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Herculaneum Ins. Orientalis I.2.  Casa del Rilievo di Telefo or House of the Relief of Telephus.

House of the bas-relief of Orestes. First excavated 1934-36.

 

Quick Outline

This page has been created to give a quick appreciation of the main rooms and areas of the Casa del Rilievo di Telefo or House of the Relief of Telephus without the need to navigate the many detailed pages of photographs.   

 

Detail

If you are interested to see the house in more detail, the rooms are shown in much greater detail in the subsequent parts.

 

Detailed photos      Plan

 

Ins. Orientalis I, 2, Herculaneum, July 2015. Looking north-east towards entrance doorway, on east side of Cardo V Inferiore. Photo courtesy of Michael Binns.

Ins. Orientalis I, 2, Herculaneum, July 2015.

Looking north-east towards entrance doorway, on east side of Cardo V Inferiore. Photo courtesy of Michael Binns.

 

Ins. Orientalis I, 2, Herculaneum, March 2014. 
Looking west from entrance doorway onto Cardo V, and opposite to IV.21,. the House of the Stags (Casa dei Cervi).
Foto Annette Haug, ERC Grant 681269 DÉCOR

Ins. Orientalis I, 2, Herculaneum, March 2014.

Looking west from entrance doorway onto Cardo V, and opposite to IV.21, the House of the Stags (Casa dei Cervi).

Foto Annette Haug, ERC Grant 681269 DÉCOR

 

Ins. Or.I.2, Herculaneum. August 2021. 
Looking across impluvium towards north-west corner of atrium. Photo courtesy of Robert Hanson.

Ins. Or.I.2, Herculaneum. August 2021.

Looking across impluvium towards north-west corner of atrium. Photo courtesy of Robert Hanson.

 

Ins. Orientalis I, 2, Herculaneum, March 2014. 
Looking north-east across atrium, with two doors in north wall to stables area, corridor to rear and tablinum, on right.
Foto Annette Haug, ERC Grant 681269 DÉCOR

Ins. Orientalis I, 2, Herculaneum, March 2014.

Looking north-east across atrium, with two doors in north wall to stables area, corridor to rear and tablinum, on right.

Foto Annette Haug, ERC Grant 681269 DÉCOR

 

Ins. Or.I.2, Herculaneum. August 2021. 
Looking east across atrium towards tablinum and garden area. Photo courtesy of Robert Hanson.

Ins. Or.I.2, Herculaneum. August 2021.

Looking east across atrium towards tablinum and garden area. Photo courtesy of Robert Hanson.

 

Ins. Or.I.2, Herculaneum. August 2021. Looking east along south side of atrium. Photo courtesy of Robert Hanson.

Ins. Or.I.2, Herculaneum. August 2021. Looking east along south side of atrium. Photo courtesy of Robert Hanson.

 

Ins. Orientalis I, 2, Herculaneum, March 2014. 
Looking towards north ala in north-east corner of atrium, with corridor to rear, on right.
Foto Annette Haug, ERC Grant 681269 DÉCOR

Ins. Orientalis I, 2, Herculaneum, March 2014.

Looking towards north ala in north-east corner of atrium, with corridor to rear, on right.

Foto Annette Haug, ERC Grant 681269 DÉCOR

 

Ins. Orientalis I, 2, Herculaneum. May 2018. 
Looking east along corridor towards peristyle and rear rooms. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

Ins. Orientalis I, 2, Herculaneum. May 2018.

Looking east along corridor towards peristyle and rear rooms. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee. 

 

Ins. Or.I.2, Herculaneum. September 2019. Looking north-east across tablinum towards the peristyle.
Photo courtesy of Klaus Heese.

Ins. Or.I.2, Herculaneum. September 2019.

Looking north-east across tablinum towards the peristyle. Photo courtesy of Klaus Heese.

 

Ins. Orientalis I, 2, Herculaneum. September 2019. Looking east to peristyle garden, from tablinum.
Photo courtesy of Klaus Heese.

Ins. Orientalis I, 2, Herculaneum. September 2019. Looking east to peristyle garden, from tablinum. Photo courtesy of Klaus Heese.

 

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Ins. Orientalis I, 2, Herculaneum, May 2001. Looking south from peristyle towards rear rooms. Photo courtesy of Current Archaeology.

 

Ins. Or. 1. 2, Herculaneum. October 2020.  

Looking north from access roadway towards “tower room” on left, and rooms at rear, on right. Photo courtesy of Klaus Heese.

 

Ins. Or. 1. 2, Herculaneum 7th August 1976. Looking north from access roadway.
On the right are the rooms of the House of Telephus. 
Lower is the “tower room” (without a roof), in the centre are the rear rooms and the peristyle garden can be seen at the top, on right. 
On the left are Ins. Or. I.1 and I.1a
Photo courtesy of Rick Bauer, from Dr George Fay’s slides collection.

