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II.9.2 Pompeii. House of the Gemmarius. Gem cutter’s workshop.

Excavated 1954, 1987. Restored 1988.

 

(Originally when excavated, this was numbered as Reg. II, Insula 12).

 

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II.9.2 Pompeii. May 2005. Entrance.

II.9.2 Pompeii. May 2005. Entrance doorway.

 

II.9.2 Pompeii. May 2010. Entrance doorway and entrance corridor 1.

II.9.2 Pompeii. May 2010. Entrance doorway and entrance corridor 1.

 

II.9.2 Pompeii. May 2010. Drainage in pavement of Via di Nocera, outside entrance doorway.

II.9.2 Pompeii. May 2010. Drainage in pavement of Via di Nocera, outside entrance doorway.

 

II.9.2 Pompeii. May 2017. Looking east from entrance corridor.  Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

II.9.2 Pompeii. May 2017. Looking east from entrance corridor 1.

Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

II.9.2 Pompeii. December 2007. Small room 2, a narrow wooden staircase, on south side of entrance corridor 1.

II.9.2 Pompeii. December 2007. Small room 2, a narrow wooden staircase, on south side of entrance corridor 1.

 

II.9.2 Pompeii. December 2007. Room 3, a cubiculum on north side of entrance corridor 1.

II.9.2 Pompeii. December 2007. Room 3, a cubiculum on north side of entrance corridor 1.

 

II.9.2 Pompeii. December 2007. Cubiculum 3 on north side of entrance. Painted wall plaster on south wall.

II.9.2 Pompeii. December 2007. Cubiculum 3 on north side of entrance. Painted wall plaster on south wall.

 

II.9.2 Pompeii. December 2007. Cubiculum 3 on north side of entrance. Painted wall plaster on east wall.

II.9.2 Pompeii. December 2007. Cubiculum 3 on north side of entrance. Painted wall plaster on east wall.

 

II.9.2 Pompeii. May 2005. Looking east from entrance corridor 1 into room 4. 
In room 4, close to the north wall, two bronze boxes were found containing objects of particular value: gems and work tools, which make the house attributable to a gemmarius or gem cutter.
The stones were yellow jasper, chalcedony-agate, chalcedony-Sardinian, chalcedony-carnelian, chalcedony-carnelian, chalcedony-carnelian, chalcedony-carnelian, chalcedony blue, prasio, quartz stone, rock crystal, and there were three chisels.
See Attività della Soprintendenza: Regio II, Insula 9: Rivista di Studi Pompeiani II, 1988, p. 200, p. 202 note 12.

II.9.2 Pompeii. May 2005. Looking east from entrance corridor 1 into room 4.

In room 4, close to the north wall, two bronze boxes were found containing objects of particular value: gems and work tools, which make the house attributable to a gemmarius or gem cutter.

The stones were yellow jasper, chalcedony-agate, chalcedony-Sardinian, chalcedony-carnelian, chalcedony-carnelian, chalcedony-carnelian, chalcedony-carnelian, chalcedony blue, prasio, quartz stone, rock crystal, and there were three chisels.

See Attività della Soprintendenza: Regio II, Insula 9: Rivista di Studi Pompeiani II, 1988, p. 200, p. 202 note 12.

 

II.9.2 Pompeii. December 2007. South wall of room 4.

II.9.2 Pompeii. December 2007. South wall of room 4.

 

II.9.2 Pompeii. December 2007. Room 4. Pilaster at east end of south wall of entrance corridor. 
The wooden staircase in room 2 led to the upper floor which covered around two-thirds of the house.
The upper floor found a point of support on a pillar in mixed construction located in room 4.
See Attività della Soprintendenza: Regio II, Insula 9: Rivista di Studi Pompeiani II, 1988, p. 200.

II.9.2 Pompeii. December 2007. Room 4. Pilaster at east end of south wall of entrance corridor.

The wooden staircase in room 2 led to the upper floor which covered around two-thirds of the house.

The upper floor found a point of support on a pillar in mixed construction located in room 4.

See Attività della Soprintendenza: Regio II, Insula 9: Rivista di Studi Pompeiani II, 1988, p. 200.

 

II.9.2 Pompeii. December 2007. Room 4. West end of south wall.

II.9.2 Pompeii. December 2007. Room 4. West end of south wall.

 

II.9.2 Pompeii. December 2007. Looking east from room 4 towards corridor room 5.

II.9.2 Pompeii. December 2007. Looking east from room 4 towards corridor room 5.

 

II.9.2 Pompeii. December 2007. Rear room 6 with window to garden 8 and door to corridor room 5.

II.9.2 Pompeii. December 2007. Rear room 6 with window to garden 8 and door to corridor room 5.

 

II.9.2 Pompeii. December 2007. Corridor room 5 to garden area 8.

II.9.2 Pompeii. December 2007. Corridor room 5 to garden area 8.

 

 

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