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Herculaneum V.15. Casa del Bicentenario or House of the Bicentenary.

Excavated 1937-38.

 

Part 1      Part 2      Part 3      Part 4      Part 5      Plan of upper and lower floors

 

V.15 Herculaneum, October 2020. Looking south along entrance corridor towards atrium. Photo courtesy of Klaus Heese.

V.15 Herculaneum, October 2020.

Looking south along entrance corridor towards atrium. Photo courtesy of Klaus Heese.

 

V.15 Herculaneum, August 2021. Looking south along mosaic in entrance corridor towards atrium. Photo courtesy of Robert Hanson.

V.15 Herculaneum, August 2021. Looking south along mosaic in entrance corridor towards atrium. Photo courtesy of Robert Hanson.

 

V.15 Herculaneum, 7th August 1976. Looking south from entrance corridor, across atrium to tablinum.
Photo courtesy of Rick Bauer, from Dr George Fay’s slides collection.

V.15 Herculaneum, 7th August 1976. Looking south from entrance corridor, across atrium to tablinum.

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

 

V.15 Herculaneum. Looking north along entrance fauces.

V.15 Herculaneum. Looking north along entrance fauces from atrium.

 

V.15 Herculaneum. October 2020. Mosaic threshold in entrance corridor, leading towards atrium. Photo courtesy of Klaus Heese.

V.15 Herculaneum. October 2020. Mosaic threshold in entrance corridor, leading towards atrium. Photo courtesy of Klaus Heese.

 

V.15, Herculaneum. May 2003. Mosaic threshold in entrance corridor, leading towards atrium. 
Photo courtesy of Nicolas Monteix.

V.15 Herculaneum. May 2003. Mosaic threshold in entrance corridor, leading towards atrium. Photo courtesy of Nicolas Monteix.

 

V.15 Herculaneum. October 2020. 
Looking towards north-west corner, with entrance corridor, in centre, on north side of atrium. Photo courtesy of Klaus Heese.

V.15 Herculaneum. October 2020.

Looking towards north-west corner, with entrance corridor, in centre, on north side of atrium. Photo courtesy of Klaus Heese.

 

V.15 Herculaneum. October 2020. Looking south across atrium from entrance corridor. Photo courtesy of Klaus Heese.

V.15 Herculaneum. October 2020. Looking south across atrium from entrance corridor. Photo courtesy of Klaus Heese.

 

V.15 Herculaneum, September 2016. Looking towards north-east side of atrium, and entrance corridor, on left. Herculaneum Society visit. Photo courtesy of Michael Binns.

V.15 Herculaneum, September 2016. Looking towards north-east side of atrium, and entrance corridor, on left, during restoration.

Herculaneum Society visit. Photo courtesy of Michael Binns.

 

V.15 Herculaneum. October 2020. Looking towards north-east corner, on left, and east side of atrium. Photo courtesy of Klaus Heese.

V.15 Herculaneum. October 2020.

Looking towards north-east corner, on left, and east side of atrium. Photo courtesy of Klaus Heese.

 

V.15, Herculaneum, May 2005. North-east corner and east wall of atrium. Photo courtesy of Nicolas Monteix.

V.15 Herculaneum, May 2005. North-east corner and east wall of atrium. Photo courtesy of Nicolas Monteix.

 

V.15 Herculaneum, October 2020. Looking towards upper east wall in north-east corner. Photo courtesy of Klaus Heese.

V.15 Herculaneum, October 2020.

Looking towards upper east wall of atrium in north-east corner. Photo courtesy of Klaus Heese.

 

V.15 Herculaneum, October 2020. Detail of painted decoration from upper east wall in north-east corner of atrium. Photo courtesy of Klaus Heese.

V.15 Herculaneum, October 2020.

Detail of painted decoration from upper east wall in north-east corner of atrium.

Photo courtesy of Klaus Heese.

 

V.15 Herculaneum, October 2020. Looking towards painted decoration from upper centre of east wall of atrium. Photo courtesy of Klaus Heese.

V.15 Herculaneum, October 2020.

Looking towards painted decoration from upper centre of east wall of atrium. Photo courtesy of Klaus Heese.

 

V.15 Herculaneum, October 2020. 
Looking towards painted decoration from upper east wall, towards south-east corner of atrium. Photo courtesy of Klaus Heese.

V.15 Herculaneum, October 2020.

Looking towards painted decoration from upper east wall, towards south-east corner of atrium. Photo courtesy of Klaus Heese.

