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VIII.2.39 Pompeii. Casa di Giuseppe II or Casa di Fusco or House of Emperor Joseph II.

Linked to VIII.2.38. Excavated 1750, 1767, 1769, 1826, 1884 and 1928.

 

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VIII.2.39 Pompeii.  December 2006. Front wall in Vicolo della Regina.

VIII.2.39 Pompeii. December 2006. Front wall in Vicolo della Regina.

 

VIII.2.39 Pompeii.  December 2004. Entrance.

VIII.2.39 Pompeii. December 2004. Entrance doorway.

 

VIII.2.39 Pompeii.  December 2004. Looking south across room b, atrium, from room a, fauces.

VIII.2.39 Pompeii. December 2004. Looking south across room b, atrium, from room a, fauces.

 

VIII.2.39 Pompeii. May 2006. Looking south across impluvium in atrium, room b.

VIII.2.39 Pompeii. May 2006. Looking south across impluvium in atrium, room b.

 

VIII.2.39 Pompeii.  Found 22nd July 1769.  Wall painting of Banquet scene in a colonnaded room.   Now in Naples Archaeological Museum.  Inventory number 8968.  This was previously (apparently wrongly) identified as the death of Sophonisba or as Scipio and Sophonisba.  See Real Museo Borbonico, Vol. 1, Ta XXXIV.  See Helbig, W., 1868. Wandgemälde der vom Vesuv verschütteten Städte Campaniens. Leipzig: Breitkopf und Härtel. (1385)

VIII.2.39 Pompeii. Found 22nd July 1769. Wall painting of banquet scene in a colonnaded room. 

Now in Naples Archaeological Museum. Inventory number 8968.

This was previously (apparently wrongly) identified as the death of Sophonisba or as Scipio and Sophonisba.

See Real Museo Borbonico, Vol. 1, Ta XXXIV.

See Helbig, W., 1868. Wandgemälde der vom Vesuv verschütteten Städte Campaniens. Leipzig: Breitkopf und Härtel. (1385)

 

VIII.2.39 Pompeii.  Found 22nd July 1769.  Detail of figures in wall painting of banquet scene.  Now in Naples Archaeological Museum.  Inventory number 8968.

VIII.2.39 Pompeii. Found 22nd July 1769. Detail of figures in wall painting of banquet scene.

Now in Naples Archaeological Museum. Inventory number 8968.

 

VIII.2.39 Pompeii.  May 2006. Doorways to Rooms c and d, in north east corner of atrium.

VIII.2.39 Pompeii. May 2006. Doorways to rooms c and d, in north-east corner of atrium.

 

VIII.2.39 Pompeii.  May 2006. North east corner of atrium, between doorways of Rooms c and d.

VIII.2.39 Pompeii. May 2006. North-east corner of atrium, between doorways of rooms c and d.

 

VIII.2.39 Pompeii. c.1930. Room c.
According to Blake, the flooring of this room had its rectangular centre filled with the imbrication and framed in a meander which lies like a carpet on the dotted field.
See Blake, M., (1930). The pavements of the Roman Buildings of the Republic and Early Empire. Rome, MAAR, 8, (p.26 & Pl.3, tav.4).

VIII.2.39 Pompeii. c.1930. Room c.

According to Blake, the flooring of this room had its rectangular centre filled with the imbrication and framed in a meander which lies like a carpet on the dotted field.

See Blake, M., (1930). The pavements of the Roman Buildings of the Republic and Early Empire. Rome, MAAR, 8, (p.26 & Pl.3, tav.4).

 

VIII.2.39 Pompeii. c.1930. 
Room c, cubiculum, flooring in cocciopesto with “carpet” of scales edged with alternating meanders and squares, located into the flooring of white tesserae in regular lines.
DAIR 40.374. Photo © Deutsches Archäologisches Institut, Abteilung Rom, Arkiv.
See Pernice, E.  1938. Pavimente und Figürliche Mosaiken: Die Hellenistische Kunst in Pompeji, Band VI. Berlin: de Gruyter, (tav. 12.1, above.)

