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Plan[ edit ] The plan of the House of the Vettii is commonly divided into five major sections: The service areas are centered around the smaller atrium while the main occupants remained around the larger atrium. There are two entrances to the main sections of the house, the main entrance is located on the east facade, entered from the Vicolo dei Vettii, and the second is entered from the Vicoli di Mercurio on the southern facade.
In addition, there are five small windows on the east facade,  two narrow vertical windows on the south facade,  and a single small window on the west facade. There are also two alae and a winter triclinium surrounding the atrium.
To enter the atrium from the main entrance, one has to pass through the fauces and vestibulum. The small atrium is surrounded by four rooms which are believed to have been used by servants and as storage rooms.
A kitchen is also located near the small atrium along with a cubiculum meant to house the cook and an impluviumwhich was designed to catch rainwater from an opening in the roof A staircase was found in the southeast corner of the small atrium but the second floor no longer remains.
The second was accessible from the main atrium of the house as well as the second entrance from the Vicolo di Mercurio on the south facade. Here a large gate opened into the shop or otherwise known as the tabernae.
Draft animals were moved through this gate and stabled in the shop. When looking through the main entrance and large atrium, it is possible to view the rear garden, surrounded by the large peristyle.
Onlooking the peristyle are two tricliniaan oecusand two storage rooms. Most of the rooms in the house open to either the front hall or rear garden. The small peristyle is located to the north of the house.
Beside the small peristyle are a triclinium and a cubiculum.
Unique to the House of the Vettii, a tablinum is not included in the plan. Paintings[ edit ] A Victorian rendering of paintings in the Ixion room The House of the Vettii features a large assortment of fresco paintings in the Pompeian Fourth style.
There are twelve surviving panels, which depict mythological scenes. We know that it is the Fourth style by its combination of the previous three styles. At the bottom of the wall we see a ring of faux colored marble, which is indicative of the First Pompeian style.
Secondly, there is an interest in creating illusionistic scenes, evident in the top ring and besides the mythological scenes, that is borrowed from the Second style. Lastly, the unrealistically thin columns supporting the upper ring of the wall frescoes is taken from the Third style. New to the style is the mythological scenes, of which there are twelve remaining in the House of the Vettii.
The remaining are in the triclinium and the cubiculum to the left of the main entrance. Most famously are the two depictions of Priapusthe god of fertility. The first image of Priapus is a fresco in the doorway.ProQuest Dissertations and Theses Global (PQDT Global) is the world's most comprehensive collection of full-text dissertations and theses and is the official digital dissertations archive for the Library of Congress.
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The House of the Vettii is a domus located in the Roman town, Pompeii, which was preserved by the eruption of Vesuvius in 79 AD.
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The house is named for its owners, two successful freedmen: Aulus Vettius Conviva, an Augustalis, and Aulus Vettius Restitutus. Its careful excavation has preserved almost all of the wall frescos, which were completed following the earthquake of 62 AD, in the manner.