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Herculaneum V.7. Casa di Nettuno e Anfitrite or House of Neptune and Amphitrite.

Excavated 1932-34.

 

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According to Wallace-Hadrill, this house consisted of an atrium with rear courtyard with outdoor triclinium and notable mosaic on door axis, 5 reception rooms, all decorated in Style III/IV, including mythological and opus sectile floor in tablinum, mosaic floor in 1 other; 3 service rooms, undecorated.

See Wallace-Hadrill, A., 1994. Houses and Society in Pompeii and Herculaneum. New Jersey: Princeton U.P. (p. 202)

 

V.7 Herculaneum. May 2010. Entrance doorway.

V.7 Herculaneum. May 2010. Entrance doorway.

 

V.7 Herculaneum. May 2010. Looking south-east on Cardo IV Superiore.

V.7 Herculaneum. May 2010. Looking south-east on Cardo IV Superiore.

 

Cardo IV Superiore, Herculaneum. Looking north along Cardo IV Superiore towards Insula V., during excavations.1935.  Photo by Fratelli Alinari (I.D.E.A.). Alinari No 43312.  V.6, the doorway to the wine/food shop is on the right.  V.7, centre doorway with an upper floor is Casa di Nettuno e Anfitrite or House of Neptune and Amphitrite.  V.8, is the area still being excavated beneath props holding wall up, on left.  Used with the permission of the Institute of Archaeology, University of Oxford. File name instarchbx116im012 Resource ID 42241.

Cardo IV Superiore, Herculaneum. Looking north along Cardo IV Superiore towards Insula V., during excavations.1935.

Photo by Fratelli Alinari (I.D.E.A.). Alinari No 43312.

V.6, the doorway to the wine/food shop is on the right.

V.7, is the centre doorway with an upper floor, Casa di Nettuno e Anfitrite or House of Neptune and Amphitrite.

V.8, is the area still being excavated beneath props holding wall up, on left.

Used with the permission of the Institute of Archaeology, University of Oxford. File name instarchbx116im012 Resource ID 42241.

See photo on University of Oxford HEIR database

 

Ins. V 7, Herculaneum, September 2015.Entrance doorway.

V 7, Herculaneum, September 2015. Entrance doorway.

 

V 7, Herculaneum, October 2014. Entrance doorway. Photo courtesy of Michael Binns.

V 7, Herculaneum, October 2014. Entrance doorway. Photo courtesy of Michael Binns.

 

Ins. V 7, Herculaneum, September 2015. Doorway threshold.

V 7, Herculaneum, September 2015. Doorway threshold, looking east from Cardo IV.Superiore.

 

Ins.V.7, Herculaneum. August 2013.  Doorway threshold. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

V.7, Herculaneum. August 2013. Detail of doorway threshold. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

V.7, Herculaneum. October 2014. Doorway to room, kitchen, on north side of entrance corridor.  Photo courtesy of Michael Binns.

V.7, Herculaneum. October 2014. Doorway to room, kitchen, on north side of entrance corridor.

Photo courtesy of Michael Binns.

 

V.7, Herculaneum. September 2015. Looking towards east wall of kitchen, in room on north side of entrance corridor.  Photo courtesy of Michael Binns.

V.7, Herculaneum. September 2015.

Looking towards east wall of kitchen, in room on north side of entrance corridor.

Photo courtesy of Michael Binns.

 

V.7, Herculaneum. October 2014. Looking north-west through doorway to kitchen on north side of entrance corridor.  Photo courtesy of Michael Binns.

V.7, Herculaneum. October 2014. Looking north-west through doorway to kitchen on north side of entrance corridor.

Photo courtesy of Michael Binns.

 

V.7, Herculaneum. September 2015.  Kitchen doorway to room on north side of entrance corridor. Photo courtesy of Michael Binns.

V.7, Herculaneum. September 2015.

Kitchen doorway to room on north side of entrance corridor. Photo courtesy of Michael Binns.

 

V.7 Herculaneum, October 2014. Looking east along north side of entrance corridor towards atrium. Photo courtesy of Michael Binns.

V.7 Herculaneum, October 2014. Looking east along north side of entrance corridor towards atrium.

Photo courtesy of Michael Binns.

