Possible site of fountain at VI.17.27, May 2006. Looking west.
Steps in Via Consolare leading to possible site of fountain at VI.17.27. May 2006. Looking west.
Front exterior wall on south side of VI.17.27, with possible site of fountain. May 2006.
Possible site of fountain at VI.17.27, front exterior wall and pavement. May 2006.
Possible site of fountain at VI.17.27, hole in front exterior wall. May 2006.
About 1810. Drawing by Mazois of fountain head of Bacchus, or a God of the countryside and crossroads.
See Mazois, F., 1824. Les Ruines de Pompei: Second Partie.
According to Eschebach, during the earliest excavations in 1755, near the Street of the Graves, a representation of the god Vertumnus or Bacchus was found, in the form of a fountain profile, which fits the character of this residential area.
This fountain in the form of a pilaster was discovered in VI. Ins. Occ. Via Consolare, see Mazois.
Eschebach commented “this permits no conclusions on the shape of the well basin”.
See Eschebach, H., 1983. Pompeii, Herculaneum, Stabiae; Bollettino dell’ Associazione Internazionale Amici di Pompei 1. (pp. 15, 25, 26: Fig 33).
This may, or may not, be the fountain from this site, see also the fountain description at II.3.5 for a possible alternative location.