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HGW24 Pompeii. Villa of Diomedes or Villa di Diomede.

Excavated 1771 to 1773.

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HGW24 Pompeii. September 2007. Entrance. Photo courtesy of Rick Bauer.

HGW24 Pompeii. September 2007. Entrance. Photo courtesy of Rick Bauer.

 

HGW24 Pompeii. Between 1812 and 1834. Entrance as depicted in Les Ruines de Pompeii by Mazois.

HGW24 Pompeii. Between 1812 and 1834.

Entrance as depicted in Les Ruines de Pompeii by Mazois.

 

HGW24 Pompeii. December 2007. Entrance. Note the extra steps at the bottom and the missing upper columns compared with the depiction by Mazois.

HGW24 Pompeii. December 2007. Entrance.

Note the extra steps at the bottom and the missing upper columns compared with the depiction by Mazois.

 

HGW24 Pompeii. Found 9th March 1771. Amb 3-4. Wall painting of cup with olives, tray with fish and two partridges. Now in Naples Archaeological Museum. Inventory number 8634. See Pagano, M. and Prisciandaro, R., 2006. Studio sulle provenienze degli oggetti rinvenuti negli scavi borbonici del regno di Napoli. Naples : Nicola Longobardi. (p.70). According to Mau and Breton, amb 3-4 would be the front peristyle.

HGW24 Pompeii. Found 9th March 1771. Amb 3-4.

Wall painting of cup with olives, tray with fish and two partridges.

Now in Naples Archaeological Museum. Inventory number 8634.

See Pagano, M. and Prisciandaro, R., 2006. Studio sulle provenienze degli oggetti rinvenuti negli scavi borbonici del regno di Napoli. Naples : Nicola Longobardi. (p.70).

According to Mau and Breton, amb. 3-4 would be the front peristyle.

 

HGW24 Pompeii. December 2006. Looking towards south-west corner of peristyle.

HGW24 Pompeii. December 2006. Looking towards south-west corner of peristyle.

 

HGW24 Pompeii. December 2006. Looking south along east side of peristyle, and towards south-east corner.

HGW24 Pompeii. December 2006.

Looking south along east side of peristyle, and towards south-east corner.

 

HGW24 Pompeii. December 2006. Doorway to baths complex in east wall of peristyle.

HGW24 Pompeii. December 2006. Doorway to baths complex in east wall of peristyle.

 

HGW24 Pompeii. December 2006. Baths complex.

HGW24 Pompeii. December 2006. Small triangular courtyard, part of baths complex.

 

HGW24 Pompeii. December 2006. Small triangular courtyard in baths complex, surrounded on two sides by a portico held up by six octagonal columns.

HGW24 Pompeii. December 2006.

Small triangular courtyard in baths complex, surrounded on two sides by a portico held up by six octagonal columns.

On the third side was a pool for bathing.

 

HGW24 Pompeii. December 2006. Baths complex.

HGW24 Pompeii. December 2006. Pool in baths complex.

 

HGW24 Pompeii. 1817. Drawing of baths complex. 
On the original print it says “Drawn by Major Cockburn and engraved by W. B. Cooke, on July 1, 1826.”
Cockburn visited Pompeii in 1816, 1817 and 1818.
Delineations of the City of Pompeii; Engraved by W. B. Cooke from accurate drawings made in the year 1817 by Major Cockburn of the Royal Artillery was published in 1818. A second edition "Pompeii illistrated" was produced in 1827.
Photo courtesy of Rick Bauer.
According to Jashemski, above the pool for cool baths was a painting of blue water filled with sea animals.
On each side of the painting there was a painting of a window looking into a garden.
Jashemski quoted Dyer as saying that the circular broken space in the middle of the wall would have been where a mask was attached.
Through the mask, the water would have gushed into the pool below.
Both the courtyard and portico floor were paved with black and white mosaic.
See Jashemski, W. F., 1993. The Gardens of Pompeii, Volume II: Appendices. New York: Caratzas. (p.280)
See Dyer, T., 1868. Pompeii: its history. Buildings and antiquities. London: Bell & Dandy.  (p.486).

HGW24 Pompeii. 1817. Drawing of baths complex.

On the original print it says “Drawn by Major Cockburn and engraved by W. B. Cooke, on July 1, 1826.”

Cockburn visited Pompeii in 1816, 1817 and 1818.

Delineations of the City of Pompeii; Engraved by W. B. Cooke from accurate drawings made in the year 1817 by Major Cockburn of the Royal Artillery was published in 1818. A second edition “Pompeii illustrated” was produced in 1827.

See Cooke, Cockburn and Donaldson, 1827. Pompeii Illustrated: Vol. II. London: Cooke. (pl. 45).

Photo courtesy of Rick Bauer.

 

According to Jashemski, above the pool for cool baths was a painting of blue water filled with sea animals.

On each side of the painting there was a painting of a window looking into a garden.

Jashemski quoted Dyer as saying that the circular broken space in the middle of the wall would have been where a mask was attached.

Through the mask, the water would have gushed into the pool below.

Both the courtyard and portico floor were paved with black and white mosaic.

See Jashemski, W. F., 1993. The Gardens of Pompeii, Volume II: Appendices. New York: Caratzas. (p.280)

See Dyer, T., 1868. Pompeii: its history. Buildings and antiquities. London: Bell & Dandy.  (p.486).

 

HGW24 Pompeii. 1826 painting of baths wall “with the paintings on the walls when first discovered accurately coloured from memoranda, taken on the spot in the year 1818”. See Cooke, Cockburn and Donaldson, 1827. Pompeii Illustrated: Vol. II. London: Cooke. (pl. 46). Photo courtesy of Rick Bauer.

HGW24 Pompeii. 1826 painting of baths wall “with the paintings on the walls when first discovered accurately coloured from memoranda, taken on the spot in the year 1818”.

See Cooke, Cockburn and Donaldson, 1827. Pompeii Illustrated: Vol. II. London: Cooke. (pl. 46).

Photo courtesy of Rick Bauer.

 

HGW24 Pompeii. December 2006. Baths complex.

HGW24 Pompeii. December 2006. Pool with three steps in corner.

 

HGW24 Pompeii. December 2006. Corridor in baths complex, leading to small area with furnace, possibly to provide warm water for bathers.

HGW24 Pompeii. December 2006.

Corridor in baths complex, leading to small kitchen area with furnace, to provide warm water for bathers.

 

HGW24 Pompeii. December 2006. Small area in baths complex with furnace.

HGW24 Pompeii. December 2006. Small kitchen area in baths complex with furnace.

 

HGW24 Pompeii. December 2006. Small area in baths complex, with furnace.

HGW24 Pompeii. December 2006. Small kitchen area in baths complex, with furnace.

 

HGW24 Pompeii. December 2006. Baths complex.

HGW24 Pompeii. December 2006. Kitchen and baths complex.

 

HGW24 Pompeii. December 2006. Baths complex.

HGW24 Pompeii. December 2006. Kitchen and baths complex.

 

 

 

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