 

V.15 Herculaneum. May 2004. East side of atrium with room in centre and doorway to east ala, on right. Photo courtesy of Nicolas Monteix.
Maiuri described this central room as having – 
“fine decoration on white background with golden candelabra at the centre and animal motifs in the area of the paintings”.

V.15 Herculaneum. May 2004.

East side of atrium with room in centre and doorway to east ala, on right. Photo courtesy of Nicolas Monteix.

Maiuri described this central room as having –

fine decoration on white background with golden candelabra at the centre and animal motifs in the area of the paintings”.

 

V.15, Herculaneum. May 2005. Looking west into central room on west side of atrium.
Photo courtesy of Nicolas Monteix.

V.15 Herculaneum. May 2005.

Looking towards north side of east ala, with decorated wall. Photo courtesy of Nicolas Monteix.

 

V.15, Herculaneum. May 2003. Decorated north wall in east ala. Photo courtesy of Nicolas Monteix.

V.15 Herculaneum. May 2003.

Detail of decoration on north wall in east ala. Photo courtesy of Nicolas Monteix.

 

V.15, Herculaneum. May 2005. South-east corner of east ala.  Photo courtesy of Nicolas Monteix.

V.15 Herculaneum. May 2005. South-east corner of east ala.  Photo courtesy of Nicolas Monteix.

 

V.15 Herculaneum. October 2020. Looking south across impluvium in atrium. Photo courtesy of Klaus Heese.

V.15 Herculaneum. October 2020. Looking south across impluvium in atrium. Photo courtesy of Klaus Heese.

 

V.15 Herculaneum, September 2016. Looking north-east across impluvium in atrium.
Photo courtesy of Michael Binns.

V.15 Herculaneum, September 2016.

Looking north-east across impluvium in atrium. Herculaneum Society visit. Photo courtesy of Michael Binns.

 

V.15, Herculaneum, May 2003. Detail of mosaic corner of atrium flooring near impluvium. 
Photo courtesy of Nicolas Monteix.

V.15 Herculaneum, May 2003. Detail of mosaic corner of atrium flooring near impluvium. Photo courtesy of Nicolas Monteix.

 

Ins. V.15 Herculaneum, House of Bicentenary, 2005. Looking across atrium towards entrance doorway.  Photo courtesy of Andrew Wallace-Hadrill.
According to Maiuri, 
“The vestibule and entrance fauces lead into a wide square atrium with compluviate roof (the main beams have been put back into the original place again);
the beautiful pavement in mosaic with simple white tesserae on the black ground preserves around the marble impluvium, a band with the motive of tresses; the walls are painted a beautiful red-porphyry.”
See Maiuri, Amedeo, Herculaneum. 7th English ed, of Guide books to the Museums Galleries and Monuments of Italy, No.53 (p.46)

V.15 Herculaneum, House of Bicentenary, 2005.

Looking north across atrium towards entrance doorway. Photo courtesy of Andrew Wallace-Hadrill.

According to Maiuri,

“The vestibule and entrance fauces lead into a wide square atrium with compluviate roof (the main beams have been put back into the original place again);

the beautiful pavement in mosaic with simple white tesserae on the black ground preserves around the marble impluvium, a band with the motive of tresses; the walls are painted a beautiful red-porphyry.”

See Maiuri, Amedeo, (1977). Herculaneum. 7th English ed, of Guidebooks to the Museums Galleries and Monuments of Italy, No.53 (p.46).

 

V.15 Herculaneum, House of Bicentenary, 1964. 
Looking across atrium towards entrance doorway.  
The doorway on the left leads into a room connecting to V.14. 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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V.15 Herculaneum, House of Bicentenary, 1964. Looking north across atrium towards entrance doorway.

The doorway on the left leads into a room connecting to V.14. 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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V.15, Herculaneum, September 2016. Atrium, painted decoration from west end of north wall.  Photo courtesy of Michael Binns.

V.15 Herculaneum, September 2016. Atrium, painted decoration from west end of north wall. Photo courtesy of Michael Binns.

 

V.15/14, Herculaneum. May 2003. Threshold from room, connecting from V.14, towards north-west corner of atrium. Photo courtesy of Nicolas Monteix.

V.15/14, Herculaneum. May 2003.

Threshold from room, connecting from V.14 in north wall, towards north-west corner of atrium. Photo courtesy of Nicolas Monteix.

 

V.15/14, Herculaneum. August 2021. 
Threshold from room, connecting from V.14 in north wall, towards north-west corner of atrium. Photo courtesy of Robert Hanson.

V.15/14, Herculaneum. August 2021.

Detail of threshold from room, connecting from V.14 in north wall, towards north-west corner of atrium. Photo courtesy of Robert Hanson.

