance to the garden on the west.

Both the mouth of a cistern (on the north) and a terracotta puteal (on the west) were incorporated into the low wall.

The four small columns in the garden probably supported a pergola which shaded a wooden triclinium.

See Jashemski, W. F., 1993. The Gardens of Pompeii, Volume II: Appendices. New York: Caratzas. (p.169-71.

 

According to Soprano –

Ubicazione: giardino.

Bibliog. Fiorelli, op. c, p.180; idem Scavi di Pompei dal 1872, p.12;

Breton, op. c. p.317; Overbeck, op. c, p.286.

Al centro del giardino s’innalzavano quattro piccole colonne che probabilmente sostenevano il pergolato di letti tricliniare in legno.

See Soprano, P. (1950). I triclini all’aperto di Pompei. (In Pompeiana, raccolta di studi per il secondo centenario degli scavi di Pompei. Napoli, Gaetano Macchiaroli, Editore, P. 308, no.34).

 

VII.1.47 Pompeii. May 2017. Terracotta puteal in wall of peristyle garden, looking south.  Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

VII.1.47 Pompeii. May 2017. Terracotta puteal in wall of peristyle garden, looking south. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

VII.1.47 Pompeii. 1957. Looking south-east across peristyle garden 19 surrounded by a low wall, at rear of 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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VII.1.47 Pompeii. 1957. Looking south-east across peristyle garden 19 surrounded by a low wall, at rear of 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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VII.1.47 Pompeii. May 2017. North wall of peristyle garden 19.  Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

VII.1.47 Pompeii. May 2017. North wall of peristyle garden 19. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

VII.1.47 Pompeii. 1966. 
Looking north from walled peristyle garden 19 towards steps leading to a second peristyle 31, which could be entered from the entrance at VII.1.25.
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.1.47 Pompeii. 1966.

Looking north from walled peristyle garden 19 towards steps leading to a second peristyle 31, which could be entered from the entrance at VII.1.25.

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.1.47/25 Pompeii. April 2019.
Looking north across west side of peristyle 31 in VII.1.25, from steps up from peristyle 19.
Photo courtesy of Rick Bauer.

VII.1.47/25 Pompeii. April 2019.

Looking north across west side of peristyle 31 in VII.1.25, from steps up from peristyle 19.

Photo courtesy of Rick Bauer.

 

VII.1.47 Pompeii. 1966. Doorway at steps from peristyle 19 leading to second peristyle 31. 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.1.47 Pompeii. 1966.

Doorway at steps from peristyle 19 leading to second peristyle 31. 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.1.47 Pompeii. 1957. Looking north from walled peristyle garden 19 towards steps leading to a second peristyle 31. 
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.1.47 Pompeii. 1957.

Looking north from walled peristyle garden 19 towards steps leading to a second peristyle 31. 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.1.47 Pompeii. August 2021. Looking north-east across walled peristyle garden 19. Photo courtesy of Robert Hanson.
According to Jashemski (see above) –
“The four small columns in the garden probably supported a pergola which shaded a wooden triclinium.”

VII.1.47 Pompeii. August 2021. Looking north-east across walled peristyle garden 19. Photo courtesy of Robert Hanson.

According to Jashemski (see above and below) –

“The four small columns in the garden probably supported a pergola which shaded a wooden triclinium.”

 

VII.1.47 Pompeii. December 2018. Peristyle 19, looking north-east. Photo courtesy of Aude Durand.

VII.1.47 Pompeii. December 2018. Peristyle 19, looking north-east. Photo courtesy of Aude Durand.

 

VII.1.47 Pompeii. May 2017. Looking north-east across peristyle 19.  Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

VII.1.47 Pompeii. May 2017. Looking north-east across peristyle 19. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

VII.1.47/25 Pompeii. April 2019. 
Looking south across walled peristyle garden 19 from doorway/steps from peristyle 31 in VII.1.25. 
On the right is the window into room 8. Photo courtesy of Rick Bauer.

VII.1.47/25 Pompeii. April 2019. Looking south along west portico.

Looking south across walled peristyle garden 19 from doorway/steps from peristyle 31 in VII.1.25.

