The House of Marcus Lucretius
In the summer of 2017, I completed the first round of digitization of the house itself. In the summer of 2018, I completed another round of photogrammetry, and digitized the sculpture from the garden currently located in the Pompeii Deposito. In December, I will return to the Naples Archaeological Museum to photograph the wall paintings in the museum archive.
Room 1: Entrance Hall
Room Type: Entrance Hall
Regio IX, Ins 3, 5, 24
Location: Off the Stabian Way
Relevant Image Source: Pompei, Pitture e Mosaici. Roma: Istituto della Enciclopedia italiana, 1990.
3D Model: Kelly McClinton
Room 5: Ala
The room on the south side of the atrium (pictured left) is decorated in the fourth style with red/yellow panels above a broad dark red decorative band containing rectangular panels picturing marine life.
The panels in the middle zone contained frescoes which have long since been removed; the painting on the west wall was of a poet and a comic actor, but the subject matter of the other scenes is unknown. The upper zone features human figures set in architecture on a white ground. The black and white mosaic floor is a geometric pattern with a white banded border.
Atrium + Garden
The raised garden is the focus for a second series of rooms which are in a poor state of preservation. The garden acts as a central stage to the whole house and features a stepped marble fountain feeding a circular pool beneath. Once statuettes of satyrs and cupids were placed around the garden, but these small artifacts are now lost or have been removed to storage.