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Herculaneum IV.2. Casa dell’Atrio a mosaico or House of Mosaic atrium, linked to IV.1.

 

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According to Maiuri - “Along the east side where the portico contracts into a narrow corridor protected by glass (clear traces of the sashes remained), there was a series of small rooms. There are four pleasant cubicula with red walls, and the ceilings largely recomposed; these lie two on either side of a beautiful central exedra with slender architecture vaguely indicated on the azure ground of the walls, and little landscape paintings of a mythological nature inserted on either side: the Punishment of Dirce and Diana bathing.”

See Maiuri, Amedeo, (1977). Herculaneum. 7th English ed, of Guide books to the Museums Galleries and Monuments of Italy, No.53 (p.27-29).

See Guidobaldi, M.P, 2009: Ercolano, guida agli scavi. Naples, Electa Napoli, (p.70-74).

 

IV.2/1, Herculaneum, September 2016. Cubiculum 6, looking towards south-east corner and south wall.  Photo courtesy of Michael Binns.

IV.2/1, Herculaneum, September 2016. Cubiculum 6, looking towards south-east corner and south wall.

Photo courtesy of Michael Binns.

 

IV.2/1, Herculaneum, September 2016. Looking south along east side of narrow corridor.  Doorway into cubicula 7, on left.  Photo courtesy of Michael Binns.

IV.2/1, Herculaneum, September 2016. Looking south along east side of narrow corridor.

Doorway into cubicula 7, on left.  Photo courtesy of Michael Binns.

 

IV.2/1, Herculaneum, September 2016. Cubiculum 7, north wall. Photo courtesy of Michael Binns.

IV.2/1, Herculaneum, September 2016. Cubiculum 7, north wall. Photo courtesy of Michael Binns.

 

IV.2/1, Herculaneum, September 2016. Room 7, detail of painted panel on north wall. Photo courtesy of Michael Binns.

IV.2/1, Herculaneum, September 2016. Room 7, detail of painted panel on north wall. Photo courtesy of Michael Binns.

 

IV.2/1, Herculaneum, September 2016. Looking north along east side of narrow corridor.  With doorway to corridor 8, on right. Photo courtesy of Michael Binns.

IV.2/1, Herculaneum, September 2016. Looking north along east side of narrow corridor.

With doorway to corridor 8, on right. Photo courtesy of Michael Binns.

 

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IV.2/1, Herculaneum, September 2016. Looking east along small room 8 under stairs, on north side of central exedra 9.

Photo courtesy of Michael Binns.

 

IV.1/2 Herculaneum, October 2014. Looking east across peristyle towardsdoorway to central exedra. Photo courtesy of Michael Binns.

IV.1/2 Herculaneum, October 2014. Looking east across peristyle towards doorway to central exedra 9.

Photo courtesy of Michael Binns.

 

IV.2, Herculaneum, August 2013. Looking east across the garden area with a marble basin in the centre, and surrounded by a windowed portico on the north, west and south sides.  Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

IV.2, Herculaneum, August 2013.

Looking east across the garden area with a marble basin in the centre, and surrounded by a windowed portico on the north, west and south sides.

Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

IV.2/1, Herculaneum, October 2012. Looking east across the garden area. Photo courtesy of Michael Binns.

IV.2/1, Herculaneum, October 2012. Looking east across the garden area towards doorway to central exedra 9.

Photo courtesy of Michael Binns.

 

IV.2, Herculaneum, August 2013. Looking east across garden towards doorway to central exedra. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

IV.2, Herculaneum, August 2013. Looking east across garden towards doorway to central exedra 9.

Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

IV.2/1, Herculaneum, September 2016. Looking west across garden area from outside central exedra. Photo courtesy of Michael Binns.

IV.2/1, Herculaneum, September 2016. Looking south-west across garden area from outside central exedra 9.

Photo courtesy of Michael Binns.

 

IV.2/1, Herculaneum, October 2012. Doorway to central exedra, on east side of garden area. Photo courtesy of Michael Binns.

IV.2/1, Herculaneum, October 2012. Doorway to central exedra 9, on east side of garden area.

Photo courtesy of Michael Binns.

 

IV.2/1, Herculaneum, September 2016. Looking west across garden area from outside central exedra 9.  Photo courtesy of Michael Binns.

IV.2/1, Herculaneum, September 2016. Looking west across garden area from outside central exedra 9.

Photo courtesy of Michael Binns.

 

IV.1/2 Herculaneum, September 2016. 
Carbonised wooden table with circular top and three legs decorated with griffins, perhaps from Exedra 9. Photo courtesy of Michael Binns.
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.196, fig 2, Scheda 9).
See De Carolis, E. (2007). Il mobile a Pompei ed Ercolano, letti tavoli sedie e armadi. Rome, “L’ERMA” de Bretsneider, (p.104) 
He also lists – See Mols, 1999, p.127-129, 170-181, Storie da un’eruzione, 2003, p.118, 1,41.

IV.1/2 Herculaneum, September 2016.

Carbonised wooden table with circular top and three legs decorated with griffins, perhaps from Exedra 9.

Photo courtesy of Michael Binns.

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.196, fig 2, Scheda 9).

See De Carolis, E. (2007). Il mobile a Pompei ed Ercolano, letti tavoli sedie e armadi. Rome, “L’ERMA” de Bretsneider, (p.104)

He also lists – See Mols, 1999, p.127-129, 170-181, Storie da un’eruzione, 2003, p.118, 1,41.

