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Herculaneum III.3. Casa dello Scheletro, or House of the Skeleton.

 

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III.3 Herculaneum. May 2010. South-east corner of atrium, with doorway to corridor leading east to triclinium. On the south side of the corridor is a doorway to a room leading to the light-well with smaller nymphaeum.

III.3 Herculaneum. May 2010.

South-east corner of atrium, with doorway to corridor leading east to triclinium.

On the south side of the corridor is a doorway to a room leading to the light-well with smaller nymphaeum.

 

III.3 Herculaneum, October 2012.  Looking east along corridor leading to triclinium, and small light-yard, on right. Photo courtesy of Michael Binns.

III.3 Herculaneum, October 2012.  Looking east along corridor leading to triclinium, and small light-yard, on right.

Photo courtesy of Michael Binns.

 

III.3 Herculaneum, June 2011. Looking east along corridor leading to triclinium, and small light-yard, on right. 
Photo courtesy of Sera Baker.

III.3 Herculaneum, June 2011. Looking east along corridor leading to triclinium, and small light-yard, on right.

Photo courtesy of Sera Baker.

 

III.3 Herculaneum, June 2011. Detail of flooring in corridor leading to triclinium.  
Photo courtesy of Sera Baker.

III.3 Herculaneum, June 2011. Detail of flooring in corridor leading to triclinium.  

Photo courtesy of Sera Baker.

 

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III.3 Herculaneum. May 2010. Looking south in small room from corridor.

The light-well with small nymphaeum is on the left, east.

 

III.3 Herculaneum, October 2012. Looking south across opus sectile flooring in small room.  Photo courtesy of Michael Binns.

III.3 Herculaneum, October 2012. Looking south from corridor, across opus sectile flooring in small room.

Photo courtesy of Michael Binns.

 

III.3 Herculaneum, June 2011. Detail of flooring leading from corridor into small room.  Photo courtesy of Sera Baker.

III.3 Herculaneum, June 2011. Detail of flooring leading from corridor into small room.  

Photo courtesy of Sera Baker.

 

III.3 Herculaneum. October 2014. Looking south across opus sectile flooring in small room. Photo courtesy of Michael Binns.

III.3 Herculaneum. October 2014. Looking south across opus sectile flooring in small room. Photo courtesy of Michael Binns.

 

III.3 Herculaneum. May 2010. Looking south across opus sectile flooring in corridor.

III.3 Herculaneum. May 2010. Looking south across opus sectile flooring in small room.

 

III.3 Herculaneum. March 2008. Looking south across opus sectile flooring in small room. Photo courtesy of Sera Baker.

III.3 Herculaneum. March 2008. Looking south across opus sectile flooring in small room.

Photo courtesy of Sera Baker.

 

III.3 Herculaneum, October 2012. Looking east across opus sectile flooring towards small light-well.  Photo courtesy of Michael Binns.

III.3 Herculaneum, October 2012. Looking east across opus sectile flooring towards small light-well.

Photo courtesy of Michael Binns.

 

III.3 Herculaneum. August 2013. Looking east into small light-well. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

III.3 Herculaneum. August 2013. Looking east into small light-well.

Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

III.3 Herculaneum. June 2011. Looking east into small light-well.
Photo courtesy of Sera Baker.

III.3 Herculaneum. June 2011. Looking east into small light-well.

Photo courtesy of Sera Baker.

 

III.3 Herculaneum. May 2010. Looking east from small room towards the small internal courtyard or light-well. This area was protected by a grating above.

III.3 Herculaneum. May 2010. Looking east from small room towards the small internal courtyard or light-well.

This area was protected by a grating above.

 

III.3 Herculaneum. August 2013. Looking towards small aedicula nymphaeum. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

III.3 Herculaneum. August 2013. Looking towards small aedicula nymphaeum.

Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

III.3 Herculaneum. 1957. Looking east towards small aedicula nymphaeum with grating above it. 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. J57f0439

III.3 Herculaneum. 1957.

Looking east towards small aedicula nymphaeum with grating above it.

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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Maiuri interpreted the masonry pilaster in front of the nymphaeum as a place to put the offerings.

In this photo, a bronze container has been posed on it.

See Camardo, D, and Notomista, M, eds. (2017). Ercolano: 1927-1961. L’impresa archeologico di Amedeo Maiuri e l’esperimento della citta museo. Rome, L’Erma di Bretschneider, (p.185, Scheda 4)

 

III.3 Herculaneum, Casa Dello Schelletro. H37.  Looking towards south-east corner and shrine against south wall of lightwell or small courtyard.  Photo used with the permission of the Institute of Archaeology, University of Oxford. File name instarchbx92im002 Resource ID 41151.

III.3 Herculaneum, Casa Dello Scheletro. H37.

Looking towards south-east corner and shrine against south wall of lightwell or small courtyard.

Photo used with the permission of the Institute of Archaeology, University of Oxford. File name instarchbx92im002 Resource ID 41151.

