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II.1.12 Pompeii. Complesso dei Riti magici or Magic Rites Complex

or Casa di Biria, Sibilla pompeiana or Officina Magica of Sextilius Pyrricus.

Linked to II.1.11. Excavated 1954, 1957, 1963, 1985.

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II.1.12 Pompeii. December 2005. Entrance doorway.

eII.1.12 Pompeii. December 2005. Entrance doorway.

 

II.1.12 Pompeii. December 2007. Entrance doorway on east side of Via di Nocera.

II.1.12 Pompeii. December 2007. Entrance doorway on east side of Via di Nocera.

 

II.1.12 Pompeii, 1968. Entrance doorway on east side of Via di Nocera. On the left is a faded Venus rising from the sea, with graffiti below it. On the pilaster facing towards the doorway would have been another painting of a Priapus, but virtually destroyed. On the right is a faded Bacchus and Mercury, with graffiti below. On the pilaster in the doorway is a painted Priapus. Photo by Stanley A. Jashemski.
Source: The Wilhelmina and Stanley A. Jashemski archive in the University of Maryland Library, Special Collections (See collection page) and made available under the Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial License v.4. See Licence and use details.
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II.1.12 Pompeii, 1968. Entrance doorway on east side of Via di Nocera.

On the left is a faded Venus rising from the sea, with graffiti below it.

On the pilaster facing towards the doorway would have been another painting of a Priapus, but virtually destroyed.

On the right is a faded Bacchus and Mercury, with graffiti below. On the pilaster in the doorway is a painted Priapus.

Photo by Stanley A. Jashemski.

Source: The Wilhelmina and Stanley A. Jashemski archive in the University of Maryland Library, Special Collections (See collection page) and made available under the Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial License v.4. See Licence and use details.

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II.1.12 Pompeii, 1958. Entrance doorway on east side of Via di Nocera.
On the left is a faded Venus rising from the sea, with graffiti below it. 
According to CIL this reads
N. POPIDIVM RVFVM II VIR O. V. F. MINATIVS ROG
See Corpus Inscriptionum Latinarum Vol. IV, Supp P3, F4, 1970. Berlin:De Gruyter, p. 129. 

According to Epigraphik-Datenbank Clauss/Slaby (See www.manfredclauss.de) this read

N(umerium) Popidium Rufum
IIvir(um) o(ro) v(os) f(aciatis)
Minatius / rog(at)      [CIL IV 9886]

II.1.12 Pompeii, 1958. Entrance doorway on east side of Via di Nocera.

On the left is a faded Venus rising from the sea, with graffiti below it.

According to CIL this reads

N. POPIDIVM RVFVM II VIR O. V. F. MINATIVS ROG

See Corpus Inscriptionum Latinarum Vol. IV, Supp P3, F4, 1970. Berlin:De Gruyter, p. 129.

 

According to Epigraphik-Datenbank Clauss/Slaby (See www.manfredclauss.de) this read

 

N(umerium) Popidium Rufum

IIvir(um) o(ro) v(os) f(aciatis)

Minatius / rog(at)      [CIL IV 9886]

 

Pompeii. May 2005. Two pilaster paintings (at top on beam) from entrance façade of II.1.12 Complesso dei Riti magici. These were in III.3.6 and are reversed.
See Fröhlich, T., 1991, Lararien und Fassadenbilder in den Vesuvstädten. Mainz: von Zabern. (F16:p.312, T. 54/1 and 54/2).
Following the collapse in November 2010, these may or may not have been destroyed.
Their current state is unknown.

Pompeii. May 2005. Two pilaster paintings (at top on beam) from entrance façade of II.1.12 Complesso dei Riti magici.

These were in III.3.6 and are reversed.

See Fröhlich, T., 1991, Lararien und Fassadenbilder in den Vesuvstädten. Mainz: von Zabern. (F16:p.312, T. 54/1 and 54/2).

Following the collapse in November 2010, these may or may not have been destroyed.

Their current state is unknown.

