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Herculaneum IV.21. Casa dei Cervi or House of the Stags or Deer.

 

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Cryptoporticus 28

 

IV.21, Herculaneum, June 2017. 
Cryptoporticus 28, looking east along portico 28 towards doorway from room 24, the atrium, and towards Cryptoporticus 29.
Photo courtesy of Michael Binns.
Maiuri wrote that the ample quadriporticus (Cryptoporticus) having lost the architectonic element of the columns, now assumed the more convenient form of a corridor with windows, whilst it preserved the wall decorations and that of the flooring. The charming little pictures that still survive inserted into the panels on the walls, with scenes of Cupids Playing, belong to a longer series of pictures which were detached during the preceding excavations and are now preserved in the Naples Museum.
See Maiuri, Amedeo, (1977). Herculaneum. 7th English ed, of Guide books to the Museums Galleries and Monuments of Italy, No.53, (p.61-63).
According to Deiss, “In front of the dining room and paralleling the long sides of the rectangle, runs a covered gallery without columns. The floor is black and white mosaic. Along the length of the corridor, panels show cupids at play, games like Blindman’s bluff, and Hide and Seek. Most of the painted panels were removed to Naples Archaeological Museum.”
See Deiss, J.J. (1968). Herculaneum, a city returns to the sun. London, The History Book Club, (p.41).

IV.21, Herculaneum, June 2017. North portico.

Cryptoporticus 28, looking east along portico 28 towards doorway from room 24, the atrium, and towards Cryptoporticus 29.

Photo courtesy of Michael Binns.

Maiuri wrote that the ample quadriporticus (Cryptoporticus) having lost the architectonic element of the columns, now assumed the more convenient form of a corridor with windows, whilst it preserved the wall decorations and that of the flooring. The charming little pictures that still survive inserted into the panels on the walls, with scenes of Cupids Playing, belong to a longer series of pictures which were detached during the preceding excavations and are now preserved in the Naples Museum.

See Maiuri, Amedeo, (1977). Herculaneum. 7th English ed, of Guidebooks to the Museums Galleries and Monuments of Italy, No.53, (p.61-63).

According to Deiss, “In front of the dining room and paralleling the long sides of the rectangle, runs a covered gallery without columns. The floor is black and white mosaic. Along the length of the corridor, panels show cupids at play, games like Blindman’s bluff, and Hide and Seek. Most of the painted panels were removed to Naples Archaeological Museum.”

See Deiss, J.J. (1968). Herculaneum, a city returns to the sun. London, The History Book Club, (p.41).

 

IV.21, Herculaneum. May 2018. Cryptoporticus 28, remaining painted decoration on north wall.
Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

IV.21, Herculaneum. May 2018.

Cryptoporticus 28, remaining painted decoration on north wall. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

IV.21, Herculaneum. May 2018. Cryptoporticus 28, remaining decoration from north wall. 
Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

IV.21, Herculaneum. May 2018. Cryptoporticus 28, remaining decoration from north wall.

Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

IV.21, Herculaneum. May 2018. Cryptoporticus 28, cupid painting on north wall. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

IV.21, Herculaneum. May 2018. Cryptoporticus 28, cupid painting on north wall. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

IV.21, Herculaneum. May 2018. 
Cryptoporticus 28, painted decoration from north wall at west side of atrium doorway.
Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee

IV.21, Herculaneum. May 2018.

Cryptoporticus 28, painted decoration from north wall at west side of atrium doorway.

Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

IV.21, Herculaneum. September 2019. Cryptoporticus 28, looking west along north wall. 
Photo courtesy of Klaus Heese.

IV.21, Herculaneum. September 2019. Cryptoporticus 28, looking west along north wall.

Photo courtesy of Klaus Heese.

 

IV.21, Herculaneum. May 2018. Cryptoporticus 28, looking west along north wall. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

IV.21, Herculaneum. May 2018. Cryptoporticus 28, looking west along north wall. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

IV.21, Herculaneum. May 2018. Cryptoporticus 28, looking west along the north wall, with the atrium doorway, on right.
Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

IV.21, Herculaneum. May 2018.

Cryptoporticus 28, looking west along the north wall, with the atrium doorway, on right. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

IV.21, Herculaneum. May 2018. Cryptoporticus 28, remaining painted decoration above doorway to atrium. 
Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

IV.21, Herculaneum. May 2018. Cryptoporticus 28, remaining painted decoration above doorway to atrium.

Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

IV.21, Herculaneum. May 2018. Cryptoporticus 28, north wall at east end, with doorway to atrium, on left.
Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

IV.21, Herculaneum. May 2018. Cryptoporticus 28, north wall at east end, with doorway to atrium, on left.

Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

IV.21, Herculaneum. May 2018. 
Cryptoporticus 29, looking towards decoration on east wall in north-east corner, from Cryptoporticus 28.
Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

IV.21, Herculaneum. May 2018.

Cryptoporticus 29, looking towards decoration on east wall in north-east corner, taken from Cryptoporticus 28.

Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

IV.21, Herculaneum. May 2018. Cryptoporticus 28, north wall at east end. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

IV.21, Herculaneum. May 2018. Cryptoporticus 28, north wall at east end. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

IV.21, Herculaneum. May 2018. Cryptoporticus 28, cupid painting from east end of north wall. 
Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

IV.21, Herculaneum. May 2018. Cryptoporticus 28, cupid painting from east end of north wall.

Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

IV.21, Herculaneum. September 2019. Cryptoporticus 28, detail of cupid painting from east end of north wall.
Photo courtesy of Klaus Heese.

IV.21, Herculaneum. September 2019. Cryptoporticus 28, detail of cupid painting from east end of north wall.

Photo courtesy of Klaus Heese. 

 

IV.21, Herculaneum.  May 2010. Small painting of cupids, still in situ.

IV.21, Herculaneum. May 2010. Cryptoporticus 28, small painting of cupids, still in situ.

 

IV.21, Herculaneum. May 2018. Cryptoporticus 28, north wall at east end, with doorway to atrium, on left.
Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

IV.21, Herculaneum. May 2018. Cryptoporticus 28, north wall at east end, with doorway to atrium, on left.

Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

IV.21, Herculaneum. May 2018. Cryptoporticus 28, detail of painted decoration from east end of north wall.
Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

IV.21, Herculaneum. May 2018.

Cryptoporticus 28, detail of painted decoration from east end of north wall.

Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

IV.21, Herculaneum. May 2018. Cryptoporticus 28, south wall at east end.
Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

IV.21, Herculaneum. May 2018. Cryptoporticus 28, south wall at east end.

Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

IV.21, Herculaneum. May 2018. Cryptoporticus 28, looking west along the south wall. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

IV.21, Herculaneum. May 2018. Cryptoporticus 28, looking west along the south wall. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

IV.21, Herculaneum. May 2018. Cryptoporticus 28, centre of south wall. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

IV.21, Herculaneum. May 2018. Cryptoporticus 28, centre of south wall. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

IV.21, Herculaneum. May 2018. Cryptoporticus 28, detail of painted decoration from centre of south wall.
Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

IV.21, Herculaneum. May 2018.

Cryptoporticus 28, detail of painted decoration from centre of south wall.

Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

IV.21, Herculaneum. May 2018. Cryptoporticus 28, painting of female, or cupid, from centre of south wall.
Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

IV.21, Herculaneum. May 2018. Cryptoporticus 28, painting of female, or cupid, from centre of south wall.

Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

IV.21, Herculaneum. May 2018. Cryptoporticus 28, remains of cupid painting from west end of south wall.
Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

IV.21, Herculaneum. May 2018.

Cryptoporticus 28, remains of painting showing cupids playing with nuts, from west end of south wall.

Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

IV.21, Herculaneum. September 2019.  
Cryptoporticus 28, remains of painting showing cupids playing with nuts, from west end of south wall.
Photo courtesy of Klaus Heese.

IV.21, Herculaneum. September 2019. 

Cryptoporticus 28, remains of painting showing cupids playing with nuts, from west end of south wall.

Photo courtesy of Klaus Heese.

 

IV.21 House of the Stags, Casa dei Cervi. May 2010. Cupids playing with nuts.

IV.21, Herculaneum. May 2010. Cupids playing with nuts, from west end of south wall of Cryptoporticus 28.

 

IV.21 House of the Stags, Casa dei Cervi. Postcard c. 1970. Cupids playing with nuts.

IV.21, Herculaneum. Postcard c. 1970. Cupids playing with nuts.

 

IV.21, Herculaneum. May 2018. Cryptoporticus 28, looking east along south wall. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

IV.21, Herculaneum. May 2018. Cryptoporticus 28, looking east along south wall. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

IV.21, Herculaneum. September 2019. Cryptoporticus 28, detail from south wall. Photo courtesy Klaus Heese.

IV.21, Herculaneum. September 2019. Cryptoporticus 28, detail from south wall. Photo courtesy Klaus Heese.

 

IV.21, Herculaneum, June 2017.  Looking south through doorway from atrium 24 to flooring on north side of cryptoporticus, 28.  Photo courtesy of Michael Binns.

IV.21, Herculaneum, June 2017.

Looking south through doorway from atrium 24 to flooring on north side of cryptoporticus, 28.

Photo courtesy of Michael Binns.

 

IV.21, Herculaneum, September 2019. Cryptoporticus 28, looking east along flooring from west end.
Photo courtesy of Klaus Heese.