On the right is the window into room 8. Photo courtesy of Rick Bauer.

 

VII.1.47/25 Pompeii. c.1852-55. Watercolour of frieze from west wall of peristyle 19, showing various weapons by Michele Mastracchio. 
Now in Naples Archaeological Museum. Inventory number ADS 1206.
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PPM writes -
According to Fiorelli, the walls that closed the peristyle on two sides, of various coloured marbles, had a frieze showing gladiators’ weapons, today lost/vanished. (GDS 1862, pp.21-22).

The impact of the flow of ashes had so broken the walls but the paintings at least could have been drawn by intelligent designers who came to portray the beautiful different weapons, such as helmets, shields, etc, which were seen in the guise of a frieze decorating the top of the western wall of the second courtyard [peristyle 19] (ten palms from the ground (approximately 8ft up from the soil), which makes it very likely that these paintings, made by Michele Mastracchio, preserve the only memory of these painted decorations.
See Carratelli, G. P., 1990-2003. Pompei: Pitture e Mosaici, VI. Roma: Istituto della enciclopedia italiana, p.304 and figs 141 a-c.

VII.1.47/25 Pompeii. c.1852-55. Watercolour of frieze from west wall of peristyle 19, showing various weapons by Michele Mastracchio.

Now in Naples Archaeological Museum. Inventory number ADS 1206.

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

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PPM writes -

According to Fiorelli, the walls that closed the peristyle on two sides, of various coloured marbles, had a frieze showing gladiators’ weapons, today lost/vanished. (GdS 1862, pp.21-22).

 

The impact of the flow of ashes had so broken the walls but the paintings at least could have been drawn by intelligent designers who came to portray the beautiful different weapons, such as helmets, shields, etc, which were seen in the guise of a frieze decorating the top of the western wall of the second courtyard [peristyle 19] (ten palms from the ground (approximately 8ft up from the soil), which makes it very likely that these paintings, made by Michele Mastracchio, preserve the only memory of these painted decorations.

See Carratelli, G. P., 1990-2003. Pompei: Pitture e Mosaici, VI. Roma: Istituto della enciclopedia italiana, p.304 and figs 141 a-c.

 

VII.1.47/25 Pompeii. c.1852-55. Detail of watercolour of frieze from west wall of peristyle 19, by Michele Mastracchio. 
Now in Naples Archaeological Museum. Inventory number ADS 1207.
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VII.1.47/25 Pompeii. c.1852-55. Detail of watercolour of frieze from west wall of peristyle 19, by Michele Mastracchio.

Now in Naples Archaeological Museum. Inventory number ADS 1207.

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

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VII.1.47/25 Pompeii. c.1852-55. Detail of watercolour of frieze from west wall of peristyle 19, by Michele Mastracchio. 
Now in Naples Archaeological Museum. Inventory number ADS 1208.
Photo © ICCD. http://www.catalogo.beniculturali.it
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VII.1.47/25 Pompeii. c.1852-55. Detail of watercolour of frieze from west wall of peristyle 19, by Michele Mastracchio.

Now in Naples Archaeological Museum. Inventory number ADS 1208.

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

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VII.1.47 Pompeii. April 2019. Looking east across site of shaded triclinium in peristyle 19. Photo courtesy of Rick Bauer.
According to Jashemski – 
“The four small columns in the garden probably supported a pergola which shaded a wooden triclinium.
An elegant triclinium (b) (now room 8) to the left of the passageway leading to the peristyle had a wide window opening into the west portico, giving a good view into the garden. The window could be closed with four vertical folding leaves”.
See Jashemski, W. F., 1993. The Gardens of Pompeii, Volume II: Appendices. New York: Caratzas. (p.171).

VII.1.47 Pompeii. April 2019. Looking east across site of shaded triclinium in peristyle 19. Photo courtesy of Rick Bauer.

According to Jashemski –

“The four small columns in the garden probably supported a pergola which shaded a wooden triclinium.

An elegant triclinium (b) (now room 8) to the left of the passageway leading to the peristyle had a wide window opening into the west portico, giving a good view into the garden. The window could be closed with four vertical folding leaves”.

