I.3.22 Pompeii. September 2010. Looking south to entrance doorway. Photo courtesy of Drew Baker.
I.3.22 Pompeii. 1935 photograph taken by Tatiana Warscher.
Looking south to entrance doorway.
See Warscher, T, 1935: Codex Topographicus Pompejanus, Regio I, 3: (no.38), Rome, DAIR, whose copyright it remains.
Fiorelli described the two painted graffiti on the wall between I.3.23 and I.3.22.
These would have been on the left of the picture, and are no longer visible.
Q . P . P . AED ROGANT and SEXTILIVM
See Pappalardo, U., 2001. La Descrizione di Pompei per Giuseppe Fiorelli (1875). Napoli: Massa Editore. (p. 39)
I.3.22 Pompeii. May 2005. Entrance doorway, looking south.
Photographed 1970-79 by Günther Einhorn, picture courtesy of his son Ralf Einhorn.
I.3.22 Pompeii. September 2010. Looking south across bar-room from entrance doorway.
Photo courtesy of Drew Baker.
According to Fiorelli,
“Una dietrobottega, da cui si communica con la casa no.20, era addossata a questo primo compreso; ed in esse vedesi effigiato Apollo seduto in trono, con la destra sul capo stringendo il pletro, e nella sinistra la cetra. Sulla stessa parete era pure dipinto un cavallo con tintinnabulo sospeso al collo, e vi stanno graffiti un morso, una strigile, una scure ed altri oggetti incerti”.
See Pappalardo, U., 2001. La Descrizione di Pompei per Giuseppe Fiorelli (1875). Napoli: Massa Editore. (p.39)
(translation: A rear room, joined with the bar-room, was linked with house No.20; and in this was seen a painting of Apollo sitting on his throne, with his right hand holding the plectrum, and the lyre in his left. Also painted on the same wall was a horse with “tintinnabulo” suspended around its neck, and there were also graffiti of a horse’s bit, a strigil, and other uncertain objects:”.)
I.3.22 Pompeii. September 2010.
Looking east across counter in north-east corner of bar-room. Photo courtesy of Drew Baker.
Marble counter with two shelves for standing drinking vessels on and hole for a terracotta urn.
I.3.22 Pompeii. December 2007. East wall.
At the front, on the right, are the remains of the staircase at I.3.21 which led to the upper storey of I.3.22.
At the rear, on the left, is a doorway linking to I.3.20.
In Codex Topographicus Pompeianus: Regio I.3, (the copy at DAIR), Warscher included a description of the insula.
This description is included at the end in all parts of I.3 on the website.
“L’isola 3 della Regio I apparteneva ai quartieri piuttosto poveri, ad’esenzione della casa no. 3 tutto le case sono di dimensioni non grandi.
La casa no. 3 presenta un interesse dal punto di vista della costruzione: il peristilio si trova ad un livello più alto di quello dell’atrio:
questa particolarità si riscontra solamente in questa casa.
Noi abbiamo un esempio inverso nella casa dell’Ancora nera ove l’atrio si trova ad un livello più alto di quello del peristilio.
Si sente bene nell’isola in questione la vicinanza dell’anfiteatro da una parte e delle caserme dei gladiatori dall’altra.
Non c’è dubbio che le case nos 23, 25 siano state abitato da gladiatori.
(translation: “Insula 3 of Region I belonged to a rather poor neighborhood, with the exception of house No. 3 all the houses were not large in size.
The house at no. 3 had a special interest from the point of view of construction: the peristyle sits at a level higher than that of the atrium: this particularity was found only in this house. We have a contrary example in the House of the Black Anchor where the atrium was located at a higher level than that of the peristyle.
The nearness of the amphitheatre on one side and the gladiators' barracks on the other suited well the inhabitants of the insula in question.
There was no doubt that the houses numbered 23, 25 had been inhabited by gladiators.”).