 

II.1.12 Pompeii, 1968. Painted Priapus from the south (right) side of the doorway. Photo by Stanley A. Jashemski.
Source: The Wilhelmina and Stanley A. Jashemski archive in the University of Maryland Library, Special Collections (See collection page) and made available under the Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial License v.4. See Licence and use details.
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II.1.12 Pompeii, 1968. Painted Priapus from the south (right) side of the doorway.

Photo by Stanley A. Jashemski.

Source: The Wilhelmina and Stanley A. Jashemski archive in the University of Maryland Library, Special Collections (See collection page) and made available under the Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial License v.4. See Licence and use details.

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II.1.12 Pompeii. December 2007. Wall on south side of entrance doorway. According to Varone and Stefani, CIL IV 9885 was found on the south side of entrance doorway, near the door jamb, but is not conserved. See Varone, A. and Stefani, G., 2009. Titulorum Pictorum Pompeianorum, Rome: L’erma di Bretschneider, (p.187). According to Epigraphik-Datenbank Clauss/Slaby (See www.manfredclauss.de), it read –
Helvium Sabinum aed(ilem)
Biri cum Biria rog(ant)
d(ignum) r(ei) p(ublicae) v(irum) b(onum) o(ro) v(os) f(aciatis) Onomaste cupide fac(iatis)       [CIL IV 9885]

II.1.12 Pompeii. December 2007. Wall on south side of entrance doorway.

According to Varone and Stefani, CIL IV 9885 was found on the south side of entrance doorway, near the doorjamb, but is not conserved.

See Varone, A. and Stefani, G., 2009. Titulorum Pictorum Pompeianorum, Rome: L’erma di Bretschneider, (p.187)

 

II.1.12 Pompeii. Found in 1958. Wall on south side of entrance doorway.
Inscription below Mercury and Bacchus painting.

HELVIVM SABINVM AED
BIRI CVM BIRIA ROG
D. R. P. V. B. O. V. F. ONOMASTE CVPIDE FAC       [CIL IV 9885]
See Corpus Inscriptionum Latinarum Vol. IV, Supp P3, F4, 1970. Berlin:De Gruyter, p. 129. 

According to Epigraphik-Datenbank Clauss/Slaby (See www.manfredclauss.de), it read –

Helvium  Sabinum  aed(ilem)
Biri  cum  Biria  rog(ant)
d(ignum)  r(ei)  p(ublicae)  v(irum)  b(onum)  o(ro)  v(os)  f(aciatis)  Onomaste  cupide  fac(iatis)       [CIL IV 9885]

According to Cooley this translates as 
Biri(us) with Biria ask you to elect Helvius Sabinus aedile, a good man, worthy of public office: Onomastus, vote for him eagerly. 
See Cooley, A. and M.G.L., 2004. Pompeii: A Sourcebook. London: Routledge, F52, p. 122.

II.1.12 Pompeii. Found in 1958. Wall on south side of entrance doorway.

Inscription below Mercury and Bacchus painting.

 

HELVIVM SABINVM AED

BIRI CVM BIRIA ROG

D. R. P. V. B. O. V. F. ONOMASTE CVPIDE FAC       [CIL IV 9885]

See Corpus Inscriptionum Latinarum Vol. IV, Supp P3, F4, 1970. Berlin:De Gruyter, p. 129.

 

According to Epigraphik-Datenbank Clauss/Slaby (See www.manfredclauss.de), it read –

 

Helvium  Sabinum  aed(ilem)

Biri  cum  Biria  rog(ant)

d(ignum)  r(ei)  p(ublicae)  v(irum)  b(onum)  o(ro)  v(os)  f(aciatis)  Onomaste  cupide  fac(iatis)       [CIL IV 9885]

 

According to Cooley this translates as

Biri(us) with Biria ask you to elect Helvius Sabinus aedile, a good man, worthy of public office: Onomastus, vote for him eagerly.

See Cooley, A. and M.G.L., 2004. Pompeii: A Sourcebook. London: Routledge, F52, p. 122.

 

II.1.12 Pompeii. 1968. Wall on south side of entrance doorway.

CIL IV 9885 on south side of doorway. In the shadow the words BIRI CVM BIRIA  are visible

Detail from photo by Stanley A. Jashemski.