 

V.7 Herculaneum. 1955. Looking east from entrance doorway. 
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. J55f0476

V.7 Herculaneum. 1955. Looking east from entrance doorway.

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. V.7, Herculaneum, 1955. Looking east across atrium. 
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. J55f0475

V.7 Herculaneum. 1955. Looking east across atrium.

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. V 7, Herculaneum, September 2015. Impluvium in atrium.

V 7, Herculaneum, September 2015. Impluvium in atrium.

 

V 7, Herculaneum, September 2015. Impluvium in atrium. Photo courtesy of Michael Binns.

V 7, Herculaneum, September 2015. Impluvium in atrium. Photo courtesy of Michael Binns.

 

V.7, Herculaneum. August 2013. Impluvium in atrium. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

V.7, Herculaneum. August 2013. Impluvium in atrium. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

Ins.V.7 Herculaneum. May 2006. Impluvium in atrium.

V.7 Herculaneum. May 2006. Impluvium in atrium.

 

Ins. V 7, Herculaneum, September 2015. Looking towards north-west corner of atrium, with remains of lararium.

V 7, Herculaneum, September 2015. Looking towards north-west corner of atrium, with remains of lararium.

 

Ins. V 7, Herculaneum, September 2015. Remains of lararium in north-west corner of atrium.

V 7, Herculaneum, September 2015. Remains of lararium in north-west corner of atrium.

 

V 7, Herculaneum, September 2015. North-west corner of atrium, remains of lararium.
Photo courtesy of Michael Binns.

V 7, Herculaneum, September 2015. North-west corner of atrium, remains of lararium.

Photo courtesy of Michael Binns.

 

V.7 Herculaneum, June 2014. Looking west towards lararium.  Photo courtesy of Michael Binns.

V.7 Herculaneum, June 2014. Looking west towards lararium.

Photo courtesy of Michael Binns.

 

V 7, Herculaneum. Lararium in atrium. Scene painted on marble.
According to Grasso, the lararium near to the cella ostiaria of the atrium had a fine marble decoration of which were recovered only two monochromes on marble.
In this slab, however very damaged by the heat, one can see on the left a female figure…….. Near to which was a male figure……… 
The pose of the female figure makes one think of Phaedra, …….. or else Dido beside Ascanius, or Helen at the side of one of the Dioscuri.
Now in Naples Archaeological Museum. Inventory number 150210.
See Sampaolo V. and Bragantini I., Eds, 2009. La Pittura Pompeiana. Electa: Verona, p. 119, 14b.

On the second panel, also painted on marble, were some female figures dancing near an altar, behind which was a pillar surmounted by a bearded male figure in the act of shaking a rod. 
Next to the pillar was Eros (next to which was written the name) with the bow.
To the left the panel was very ruined and only the feet of two figures could be made out.
At the bottom left the picture was signed by the artist, “Alexandros Athenaios egrapsen”, Alexander of Athens composed this.
Now in Naples Archaeological Museum. Inventory number 150211.
See Sampaolo V. and Bragantini I., Eds, 2009. La Pittura Pompeiana. Electa: Verona, p. 119, 14a.

V 7, Herculaneum. Lararium in atrium. Scene painted on marble.

According to Grasso, the lararium near to the cella ostiaria of the atrium had a fine marble decoration of which were recovered only two monochromes on marble.

In this slab, however very damaged by the heat, one can see on the left a female figure…….. Near to which was a male figure………

The pose of the female figure makes one think of Phaedra, …….. or else Dido beside Ascanius, or Helen at the side of one of the Dioscuri.

Now in Naples Archaeological Museum. Inventory number 150210.

See Sampaolo V. and Bragantini I., Eds, 2009. La Pittura Pompeiana. Electa: Verona, p. 119, 14b.

 

On the second panel, also painted on marble, were some female figures dancing near an altar, behind which was a pillar surmounted by a bearded male figure in the act of shaking a rod.

Next to the pillar was Eros (next to which was written the name) with the bow.

To the left the panel was very ruined and only the feet of two figures could be made out.

At the bottom left the picture was signed by the artist, “Alexandros Athenaios egrapsen”, Alexander of Athens composed this.

Now in Naples Archaeological Museum. Inventory number 150211.