VIII.2.39 Pompeii. c.1930.

Room c, cubiculum, flooring in cocciopesto with “carpet” of scales edged with alternating meanders and squares, located into the flooring of white tesserae in regular lines.

DAIR 40.374. Photo © Deutsches Archäologisches Institut, Abteilung Rom, Arkiv.

See Pernice, E.  1938. Pavimente und Figürliche Mosaiken: Die Hellenistische Kunst in Pompeji, Band VI. Berlin: de Gruyter, (taf. 12.1)

 

VIII.2.39 Pompeii. Sketch by G Discanno, seen on the rear wall of room c.
DAIR 83.180. Photo © Deutsches Archäologisches Institut, Abteilung Rom, Arkiv. 
See Bullettino dell’Instituto di Corrispondenza Archeologica (DAIR), 1887 p. 115, 2.

VIII.2.39 Pompeii. Sketch by G Discanno, seen on the rear wall of room c.

DAIR 83.180. Photo © Deutsches Archäologisches Institut, Abteilung Rom, Arkiv.

See Bullettino dell’Instituto di Corrispondenza Archeologica (DAIR), 1887 p. 115, 2.

 

VIII.2.39 Pompeii. Sketch by G Discanno, seen on a wall in room c.
DAIR 83.181. Photo © Deutsches Archäologisches Institut, Abteilung Rom, Arkiv. 
See Bullettino dell’Instituto di Corrispondenza Archeologica (DAIR), 1887 p. 115, 3.

VIII.2.39 Pompeii. Sketch by G Discanno, seen on a wall in room c.

DAIR 83.181. Photo © Deutsches Archäologisches Institut, Abteilung Rom, Arkiv.

See Bullettino dell’Instituto di Corrispondenza Archeologica (DAIR), 1887 p. 115, 3.

 

VIII.2.39 Pompeii.  May 2006.  Lararium niche in small room in north east corner of atrium.  This was painted red with a genius in a toga, holding a cornucopia and standing to the left of a round altar.  To the right was a figure in blue and yellow with a diadem and sceptre in the left hand and a patera in the outstretched right hand.  This was possibly Juno.
See Fröhlich, T., 1991. Lararien und Fassadenbilder in den Vesuvstädten. Mainz: von Zabern. (p. 291, L95, T:44,1).
See Boyce G. K., 1937. Corpus of the Lararia of Pompeii. Rome: MAAR 14.  (p. 75, no. 349, pl.19,2).

VIII.2.39 Pompeii. May 2006. Lararium niche in small room c, in north-east corner of atrium.

This was painted red with a genius in a toga, holding a cornucopia and standing to the left of a round altar. 

To the right was a figure in blue and yellow with a diadem and sceptre in the left hand and a patera in the outstretched right hand. 

This was possibly Juno.

See Fröhlich, T., 1991. Lararien und Fassadenbilder in den Vesuvstädten. Mainz: von Zabern. (p. 291, L95, T:44,1).

See Boyce G. K., 1937. Corpus of the Lararia of Pompeii. Rome: MAAR 14.  (p. 75, no. 349, pl.19,2).

See Giacobello, F., 2008. Larari Pompeiani: Iconografia e culto dei Lari in ambito domestico. Milano: LED Edizioni. (p.197 incl: drawing by Discanno)

 

VIII.2.39 Pompeii. 19th century drawing by G. Discanno. Lararium niche in small room c, east wall.
DAIR 35.501. Photo © Deutsches Archäologisches Institut, Abteilung Rom, Arkiv. 
Genius with cornucopia extending his hand towards a round altar.
A woman, with blue chiton and yellow mantle and diadem on her head, holds a sceptre in her left hand and a patera in her right.
This is Juno, the female corresponding to the Genius.
See Carratelli, G. P., 1990-2003. Pompei: Pitture e Mosaici. Roma: Istituto della enciclopedia italiana, p. 314-5.

VIII.2.39 Pompeii. 19th century drawing by G. Discanno. Lararium niche in small room c, east wall.