Source: The Wilhelmina and Stanley A. Jashemski archive in the University of Maryland Library, Special Collections (See collection page) and made available under the Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial License v.4. See Licence and use details.

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II.1.12 Pompeii.  May 2005. Pilaster painting from south side of entrance façade. Painting of Bacchus and Mercury.  Currently in III.3.6.  See Fröhlich, T., 1991, Lararien und Fassadenbilder in den Vesuvstädten.  Mainz: von Zabern.  (F16:p.312, T. 54/1).  Following the collapse in November 2010, this may or may not have been destroyed. Current state is unknown.

II.1.12 Pompeii. May 2005. Pilaster painting from south side of entrance façade.

Painting of Bacchus and Mercury. Currently in III.3.6.

See Fröhlich, T., 1991, Lararien und Fassadenbilder in den Vesuvstädten. Mainz: von Zabern. (F16:p.312, T. 54/1).

Following the collapse in November 2010, this may or may not have been destroyed.

Current state is unknown.

 

II.1.12 Pompeii, 1968. Pilaster painting from right (south) side of entrance façade. Painting of Bacchus and Mercury. Photo by Stanley A. Jashemski.
Source: The Wilhelmina and Stanley A. Jashemski archive in the University of Maryland Library, Special Collections (See collection page) and made available under the Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial License v.4. See Licence and use details.
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II.1.12 Pompeii, 1968. Pilaster painting from right (south) side of entrance façade.

Painting of Bacchus and Mercury. Photo by Stanley A. Jashemski.

Source: The Wilhelmina and Stanley A. Jashemski archive in the University of Maryland Library, Special Collections (See collection page) and made available under the Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial License v.4. See Licence and use details.

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II.1.12 Pompeii. Detail from old undated photograph. 
Painting of Bacchus and Mercury from pilaster on south side of entrance façade.

II.1.12 Pompeii. Detail from old undated photograph.

Painting of Bacchus and Mercury from pilaster on south side of entrance façade.

 

II.1.12 Pompeii, 1968. Entrance doorway, in this photo, the graffiti can just be seen, under the painting on the right (south) side. Photo by Stanley A. Jashemski.
Source: The Wilhelmina and Stanley A. Jashemski archive in the University of Maryland Library, Special Collections (See collection page) and made available under the Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial License v.4. See Licence and use details.
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II.1.12 Pompeii, 1968. Entrance doorway, in this photo, the graffiti can just be seen, under the painting on the right (south) side.

Photo by Stanley A. Jashemski.

Source: The Wilhelmina and Stanley A. Jashemski archive in the University of Maryland Library, Special Collections (See collection page) and made available under the Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial License v.4. See Licence and use details.

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II.1.12 Pompeii. December 2007. Wall on north side of entrance doorway.

II.1.12 Pompeii. December 2007. Wall on north side of entrance doorway.

 

II.1.12 Pompeii. May 2005. Pilaster painting from north side of entrance façade.
Painting of Venus Anadyomene (Venus rising from the sea) with a small naked Eros and a jumping dolphin. 
This was in III.3.6. 
See Fröhlich, T., 1991, Lararien und Fassadenbilder in den Vesuvstädten. Mainz: von Zabern. (F16:p.312, T. 54/2).
Following the collapse in November 2010, this may or may not have been destroyed.
Current state is unknown.

II.1.12 Pompeii. May 2005. Pilaster painting from north side of entrance façade.

Painting of Venus Anadyomene (Venus rising from the sea) with a small naked Eros and a jumping dolphin.

This was in III.3.6.

See Fröhlich, T., 1991, Lararien und Fassadenbilder in den Vesuvstädten. Mainz: von Zabern. (F16:p.312, T. 54/2).

Following the collapse in November 2010, this may or may not have been destroyed.

Current state is unknown.

 

II.1.12Pompeii, 1968. Pilaster painting of Venus rising from the sea, with graffiti below it.
Photo by Stanley A. Jashemski.
Source: The Wilhelmina and Stanley A. Jashemski archive in the University of Maryland Library, Special Collections (See collection page) and made available under the Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial License v.4. See Licence and use details.
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II.1.12Pompeii, 1968. Pilaster painting of Venus rising from the sea, with graffiti below it.

