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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 towards south wall of atrium, towards tablinum, in centre. Photo courtesy of Klaus Heese.

V.15 Herculaneum, October 2020. Looking towards south wall of atrium, towards tablinum, in centre. Photo courtesy of Klaus Heese.

 

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

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

 

V.15 Herculaneum, September 2021. 
Looking towards upper south wall of atrium in south-east corner. Photo courtesy of Klaus Heese.

V.15 Herculaneum, September 2021.

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

 

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

V.15 Herculaneum, October 2020.

Painted decoration from upper south wall of atrium, in south-east corner. Photo courtesy of Klaus Heese.

 

V.15 Herculaneum, September 2021.
Painted panel from upper south wall of atrium, next to south-east corner. Photo courtesy of Klaus Heese.

V.15 Herculaneum, September 2021.

Painted panel from upper south wall of atrium, next to south-east corner. Photo courtesy of Klaus Heese.

 

V.15 Herculaneum, October 2020. Painted panel from upper south wall of atrium, above east side of doorway to tablinum. Photo courtesy of Klaus Heese.

V.15 Herculaneum, October 2020.

Painted panel from upper south wall of atrium, above east side of doorway to tablinum. Photo courtesy of Klaus Heese.

 

V.15 Herculaneum, October 2020. Painted panel from upper south wall of atrium, above west side of doorway to tablinum. Photo courtesy of Klaus Heese.

V.15 Herculaneum, October 2020.

Painted panel from upper south wall of atrium, above west side of doorway to tablinum. Photo courtesy of Klaus Heese.

 

V.15 Herculaneum, October 2020. Detail of painted panel from upper south wall of atrium, above doorway to tablinum. Photo courtesy of Klaus Heese.

V.15 Herculaneum, October 2020.

Detail of painted panel from upper south wall of atrium, above doorway to tablinum. Photo courtesy of Klaus Heese.

 

V.15 Herculaneum, October 2020. Detail of painted panel from upper south wall of atrium, towards south-west corner. Photo courtesy of Klaus Heese.
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V.15 Herculaneum, October 2020.

Detail of painted panel from upper south wall of atrium, towards south-west corner.

Photo courtesy of Klaus Heese.

 

V.15 Herculaneum, October 2020. 
Detail of painted panel from upper south wall of atrium, next to previous panel towards south-west corner. Photo courtesy of Klaus Heese.

V.15 Herculaneum, October 2020.

Detail of painted panel from upper south wall of atrium, next to previous panel towards south-west corner.

Photo courtesy of Klaus Heese.

 

V.15 Herculaneum, October 2020. 
Detail of painted panel from upper south wall of atrium, next to previous panel towards south-west corner. Photo courtesy of Klaus Heese.

V.15 Herculaneum, October 2020.

Detail of painted panel from upper south wall of atrium, next to previous panel towards south-west corner.

Photo courtesy of Klaus Heese.

 

V.15 Herculaneum, October 2020. 
Detail of painted panel from upper south wall of atrium, in south-west corner. Photo courtesy of Klaus Heese.

V.15 Herculaneum, October 2020.

Detail of painted panel from upper south wall of atrium, in south-west corner.

Photo courtesy of Klaus Heese.

 

V.15 Herculaneum, October 2020. 
South side of atrium, doorway to oecus, on left, tablinum, in centre, corridor to peristyle, on right. Photo courtesy of Klaus Heese.

V.15 Herculaneum, October 2020.

South side of atrium, doorway to triclinium, on left, tablinum, in centre, corridor to peristyle, on right. Photo courtesy of Klaus Heese.

According to Maiuri,

“In the background of the atrium, on the sides of the tablinum, open the two alae: the one on the right, closed by a wooden gate was probably the shrine of the Lares, or, perhaps, as the family was a patrician one, the shrine for the worship of the imagines maiorum.

The tablinum preserves a rich, sparkling marble pavement, like a polychrome carpet, and on the walls, paintings, medallions, and a frieze;

in the panels are represented the myths of Daedalus and Pasiphae and of Venus and Mars;

in the medallions are busts of Satyrs, Sileni and Maenads. On the upper part of the walls runs a frieze with cupids.