See Sampaolo V. and Bragantini I., Eds, 2009. La Pittura Pompeiana. Electa: Verona, p. 119, 14a.

 

V 7, Herculaneum. Found 24th May 1746. Painting on marble showing five girls, two playing knuckle bones.
Now in Naples Archaeological Museum. Inventory number 9562. 
According to Guidobaldi and Esposito, this small painting on white marble, signed by Alexandros of Athens, and originally enlivened by a rich polychromy, bears a Greek inscription identifying the figures: Phoebe who tries to pacify Leto and Niobe, while Ileira and Aglaia play knucklebones.
See Guidobaldi M., Esposito D., 2013. Herculaneum: Art of a Buried City. New York: Abbeville Press, (p. 61-62).

V 7, Herculaneum. Found 24th May 1746. Painting on marble showing five girls, two playing knuckle bones.

Now in Naples Archaeological Museum. Inventory number 9562.

According to Guidobaldi and Esposito, this small painting on white marble, signed by Alexandros of Athens, and originally enlivened by a rich polychromy, bears a Greek inscription identifying the figures: Phoebe who tries to pacify Leto and Niobe, while Ileira and Aglaia play knucklebones.

See Guidobaldi M., Esposito D., 2013. Herculaneum: Art of a Buried City. New York: Abbeville Press, (p. 61-62).

 

V 7, Herculaneum. Drawing of painting on marble showing five girls, two playing knuckle bones.
Found in the Scavi at Resina, 24th May 1746.
See Antichità di Ercolano: Tomo Primo: Le Pitture 1, 1757, Tav. 1, p. 5.

V 7, Herculaneum. Drawing of painting on marble showing five girls, two playing knuckle bones.

Found in the Scavi at Resina, 24th May 1746.

See Antichità di Ercolano: Tomo Primo: Le Pitture 1, 1757, Tav. 1, p. 5.

 

V 7, Herculaneum. Detail of drawing with names on marble showing five girls, two playing knuckle bones.
The three upper figures are, from the right, Phoebe, Niobe and Leto, while below on the right is Hileaira and on the left Aglaea playing knucklebones.
Top left is the signature “Alexander of Athens composed this”.
Found in the Scavi at Resina, 24th May 1746.
See Antichità di Ercolano: Tomo Primo: Le Pitture 1, 1757, 1,5.

V 7, Herculaneum. Detail of drawing with names on marble showing five girls, two playing knuckle bones.

The three upper figures are, from the right, Phoebe, Niobe and Leto, while below on the right is Hileaira and on the left Aglaea playing knucklebones.

Top left is the signature “Alexander of Athens composed this”.

Found in the Scavi at Resina, 24th May 1746.

See Antichità di Ercolano: Tomo Primo: Le Pitture 1, 1757, 1,5.

 

V.7, Herculaneum. August 2013. Remains of lararium in north-west corner of atrium.
Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

V.7, Herculaneum. August 2013. Remains of lararium in north-west corner of atrium.

Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

Ins. V 7, Herculaneum, September 2015. North-west corner of atrium, with entrance doorway, doorway to small room, and remains of lararium.

V 7, Herculaneum, September 2015.

North-west corner of atrium, with entrance doorway, doorway to small room, and remains of lararium.

 

V 7, Herculaneum, October 2014. Looking towards north-west corner of atrium, with entrance corridor, doorway to small room, and remains of lararium.  Photo courtesy of Michael Binns.

V 7, Herculaneum, October 2014. Looking towards north-west corner of atrium, with entrance corridor, doorway to small room, and remains of lararium.

Photo courtesy of Michael Binns.

 

V 7, Herculaneum, October 2014. Looking through doorway into small room in north-west corner of atrium.  Photo courtesy of Michael Binns.

V 7, Herculaneum, October 2014. Looking through doorway into small room in north-west corner of atrium.

Photo courtesy of Michael Binns.

 

Ins. V 7, Herculaneum, September 2015. North wall of small room in north-west corner of atrium.

V 7, Herculaneum, September 2015. North wall of small room in north-west corner of atrium.

 

V 7, Herculaneum, September 2015. Looking towards north-west corner of small room.

