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Herculaneum. Villa dei Papiri or Villa of the Papyri or Villa dei Pisoni.

Part 4. Monumental structure  

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Monumental structure

 

Villa dei Papiri, Herculaneum. July 2010. 
Looking north-west towards area of collapsed “large or monumental structure”, possibly coinciding with the western entrance of the villa overlooking the sea, not yet excavated.
Photo courtesy of Michael Binns.

Villa dei Papiri, Herculaneum. July 2010.

Looking north-west towards area of collapsed “large or monumental structure”, possibly coinciding with the western entrance of the villa overlooking the sea, not yet excavated.

Photo courtesy of Michael Binns.

 

Villa dei Papiri, Herculaneum. June 2012. Collapsed monumental structure, looking east. Photo courtesy of Michael Binns.

Villa dei Papiri, Herculaneum. June 2012. Collapsed monumental structure, looking east. Photo courtesy of Michael Binns.

 

Villa dei Papiri, Herculaneum. July 2004. Collapsed monumental structure, looking north.
Photo courtesy of Jennifer Stephens. ©jfsPAP0676

Villa dei Papiri, Herculaneum. July 2004. Collapsed monumental structure, looking north.

Photo courtesy of Jennifer Stephens. ©jfsPAP0676

 

Villa dei Papiri, Herculaneum. June 2012. Looking east towards area of collapsed “monumental structure”,
Photo courtesy of Michael Binns.
According to Guidobaldi, found, at a much lower level than the noble floor of the villa and in a position nearer to the sea and lapped by it in the Roman age, was a collapsed structure, still to be excavated and which could coincide with the entrance to the villa from the sea. The structures now identified and detected include a terrace paved in cocciopesto and with steps down to the beach, on which opens a large quadrangular room, punctuated by large openings on all sides and decorated inside by precious sculptures (A beautiful copy of the Amazon of Polykleitos and a draped female statue that echoes models that can be traced back to the classical age of Agoracritus sculptures).

Le strutture per ora individuate e rilevate comprendono una terrazza pavimentata in cocciopesto e con scaletta di discesa alla spiaggia, su cui si apre una grande sala quadrangolare, scandita da grandi aperture su tutti i lati e decorata al suo interno da pregiate sculture (una bella copia dell’ Amazzone di Policleto e una statua femminile panneggiata che riecheggia modelli riconducibili allo sculture di età classica Agoracrito).

See Guidobaldi, M. P., 2006. Ercolano: guida agli scavi. Electa Napoli, (p.129).

Villa dei Papiri, Herculaneum. June 2012. Looking east towards area of collapsed “monumental structure”.

Photo courtesy of Michael Binns.

According to Guidobaldi, found, at a much lower level than the noble floor of the villa and in a position nearer to the sea and lapped by it in the Roman age, was a collapsed structure, still to be excavated and which could coincide with the entrance to the villa from the sea. The structures now identified and detected include a terrace paved in cocciopesto and with steps down to the beach, on which opens a large quadrangular room, punctuated by large openings on all sides and decorated inside by precious sculptures (A beautiful copy of the Amazon of Polykleitos and a draped female statue that echoes models that can be traced back to the classical age of Agoracritus sculptures).

 

Le strutture per ora individuate e rilevate comprendono una terrazza pavimentata in cocciopesto e con scaletta di discesa alla spiaggia, su cui si apre una grande sala quadrangolare, scandita da grandi aperture su tutti i lati e decorata al suo interno da pregiate sculture (una bella copia dell’ Amazzone di Policleto e una statua femminile panneggiata che riecheggia modelli riconducibili allo sculture di età classica Agoracrito).

 

See Guidobaldi, M. P., 2006. Ercolano: guida agli scavi. Electa Napoli, (p.129).

 

Villa dei Papiri, Herculaneum. March 2014. Peplophoros/Demeter statue found in area of collapsed “monumental structure”.
The statue is of white marble and shows numerous traces of its original polychromy.
Herculaneum inventory number 81595.
See Guidobaldi, M.P. and Esposito D., 2013. Herculaneum: Art of a Buried City. New York: Abbeville Press, p. 98, fig. 80.
Photo © Carlo Raso.

Villa dei Papiri, Herculaneum. March 2014. Peplophoros/Demeter statue found in area of collapsed “monumental structure”.

The statue is of white marble and shows numerous traces of its original polychromy.

Herculaneum inventory number 81595.

See Guidobaldi, M.P. and Esposito D., 2013. Herculaneum: Art of a Buried City. New York: Abbeville Press, p. 98, fig. 80.

Photo © Carlo Raso.

 

Villa dei Papiri, Herculaneum. March 2014. Peplophoros/Demeter statue found in area of collapsed “monumental structure”.
Herculaneum inventory number 81595.
Photo © Carlo Raso.

Villa dei Papiri, Herculaneum. March 2014. Peplophoros/Demeter statue found in area of collapsed “monumental structure”.

Herculaneum inventory number 81595.

Photo © Carlo Raso.

 

Villa dei Papiri, Herculaneum. June 2012. Remains of collapsed monumental structure.
Photo courtesy of Michael Binns.

Villa dei Papiri, Herculaneum. June 2012. Remains of collapsed monumental structure.

Photo courtesy of Michael Binns.

 

Villa dei Papiri, Herculaneum. July 2010. Remains of collapsed monumental structure.
Photo courtesy of Michael Binns.

Villa dei Papiri, Herculaneum. July 2010. Remains of collapsed monumental structure.

Photo courtesy of Michael Binns.

 

Villa dei Papiri, Herculaneum. June 2012. Remains of collapsed monumental structure.
Photo courtesy of Michael Binns.

Villa dei Papiri, Herculaneum. June 2012. Remains of collapsed monumental structure.

Photo courtesy of Michael Binns.

 

Villa dei Papiri, Herculaneum. July 2010. Looking west along part of the monumental structure.
Photo courtesy of Michael Binns.

Villa dei Papiri, Herculaneum. July 2010. Looking west along part of the monumental structure.

Photo courtesy of Michael Binns.

 

Villa dei Papiri, Herculaneum. July 2010. Part of the monumental structure.
Photo courtesy of Michael Binns.

Villa dei Papiri, Herculaneum. July 2010. Part of the monumental structure.

Photo courtesy of Michael Binns.

 

Villa dei Papiri, Herculaneum. July 2010. Looking east along part of the monumental structure.
Photo courtesy of Michael Binns.

Villa dei Papiri, Herculaneum. July 2010. Looking east along part of the monumental structure.

Photo courtesy of Michael Binns.

 

Villa dei Papiri, Herculaneum. July 2010. Part of the large monumental structure.
Photo courtesy of Michael Binns.

Villa dei Papiri, Herculaneum. July 2010. Part of the large monumental structure.

Photo courtesy of Michael Binns.

 

Villa dei Papiri, Herculaneum. July 2004. A piece of carbonised wood.
Photo courtesy of Jennifer Stephens.©jfsPAP0679

Villa dei Papiri, Herculaneum. July 2004. A piece of carbonised wood.

Photo courtesy of Jennifer Stephens. ©jfsPAP0679

 

 

 

The complex and atrium   Lower levels   Reconstructions, the Getty Villa and the Jashemskis   Monumental structure   Baths   House of the Dionysiac Reliefs and pavilion  Sculptures   Frescoes   Plan