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Herculaneum VI.13. Casa del Salone nero or House of the black salon or room, linked to rear entrance at VI.11.

Excavated between 1939 and 1965.

 

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VI.13, Herculaneum, June 2017. Looking east across north portico. Photo courtesy of Michael Binns.

VI.13 Herculaneum, June 2017. Looking east across north portico. Photo courtesy of Michael Binns.

 

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VI.13 Herculaneum, June 2014.

Looking south-east across peristyle from west portico, near room 12. Photo courtesy of Michael Binns.

 

VI.13, Herculaneum, May 2011. Peristyle 13, looking west across north side of peristyle.
In the centre behind a column is the doorway to the large oecus, the Salon Nero, from which the house is named.
On the right is the doorway to the small room on the north side of the oecus, a cubiculum with anteroom.
Photo courtesy of Nicolas Monteix.

VI.13 Herculaneum, May 2011. Peristyle 13, looking west across north side of peristyle.

In the centre behind a column is one of the two doorways into the large oecus, the Salone Nero, from which the house is named.

On the right is the doorway to the small room on the north side of the oecus, a cubiculum with anteroom. Photo courtesy of Nicolas Monteix.

 

VI.13 Herculaneum, September 2017. Looking west from anteroom towards cubiculum.
Photo courtesy of Klaus Heese.

VI.13 Herculaneum, September 2017. Looking west from anteroom towards cubiculum. Photo courtesy of Klaus Heese.

 

VI.13 Herculaneum, June 2017. Room 12, anteroom to cubiculum, south wall.
Photo courtesy of Michael Binns.

VI.13 Herculaneum, June 2017.

Room 12, anteroom to cubiculum, south wall. Photo courtesy of Michael Binns.

 

VI.13 Herculaneum, September 2017. Room 12, anteroom to cubiculum, south wall.
Photo courtesy of Klaus Heese.

VI.13 Herculaneum, September 2017.

Room 12, anteroom to cubiculum, south wall. Photo courtesy of Klaus Heese.

 

VI.13 Herculaneum. August 2013. Room 12, anteroom to cubiculum, south wall. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

VI.13 Herculaneum. August 2013. Room 12, anteroom to cubiculum, south wall. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

VI.13 Herculaneum. September 2017. Room 12, anteroom to cubiculum, south wall. Photo courtesy of Klaus Heese.

VI.13 Herculaneum. September 2017. Room 12, anteroom to cubiculum, south wall. Photo courtesy of Klaus Heese.

 

VI.13 Herculaneum. March 2008. Room 12, anteroom to cubiculum, south wall. Photo courtesy of Sera Baker.

VI.13 Herculaneum. March 2008. Room 12, anteroom to cubiculum, south wall. Photo courtesy of Sera Baker.

 

VI.13/11, Herculaneum. May 2004. Room 12, anteroom to cubiculum, south wall. 
Photo courtesy of Nicolas Monteix.

VI.13/11, Herculaneum. May 2004. Room 12, anteroom to cubiculum, south wall. Photo courtesy of Nicolas Monteix.

 

VI.13/11, Herculaneum. May 2004. Room 12, detail of south wall of anteroom to cubiculum. 
Photo courtesy of Nicolas Monteix.

VI.13/11, Herculaneum. May 2004.

Room 12, detail of south wall of anteroom to cubiculum. Photo courtesy of Nicolas Monteix.

 

VI.13 Herculaneum. September 2017. Room 12, anteroom to cubiculum, detail from upper south wall. Photo courtesy of Klaus Heese.

VI.13 Herculaneum. September 2017.

Room 12, anteroom to cubiculum, detail from upper south wall at east end. Photo courtesy of Klaus Heese.

 

VI.13 Herculaneum. August 2013. Room 12, detail from south wall of anteroom. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

VI.13 Herculaneum. August 2013. Room 12, detail from south wall of anteroom. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

VI.13 Herculaneum. September 2017. Room 12, anteroom to cubiculum, detail from centre of upper south wall. Photo courtesy of Klaus Heese.

VI.13 Herculaneum. September 2017.

Room 12, anteroom to cubiculum, detail from centre of upper south wall. Photo courtesy of Klaus Heese.

 

VI.13 Herculaneum. September 2017.  
Room 12, detail from upper west end of south wall of anteroom, with a painting of a gorgonís head suspended from a garland above a vase.
Photo courtesy of Klaus Heese.

VI.13 Herculaneum. September 2017.

Room 12, detail from upper west end of south wall of anteroom, with a painting of a gorgonís head suspended from a garland above a vase.

Photo courtesy of Klaus Heese.

 

VI.13 Herculaneum. August 2013. Room 12, detail from upper west end of south wall of anteroom, with a painting of a gorgonís head suspended from a garland above a vase.  Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

VI.13 Herculaneum. August 2013.