From the tablinum, we reach the little portico with the garden and the rustic rooms of the ground floor”.

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

 

V.15 Herculaneum, October 2020. Looking south across tablinum. Photo courtesy of Klaus Heese.
(Note: the wooden/glass doors/windows are not original, presumably they will keep the sun/rain from the restored tablinum).

V.15 Herculaneum, October 2020. Looking south across tablinum. Photo courtesy of Klaus Heese.

(Note: the wooden/glass doors/windows are not original, presumably they will keep the sun/rain from the beautifully restored tablinum).

 

V.15 Herculaneum, October 2020. Looking towards east wall of tablinum. Photo courtesy of Klaus Heese.

V.15 Herculaneum, October 2020. Looking towards east wall of tablinum. Photo courtesy of Klaus Heese.

 

V.15 Herculaneum, October 2020. East wall of tablinum. Photo courtesy of Klaus Heese.
According to Guidobaldi and Esposito, the central painting of Mars and Venus would be on the east wall.
The central painting of Daedalus and Pasiphae would be on the west wall. 
See Guidobaldi, M.P. and Esposito, D. (2013). Herculaneum: Art of the Buried City. U.S.A, Abbeville Press, (p.247).
According to Esposito, in the middle of the east wall of the tablinum was a painting of Daedalus and Pasiphae.
In the middle of the west wall of the tablinum was a painting of Mars and Venus.
See Esposito, D. (2014). La Pittura di Ercolano.  Rome, “L’Erma” di Bretschneider, (Tav. 106) – No. 33 Studi della Soprintendenza archeologica di Pompei.

V.15 Herculaneum, October 2020. East wall of tablinum. Photo courtesy of Klaus Heese.

According to Guidobaldi and Esposito, the central painting of Mars and Venus would be on the east wall.

The central painting of Daedalus and Pasiphae would be on the west wall.

See Guidobaldi, M.P. and Esposito, D. (2013). Herculaneum: Art of the Buried City. U.S.A, Abbeville Press, (p.247).

According to Esposito, in the middle of the east wall of the tablinum was a painting of Daedalus and Pasiphae.

In the middle of the west wall of the tablinum was a painting of Mars and Venus.

See Esposito, D. (2014). La Pittura di Ercolano.  Rome, “L’Erma” di Bretschneider, (Tav. 106) – No. 33 Studi della Soprintendenza archeologica di Pompei.

 

V.15 Herculaneum. 2011. East wall of tablinum. 
Photo Massimo Brizzi.
See Rainer L., Graves K., Maekawa S., Gittins M., and Piqué F, 2017. Conservation of the Architectural Surfaces in the Tablinum of the House of the Bicentenary, Herculaneum. Los Angeles: The Getty Conservation Institute, p. 17, fig. 1.8.

V.15 Herculaneum. 2011. East wall of tablinum. Photo Massimo Brizzi.

See Rainer L., Graves K., Maekawa S., Gittins M., and Piqué F, 2017. Conservation of the Architectural Surfaces in the Tablinum of the House of the Bicentenary, Herculaneum. Los Angeles: The Getty Conservation Institute, p. 17, fig. 1.8.

 

V.15, Herculaneum. May 2004. Painted decoration from tablinum. Photo courtesy of Nicolas Monteix.

V.15 Herculaneum. May 2004. Painted decoration from tablinum. Photo courtesy of Nicolas Monteix.

 

V.15 Herculaneum, October 2020. Medallion from north end of east wall of tablinum. Photo courtesy of Klaus Heese.

V.15 Herculaneum, October 2020. Medallion from north end of east wall of tablinum. Photo courtesy of Klaus Heese.

 

V.15 Herculaneum. October 2019. East wall of tablinum at north end, medallion with painting of an old Silenus and Maenad.
Photograph © Parco Archeologico di Pompei.

V.15 Herculaneum. October 2019. East wall of tablinum at north end, medallion with painting of an old Silenus and Maenad.

Photograph © Parco Archeologico di Pompei.

