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Herculaneum III.13. Steps to an upper floor apartment, overlooking the roadway.

Excavated between 1928-29.

 

According to Wallace-Hadrill, these steps led from the street to the upper flat, kitchen/passage, 4 rooms, lit from balcony.

See Wallace-Hadrill, A., 1994. Houses and Society in Pompeii and Herculaneum. New Jersey: Princeton U.P. (p.199).

 

According to Maiuri, found in the only light and airy room which was the one opening onto the open gallery, was a triclinium couch, the little front of a wooden shrine and a head also roughly carved in wood, both belonging to the domestic lararium.

See Maiuri, Amedeo, (1977). Herculaneum. 7th English ed, of Guide books to the Museums Galleries and Monuments of Italy, No.53 (p.32).

 

According to Pesando and Guidobaldi, this apartment consisted of a small vestibule at the top of the stairs, a small recess, a cupboard/storeroom, a corridor with hearth, two rooms, and a cubiculum (bedroom) with a double bed and a small bed for a child. Also found in this small room was the little gable front of a shrine, and a female head, both of wood. The open gallery/balcony overlooking the roadway, supported by brick columns, was a natural extension of the small room on its north end. thereby extending the limited internal space of the apartment.

See Pesando, F. and Guidobaldi, M.P. (2006). Pompei, Oplontis, Ercolano, Stabiae. Editori Laterza, (p.327)

 

Ins. III 13, Herculaneum, May 2015. Looking west towards steps to upper floor.

III 13, Herculaneum. May 2015. Looking west towards steps to upper floor.

 

lll.13 Herculaneum, October 2012. Looking west towards entrabnce doorway to upper floor apartment, on right. Photo courtesy of Michael Binns.

lll.13 Herculaneum, October 2012. Looking west towards entrabnce doorway to upper floor apartment, on right.

Photo courtesy of Michael Binns.

 

III.13, Herculaneum. May 2010. Doorway to the steps to upper floor, set under the balcony supported by brick columns.

III.13, Herculaneum. May 2010.

Doorway to the steps to upper floor, set under the balcony supported by brick columns.

 

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III.13, Herculaneum. May 2010. Entrance doorway.

 

 

III 13, Herculaneum, August 2013. Upper floor balcony and window in small room at its north end.  Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

III 13, Herculaneum, August 2013. Upper floor balcony and window in small room at its north end.

Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

III 13, Herculaneum, August 2013. Small window to room at north end of balcony on upper floor.  Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

III 13, Herculaneum, August 2013. Small window to room at north end of balcony on upper floor.

Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

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III 13, Herculaneum, October 2012. Upper floor balcony supported by brick columns. Photo courtesy of Michael Binns.

The doorway from the balcony, on the left, led into the room described by Maiuri as being the only light and airy room,

 

III.13, Herculaneum. Wooden bed found in the upper apartment.
Photo with kind permission of Prof. Andrew Wallace-Hadrill.
See Wallace-Hadrill, A. (2011). Herculaneum, Past and Future. London, Frances Lincoln Ltd., (p.264)

III.13, Herculaneum. Wooden bed found in the upper apartment.

Photo with kind permission of Prof. Andrew Wallace-Hadrill.

See Wallace-Hadrill, A. (2011). Herculaneum, Past and Future. London, Frances Lincoln Ltd., (p.264)

 

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III.13/14/15, House of the Wattlework (a Graticcio), Herculaneum, September 2016.

Prof. Andrew Wallace-Hadrill provenanced the larger wooden portrait of a female head, as coming from a room in this house

Photo courtesy of Michael Binns.

 

III 13, Herculaneum, August 2013. Upper floor balcony supported by brick columns. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

III 13, Herculaneum, August 2013. Upper floor balcony supported by brick columns.

Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.