Room 12, detail from upper west end of south wall of anteroom, with a painting of a gorgonís head suspended from a garland above a vase.

Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

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VI.13 Herculaneum, May 2006. Anteroom 12, north-west corner.

 

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VI.13 Herculaneum. June 2017.Cubiculum 12, recomposed ceiling. Photo courtesy of Michael Binns.

 

VI.13 Herculaneum. August 2013. Cubiculum 12, recomposed ceiling and upper west wall.  Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

VI.13 Herculaneum. August 2013. Cubiculum 12, recomposed ceiling and upper west wall. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

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VI.13 Herculaneum, May 2006. Cubiculum 12, recomposed ceiling.

 

Ins.VI.13, Herculaneum, May 2006. Looking south-west across peristyle.

VI.13 Herculaneum, May 2006.

Looking south across peristyle towards two doorways to rooms 16 and 17.

Both with large windows with marble-sills and low ceiling which divided them into an antechamber and an alcove.

These doorways were under the loggia of the upper floor rooms.

Holes for the support beams of the flooring can be seen on the upper left.

According to Maiuri, on the southern side there are two beautiful cubicula; the little vaults preserve all the ornamental motives plainly painted.

See Maiuri, Amedeo, (1977). Herculaneum. 7th English ed, of Guide books to the Museums Galleries and Monuments of Italy, No.53 (p.40).

According to Guidobaldi and Esposito, these are described as day rooms, a place for rest.

See Guidobaldi, M.P. and Esposito, D. (2013). Herculaneum: Art of the Buried City. U.S.A, Abbeville Press, (p.237-245).

 

VI.13/11, Herculaneum. January 2002. Looking towards south side of peristyle and upper floor. 
Room 16, with window and doorway, on left, and room 17, with window and doorway, on right. Photo courtesy of Nicolas Monteix.

VI.13/11, Herculaneum. January 2002. Looking towards south side of peristyle and upper floor.

Room 16, with window and doorway, on left, and room 17, with window and doorway, on right. Photo courtesy of Nicolas Monteix.

 

VI.13 Herculaneum. August 2013. Looking south-west across peristyle. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

VI.13 Herculaneum. August 2013. Looking south-west across peristyle from east portico. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

VI.13 Herculaneum. April 2011. Looking south-west across peristyle from east portico. Photo courtesy of Klaus Heese.

VI.13 Herculaneum. April 2011. Looking south-west across peristyle from east portico. Photo courtesy of Klaus Heese.

 

Ins.VI.13, Herculaneum, May 2009. Looking across peristyle from east side towards rooms on south side. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

VI.13 Herculaneum, May 2009. Looking across peristyle from east side towards rooms on south side. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

Ins.VI.13, Herculaneum, May 2006. Looking across peristyle from east side towards rooms on south side.

VI.13 Herculaneum, May 2006. Looking across peristyle from east side towards rooms on south side.

 

VI.13/11, Herculaneum. January 2002. Looking south-west across peristyle, including upper floor. 
Photo courtesy of Nicolas Monteix.

VI.13/11, Herculaneum. January 2002. Looking south-west across peristyle, including upper floor. Photo courtesy of Nicolas Monteix.

 

VI.13, Herculaneum, May 2006. Room 16, looking south across mosaic flooring.
According to Guidobaldi and Esposito, the wall paintings in this part of the house were particularly refined, with a neutral colour scheme that harmonised with the mosaic floors, which were plain white with a double band of black, except in the peristyle, where the scheme was reversed and a regular stippling of white tesserae was introduced.
See Guidobaldi, M.P. and Esposito, D. (2013). Herculaneum: Art of the Buried City. U.S.A, Abbeville Press, (p.237-245)

VI.13 Herculaneum, May 2006. Room 16, looking south across mosaic flooring.

According to Guidobaldi and Esposito, the wall paintings in this part of the house were particularly refined, with a neutral colour scheme that harmonised with the mosaic floors, which were plain white with a double band of black, except in the peristyle, where the scheme was reversed, and a regular stippling of white tesserae was introduced.

See Guidobaldi, M.P. and Esposito, D. (2013). Herculaneum: Art of the Buried City. U.S.A, Abbeville Press, (p.237-245).

 

VI.13 Herculaneum, April 2014. Room 16, looking towards south-east corner. Photo courtesy of Klaus Heese.

VI.13 Herculaneum, April 2014. Room 16, looking towards south-east corner. Photo courtesy of Klaus Heese.