See Jashemski, W. F., 1993. The Gardens of Pompeii, Volume II: Appendices. New York: Caratzas. (p.171).

 

VII.1.47 Pompeii. April 2019. Looking north-east across site of shaded triclinium in peristyle 19. Photo courtesy of Rick Bauer.

VII.1.47 Pompeii. April 2019. Looking north-east across site of shaded triclinium in peristyle 19. Photo courtesy of Rick Bauer.

 

VII.1.47 Pompeii. December 2018. 
Peristyle 19, looking east into room on north-east side. Photo courtesy of Aude Durand.

VII.1.47 Pompeii. December 2018.

Peristyle 19, looking east into room on north-east side. Photo courtesy of Aude Durand.

 

VII.1.47 Pompeii. May 2017. Looking east into room on north-east side of peristyle 19.
Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

VII.1.47 Pompeii. May 2017. Looking east into room on north-east side of peristyle 19. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

VII.1.47 Pompeii. May 2017. Looking east at niche on south side of doorway into room on north-east side of peristyle 19.
Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

VII.1.47 Pompeii. May 2017.

Looking east at niche on south side of doorway into room on north-east side of peristyle 19. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

VII.1.47 Pompeii. December 2018. 
Detail of niche, looking east on south side of doorway on north-east side of peristyle 19. Photo courtesy of Aude Durand.

VII.1.47 Pompeii. December 2018.

Detail of niche, looking east on south side of doorway on north-east side of peristyle 19. Photo courtesy of Aude Durand.

 

VII.1.47 Pompeii. May 2017. Looking south-west across peristyle 19. 
In the south-west corner are two doorways, one leading into room 21 on south side of peristyle, the other into room 20.
Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

VII.1.47 Pompeii. May 2017. Looking south-west across peristyle 19.

In the south-west corner are two doorways, one leading into room 21 on south side of peristyle, the other into room 20.

Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

VII.1.47, Pompeii. December 2020. 
Peristyle 19, west wall with upper recess in south-west corner.
On the left is the doorway to room 20. Photo courtesy of Aude Durand.

VII.1.47 Pompeii. December 2020.

Peristyle 19, west wall with upper recess in south-west corner.

On the left is the doorway to room 20. Photo courtesy of Aude Durand.

 

VII.1.47 Pompeii. December 2018. 
Peristyle 19, looking south along west portico towards doorways to room 21, with room 20, on right. Photo courtesy of Aude Durand.

VII.1.47 Pompeii. December 2018.

Peristyle 19, looking south along west portico towards doorways to room 21, with room 20, on right. Photo courtesy of Aude Durand.

 

VII.1.47 Pompeii. May 2017. 
Looking north-east across room 21 on south side of peristyle, with doorway to room 22 and entrance at VII.1.18, on right.
Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

VII.1.47 Pompeii. May 2017.

Looking north-east across room 21 on south side of peristyle, with doorway to room 22 and entrance at VII.1.18, on right.

Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

VII.1.47 Pompeii. May 2017. Looking north towards doorway to small room 22. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

VII.1.47 Pompeii. May 2017. Looking north towards doorway to small room 22. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

VII.1.47 Pompeii. May 2017. Interior painted plaster of small room 22.  Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

VII.1.47 Pompeii. May 2017. Interior painted plaster of small room 22. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

VII.1.47 Pompeii. May 2017. Looking east from room 21, through doorway to entrance at VII.1.18, leading to Via Stabiana. 
Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

VII.1.47 Pompeii. May 2017.

Looking east from room 21, through doorway to entrance at VII.1.18, leading to Via Stabiana. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

VII.1.47 Pompeii. May 2017. West side of room 21 with doorway on right to south side of peristyle 19.
Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

VII.1.47 Pompeii. May 2017.

West side of room 21 with doorway on right to south side of peristyle 19. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

VII.1.47, Pompeii. December 2020. 
Room 21, looking towards low south wall. Behind the low wall is a narrow passage, which may be part of the Stabian Baths.
Photo courtesy of Aude Durand.

VII.1.47 Pompeii. December 2020.

Room 21, looking towards low south wall. Behind the low wall is a narrow passage, which may be part of the Stabian Baths.

