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.
The rooms adjoining the atrium of this house, excavated in 1795-1798, had been converted to a sculptor’s workshop. To the left of the atrium and up fifteen steps was a garden (a) with a surrounding portico and a fountain in the center. The triclinium to the north offered a view of the garden and the fountain.
- Fiorelli, Descrizione di Pompei, p. 357 (worldcat)
- Jashemski, Gardens, 1:198 (worldcat)
- Jashemski, Gardens, vol. II, p. 222 (worldcat)
- Mazois, Les ruines de Pompei dessinees et mesurees pendant les annees 1809-1810-1811, 2:54 and pl. 16 (plan) (worldcat)
- Niccolini, Le case ed i monumenti di Pompei designati e descritti, vol. 2, “Descr. gen.,” p. 69 (worldcat)
- Overbeck and Mau, Pompeji in seinen Gebäuden, Altertümern und Kunstwerken pp.281-282 and figs.156 (plan) and 157 on p.281 (worldcat)
Wilhelmina Jashemski (https://lib.guides.umd.edu/c.php?g=326514&p=2193250)
21 Apr 2021