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House of the Carbonised Furniture (Casa del Mobilio Carbonizzato) (Herculaneum)

House of the Carbonised Furniture (Casa del Mobilio Carbonizzato) (Herculaneum)

 

 

 

 

 

 

House of the Carbonised Furniture (Casa del Mobilio Carbonizzato) (Herculaneum)

House of the Carbonised Furniture (Casa del Mobilio Carbonizzato) (Herculaneum)The house with Carbonised furniture is one of the oldest buildings in Herculaneum, built during the Samnite period. During the reign of Emperor Claudius, the building was renovated and the walls were painted with colorful frescoes in the third and fourth style. A house with Carbonised furniture, like the neighboring Samnite House, is one of the oldest buildings in Herculaneum. It was built during the Samnite period and renovated in the first century AD during the reign of Emperor Claudius. The house was decorated in the third and fourth architectural styles.

The entrance hall (a) can be accessed from the east from Cardo IV. From here it is possible directly to the atrium (b), without an imply pool. The atrium was decorated in the third style, but little remains of this decoration. Only small pieces of plaster survived the eruption. The atrium, like the neighboring Samnite house, has an upper gallery decorated with columns.

The tablinum (c) or the owner’s office was decorated in the third style with red and yellow panels depicting figures above the lower red border. Tablinum has a beautiful white mosaic floor with a thin black border. The windows from the room are open to a small rectangular garden (d) in the east of the estate. The courtyard itself is small, but it has a small pool - an impluvium for collecting rainwater and a lararium - a home temple dedicated to the deity of the house (e). It is decorated with stucco bas-reliefs and paintings, and the roof stands on two side columns.

 

 

 

 

 

House of the Carbonised Furniture (Casa del Mobilio Carbonizzato) (Herculaneum)  House of the Carbonised Furniture (Casa del Mobilio Carbonizzato) (Herculaneum)

Room (e) directly to the south of the entrance hall is decorated with frescoes in the fourth architectural style with the image of architectural objects, a framed picture of a rooster and a still life. The courtyard at the back of the Tablinum also acts as a light source for the room (h). The room has three windows, and it itself is decorated with fourth-style frescoes with red panels depicting medallions and small mythological scenes above the black border that runs along the bottom of the room. In this room, the charred remains of the dining couch have been wonderfully preserved. On such furniture lay the ancient Romans during dinners. Two stairs lead to the upper floor - one near the entrance and one from the kitchen (g) on ​​the north side of the atrium.

 

 

 

 

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