Photo courtesy of Aude Durand.

 

VII.1.47 Pompeii. December 2018. 
Room 21, looking towards low south wall. Behind the low wall is a narrow passage, which may be part of the Stabian Baths
Photo courtesy of Aude Durand.

VII.1.47 Pompeii. December 2018.

Room 21, looking towards low south wall. Behind the low wall is a narrow passage, which may be part of the Stabian Baths.

Photo courtesy of Aude Durand.

 

VII.1.47, Pompeii. December 2020. Room 21, niche in south wall at west end. Photo courtesy of Aude Durand.

VII.1.47 Pompeii. December 2020. Room 21, niche in south wall at west end. Photo courtesy of Aude Durand.

 

VII.1.47 Pompeii. December 2018. 
Room 21, niche in south wall at west end. Photo courtesy of Aude Durand.

VII.1.47 Pompeii. December 2018.

Room 21, niche in south wall at west end. Photo courtesy of Aude Durand.

 

VII.1.47 Pompeii. May 2017. West end of low south wall of room 21 on south side of peristyle.
Behind the low wall is a narrow passage, which may be part of the Stabian Baths. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

VII.1.47 Pompeii. May 2017. West end of low south wall of room 21 on south side of peristyle.

Behind the low wall is a narrow passage, which may be part of the Stabian Baths. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

VII.1.47 Pompeii. May 2017. East end of south wall of room 21.
Behind the low wall is a narrow passage that contains a lead pipe.
The entrance corridor of VII.1.18 can be seen on the left.
The end of the narrow passage therefore probably shares the same wall as the end of the VII.1.17 corridor.
The lead pipes in the narrow passage may therefore join up with the pipe in VII.1.17.
The narrow passage may be part of VII.1.17 and the Stabian Baths.
Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

VII.1.47 Pompeii. May 2017. East end of low south wall of room 21. Behind the low wall is a narrow passage that contains a lead pipe.

The entrance corridor of VII.1.18 can be seen on the left.

The end of the narrow passage therefore probably shares the same wall as the end of the VII.1.17 corridor.

The lead pipes in the narrow passage may therefore join up with the pipe in VII.1.17.

The narrow passage may be part of VII.1.17 and the Stabian Baths.

Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

VII.1.47 Pompeii. May 2017. Lead pipe in narrow passage at side of room 21, probably part of VI.1.17.
Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

VII.1.47 Pompeii. May 2017.

Lead pipe in narrow passage at side of room 21, probably part of VI.1.17. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

VII.1.47 Pompeii. May 2017. Detail of lead pipe in narrow passage at side of room 21.
Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

VII.1.47 Pompeii. May 2017. Detail of lead pipe in narrow passage at side of room 21. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

VII.1.47 Pompeii. May 2017. Other end of lead pipe behind low wall of room 21, probably part of VI.1.17.
A similar pipe can be seen on the floor of the corridor from the Stabian Baths entrance at VII.1.17.
The World of Pompeii CD plan of Pompeii shows this L shaped area as blocked off at the ends and not connected to either VII.1.47 or VII.18/17.
The PPM plan shows the L shaped area as connected to VII.1.17 and room 20 of VII.1.47.
Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

VII.1.47 Pompeii. May 2017. Other end of lead pipe behind low wall of room 21, probably part of VI.1.17.

A similar pipe can be seen on the floor of the corridor from the Stabian Baths entrance at VII.1.17.

The World of Pompeii CD plan of Pompeii shows this L shaped area as blocked off at the ends and not connected to either VII.1.47 or VII.18/17.

The PPM plan shows the L shaped area as connected to VII.1.17 and room 20 of VII.1.47.

Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

VII.1.47 Pompeii. May 2017. Doorway to small room 20, in south-west corner of peristyle. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

VII.1.47 Pompeii. May 2017. Doorway to small room 20, in south-west corner of peristyle. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

VII.1.47 Pompeii. May 2017. Threshold of doorway leading into room 20. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

VII.1.47 Pompeii. May 2017. Threshold of doorway leading into room 20. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

VII.1.47 Pompeii. May 2017. Room 20, looking towards south-west corner and west wall. 
The west wall would have had a central fourth style painting, but which was illegible when discovered.
Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

VII.1.47 Pompeii. May 2017. Room 20, looking towards south-west corner and west wall.

