VIII.5.37. Casa delle Pareti Rosse; House of the Fabii

Province

Italia
Italia (Pleiades)

Location

Pompeii
Pompeii (Pleiades)

Location Description

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.

Sublocation

Region VIII

Insula

Insula V

Keywords

Garden Description

This house was excavated in 1882 to reveal a small garden (a) at the rear entered by passageways on either side of the tablinium. The portico on the east had one column and two engaged columns with a low wall that allowed entrance on the south end. Rooms on the west probably had a roof that extended over the very narrow passageway. A gutter surrounded the garden. The excavation yielded several sculptures in the garden area; a small crouching lion (0.245 m. long; Mus. Naz. inv. no. 120 057) and a head of a tiger (0.10 m. long; Mus. Naz. inv. no. 120 049), both fitted as fountain spouts; a marble fountain statuette of a dolphin (0.19 m. long; Mus. Naz. inv. no. 120 051) which was found in the atrium; a statuette of a young satyr missing arms and legs (0.315 m. high; Mus. Naz. inv. no. 120 048) with an iron pin on the right shoulder for a wall mount; the head of a herm (Mus. Naz. inv. no. 120 050).

Plans

Fig. 16, Plan of  Region VIII, Insula V

Plan of Region VIII, Insula V

Images

Fig. 19, 12.20.59 (Stanley Jashemski, Jashemski Archives, University of Maryland)

Fig. 19, 12.20.59 (Stanley Jashemski, Jashemski Archives, University of Maryland)

Pleiades ID

432873

TGN ID

7031897

Excavation Dates

1882

Bibliography

  • Dohl, Plastik aus Pompeji,p. 46 (worldcat)
  • Jashemski, Gardens, vol. II, p. 218 (worldcat)
  • Mau, Bullettino dell’Instituto di Corrispondenza Archeologica (1883), p. 108 (worldcat)
  • Sogliano, Notizie degli scavi di Antichita (1882), pp. 377, 422 (worldcat)

Contributor

Wilhelmina Jashemski (https://lib.guides.umd.edu/c.php?g=326514&p=2193250)

Publication date

21 Apr 2021