Photo by Stanley A. Jashemski.

Source: The Wilhelmina and Stanley A. Jashemski archive in the University of Maryland Library, Special Collections (See collection page) and made available under the Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial License v.4. See Licence and use details.

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II.1.12 Pompeii. Detail from old undated photograph. 
Painting of Venus Anadyomene (Venus rising from the sea) with a small naked Eros and a jumping dolphin.
This was from the pilaster on north side of entrance façade.

II.1.12 Pompeii. Detail from old undated photograph.

Painting of Venus Anadyomene (Venus rising from the sea) with a small naked Eros and a jumping dolphin.

This was from the pilaster on north side of entrance façade.

 

II.1.12 Pompeii. December 2007. Graffito on north side of entrance.
According to Varone and Stefani, this graffito is what remains of CIL IV 9886 but is now illegible. See Varone, A. and Stefani, G., 2009. Titulorum Pictorum Pompeianorum, Rome: L’erma di Bretschneider, (p.186)
According to Epigraphik-Datenbank Clauss/Slaby (See www.manfredclauss.de), this read –
N(umerium)  Popidium  Rufum 
IIvir(um)  o(ro)  v(os)  f(aciatis) 
Minatius 
rog(at)       [CIL IV 9886]

II.1.12 Pompeii. December 2007. Graffito on north side of entrance.

According to Varone and Stefani, this graffito is what remains of CIL IV 9886 but is now illegible.

See Varone, A. and Stefani, G., 2009. Titulorum Pictorum Pompeianorum, Rome: L’erma di Bretschneider, (p.186)

 

According to Epigraphik-Datenbank Clauss/Slaby (See www.manfredclauss.de), this read –

 

N(umerium)  Popidium  Rufum

IIvir(um)  o(ro)  v(os)  f(aciatis)

Minatius

rog(at)       [CIL IV 9886]

 

II.1.12 Pompeii, 1968. Doorway with painted graffiti on left of entrance. Photo by Stanley A. Jashemski.
Source: The Wilhelmina and Stanley A. Jashemski archive in the University of Maryland Library, Special Collections (See collection page) and made available under the Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial License v.4. See Licence and use details.
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II.1.12 Pompeii, 1968. Doorway with painted graffiti on left of entrance.

Photo by Stanley A. Jashemski.

Source: The Wilhelmina and Stanley A. Jashemski archive in the University of Maryland Library, Special Collections (See collection page) and made available under the Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial License v.4. See Licence and use details.

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II.1.12 Pompeii, 1968. Left of entrance doorway with painted Venus and graffiti. Photo by Stanley A. Jashemski.
Source: The Wilhelmina and Stanley A. Jashemski archive in the University of Maryland Library, Special Collections (See collection page) and made available under the Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial License v.4. See Licence and use details.
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II.1.12 Pompeii, 1968. Left of entrance doorway with painted Venus and graffiti.

Photo by Stanley A. Jashemski.

Source: The Wilhelmina and Stanley A. Jashemski archive in the University of Maryland Library, Special Collections (See collection page) and made available under the Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial License v.4. See Licence and use details.

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II.1.12 Pompeii. September 2004. Looking east along fauces to an area, originally the atrium that had lost its function. This area would then have led into the peristyle area, with altar and sacellum, at the rear. See, Pace, R: (1997). Il “Complesso dei Riti Magici” a Pompei II.1,11-12.  In Rivista di Studi Pompeiani, VIII, 1997, Rome, “L’Erma” di Bretschneider, (p.73-97)

II.1.12 Pompeii. September 2004.

Looking east along fauces to an area, originally the atrium that had lost its function.

This area would then have led into the peristyle area, with altar and sacellum, at the rear.

See, Pace, R: (1997). Il “Complesso dei Riti Magici” a Pompei II.1,11-12

In Rivista di Studi Pompeiani, VIII, 1997, Rome, “L’Erma” di Bretschneider, (p.73-97)

 

II.1.12 Pompeii. March 2009. Looking west along fauces to front entrance doorway, and Via di Nocera.

II.1.12 Pompeii. March 2009.

Looking west along fauces to front entrance doorway, and Via di Nocera.

 

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