DAIR 35.501. Photo © Deutsches Archäologisches Institut, Abteilung Rom, Arkiv.

Genius with cornucopia extending his hand towards a round altar.

A woman, with blue chiton and yellow mantle and diadem on her head, holds a sceptre in her left hand and a patera in her right.

This is Juno, the female corresponding to the Genius.

See Carratelli, G. P., 1990-2003. Pompei: Pitture e Mosaici. Roma: Istituto della enciclopedia italiana, p. 314-5.

 

VIII.2.39 Casa di fusco or House of Emperor Joseph II.   Statue of Harpocrates found in the Lararium.  Now in Naples Archaeological Museum.  Inventory number 5329.  See Ward Perkins, J. and Claridge A., 1976. Pompeii AD 79.  London: Westerham. (T:191).  See Fröhlich, T., 1991. Lararien und Fassadenbilder in den Vesuvstädten. Mainz: von Zabern.

VIII.2.39 Pompeii. Statue of Harpocrates found in the lararium. 

Now in Naples Archaeological Museum. Inventory number 5329.

See Ward Perkins, J. and Claridge A., 1976. Pompeii AD 79.  London: Westerham. (T:191).

 

VIII.2.39 Pompeii. April 2019. Room c. Coppe su piede ad anello. (Cup with ring-foot).
The green glazed relief has Mercury leading a running horse and Hercules fighting the Hydra.
Photo courtesy of Rick Bauer.
Now in Naples Museum, Inventory number 116617.
Described as “from first room to the left of the atrium, probably part of the cult equipment of the lararium, of which were found a masonry structure and a tufa altar.”
See Notizie degli Scavi di Antichità, 1885, p.535-38.
See Di Gioia, E. (2006). La ceramica invetriata in area vesuviana: SAP 19. “L’Erma” di Bretschneider, (p.35, figs.16-18).

VIII.2.39 Pompeii. April 2019. Room c. Coppe su piede ad anello. (Cup with ring-foot).

The green glazed relief has Mercury leading a running horse and Hercules fighting the Hydra.

Photo courtesy of Rick Bauer.

Now in Naples Museum, Inventory number 116617.

Described as “from first room to the left of the atrium, probably part of the cult equipment of the lararium, of which were found a masonry structure and a tufa altar.”

See Notizie degli Scavi di Antichità, 1885, p.535-38.

See Di Gioia, E. (2006). La ceramica invetriata in area vesuviana: SAP 19. “L’Erma” di Bretschneider, (p.35, figs.16-18).

 

VIII.2.39 Pompeii. May 2006. East side of atrium with doorways to rooms e, f and g.

VIII.2.39 Pompeii. May 2006. East side of atrium with doorways to rooms e, f and g, east ala. Looking south-east.

 

VIII.2.39 Pompeii. Sketch by G Discanno, seen on the rear wall of room f. 
DAIR 83.176. Photo © Deutsches Archäologisches Institut, Abteilung Rom, Arkiv.

VIII.2.39 Pompeii. Sketch by G Discanno, seen on the rear wall of room f.

DAIR 83.176. Photo © Deutsches Archäologisches Institut, Abteilung Rom, Arkiv.

 

VIII.2.39 Pompeii. Sketch by G Discanno, seen on the entrance wall of room f. 
DAIR 83.177. Photo © Deutsches Archäologisches Institut, Abteilung Rom, Arkiv.

VIII.2.39 Pompeii. Sketch by G Discanno, seen on the entrance wall of room f.

DAIR 83.177. Photo © Deutsches Archäologisches Institut, Abteilung Rom, Arkiv.

 

VIII.2.39 Pompeii. c.1930. Cubiculum “f”, flooring - (note: this photograph is also included in room l (L).
Flooring in cocciopesto, in the border are flakes of tesserae, in the “carpet” is a net of meanders and squares with a central black dot.
DAIR 40.376. Photo © Deutsches Archäologisches Institut, Abteilung Rom, Arkiv.
See Pernice, E.  1938. Pavimente und Figürliche Mosaiken: Die Hellenistische Kunst in Pompeji, Band VI. Berlin: de Gruyter, (taf. 12.3)
According to Pernice, this photograph of the flooring is from Cubiculum “f”.
According to PPM, the photograph is from cubiculum I (L).

