Caseggiato degli Aurighi

Panel 75 - Location

Constructed at a slightly later period than the other buildings in the block (in around AD 140), the complex takes its name from the paintings depicting two charioteers on two-horse chariots with the palm and crown of victory that decorate the corridor connecting the building to the Terme dei Sette Sapienti.

Panel 75 - Figure 2Paintings depicting Charioteers

Opening onto the street through a double portico, the building had a large central courtyard overlooked by rented apartments and service rooms, distributed on at least three storeys.

Panel 73 - Figure 1Axonometric reconstruction of the building
(I. Gismondi)

The apartments in the complex have preserved part of their painted decoration, which in some cases dates back to the original phase whilst in others it belongs to later renovations, testifying to the long continuity of the building.

Panel 75 - Figure 3General view of one of the rooms in the Caseggiato, with two superimposed layers of paintings Panel 75 - Figure 4Detail of one of the paintings in the Caseggiato

See also:

The Residential Districts of the Upper-Middle Class