Ins. Or. 1. 2, Herculaneum 7th August 1976. Looking north from access roadway. On the right are the rooms of the House of Telephus.

Lower is the “tower room” (without a roof), in the centre are the rear rooms and the peristyle garden can be seen at the top, on right.

On the left are Ins. Or. I.1 and I.1a.  Photo courtesy of Rick Bauer, from Dr George Fay’s slides collection.

 

Ins. Or. 1. 2, Herculaneum. June 2012. East façade of “tower room”, looking south.
Photo courtesy of Michael Binns.

Ins. Or. 1. 2, Herculaneum. June 2012. East façade of “tower room”, looking south. Photo courtesy of Michael Binns.

 

Ins. Or. I.2, Herculaneum. May 2005. Looking south-west towards the “tower room” before renovation. 
Photo courtesy of Nicolas Monteix.

Ins. Or. I.2, Herculaneum. May 2005.

Looking south-west towards the “tower room” before renovation. Photo courtesy of Nicolas Monteix.

 

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Ins. Or.1.2, Herculaneum. May 2010. Looking south to lower level, and area of original beach-front.

 

Ins. Or. 1. 2, Herculaneum. July 2009. Looking south along east wall of Marble Salon.
Photo courtesy of Sera Baker.

Ins. Or. 1. 2, Herculaneum. July 2009. Looking south along east wall of Marble Salon. Photo courtesy of Sera Baker.

 

Ins. Or. 1. 2, Herculaneum. 4th December 1971. Looking south across flooring in Marble salon towards south-west corner.
Photo courtesy of Rick Bauer, from Dr George Fay’s slides collection.

Ins. Or. 1. 2, Herculaneum. 4th December 1971. Looking south across flooring in Marble salon towards south-west corner.

Photo courtesy of Rick Bauer, from Dr George Fay’s slides collection.

 

Ins. Or. 1. 2, Herculaneum. June 2012. Looking north from Marble Salon. Photo courtesy of Michael Binns.

Ins. Or. 1. 2, Herculaneum. June 2012. Looking north from Marble Salon. Photo courtesy of Michael Binns.

 

Ins. Or.1.2, Herculaneum, 1957. Looking south-east towards the room on the upper floor. Photo by Stanley A. Jashemski.
Source: The Wilhelmina and Stanley A. Jashemski archive in the University of Maryland Library, Special Collections (See collection page) and made available under the Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial License v.4. See Licence and use details. J57f0456

Ins. Or.1.2, Herculaneum, 1957.

Looking south-east towards the room on the upper floor, the Marble Salon. Photo by Stanley A. Jashemski.

Source: The Wilhelmina and Stanley A. Jashemski archive in the University of Maryland Library, Special Collections (See collection page) and made available under the Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial License v.4. See Licence and use details.

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Ins. Or.I.2, Herculaneum. August 2021. Looking towards south side of atrium. Photo courtesy of Robert Hanson.

Ins. Or.I.2, Herculaneum. August 2021. Looking towards south side of atrium. Photo courtesy of Robert Hanson.

 

Ins. Orientalis I, 2, Herculaneum, September 2019. 
Looking south to ala in south-east corner of atrium. Photo courtesy of Klaus Heese.

Ins. Orientalis I, 2, Herculaneum, September 2019.

Looking south to ala in south-east corner of atrium. Photo courtesy of Klaus Heese.

 

Ins. Orientalis I, 2, Herculaneum, September 2019. Looking east to south side of atrium. 
Photo courtesy of Klaus Heese.

Ins. Orientalis I, 2, Herculaneum, September 2019.

Looking east to south side of atrium. Photo courtesy of Klaus Heese.

 

Ins. Orientalis I, 2, Herculaneum, August 2021. 
Plaque now on south wall of atrium, originally from one of the rear rooms. Photo courtesy of Robert Hanson.

Ins. Orientalis I, 2, Herculaneum, August 2021.

Plaque now on south wall of atrium, originally from one of the rear rooms. Photo courtesy of Robert Hanson.

 

Ins. Or.I.2, Herculaneum. September 2017. Plaster cast of the relief showing the myth of Telephus, son of Hercules.
Photo courtesy of Klaus Heese.

Ins. Or.I.2, Herculaneum. September 2017.

Plaster cast of the relief showing the myth of Telephus, son of Hercules. Photo courtesy of Klaus Heese.

 

Cardo V, Herculaneum. March 2014. 
Looking south along roadway, with House of Telephus Relief (Ins.Or.I.2) on left, and IV.21, Casa dei Cervi/House of the Stags, on right.  
Foto Annette Haug, ERC Grant 681269 DÉCOR

Cardo V, Herculaneum. March 2014.

Looking south along roadway, with House of Telephus Relief (Ins.Or.I.2) on left, and IV.21, Casa dei Cervi/House of the Stags, on right.  

Foto Annette Haug, ERC Grant 681269 DÉCOR

 

 

 

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