 

V.15 Herculaneum. Tablinum, medallion showing satyr and maenad, from north end of east wall. Photo by kind permission of Prof. Andrew Wallace-Hadrill.
See Wallace-Hadrill, A. (2011). Herculaneum, Past and Future. London, Frances Lincoln Ltd., p. 316.

V.15 Herculaneum. Tablinum, medallion showing and old Silenus and Maenad, from north end of east wall.

Photo by kind permission of Prof. Andrew Wallace-Hadrill.

See Wallace-Hadrill, A. (2011). Herculaneum, Past and Future. London, Frances Lincoln Ltd., p. 316.

 

V.15 Herculaneum, May 2003. 
Tablinum, medallion showing an old Silenus and Maenad, from north end of east wall.
Photo courtesy of Nicolas Monteix.

V.15 Herculaneum, May 2003.

Tablinum, medallion showing an old Silenus and Maenad, from north end of east wall.

Photo courtesy of Nicolas Monteix.

 

Ins. V 15, Herculaneum, 1978. Detail from the east wall of the tablinum.
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, 1978.

Detail of painted decoration from the east wall of the tablinum on north side of central painting.

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, October 2020. Central painting from east wall of tablinum. Photo courtesy of Klaus Heese.

V.15 Herculaneum, October 2020.

Central painting of Mars and Venus from east wall of tablinum. Photo courtesy of Klaus Heese.

 

V.15 Herculaneum. October 2019. Central painting of Mars and Venus from east wall of tablinum. 
Photograph © Parco Archeologico di Pompei.

V.15 Herculaneum. October 2019. Central painting of Mars and Venus from east wall of tablinum. Photograph © Parco Archeologico di Pompei.

 

V.15 Herculaneum, House of Bicentenary. Painting of Mars and Venus, with cupids.
Photo courtesy of Andrew Wallace-Hadrill.

V.15 Herculaneum, House of Bicentenary. Painting of Mars and Venus, with cupids, from east wall.

Photo courtesy of Andrew Wallace-Hadrill.

 

V.15 Herculaneum, October 2020. Medallion from south end of east wall of tablinum. Photo courtesy of Klaus Heese.

V.15 Herculaneum, October 2020.

Medallion from south end of east wall of tablinum. Photo courtesy of Klaus Heese.

 

V.15 Herculaneum, 2004. Painting of Bacchante from south end of east wall.

V.15 Herculaneum, 2004. Painting of Bacchante from south end of east wall.

 

V.15 Herculaneum, October 2020. Upper south wall of tablinum. Photo courtesy of Klaus Heese.

V.15 Herculaneum, October 2020. Upper south wall of tablinum. Photo courtesy of Klaus Heese.

 

V.15 Herculaneum, October 2020. Upper south wall of tablinum at east end. Photo courtesy of Klaus Heese.

V.15 Herculaneum, October 2020. Upper south wall of tablinum at east end. Photo courtesy of Klaus Heese.

 

V.15 Herculaneum, October 2020. Upper south wall of tablinum, detail of frieze at east end. Photo courtesy of Klaus Heese.

V.15 Herculaneum, October 2020. Upper south wall of tablinum, detail of frieze at east end. Photo courtesy of Klaus Heese.

 

V.15 Herculaneum, October 2020. Upper south wall of tablinum, detail of continuation of frieze at east end. Photo courtesy of Klaus Heese.

V.15 Herculaneum, October 2020.

Upper south wall of tablinum, detail of continuation of frieze in centre. Photo courtesy of Klaus Heese.

 

V.15 Herculaneum, October 2020. Upper south wall of tablinum, detail of continuation of frieze in centre. Photo courtesy of Klaus Heese.

V.15 Herculaneum, October 2020.

Upper south wall of tablinum, detail of continuation of frieze in centre. Photo courtesy of Klaus Heese.

 

V.15 Herculaneum, October 2020. Upper south wall of tablinum, detail of continuation of frieze in centre. Photo courtesy of Klaus Heese.

V.15 Herculaneum, October 2020.

Upper south wall of tablinum, detail of continuation of frieze in centre. Photo courtesy of Klaus Heese.

 

 
V.15 Herculaneum, October 2020. Upper south wall of tablinum, detail from frieze. Photo courtesy of Klaus Heese.