 

IV.1/2 Herculaneum, Room 9, exedra, looking towards north-west corner and doorway to corridor leading north. Photo with kind permission of Prof. Andrew Wallace-Hadrill. See Wallace-Hadrill, A. (2011). Herculaneum, Past and Future. London, Frances Lincoln Ltd., (p.245)

IV.1/2 Herculaneum, Room 9, exedra, looking towards north-west corner and doorway to corridor leading north.

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

See Wallace-Hadrill, A. (2011). Herculaneum, Past and Future. London, Frances Lincoln Ltd., (p.245).

 

IV.2/1, Herculaneum, September 2016. Central exedra 9, looking towards north wall.
The narrow corridor leading north along the east portico, is on the left. 
Photo courtesy of Michael Binns.

IV.2/1, Herculaneum, September 2016. Central exedra 9, looking towards north wall.

The narrow corridor leading north along the east portico, is on the left.

Photo courtesy of Michael Binns.

 

IV.2/1, Herculaneum. Room 9, central painting of Punishment of Dirce, from north wall.

IV.2/1, Herculaneum. Room 9, central painting of Punishment of Dirce, from north wall.

 

IV.2, Herculaneum, 1957. Painting of Punishment of Dirce, from north 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. J57f0442
According to Wallace-Hadrill, this painting was from a suite of linked reception rooms facing west over the garden. The central and largest is decorated in blue, with monochrome mythological scenes at the centre of each wall, here of the Punishment of Dirce, tied beneath a bull by Zethus and Amphion.
See Wallace-Hadrill, A., 1994. Houses and Society in Pompeii and Herculaneum. New Jersey: Princeton U.P. (opposite p.149)
According to Guidobaldi and Esposito, this painting is on the south wall.
See Guidobaldi, M.P. and Esposito, D. (2013). Herculaneum: Art of the Buried City. U.S.A, Abbeyville Press, (p.296)

IV.2, Herculaneum, 1957. Painting of Punishment of Dirce, from north wall of exedra.

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 Wallace-Hadrill, this painting was from a suite of linked reception rooms facing west over the garden.

The central and largest is decorated in blue, with monochrome mythological scenes at the centre of each wall, here of the Punishment of Dirce, tied beneath a bull by Zethus and Amphion.

See Wallace-Hadrill, A., 1994. Houses and Society in Pompeii and Herculaneum. New Jersey: Princeton U.P. (opposite p.149)

According to Guidobaldi and Esposito, this painting is on the south wall.

See Guidobaldi, M.P. and Esposito, D. (2013). Herculaneum: Art of the Buried City. U.S.A, Abbeville Press, (p.296).

 

IV.2/1, Herculaneum, September 2016. Central exedra 9, looking towards east wall.
Photo courtesy of Michael Binns.

IV.2/1, Herculaneum, September 2016. Central exedra 9, looking towards east wall.

Photo courtesy of Michael Binns.

 

IV.2/1, Herculaneum, September 2016. Central exedra 9, looking towards south wall.
Photo courtesy of Michael Binns.

IV.2/1, Herculaneum, September 2016. Central exedra 9, looking towards south wall.

Photo courtesy of Michael Binns.

 

IV.2/1, Herculaneum. Room 9, central painting of Diana and Acteon, from south wall.

IV.2/1, Herculaneum. Room 9, central painting of Diana and Acteon, from south wall.

 

IV.2/1 Herculaneum. Painted medallion from north side of entrance doorway, on west side of room.

IV.2/1 Herculaneum. Painted medallion from north side of entrance doorway, on west side of room. 

 

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IV.2 Herculaneum. Painted medallions of Satyr, Maenad, and Silenus, found in Exedra 9, on east side of garden.

Now in Naples Archaeological Museum.  Inventory number 9129.

 

IV.1/2 Herculaneum, October 2014. Looking east across south side of peristyle. Photo courtesy of Michael Binns.

IV.1/2 Herculaneum, October 2014. Looking east across south side of peristyle. Photo courtesy of Michael Binns.

 

IV.2/1, Herculaneum, September 2016. Cubiculum 10, looking towards east wall and south-east corner. Photo courtesy of Michael Binns.

IV.2/1, Herculaneum, September 2016. Cubiculum 10, looking towards east wall and south-east corner.

Photo courtesy of Michael Binns.

 

IV.2/1, Herculaneum, September 2016. Cubiculum 10, looking towards east wall.
Photo courtesy of Michael Binns.

IV.2/1, Herculaneum, September 2016. Cubiculum 10, looking towards east wall. Photo courtesy of Michael Binns.

 

IV.2/1, Herculaneum, September 2016. Cubiculum 10, detail of painted decoration from east wall.  Photo courtesy of Michael Binns.

IV.2/1, Herculaneum, September 2016. Cubiculum 10, detail of painted decoration from east wall.

Photo courtesy of Michael Binns.

 

IV.2/1, Herculaneum, September 2016. Cubiculum 10, detail of painted decoration from east wall.  Photo courtesy of Michael Binns.

IV.2/1, Herculaneum, September 2016. Cubiculum 10, detail of painted decoration from east wall.

Photo courtesy of Michael Binns.

 

IV.2/1, Herculaneum, September 2016. Cubiculum 10, looking towards south wall.
Photo courtesy of Michael Binns.

IV.2/1, Herculaneum, September 2016. Cubiculum 10, looking towards south wall.

Photo courtesy of Michael Binns.

 

 

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