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Herculaneum V.35. Casa del Gran Portale, or House of Large Portal.

Excavated 1933-34.

 

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Ins. V 35, Herculaneum, September 2015. Looking north-east to entrance doorway, on Decumanus Inferiore.

V. 35, Herculaneum, September 2015.

Looking north-east to entrance doorway, on Decumanus Inferiore.

 

V,35 Herculaneum. August 2013. Looking north-west at entrance doorway. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

V. 35 Herculaneum. August 2013. Looking north-west at entrance doorway. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

Ins. V 35, Herculaneum. May 2009. Looking north-west at entrance doorway.  Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

V. 35, Herculaneum. May 2009. Looking north-west at entrance doorway.

Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

V.35, Herculaneum. October 2001. Entrance doorway. Photo courtesy of Peter Woods.

V.35, Herculaneum. October 2001. Entrance doorway.

Photo courtesy of Peter Woods.

 

Ins. V 35, Herculaneum, September 2015. Entrance doorway.

V. 35, Herculaneum, September 2015. Entrance doorway.

 

V. 35, Herculaneum, October 2014. Entrance doorway. Photo courtesy of Michael Binns.

V. 35, Herculaneum, October 2014. Entrance doorway. Photo courtesy of Michael Binns.

 

V,35 Herculaneum. August 2013. Entrance doorway. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

V. 35 Herculaneum. August 2013. Entrance doorway. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

V,35 Herculaneum. August 2013. Entrance doorway surround. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

V. 35 Herculaneum. August 2013. Entrance doorway surround. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

V,35 Herculaneum. August 2013. Detail of Corinthian capitals adorned with winged Victories set in the half brick columns. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

V.35 Herculaneum. August 2013.

Detail of Corinthian capitals adorned with winged Victories set in the half brick columns.

Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

V,35 Herculaneum. October 2001.  Detail of Corinthian capital adorned with winged Victory set in the half brick columns. Photo courtesy of Peter Woods.

V.35 Herculaneum. October 2001. 

Detail of Corinthian capital adorned with winged Victory set in the half brick columns.

Photo courtesy of Peter Woods.

 

Ins. V. 35, Herculaneum. May 2009. Entrance doorway. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

V. 35, Herculaneum. May 2009. Entrance doorway. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

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V. 35, Herculaneum. May 2006. Entrance doorway.

 

V.35 Herculaneum, May 2001. Entrance doorway.  Photo courtesy of Current Archaeology.

V.35 Herculaneum, May 2001. Entrance doorway.  Photo courtesy of Current Archaeology.

 

Ins. V. 35, House of Great Portal. 1964. Entrance doorway. The name derives from the half-columns, and the brick lintel and cornice of the doorway. 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. J64f1168
According to Maiuri, the brick half-columns were originally stuccoed and painted red and are topped with Corinthian capitals adorned with winged Victories, and a decorated terracotta architrave above the door.
See Maiuri, A. Herculaneum, (No.53 of the series of Guide-books to Museums, Galleries and Monuments of Italy), (p.52)

V. 35, House of Great Portal. 1964. Entrance doorway.

The name derives from the half-columns, and the brick lintel and cornice of the doorway.

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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According to Maiuri, the brick half-columns were originally stuccoed and painted red and are topped with Corinthian capitals adorned with winged Victories, and a decorated terracotta architrave above the door.

See Maiuri, A. Herculaneum, (No.53 of the series of Guide-books to Museums, Galleries and Monuments of Italy), (p.52)

 

Ins. V 35, Herculaneum, September 2015. Threshold to doorway.

V. 35, Herculaneum, September 2015. Threshold to doorway.

 

V. 35, Herculaneum, September 2015. Looking north to threshold to doorway. Photo courtesy of Michael Binns.

V. 35, Herculaneum, September 2015. Looking north to threshold to doorway. Photo courtesy of Michael Binns.

 

Ins. V 35, Herculaneum, September 2015. Looking north along entrance corridor towards the triclinium.

V. 35, Herculaneum, September 2015. Looking north along entrance corridor towards the triclinium.

 

V. 35, Herculaneum, September 2015. Looking north along east wall of entrance corridor.  Photo courtesy of Michael Binns.

V. 35, Herculaneum, September 2015. Looking north along east wall of entrance corridor.

Photo courtesy of Michael Binns.

