Street shrine or niche outside I.12.5 Pompeii. September 2005.
This is on Via dell’ Abbondanza, at the corner with Vicolo dei Fuggiaschi.
According to Della Corte, on the red pilaster which ended the insula on the east side, two electoral programmes were found.
The first – GAVIVM II VIR.
The second was immediately below the first –
AMPLIATUM L F AED
The text was placed towards the right, because the pilaster was interrupted in the middle by a rectangular niche.
In the niche was fixed a coarse, rough stone resembling the outline of a human head, not the usual marble bust, as often seen here and there in the street.
See Notizie di Scavi, 1914, (p.204).
According to Epigraphik-Datenbank Clauss/Slaby (See www.manfredclauss.de), these are numbered CIL IV 7442 and CIL IV 7443.
Street altar outside I.12.5, Pompeii. September 2005. Looking south.
Street altar outside I.12.5, Pompeii. October 2011. Looking south.
Photo courtesy of Daniel Genot.