 

V.15, Herculaneum. May 2004. East wall of room in north-west corner of atrium, room from V.14.
Photo courtesy of Nicolas Monteix.

V.15 Herculaneum. May 2004.

East wall of room in north-west corner of atrium, room connecting with V.14. Photo courtesy of Nicolas Monteix.

 

V.15, Herculaneum. May 2004. Detail from east wall. Photo courtesy of Nicolas Monteix.

V.15 Herculaneum. May 2004.

Detail from east wall of room in north-west corner of atrium. Photo courtesy of Nicolas Monteix.

 

V.15, Herculaneum. May 2004. South end of east wall of room in north-west corner of atrium. Photo courtesy of Nicolas Monteix.

V.15 Herculaneum. May 2004.

South end of east wall of room in north-west corner of atrium. Photo courtesy of Nicolas Monteix.

 

V.15, Herculaneum. May 2004. Detail from east wall at south end. Photo courtesy of Nicolas Monteix.

V.15 Herculaneum. May 2004.

Detail from east wall at south end of room in north-west corner of atrium Photo courtesy of Nicolas Monteix.

 

V.15, Herculaneum. October 2020. Looking towards west side of atrium, from north-east corner. Photocourtesy of Klaus Heese.

V.15, Herculaneum. October 2020. Looking towards west side of atrium, from north-east end. Photo courtesy of Klaus Heese.

 

V.15, Herculaneum. October 2020. 
West wall in north-west corner of atrium, with doorways to central cubiculum, and cubiculum in north-west corner. Photo courtesy of Klaus Heese.

V.15, Herculaneum. October 2020.

West wall in north-west corner of atrium, with doorways to central cubiculum, and cubiculum in north-west corner.

Photo courtesy of Klaus Heese.

 

V.15, Herculaneum. October 2020. Upper painted west wall in north-west corner of atrium, with doorways to cubiculum. Photo courtesy of Klaus Heese.

V.15, Herculaneum. October 2020.

Upper painted west wall in north-west corner of atrium, with doorways to cubiculum. Photo courtesy of Klaus Heese.

 

V.15, Herculaneum. October 2020. 
Upper painted detail from centre of west wall in atrium. Photo courtesy of Klaus Heese.

V.15, Herculaneum. October 2020.

Upper painted detail from centre of west wall in atrium. Photo courtesy of Klaus Heese.

 

V.15, Herculaneum. October 2020. 
Upper painted detail from centre of west wall in atrium. Photo courtesy of Klaus Heese.

V.15, Herculaneum. October 2020.

Upper painted detail from centre of west wall in atrium. Photo courtesy of Klaus Heese.

 

V.15, Herculaneum. October 2020. Upper painted detail of peacock from centre of west wall in atrium. Photo courtesy of Klaus Heese.

V.15, Herculaneum. October 2020.

Upper painted detail of peacock from centre of west wall in atrium. Photo courtesy of Klaus Heese.

 

V.15, Herculaneum. May 2003. Looking towards north-west corner of atrium, and doorway to a cubiculum.
The doorway on the left, in the centre of the west wall, is also a cubiculum.
Photo courtesy of Nicolas Monteix.

V.15 Herculaneum. May 2003. Looking towards north-west corner of atrium, and doorway to a cubiculum.

The doorway on the left, in the centre of the west wall, is also a cubiculum. Photo courtesy of Nicolas Monteix.

 

V.15, Herculaneum. December 2004. Cubiculum in north-west corner of atrium, looking towards north wall.
Photo courtesy of Nicolas Monteix.

V.15 Herculaneum. December 2004.

Cubiculum in north-west corner of atrium, looking towards north wall. Photo courtesy of Nicolas Monteix.

 

V.15, Herculaneum. May 2005. Cubiculum in north-west corner of atrium, looking towards upper north wall. Photo courtesy of Nicolas Monteix.

V.15 Herculaneum. May 2005.

Looking towards upper north wall of cubiculum in north-west corner of atrium. Photo courtesy of Nicolas Monteix.

 

V.15, Herculaneum. September 2003. Room in north-west corner of atrium. Detail of upper north wall.
Photo courtesy of Nicolas Monteix.

V.15 Herculaneum. September 2003.

Detail of upper north wall of cubiculum in north-west corner of atrium. Photo courtesy of Nicolas Monteix.

 

V.15, Herculaneum. December 2004. 
Cubiculum in north-west corner of atrium, west end of north wall and north-west corner.
Photo courtesy of Nicolas Monteix.

V.15 Herculaneum. December 2004.