V.15 Herculaneum, October 2020. Upper south wall of tablinum, detail from frieze. Photo courtesy of Klaus Heese.

 

V.15 Herculaneum, October 2020. Upper south wall of tablinum, detail of continuation of frieze at west end. Photo courtesy of Klaus Heese.

V.15 Herculaneum, October 2020.

Upper south wall of tablinum, detail of continuation of frieze at west end. Photo courtesy of Klaus Heese.

 

V.15 Herculaneum, October 2020. Upper south wall of tablinum, detail from frieze. Photo courtesy of Klaus Heese.

V.15 Herculaneum, October 2020. Upper south wall of tablinum, detail from frieze. Photo courtesy of Klaus Heese.

 

V.15 Herculaneum, October 2020. Upper south wall of tablinum at west end. Photo courtesy of Klaus Heese.

V.15 Herculaneum, October 2020. Upper south wall of tablinum at west end, detail from frieze. Photo courtesy of Klaus Heese.

 

V.15, Herculaneum. May 2004. Tablinum, south wall, upper west end. Photo courtesy of Nicolas Monteix.

V.15 Herculaneum. May 2004. Tablinum, south wall, upper west end. Photo courtesy of Nicolas Monteix.

 

V.15, Herculaneum, May 2004. South wall of Tablinum, upper west end. Photo courtesy of Nicolas Monteix.

V.15 Herculaneum, May 2004. South wall of Tablinum, upper west end. Photo courtesy of Nicolas Monteix.

 

V.15 Herculaneum, September 2021. Looking towards south-west corner and west wall of tablinum. Photo courtesy of Klaus Heese.
The medallion at the south end of the west wall is of a Satyr and Maenad.
The central painting is of Daedalus and Pasiphae. 
The medallion at the north end of the west wall is of a Maenad.

V.15 Herculaneum, September 2021. Looking towards south-west corner and west wall of tablinum. Photo courtesy of Klaus Heese.

The medallion at the south end of the west wall is of a Satyr and Maenad.

The central painting is of Daedalus and Pasiphae.

The medallion at the north end of the west wall is of a Maenad.

 

V.15 Herculaneum. 2013. West wall of tablinum.

V.15 Herculaneum. 2013. West wall of tablinum.

 

V.15 Herculaneum. 2011. West wall of tablinum.

V.15 Herculaneum. 2011. West wall of tablinum.

 

V.15, Herculaneum. May 2004. Tablinum, detail of painted decoration from upper west wall at south end. Photo courtesy of Nicolas Monteix.

V.15 Herculaneum. May 2004. Tablinum, detail of painted decoration from upper west wall at south end. Photo courtesy of Nicolas Monteix.

 

V.15, Herculaneum. May 2004. Tablinum, upper west wall at south end. Photo courtesy of Nicolas Monteix.

V.15 Herculaneum. May 2004. Tablinum, upper west wall at south end. Photo courtesy of Nicolas Monteix.

 

V.15 Herculaneum. 2004. Upper west wall of tablinum.

V.15 Herculaneum. 2004. Upper west wall of tablinum.

 

V.15 Herculaneum, October 2020. Medallion at south end of west wall of tablinum. Photo courtesy of Klaus Heese.

V.15 Herculaneum, October 2020.

Medallion of Satyr and Maenad at south end of west wall of tablinum. Photo courtesy of Klaus Heese.

 

V.15 Herculaneum. 2004. South end of west wall of tablinum. Medallion with painting of bacchante and young satyr.

V.15 Herculaneum. 2004. South end of west wall of tablinum. Medallion with painting of bacchante and young satyr.

 

V.15 Herculaneum, October 2020. Central painting from west wall of tablinum. Photo courtesy of Klaus Heese.

V.15 Herculaneum, October 2020.

Central painting of Daedalus and Pasiphae from west wall of tablinum. Photo courtesy of Klaus Heese.

 

V.15 Herculaneum. October 2019. West wall of tablinum, with central painting of Daedalus and Pasiphae between decorative bands. 
Photograph © Parco Archeologico di Pompei.

V.15 Herculaneum. October 2019.

