An ancient city of Campania destroyed by the volcanic eruption of Mt. Vesuvius in A.D. 79, Pompeii was named as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1997.
A colonnaded portico stood at the edge of the terrace (a) on the street level of this house. Below it was another terrace enclosed by a low wall. Sogliano and Mau disagree as to whether the wall contained a space for plants as only a part on the east remained. This was plastered and painted with a Nile scene, the surviving sections showing a crocodile pursued by a pigmy with a shield and lance and a pigmy woman with a basket and a hippopotamus nearby.
- Jashemski, Gardens, vol. II, p. 209 (worldcat)
- Mau, Mitteilungen des Deutschen Archaologischen Instituts (1886), pp. 152-153, 156, 157 and pls. 7a.2, 3, (plan) [http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/860559196)
- Niccolini, Antonio, Fausto, and Felice, Le case ed i monumenti di Pompei designati e descritti, vol. 4, “Nuovi scavi,” p. 19 (worldcat)
- Noack and Lehmann-Hartleben,Baugeschichtliche Untersuchungen am Stadtrand von Pompeji, pp. 44-55 passim, and fig. 12 (plan) on p. 52 and pls. 22, 23 (reconstructions) (worldcat)
- Schefold, Die Wände Pompejis, p. 217 [(worldcat)][http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/1100462668)
- Sogliano, Notizie degli scavi di Antichita (1885), p. 257 (worldcat)
Wilhelmina Jashemski (https://lib.guides.umd.edu/c.php?g=326514&p=2193250)
21 Apr 2021