West end of north wall and north-west corner of cubiculum in north-west corner of atrium.

Photo courtesy of Nicolas Monteix.

 

V.15, Herculaneum. December 2004. 
North-west corner of cubiculum in north-west corner of atrium, with vaulted ceiling above west wall. 
Photo courtesy of Nicolas Monteix.

V.15 Herculaneum. December 2004.

North-west corner of cubiculum in north-west corner of atrium, with vaulted ceiling above west wall.

Photo courtesy of Nicolas Monteix.

 

V.15, Herculaneum. December 2004. Detail of north-west corner of cubiculum in north-west corner of atrium. 
Photo courtesy of Nicolas Monteix.

V.15 Herculaneum. December 2004.

Detail of north-west corner of cubiculum in north-west corner of atrium. Photo courtesy of Nicolas Monteix.

 

V.15, Herculaneum. September 2003. Room in north-west corner of atrium. Outline of vaulted ceiling in north -west corner.
Photo courtesy of Nicolas Monteix.

V.15 Herculaneum. September 2003.

Outline of vaulted ceiling in north-west corner in cubiculum in north-west corner of atrium. Photo courtesy of Nicolas Monteix.

 

V.15, Herculaneum. December 2004. Cubiculum in north-west corner of atrium, vaulted west walland north-west corner.
Photo courtesy of Nicolas Monteix.

V.15 Herculaneum. December 2004.

Vaulted west wall and north-west corner of cubiculum in north-west corner of atrium. Photo courtesy of Nicolas Monteix.

 

V.15, Herculaneum. December 2004. South end of west wall.
Looking towards south-west corner of cubiculum in north-west corner of atrium. 
Photo courtesy of Nicolas Monteix.

V.15 Herculaneum. December 2004. South end of west wall, on right.

Looking towards south-west corner of cubiculum in north-west corner of atrium.

Photo courtesy of Nicolas Monteix.

 

V.15 Herculaneum. December 2004. West end of south wall, on left.
South-west corner of cubiculum in north-west corner of atrium. 
Photo courtesy of Nicolas Monteix.

V.15 Herculaneum. December 2004. West end of south wall, on left.

South-west corner of cubiculum in north-west corner of atrium. Photo courtesy of Nicolas Monteix.

 

V.15 Herculaneum, west wall of atrium.

V.15 Herculaneum. West wall of atrium, with doorway to the central cubiculum.

 

V.15, Herculaneum. October 2020. Painted wall decoration in north-west corner of atrium. Photo courtesy of Klaus Heese.

V.15, Herculaneum. October 2020.

Painted wall decoration from area to the north side of the central cubiculum.

Photo courtesy of Klaus Heese.

 

V.15, Herculaneum. May 2003. West wall of atrium on north side of central doorway on west side of atrium. Photo courtesy of Nicolas Monteix.

V.15 Herculaneum. May 2003.

West wall of atrium on north side of central doorway to cubiculum on west side of atrium.

Photo courtesy of Nicolas Monteix.

 

V.15, Herculaneum. October 2020. 
Looking through doorway from atrium into central cubiculum, and with floor above. Photo courtesy of Klaus Heese.

V.15, Herculaneum. October 2020.

Looking west through doorway from atrium into central cubiculum, and with floor above.

Photo courtesy of Klaus Heese.

 

V.15, Herculaneum, August 2021. Central cubiculum, with table against the west wall. Photo courtesy of Robert Hanson.

V.15, Herculaneum, August 2021.

Central cubiculum on west side of atrium, with table against the west wall. Photo courtesy of Robert Hanson.

 

V.15 Herculaneum. December 2004. 
Cubiculum in centre of west side of atrium, looking towards the west wall. Photo courtesy of Nicolas Monteix.

V.15 Herculaneum. December 2004.

Cubiculum in centre of west side of atrium, looking towards the west wall. Photo courtesy of Nicolas Monteix.

 

V.15, Herculaneum. December 2004. Cubiculum in centre of west side of atrium, looking towards the north-west corner. 
Photo courtesy of Nicolas Monteix.

V.15 Herculaneum. December 2004.

Cubiculum in centre of west side of atrium, looking towards the north-west corner.

Photo courtesy of Nicolas Monteix.

 

V.15 Herculaneum. August 2021. 
Looking across atrium towards the south-west corner, on right side of tablinum. Photo courtesy of Robert Hanson.

V.15 Herculaneum. August 2021.

Looking across atrium towards the south-west corner, on right side of tablinum. Photo courtesy of Robert Hanson.