IV.21, Herculaneum, September 2019. Cryptoporticus 28, looking east along flooring from west end.

Photo courtesy of Klaus Heese.

 

IV.21, Herculaneum, June 2017 Cryptoporticus 28, looking west along flooring from east end.  Photo courtesy of Michael Binns.

IV.21, Herculaneum, June 2017 Cryptoporticus 28, looking west along flooring from east end.

Photo courtesy of Michael Binns.

 

IV.21, Herculaneum. May 2018. Cryptoporticus 28, flooring.  Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

IV.21, Herculaneum. May 2018. Cryptoporticus 28, flooring. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

IV.21, Herculaneum. May 2018. Cryptoporticus 28, flooring and threshold leading to Garden 32, in centre of south wall.
Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

IV.21, Herculaneum. May 2018. Cryptoporticus 28, flooring and threshold leading to Garden 32, in centre of south wall.

Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

IV.21, Herculaneum. May 2018. Garden 32, looking south from doorway leading out from centre of Cryptoporticus 28.
Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

IV.21, Herculaneum. May 2018. Garden 32, looking south from doorway leading out from centre of Cryptoporticus 28.

Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

IV.21, Herculaneum. May 2018.  
Garden 32, looking north through Great Portal into Cryptoporticus 28, and across to Triclinium 5. 
Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

IV.21, Herculaneum. May 2018.

Garden 32, looking north through Great Portal into Cryptoporticus 28, and across to Triclinium 5.

Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

IV.21, Herculaneum, June 2017. Cryptoporticus 28, looking west along portico 28, from near doorway from room 6. The doorway to room 7 can be seen, centre right.  Photo courtesy of Michael Binns.

IV.21, Herculaneum, June 2017.

Cryptoporticus 28, looking west along portico 28, from near doorway from room 6, towards Cryptoporticus 31.

The doorway to room 7 can be seen, centre right. Photo courtesy of Michael Binns.

 

IV.21, Herculaneum. May 2018. Cryptoporticus 28, remaining decoration from above doorway to Room 6, in north wall.
Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

IV.21, Herculaneum. May 2018. Cryptoporticus 28, remaining decoration from above doorway to Room 6, in north wall.

Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

IV.21, Herculaneum. May 2018. Cryptoporticus 28, looking west to Cryptoporticus 31.
Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

IV.21, Herculaneum. May 2018. Cryptoporticus 28, looking west to Cryptoporticus 31. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

IV.21, Herculaneum. May 2018. Cryptoporticus 31, looking towards west wall at northern end (from Cryptoporticus 28).
Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

IV.21, Herculaneum. May 2018.

West Portico. Cryptoporticus 31, looking towards west wall at northern end (from Cryptoporticus 28).

Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

IV.21 Herculaneum, either Cryptoporticus 31 (west side) or 29 (east side).  Found 6th August 1748.  Two panels divided into 4 vertical faces showing painted figures and masks.   Now in Naples Archaeological Museum. Inventory number 9689.

IV.21 Herculaneum, either Cryptoporticus 31 (west side) or 29 (east side).

Found 6th August 1748.

Two panels divided into 4 vertical faces showing painted figures and masks.

Now in Naples Archaeological Museum. Inventory number 9689.

 

IV.21 Herculaneum, either Cryptoporticus 31 (west side) or 29 (east side).
Found 6th August 1748.
Two panels divided into 4 vertical faces showing painted figures and masks. 
Now in Naples Archaeological Museum. Inventory number 9687.

Maiuri wrote that the ample quadriporticus (Cryptoporticus) having lost the architectonic element of the columns, now assumed the more convenient form of a corridor with windows, whilst it preserved the wall decorations and that of the flooring. The charming little pictures that still survive inserted into the panels on the walls, with scenes of Cupids Playing, belong to a longer series of pictures which were detached during the preceding excavations and are now preserved in the Naples Museum.
See Maiuri, Amedeo, (1977). Herculaneum. 7th English ed, of Guide books to the Museums Galleries and Monuments of Italy, No.53, (p.61-63).
According to Deiss, “In front of the dining room and paralleling the long sides of the rectangle, runs a covered gallery without columns. The floor is black and white mosaic. Along the length of the corridor, panels show cupids at play, games like Blindman’s bluff, and Hide and Seek. Most of the painted panels were removed to Naples Archaeological Museum.”
See Deiss, J.J. (1968). Herculaneum, a city returns to the sun. London, The History Book Club, (p.41).

IV.21 Herculaneum, either Cryptoporticus 31 (west side) or 29 (east side).

Found 6th August 1748.

Two panels divided into 4 vertical faces showing painted figures and masks.

Now in Naples Archaeological Museum. Inventory number 9687.

 

 

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