VIII.2.39 Pompeii. c.1930. Cubiculum “f”, flooring - (note: this photograph is also included in room l (L).

Flooring in cocciopesto, in the border are flakes of tesserae, in the “carpet” is a net of meanders and squares with a central black dot.

DAIR 40.376. Photo © Deutsches Archäologisches Institut, Abteilung Rom, Arkiv.

See Pernice, E.  1938. Pavimente und Figürliche Mosaiken: Die Hellenistische Kunst in Pompeji, Band VI. Berlin: de Gruyter, (taf. 12.3)

According to Pernice, this photograph of the flooring is from Cubiculum “f”.

According to PPM, the photograph is from cubiculum I (L).

 

VIII.2.39 Pompeii. May 2006. Edge of doorway to room g, east ala in south-east corner of atrium.

VIII.2.39 Pompeii. May 2006. Edge of doorway to room g, east ala in south-east corner of atrium.

 

VIII.2.39 Pompeii.  May 2006. Doorways to room q, andron, room h, ala, and rooms k and l, on west side of atrium.

VIII.2.39 Pompeii. May 2006. West side of atrium. Doorways to room q, andron, room h, ala, and rooms k and l, on west side of atrium.

 

VIII.2.39 Pompeii.  May 2006.   Room h, Ala on west side of atrium, and Doorway to Room k, with shelving supports on west wall.

VIII.2.39 Pompeii. May 2006. Room h, ala on west side of atrium, and doorway to room k, with shelving supports on west wall.

According to Schefold, found in the west ala were damaged landscapes showing Isis temple, and another with statue of Priapus.

See Schefold, K., 1962. Vergessenes Pompeji. Bern: Francke. (Fig.152,1 and 2)

According to Jashemski, there was a garden representation in the right (west) ala, under the painting of an Egyptian landscape.

This she described as being a herm of Silvanus in the middle of the garden.

Drawing of garden representation in the DAI, Rome, negative no: 53504

See Jashemski, W. F., 1993. The Gardens of Pompeii, Volume II: Appendices. New York: Caratzas. (p.401 and Fig.494)

 

VIII.2.39 Pompeii. 19th century drawing by G. Discanno. Ala (h), north wall.
Scene of offering and sacrifice near a temple in front of which is a seated statue of Isis.
A statue of a youth on a high rectangular base and a statue of a female in draped dress are at her side. 
DAIR 53.503. Photo © Deutsches Archäologisches Institut, Abteilung Rom, Arkiv. 
See Carratelli, G. P., 1990-2003. Pompei: Pitture e Mosaici. Roma: Istituto della enciclopedia italiana, p. 323.

VIII.2.39 Pompeii. 19th century drawing by G. Discanno. From the Ala (h), north wall.

Scene of offering and sacrifice near a temple in front of which is a seated statue of Isis.

A statue of a youth on a high rectangular base and a statue of a female in draped dress are at her side.

DAIR 53.503. Photo © Deutsches Archäologisches Institut, Abteilung Rom, Arkiv.

See Carratelli, G. P., 1990-2003. Pompei: Pitture e Mosaici. Roma: Istituto della enciclopedia italiana, p. 323.

 

VIII.2.39 Pompeii. 19th century drawing by G. Discanno. Ala (h), lower north wall below centre panel.
Garden scene with two women dedicated to plant care. In the centre is a herm of Priapus with his robe lifted and full of fruit
DAIR 53.504. Photo © Deutsches Archäologisches Institut, Abteilung Rom, Arkiv. 
See Carratelli, G. P., 1990-2003. Pompei: Pitture e Mosaici. Roma: Istituto della enciclopedia italiana, p. 323.

VIII.2.39 Pompeii. 19th century drawing by G. Discanno. From Ala (h), lower north wall below centre panel.