See photo on University of Oxford HEIR database

 

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III.3 Herculaneum. May 2010. East wall of light-well, or small courtyard.

 

III.3 Herculaneum. East wall with remains of painted decoration. 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. J64f1187

III.3 Herculaneum. East wall with remains of painted decoration.

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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III.3 Herculaneum. August 2013. Looking south towards aedicula nymphaeum. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

III.3 Herculaneum. August 2013. Looking south towards aedicula nymphaeum.

Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

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III.3 Herculaneum. May 2010.

Mosaic and shell-trimmed aedicula built on a high podium against the wall which was painted with a garden painting.

 

III.3 Herculaneum. March 2008. Mosaic and shell-trimmed aedicula built on a high podium against the wall.
Photo courtesy of Sera Baker.

III.3 Herculaneum. March 2008. Mosaic and shell-trimmed aedicula built on a high podium against the wall.

Photo courtesy of Sera Baker.

 

III.3 Herculaneum, May 2001. Mosaic and shell-trimmed aedicula built on a high podium.  Photo courtesy of Current Archaeology.

III.3 Herculaneum, May 2001. Mosaic and shell-trimmed aedicula built on a high podium.

Photo courtesy of Current Archaeology.

 

III.3 Herculaneum, June 2011. Detail of mosaic and shell-trimmed aedicula.
Photo courtesy of Sera Baker.

III.3 Herculaneum, June 2011. Detail of mosaic and shell-trimmed aedicula.

Photo courtesy of Sera Baker.

 

III.3 Herculaneum. August 2013. Remains of garden painting at east end of south wall above nymphaeum. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

III.3 Herculaneum. August 2013. Remains of garden painting at east end of south wall above nymphaeum.

Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

III.3 Herculaneum, April 2005. Remains of garden painting at east end of south wall above nymphaeum.  Photo courtesy of Michael Binns.

III.3 Herculaneum, April 2005. Remains of garden painting at east end of south wall above nymphaeum.

Photo courtesy of Michael Binns.

 

III.3 Herculaneum, April 2005. Detail of enhanced garden painting at east end of south wall above nymphaeum.  Photo courtesy of Michael Binns.

III.3 Herculaneum, April 2005. Detail of enhanced garden painting at east end of south wall above nymphaeum.

Photo courtesy of Michael Binns.

 

Ins.III.3 Hse of Skeleton, Herculaneum, 1964. 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. J64f1411

III.3 Herculaneum. 1964. Looking towards remains of garden painting near south-east corner.

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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Ins.III.3 Hse of Skeleton, Herculaneum, 1964. 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. J64f1410

III.3 Herculaneum. 1964. Looking towards garden painting near south-east corner.

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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Ins.III.3 House of Skeleton, Herculaneum. 1964. Shrine with remains of garden painting. 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. J64f1188

III.3 Herculaneum. 1964. South wall above shrine with remains of garden painting.

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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Ins.III.3 Hse of Skeleton, Herculaneum, 1964. 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. J64f1412

III.3 Herculaneum. 1964. Looking towards nymphaeum against south wall.

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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III.3 Herculaneum. May 2004. Upper south wall.

 

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III.3 Herculaneum. May 2010. Remains of garden painting, and small plaque with cupid.

 

III.3 Herculaneum. June 2011. Marble relief of cupid on wall above the pool.
Photo courtesy of Sera Baker.

III.3 Herculaneum. June 2011. Marble relief of cupid on wall above the pool. Photo courtesy of Sera Baker.

 

III.3 Herculaneum. June 2014. Detail of marble relief of cupid on wall above the pool. Photo courtesy of Michael Binns.

III.3 Herculaneum. June 2014. Detail of marble relief of cupid on wall above the pool. Photo courtesy of Michael Binns.

 

III.3 Herculaneum. May 2010. Detail of marble relief of cupid on wall above the pool.
The cupid is carrying in his hand, according to Jashemski, a purse filled with money. 
See Jashemski, W. F., 1993. The Gardens of Pompeii, Volume II: Appendices. New York: Caratzas. (p.259)

III.3 Herculaneum. May 2010. Detail of marble relief of cupid on wall above the pool.

The cupid is carrying in his hand, according to Jashemski, a purse filled with money.

See Jashemski, W. F., 1993. The Gardens of Pompeii, Volume II: Appendices. New York: Caratzas. (p.259)

 

Ins.III.3 Hse of Skeleton, Herculaneum, 1964. Shrine and remains of garden painting above, on the left. 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. J64f1186

III.3 Herculaneum. 1964. Looking towards south-west corner.

Shrine and remains of garden painting above, on the left. 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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III.3 Herculaneum. May 2010. South-west corner.

III.3 Herculaneum. May 2010. South-west corner.

 

III.3 Herculaneum. May 2010. According to Jashemski, the pool which occupied most of the small light-well had been filled with soil to form a small garden by the time of the eruption.

III.3 Herculaneum. May 2010.

According to Jashemski, the pool which occupied most of the small light-well had been filled with soil to form a small garden by the time of the eruption.

 

 

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