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House of the Silver Wedding

House of the Silver Wedding

 

 

 

 

 

 

House of the Silver Wedding  House of the Silver Wedding

The House of Silver Wedding in Pompeii is also known as the House of L. Albucius Cels, since it apparently belonged to him. This house was excavated and renovated between 1891 and 1908. Silver Wedding has nothing to do with the building itself. The fact is that the Silver Wedding House was named in 1893 on the occasion of the 25th anniversary of the wedding of the ruling Italian royal family, Umberto and Margarita of Savoy. The Silver Wedding House is located on the small side street of the Vicolo delle Nozze Argento.

 

 

 

The House of Silver Wedding was built in the second century BC, the house retains much of its original decorations. The short corridor (a), which opens on the south side of Vicolo delle Nozze Argento, is decorated with large yellow panels under the white upper area. On both sides of the corridor are two beautifully decorated rooms (c) and (d). These two rooms have indefinite use. Perhaps, once they were shops, but when the House of Silver Wedding was bught by the new owner they turned into warehouses. A corridor leads to a monumental atrium - living room (b): with four tall Corinthian columns arranged around a large imluvium or indoor pool. It is considered the best tetrastyle atrium in all of Pompeii. Corrugated columns built of tufa, plastered and painted in the traditional red and white color. The roof with a lead for the rain is partially preserved. Also well-preserved gutters in the form of lions. The atrium is decorated with frescoes in the fourth style with black panels, limited by red frames over the bottom black frieze. In the center of each black panel was a small picture of a swan or a miniature landscape. The atrium has Cubiculum or rooms in the northeast and southwest. The cubiculum room (e) in the northwestern corner of the atrium is decorated with fourth-style clear frescoes with white panels framed by red lines on a white background above the lower decorative frieze.

A cubiculum or bedroom (f) is similarly decorated quite simply with frescoes in the second style. The third cubicle (g) on ‚Äč‚Äčthis side is not decorated with frescoes. From here there is a staircase to the top floor on the north-west wall. The second floor of the Silver Wedding House has been preserved worse and is now closed to tourists. On the south side of the aly (open half-niche), the cubulum room (h) is decorated with fourth-style frescoes with white central fields framed with architectural motifs and cupids above the lower red decorative frieze.

Next to the staircase on the opposite side of the atrium, the Cubuculum (i) is decorated with fourth-style frescoes with white panels framed by architectural motifs above a dark red frieze. The panels contain central medallions painted red. The adjoining room (j) is roughly decorated with coarse plaster and can simply be used as a warehouse.

 

House of the Silver Wedding  House of the Silver Wedding

Atrium is a living room at an Ancient Roman home. Today and since he looked before.

House of the Silver Wedding  House of the Silver Wedding

House of the Silver Wedding  House of the Silver Wedding

Left: View of the inner garden
Right: Table and beds. Here people talked and ate.

House of the Silver Wedding  House of the Silver Wedding