Garden scene with two women dedicated to plant care. In the centre is a herm of Priapus with his robe lifted and full of fruit

DAIR 53.504. Photo © Deutsches Archäologisches Institut, Abteilung Rom, Arkiv.

See Carratelli, G. P., 1990-2003. Pompei: Pitture e Mosaici. Roma: Istituto della enciclopedia italiana, p. 323.

 

VIII.2.39 Pompeii. c.1930. Flooring from right ala (h), as elaborated as any design ever attempted in this class of floor.
According to Blake –
To the meander threshold, the dotted field and the meander frame, has been added a central square, containing an elaborate rosette enclosed in a circle, with graceful floral motives between the circle and the square.
See Blake, M., (1930). The pavements of the Roman Buildings of the Republic and Early Empire. Rome, MAAR, 8, (p.26 & Pl.3, tav 3).

VIII.2.39 Pompeii. c.1930. Flooring from right ala (h), as elaborated as any design ever attempted in this class of floor.

According to Blake –

To the meander threshold, the dotted field and the meander frame, has been added a central square, containing an elaborate rosette enclosed in a circle, with graceful floral motives between the circle and the square.

See Blake, M., (1930). The pavements of the Roman Buildings of the Republic and Early Empire. Rome, MAAR, 8, (p.26 & Pl.3, tav 3).

 

VIII.2.39 Pompeii. c.1930. Room “h”, the west ala, detail of flooring of “graceful floral motif”. 
DAIR 40.378. Photo © Deutsches Archäologisches Institut, Abteilung Rom, Arkiv.
See Pernice, E.  1938. Pavimente und Figürliche Mosaiken: Die Hellenistische Kunst in Pompeji, Band VI. Berlin: de Gruyter, (tav. 12.5, above.)

VIII.2.39 Pompeii. c.1930. Room “h”, the west ala, detail of flooring of “graceful floral motif”.

DAIR 40.378. Photo © Deutsches Archäologisches Institut, Abteilung Rom, Arkiv.

See Pernice, E.  1938. Pavimente und Figürliche Mosaiken: Die Hellenistische Kunst in Pompeji, Band VI. Berlin: de Gruyter, (taf. 12.5)

 

VIII.2.39 Pompeii.  May 2006. Doorways to rooms l and m, on west side of atrium.

VIII.2.39 Pompeii. May 2006. Doorways to rooms l and m, on west side of atrium.

 

VIII.2.39 Pompeii. c.1930. Perhaps, room “f” or perhaps room “l (L)”.
Flooring in cocciopesto, in the border are flakes of tesserae, in the “carpet” is a net of meanders and squares with a central black dot.
DAIR 40.376. Photo © Deutsches Archäologisches Institut, Abteilung Rom, Arkiv.
See Pernice, E.  1938. Pavimente und Figürliche Mosaiken: Die Hellenistische Kunst in Pompeji, Band VI. Berlin: de Gruyter, (tav. 12.3, above.)
According to Pernice, this photograph of the flooring is from Cubiculum “f”.
According to PPM, the photograph is from Cubiculum I (L).

VIII.2.39 Pompeii. c.1930. Perhaps, room “f” or perhaps room “l (L)”.

Flooring in cocciopesto, in the border are flakes of tesserae, in the “carpet” is a net of meanders and squares with a central black dot.

DAIR 40.376. Photo © Deutsches Archäologisches Institut, Abteilung Rom, Arkiv.

See Pernice, E.  1938. Pavimente und Figürliche Mosaiken: Die Hellenistische Kunst in Pompeji, Band VI. Berlin: de Gruyter, (taf. 12.3)

According to Pernice, this photograph of the flooring is from Cubiculum “f”.

According to PPM, the photograph is from Cubiculum I (L).

 

VIII.2.39 Pompeii.  May 2006.  Doorways to Rooms l, m, n and kitchen. North west corner of atrium.

VIII.2.39 Pompeii. May 2006. Doorways to rooms l, m, n and kitchen, in north-west corner of atrium.

 

 

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