 

VI.13 Herculaneum. August 2013. Room 16, cubiculum, looking towards south wall. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

VI.13 Herculaneum. August 2013. Room 16, cubiculum, looking towards south wall. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee

 

VI.13 Herculaneum, April 2014. Room 16, looking towards south-west corner. Photo courtesy of Klaus Heese

VI.13 Herculaneum, April 2014. Room 16, looking towards south-west corner. Photo courtesy of Klaus Heese

 

VI.13 Herculaneum, April 2014. Room 16, painted detail from south wall. Photo courtesy of Klaus Heese

VI.13 Herculaneum, April 2014. Room 16, painted detail from upper south wall. Photo courtesy of Klaus Heese.

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VI.13 Herculaneum, May 2006. Room 16, cubiculum, painted decoration on west wall.

 

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VI.13 Herculaneum. August 2013. Room 16, detail of centre of ceiling. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

VI.13/11, Herculaneum. January 2002. 
Looking through window and doorway into Room 17, cubiculum/diaeta on south side of peristyle, towards the aedicula shrine against the south wall of the courtyard.  On the left is the doorway to the other cubiculum/diaeta, room 16. Photo courtesy of Nicolas Monteix.

VI.13/11, Herculaneum. January 2002.

Looking through window and doorway into Room 17, cubiculum/diaeta on south side of peristyle, towards the aedicula shrine against the south wall of the courtyard.On the left is the doorway to the other cubiculum/diaeta, room 16. Photo courtesy of Nicolas Monteix.

 

VI.13 Herculaneum. August 2013. Looking south-east in cubiculum. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

VI.13 Herculaneum. August 2013. Room 17. Looking towards south-east corner. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

VI.13 Herculaneum. April 2014. Room 17, detail of painted decoration in south-east corner. Photo courtesy of Klaus Heese

VI.13 Herculaneum. April 2014. Room 17, detail of painted decoration in south-east corner. Photo courtesy of Klaus Heese

 

VI.13 Herculaneum. April 2014. Room 17, looking towards upper south wall and ceiling. Photo courtesy of Klaus Heese.

VI.13 Herculaneum. April 2014. Room 17, looking towards upper south wall and ceiling. Photo courtesy of Klaus Heese.

 

VI.13 Herculaneum, April 2014. Room 17, looking towards south-west corner and west wall, from entrance doorway. 
Photo courtesy of Klaus Heese.

VI.13 Herculaneum, April 2014.

Room 17, looking towards south-west corner and west wall, from entrance doorway. Photo courtesy of Klaus Heese.

 

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VI.13 Herculaneum, May 2006. Room 17, looking towards painted decoration in south-west corner.

The cubiculum 17 on the west end of the south side of the peristyle had a small courtyard at its rear with a small masonry lararium.

 

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VI.13 Herculaneum. May 2011.

Room 17, decoration on west wall at south end. Photo courtesy of Nicolas Monteix.

 

VI.13 Herculaneum. May 2011. Room 17, detail of decoration on west wall at south end.
Photo courtesy of Nicolas Monteix.

VI.13 Herculaneum. May 2011. Room 17, detail of decoration on west wall at south end. Photo courtesy of Nicolas Monteix.

 

VI.13 Herculaneum. August 2013. Looking south in cubiculum, towards shrine in small courtyard area. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

VI.13 Herculaneum. August 2013. Room 17. Looking south, and towards shrine in small courtyard area. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

VI.13 Herculaneum. August 2013. Looking south from cubiculum towards shrine in small courtyard area. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

VI.13 Herculaneum. August 2013. Looking south towards shrine in small courtyard area. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

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VI.13 Herculaneum, May 2006. Small courtyard at rear of room 17.

 

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VI.13 Herculaneum, May 2006. Masonry lararium in small courtyard.

 

VI.13/11, Herculaneum. Not dated. Courtyard, detail from west wall. Photo courtesy of Nicolas Monteix.

VI.13/11, Herculaneum. Not dated. Courtyard, detail from west wall. Photo courtesy of Nicolas Monteix.

 

VI.13/11, Herculaneum. Not dated. Looking through doorway in north wall of courtyard towards room 17.  Photo courtesy of Nicolas Monteix.

VI.13/11, Herculaneum. Not dated.

Looking through doorway in north wall of courtyard across room 17 towards peristyle. Photo courtesy of Nicolas Monteix.

 

VI.13 Herculaneum, June 2017. Looking north from entrance doorway, across Decumanus Maximus.  Photo courtesy of Michael Binns.

VI.13 Herculaneum, June 2017.

Looking north from entrance doorway, across Decumanus Maximus. Photo courtesy of Michael Binns.

 

Decumano Massimo, Herculaneum, September 2015. Looking east from near VI.14, on right.

Decumanus Maximus, Herculaneum, September 2015. Looking east along Decumanus Maximus, from near VI.14, on right.

 

 

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