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House of the Ceii
House of the Ceii
is also known by two other names - House L. Ceii Secundum, whose
name is mentioned in the inscription on the facade of the building,
indicating the political campaign of a certain L. Ceii Secundum.
Also this building is known as the House of Fabia and Tiranna. Ceii
’s house was excavated from May 1913 to August 1914.
the front of the house is covered with stucco with frescoes
imitating the architectural style of Opus Quadratum. The roof hangs
over the pavement and the entrance to the building. This is a rare
building in which the roof is partially preserved. It did not
under the weight of gvolcanic pumice that fell on the city. The
entrance is simple but elegant. Double front door is
Atrium opens to rooms on the north
and south side. This living room is decorated in the third style
with alternating panels of red and black color over a purple
decorative frieze. There is also an upper white area with
The cubiculum (c) in the southeast
corner of the atrium is decorated in the third style with
alternating panels of green and red above the black bottom frieze.
The yellow upper zone has a black frieze and architectural elements.
In the south wall there are two windows, one is square in shape, and
the other is just a narrow slot.
Room (d) in the southwest
corner of the atrium is the service area, which had a kitchen and a
toilet. Next to these rooms a staircase once led to the upper floor.
The second staircase with a wall, built in the architectural style
opus kratikium leads from the northwest corner of the atrium to the
upper floor, and behind are two main reception rooms, a table (f)
and triclinium (g). The tabulin has a window on the south wall, as
well as a large hole in the north wall leading to the inner garden
of the Tsei house. During the eruption, the walls were decorated
with frescoes, but the room has a decorative black and white mosaic
floor with a central motif.
Triclinium of the House of the
decorated in the third style with red and black panels over the
black frieze. The central panel on each wall depicts a large
mythological scene. The white upper zone contains architectural
elements. Like the tablin, triclinium has a decorative mosaic floor.
The walls of the garden (pictured below) are decorated in the fourth
style above the lower decorative red frieze with plants and birds.
On the north (back) wall there is a big hunting scene. Egyptian
landscapes with pygmies, hippopotamuses, crocodiles and
Egyptian-style buildings, all with red or yellow borders containing
decorative elements, are on the east and west walls of the garden.
On the eastern side of the garden there are two more rooms. Room
(l) opens from the northeast corner of the zone and has a large
window on the west wall overlooking the garden. The walls are not
decorated and covered with a layer of coarse plaster. The room could
be a utility room or used for storage. A small room (m), which was
connected by a narrow doorway to the northwest corner of the room
(1). It is also clearly separated by a layer of coarse plaster. This
room was also probably a service room, although there are no clues
for its function.