V 7, Herculaneum, September 2015. Looking towards north-west corner of small room.

 

Ins. V 7, Herculaneum, September 2015. West wall of small room in north-west corner of atrium.

V 7, Herculaneum, September 2015. West wall of small room in north-west corner of atrium.

 

V.7 Herculaneum, June 2014. West wall of small room in north-west corner of atrium.
Photo courtesy of Michael Binns.

V.7 Herculaneum, June 2014. West wall of small room in north-west corner of atrium.

Photo courtesy of Michael Binns.

 

Ins. V 7, Herculaneum, September 2015. Looking up towards rooms in upper floor, above room in north-west corner of atrium.

V 7, Herculaneum, September 2015.

Looking up towards rooms in upper floor, above small room in north-west corner of atrium.

 

Ins. V 7, Herculaneum, September 2015. Looking east across atrium.

V 7, Herculaneum, September 2015. Looking east across atrium.

 

Ins. V 7, Herculaneum, September 2015. Mosaic floor in room in north-east corner of atrium.

V 7, Herculaneum, September 2015. Mosaic floor in room in north-east corner of atrium.

 

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V 7, Herculaneum, October 2014. Looking towards north wall of room in north-east corner of atrium. 

Photo courtesy of Michael Binns.

 

Ins. V 7, Herculaneum, September 2015. North wall in room in north-east corner of atrium.

V 7, Herculaneum, September 2015. North wall in room in north-east corner of atrium.

 

V 7, Herculaneum, October 2014. Looking towards east wall with window.  Photo courtesy of Michael Binns.

V 7, Herculaneum, October 2014. Looking towards east wall with window of room on north-east side of atrium,.

Photo courtesy of Michael Binns.

 

Ins. V 7, Herculaneum, September 2015. East wall in room in north-east corner of atrium.

V 7, Herculaneum, September 2015. East wall in room in north-east corner of atrium.

 

Ins. V 7, Herculaneum, September 2015. South wall in room in north-east corner of atrium.

V 7, Herculaneum, September 2015. South wall in room in north-east corner of atrium.

 

Ins. V 7, Herculaneum, September 2015. Doorway to atrium and west wall in room in north-east corner of atrium

V 7, Herculaneum, September 2015. Doorway to atrium and west wall in room in north-east corner of atrium.

 

V 7, Herculaneum, October 2014. Tablinum on east side of atrium. Photo courtesy of Michael Binns.

V 7, Herculaneum, October 2014. Tablinum on east side of atrium. Photo courtesy of Michael Binns.

 

Ins. V 7, Herculaneum, September 2015. Looking towards north wall of tablinum.

V 7, Herculaneum, September 2015. Looking towards north wall of tablinum.

 

V 7, Herculaneum, September 2015. North wall of tablinum. Photo courtesy of Michael Binns.

V 7, Herculaneum, September 2015. North wall of tablinum. Photo courtesy of Michael Binns.

 

Ins. V 7, Herculaneum, September 2015. East side of tablinum with window into the small internal courtyard.

V 7, Herculaneum, September 2015. East side of tablinum with window into the small internal courtyard.

 

Ins. V 7, Herculaneum, September 2015. South wall of tablinum.

V 7, Herculaneum, September 2015. South wall of tablinum.

 

Ins. V 7, Herculaneum, September 2015. Detail of decoration from south wall of tablinum.

V 7, Herculaneum, September 2015. Detail of decoration from south wall of tablinum.

 

V.7, Herculaneum. August 2013. Detail of decoration from south wall of tablinum.
Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

V.7, Herculaneum. August 2013. Detail of decoration from south wall of tablinum.

Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

V 7, Herculaneum, October 2014. Detail of decoration from south wall of tablinum, in south-east corner.  Photo courtesy of Michael Binns.

V 7, Herculaneum, October 2014. Detail of decoration from south wall of tablinum, in south-east corner.

Photo courtesy of Michael Binns.

 

Ins. V 7, Herculaneum, September 2015. Remains of flooring in tablinum.

V 7, Herculaneum, September 2015. Remains of flooring in tablinum.

 

V.7, Herculaneum. August 2013. Detail of flooring in tablinum. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

V.7, Herculaneum. August 2013. Detail of flooring in tablinum. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

 

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