West wall of tablinum, with central painting of Daedalus and Pasiphae between decorative bands. Photograph © Parco Archeologico di Pompei.

 

V.15 Herculaneum. October 2019. West wall of tablinum, with central painting of Daedalus and Pasiphae. 
Photograph © Parco Archeologico di Pompei.

V.15 Herculaneum. October 2019.

West wall of tablinum, with central painting of Daedalus and Pasiphae, and detail of decorative band, on right.

Photograph © Parco Archeologico di Pompei.

 

V.15 Herculaneum. 2004. Centre of west wall of tablinum with painting of Daedalus and Pasiphae.

V.15 Herculaneum. 2004. Centre of west wall of tablinum with painting of Daedalus and Pasiphae.

 

V.15, Herculaneum. October 2009. 
Tablinum, detail of decoration from west wall, including lower part of central painting of Daedalus and Pasiphae. 
Photo courtesy of Nicolas Monteix.

V.15 Herculaneum. October 2009.

Tablinum, detail of decoration from west wall, including lower part of central painting of Daedalus and Pasiphae.

Photo courtesy of Nicolas Monteix.

 

V.15 Herculaneum, October 2020. Medallion at north end of west wall of tablinum. Photo courtesy of Klaus Heese.

V.15 Herculaneum, October 2020.

Medallion of a Maenad from north end of west wall of tablinum. Photo courtesy of Klaus Heese.

 

V.15 Herculaneum. October 2019. West wall of tablinum at north end, medallion with painting of a Maenad.
Photograph © Parco Archeologico di Pompei.

V.15 Herculaneum. October 2019.

West wall of tablinum at north end, medallion with painting of a bacchante. Photograph © Parco Archeologico di Pompei.

 

V.15 Herculaneum, October 2020. 
Looking south across flooring in tablinum. Photo courtesy of Klaus Heese.

V.15 Herculaneum, October 2020.

Looking south across flooring in tablinum. Photo courtesy of Klaus Heese.

 

V.15 Herculaneum, October 2020. Detail of flooring in tablinum. Photo courtesy of Klaus Heese.

V.15 Herculaneum, October 2020.

Detail of flooring in tablinum. Photo courtesy of Klaus Heese.

 

V.15 Herculaneum. Tablinum, looking south into peristyle garden.

V.15 Herculaneum. Tablinum, looking south across flooring into peristyle garden.

 

V.15 Herculaneum. May 2004. Tablinum, threshold, lower, and atrium flooring above. Photo courtesy of Nicolas Monteix.

V.15 Herculaneum. May 2004. Tablinum, threshold, lower, and atrium flooring above. Photo courtesy of Nicolas Monteix.

 

V.15, Herculaneum. May 2003. Tablinum, detail of white mosaic flooring bordered with rows of black. In the centre is a panel of opus sectile made from precious marbles. Photo courtesy of Nicolas Monteix.

V.15 Herculaneum. May 2003. Tablinum, detail of white mosaic flooring bordered with rows of black.

In the centre is a panel of opus sectile made from precious marbles. Photo courtesy of Nicolas Monteix.

 

V.15, Herculaneum. May 2003. Tablinum, detail of mosaic flooring and opus sectile panel. Photo courtesy of Nicolas Monteix.

V.15 Herculaneum. May 2003. Tablinum, detail of mosaic flooring and opus sectile panel. Photo courtesy of Nicolas Monteix.

 

V.15, Herculaneum. May 2003. Tablinum, detail of cleaned opus sectile marble and mosaic flooring. 
Photo courtesy of Nicolas Monteix.

V.15 Herculaneum. May 2003.

Tablinum, detail of cleaned opus sectile marble and mosaic flooring. Photo courtesy of Nicolas Monteix.

 

V.15 Herculaneum. Tablinum, detail of mosaic flooring.

V.15 Herculaneum. Tablinum, detail of mosaic flooring.

 

V.15, Herculaneum. May 2003. Tablinum, detail of flooring. Photo courtesy of Nicolas Monteix.

V.15 Herculaneum. May 2003. Tablinum, detail of flooring. Photo courtesy of Nicolas Monteix.

 

 

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