 

Ins. V 35, Herculaneum, September 2015. East wall of entrance corridor, or fauces.
According to Maiuri, embedded in the walls of the fauces as constructional material, there are tufa columns perhaps belonging tot he ancient, destroyed peristyle of the adjoining Samnite House.
See Maiuri, A. Herculaneum, (No.53 of the series of Guide-books to Museums, Galleries and Monuments of Italy), (p.52)

V. 35, Herculaneum, September 2015. East wall of entrance corridor, or fauces.

According to Maiuri, embedded in the walls of the fauces as constructional material, there are tufa columns perhaps belonging to the ancient, destroyed peristyle of the adjoining Samnite House.

See Maiuri, A. Herculaneum, (No.53 of the series of Guide-books to Museums, Galleries and Monuments of Italy), (p.52)

 

Ins. V 35, Herculaneum, September 2015. Embedded tufa columns in east wall of entrance corridor, or fauces.

V. 35, Herculaneum, September 2015.

Embedded tufa columns in east wall of entrance corridor, or fauces.

 

Ins. V 35, Herculaneum, September 2015. Embedded tufa columns in east wall of entrance corridor, or fauces.

V. 35, Herculaneum, September 2015.

Embedded tufa columns in east wall of entrance corridor, or fauces.

 

V.35, Herculaneum, May 2001. Embedded tufa columns in east wall of entrance corridor, or fauces.  Photo courtesy of Current Archaeology.

V.35, Herculaneum, May 2001. Embedded tufa columns in east wall of entrance corridor, or fauces.

Photo courtesy of Current Archaeology.

 

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V. 35, Herculaneum, May 2006. Looking north along entrance corridor towards triclinium.

 

Ins. V 35, Herculaneum, September 2015. Steps at north end of entrance corridor leading to vestibule.

V. 35, Herculaneum, September 2015. Steps at north end of entrance corridor leading to vestibule.

 

V. 35, Herculaneum, September 2015. Looking south along east wall of entrance corridor.  Photo courtesy of Michael Binns.

V. 35, Herculaneum, September 2015. Looking south along east wall of entrance corridor.

Photo courtesy of Michael Binns.

 

Ins. V 35, Herculaneum, September 2015.Looking south along entrance corridor.

V. 35, Herculaneum, September 2015.Looking south along entrance corridor.

 

V.35 Herculaneum, May 2001. Looking east towards north end of entrance corridor. 
Photo courtesy of Current Archaeology.

V.35 Herculaneum, May 2001. Looking east towards north end of entrance corridor.

Photo courtesy of Current Archaeology.

 

Ins. V 35, Herculaneum, September 2015. Looking south towards the courtyard, on west side of entrance corridor.

V. 35, Herculaneum, September 2015. Looking south towards the courtyard, on west side of entrance corridor.

According to Maiuri, this small open courtyard to the side of the entrance and on a higher level than the rooms, had the double function of being the atrium to light and air the house, and to collect the rainwater from the roof into the cistern.

 

Ins. V 35, Herculaneum, 1964. Looking south towards the courtyard. 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. J64f1170

V. 35, Herculaneum, 1964. Looking south towards the courtyard. 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. V 35, Herculaneum, 1964. East wall of courtyard.  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. J64f1169

V. 35, Herculaneum, 1964. East wall of courtyard. 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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V. 35, Herculaneum, September 2015. Courtyard, looking south. Photo courtesy of Michael Binns.

V. 35, Herculaneum, September 2015. Courtyard, looking south. Photo courtesy of Michael Binns.

 

Ins. V 35, Herculaneum, September 2015. Courtyard.

V. 35, Herculaneum, September 2015. Courtyard, looking south.

 

V. 35, Herculaneum, September 2015. Looking south-west across courtyard. Photo courtesy of Michael Binns.

V. 35, Herculaneum, September 2015. Looking south-west across courtyard. Photo courtesy of Michael Binns.

 

V,35 Herculaneum. August 2013. Detail of cistern mouth in courtyard. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

V.35 Herculaneum. August 2013. Detail of cistern mouth in courtyard. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

Ins. V 35, Herculaneum, September 2015. Looking south-west along Vestibule A, and wall of courtyard.

V. 35, Herculaneum, September 2015. Looking south-west along Vestibule A, and wall of courtyard.

 

Ins. V 35, Herculaneum, September 2015. Looking south-west across courtyard garden, towards doorway and window of diaeta 6.

V. 35, Herculaneum, September 2015.

Looking south-west across courtyard garden, towards doorway and window of diaeta 6.

 

 

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