The west wall would have had a central fourth style painting, but which was illegible when discovered.

Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

No specific location is known for these below, but they are provenanced from this house (also included in VII.1.25)

 

 VII.1.25/47 Pompeii. Drawing by Nicola La Volpe, of a painting with couple. This is no longer identifiable in situ, but according to Helbig was seen in this house. 
Now in Naples Archaeological Museum. Inventory number ADS 510.
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See Helbig, W., 1868. Wandgemälde der vom Vesuv verschütteten Städte Campaniens. Leipzig: Breitkopf und Härtel, (1397).

VII.1.25/47 Pompeii. Drawing by Nicola La Volpe, of a painting with couple.

This is no longer identifiable in situ, but according to Helbig was seen in this house.

Now in Naples Archaeological Museum. Inventory number ADS 510.

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See Helbig, W., 1868. Wandgemälde der vom Vesuv verschütteten Städte Campaniens. Leipzig: Breitkopf und Härtel, (1397).

 

VII.1.25/47 Pompeii. Drawing by Giuseppe Abbate, of painting of a couple, from an unknown location in this house.
Now in Naples Archaeological Museum. Inventory number ADS 509.
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VII.1.25/47 Pompeii. Drawing by Giuseppe Abbate, of painting of a couple, from an unknown location in this house.

Now in Naples Archaeological Museum. Inventory number ADS 509.

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VII.1.25/47 Pompeii. Preparatory drawing by Giuseppe Abbate, of painting of a couple but site of painting never been found.
Now in Naples Archaeological Museum. Inventory number ADS 508.
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VII.1.25/47 Pompeii. Preparatory drawing by Giuseppe Abbate, of painting of a couple but site of painting never been found.

Now in Naples Archaeological Museum. Inventory number ADS 508.

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VII.1.25/47 Pompeii. Drawing by Nicola La Volpe, of figures of Maenads in flight, not identified in situ, nor in the descriptions from the last centuries.
Now in Naples Archaeological Museum. Inventory number ADS 64.
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VII.1.25/47 Pompeii. Drawing by Nicola La Volpe, of figures of Maenads in flight, not identified in situ, nor in the descriptions from the last centuries.

Now in Naples Archaeological Museum. Inventory number ADS 64.

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VII.1.25/47 Pompeii. Drawings by Nicola La Volpe. Drawing of two vignettes, left and right, from unidentified room.
The central medallion is from VIII.4.4.
Now in Naples Archaeological Museum. Inventory number ADS 1192.
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VII.1.25/47 Pompeii. Drawings by Nicola La Volpe. Drawing of two vignettes, left and right, from unidentified room.

The central medallion is from VIII.4.4.

Now in Naples Archaeological Museum. Inventory number ADS 1192.

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VII.1.25/47 Pompeii. Before 1911. Painting of part of a wall by the architect R. A. Briggs, found in the House of Siricus.
The height of the frieze is said to be one foot eight inches.
See Briggs R. A., 1911. Pompeian Decorations. London: Batsford, Plate: Two Friezes.

VII.1.25/47 Pompeii. Before 1911. Painting of part of a wall by the architect R. A. Briggs, found in the House of Siricus.

The height of the frieze is said to be one foot eight inches.

See Briggs R. A., 1911. Pompeian Decorations. London: Batsford, Plate: Two Friezes.

 

VII.1.25/47 Pompeii. Before 1911. Painting of part of a wall by the architect R. A. Briggs, found in the House of Siricus.
The height of the frieze is said to be one foot eight inches.
See Briggs R. A., 1911. Pompeian Decorations. London: Batsford, Plate: Two Friezes.

VII.1.25/47 Pompeii. Before 1911. Painting of part of a wall by the architect R. A. Briggs, found in the House of Siricus.

The height of the frieze is said to be one foot eight inches.

See Briggs R. A., 1911. Pompeian Decorations. London: Batsford, Plate: Two Friezes.

 

 

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