 

V.15 Herculaneum. October 2020. Looking towards upper wall decoration in south-west corner, above doorway to ala. Photo courtesy of Klaus Heese.

V.15 Herculaneum. October 2020.

Looking towards upper wall decoration in south-west corner, above doorway to ala. Photo courtesy of Klaus Heese.

 

V.15 Herculaneum. May 2005. 
West side of atrium, with west (right) ala with sliding gate, on left, and doorway to central room on west side, on right.
Photo courtesy of Nicolas Monteix.

V.15 Herculaneum. May 2005.

West side of atrium, with west (right) ala with sliding gate, on left, and doorway to central room on west side, on right.

Photo courtesy of Nicolas Monteix.

 

V.15 Herculaneum. December 2004. West ala in south-west corner of atrium, looking west. 
Photo courtesy of Nicolas Monteix.

V.15 Herculaneum. December 2004. West ala in south-west corner of atrium, looking west. Photo courtesy of Nicolas Monteix.

 

V.15 Herculaneum, September 2016. Detail of wooden sliding gate, separating the right (west) ala from the atrium.  Photo courtesy of Michael Binns.
According to Camardo and Notomista, an extraordinary carbonized wooden sliding gate was found in the right ala dividing it from the atrium, it was restored and left in situ. The gate was surmounted by a wooden cornice with a frieze in relief. On page 228 is a photo of the gate with detail of the wooden cornice with frieze. 
The photo was taken in the 1960’s and shows that the right-hand side of the screen was reconstructed with modern wood after the damage reported from the bombing in April 1943.
See Camardo, D, and Notomista, M, eds. (2017). Ercolano: 1927-1961. L’impresa archeologico di Amedeo Maiuri e l’esperimento della citta museo. Rome, L’Erma di Bretschneider, (p.227-8, Scheda 24).

V.15 Herculaneum, September 2016.

Detail of wooden sliding gate, separating the right (west) ala from the atrium. Photo courtesy of Michael Binns.

According to Camardo and Notomista, an extraordinary carbonized wooden sliding gate was found in the right ala dividing it from the atrium, it was restored and left in situ. The gate was surmounted by a wooden cornice with a frieze in relief. On page 228 is a photo of the gate with detail of the wooden cornice with frieze.

The photo was taken in the 1960’s and shows that the right-hand side of the screen was reconstructed with modern wood after the damage reported from the bombing in April 1943.

See Camardo, D, and Notomista, M, eds. (2017). Ercolano: 1927-1961. L’impresa archeologico di Amedeo Maiuri e l’esperimento della citta museo. Rome, L’Erma di Bretschneider, (p.227-8, Scheda 24).

 

V.15, Herculaneum. May 2003. Mosaic threshold from atrium to west ala. Photo courtesy of Nicolas Monteix.

V.15 Herculaneum. May 2003. Mosaic threshold from atrium to west ala. Photo courtesy of Nicolas Monteix.

 

V.15, Herculaneum. May 2005. 
Looking towards south wall of west (right) ala/atrium, and small window into oecus, which opened onto west portico.
The corridor leading to peristyle is on the left. Photo courtesy of Nicolas Monteix.

V.15 Herculaneum. May 2005.

Looking towards south wall of west (right) ala/atrium, and small window into oecus, which opened onto west portico.

The corridor leading to the north portico/peristyle is on the left. Photo courtesy of Nicolas Monteix.

 

V.15 Herculaneum, House of Bicentenary, 1964. 
Painted wall decoration, as seen in the photo above, from the west wall of the corridor leading from the atrium to the north portico.  
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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V.15 Herculaneum, House of Bicentenary, 1964.

Painted wall decoration, as seen in the photo above, from the west wall of the corridor leading from the atrium to the north portico.  

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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V.15 Herculaneum. 
Looking south along corridor in south-west corner of atrium leading to peristyle. Photo courtesy of Klaus Heese.

V.15 Herculaneum. October 2020.

Looking south along corridor in south-west corner of atrium leading to peristyle.

Photo courtesy of Klaus Heese.

 

V.15 Herculaneum. October 2020.
Looking south along east wall in corridor in south-west corner of atrium. Photo courtesy of Klaus Heese.

V.15 Herculaneum. October 2020.

Looking south along east wall in corridor in south-west corner of atrium.

Photo courtesy of Klaus Heese.

 

V.15 Herculaneum. October 2020.
Looking south along west wall in corridor in south-west corner of atrium. Photo courtesy of Klaus Heese.

V.15 Herculaneum. October 2020.

Looking south along west wall in corridor in south-west corner of atrium.

Photo courtesy of Klaus Heese.

 

 

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