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IV.5.b Pompeii. Casa di Mercurio. Casa di Ercole. Excavated 1813-14.

Excavated 1813-1814.

 

All the doorways on the northern side of Via Nola, forming Regio IV, have been filled in as a wall to keep the earth bank back from the road.

It is very difficult to find the exact position of these doorways and link them to any site plan.

Our numbering is IV.5.a to IV.5.d, in a west to east direction based on the Hans Eschebach plan of 1969.

CTP IIIA numbers the opposite way from east to west as IV.5.a to d.

Liselotte Eschebach has numbered these houses from west to east as IV.5.1 to IV.5.4.

See Eschebach, L., 1993. Gebäudeverzeichnis und Stadtplan der antiken Stadt Pompeji. Köln: Böhlau.

 

IV.5.b Pompeii.  May 2005. Entrance.

IV.5.b Pompeii. May 2005. Entrance.

 

IV.5.b Pompeii. May 2006. Entrance. According to Liselotte Eschebach on the pillars of the façade of IV.5.b and IV.5.c there were three paintings.  She suggested this may be the Lararium paintings described by Fröhlich in F27.  Fröhlich referred to drawings by Abbate and Zahn and included those by Zahn as Tafel 55, 1-3. On the west pillar was a painting of Hercules, naked with a lion skin over his left shoulder. In his right hand was a cantharus (cup) and his left hand was over the end of his club. The middle pillar had a painting of a grape-crowned Bacchus wearing sandals and a cloak. He stood with his elbow on a pillar and left foot on a podium.  His right hand was raised, touching a standing Thyrsus.  His left hand held a cantharus from which he fed a panther that sat to the left.  To the right was a small Eros and another god possibly Venus Pompeiana. On the east pillar was a painting of Mercury wearing winged sandals, petasos (hat) and a cloak. In his right hand he had the marsupium and on the left shoulder the caduceus. To the left was a cockerel.
See Eschebach, L., 1993. Gebäudeverzeichnis und Stadtplan der antiken Stadt Pompeji. Köln: Böhlau. (IV.5.2-3).
See Fröhlich, T., 1991. Lararien und Fassadenbilder in den Vesuvstädten. Mainz: von Zabern. (p316, F27)

IV.5.b Pompeii. May 2006. Entrance.

According to Liselotte Eschebach on the pillars of the façade of IV.5.b and IV.5.c there were three paintings.

She suggested this may be the Lararium paintings described by Fröhlich in F27.

Fröhlich referred to drawings by Abbate and Zahn and included those by Zahn as Tafel 55, 1-3.

On the west pillar was a painting of Hercules, naked with a lion skin over his left shoulder.

In his right hand was a cantharus (cup) and his left hand was over the end of his club.

The middle pillar had a painting of a grape-crowned Bacchus wearing sandals and a cloak.

He stood with his elbow on a pillar and left foot on a podium.

His right hand was raised, touching a standing Thyrsus.

His left hand held a cantharus from which he fed a panther that sat to the left.

To the right was a small Eros and another god possibly Venus Pompeiana.

On the east pillar was a painting of Mercury wearing winged sandals, petasos (hat) and a cloak.

In his right hand he had the marsupium and on the left shoulder the caduceus. To the left was a cockerel.

See Eschebach, L., 1993. Gebäudeverzeichnis und Stadtplan der antiken Stadt Pompeji. Köln: Böhlau. (IV.5.2-3).

See Fröhlich, T., 1991. Lararien und Fassadenbilder in den Vesuvstädten. Mainz: von Zabern. (p.316, F27)

 

IV.5.b Pompeii. 1841. Entrance west pillar. Drawing by G. Abbate of Hercules with pig.
On the west pillar was a painting of Hercules, naked with a lion skin over his left shoulder.
In his right hand was a cantharus (cup) and his left hand was over the end of his club.
Under is an electoral inscription C D F AED.
Now in Naples Archaeological Museum. Inventory number ADS 104.
See Fröhlich, T., 1991. Lararien und Fassadenbilder in den Vesuvstädten. Mainz: von Zabern. (p.316, F27)
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IV.5.b Pompeii. 1841. Entrance west pillar. Drawing by G. Abbate of Hercules with pig.

On the west pillar was a painting of Hercules, naked with a lion skin over his left shoulder.

In his right hand was a cantharus (cup) and his left hand was over the end of his club.

Under is an electoral inscription C D F AED.

Now in Naples Archaeological Museum. Inventory number ADS 104.

See Fröhlich, T., 1991. Lararien und Fassadenbilder in den Vesuvstädten. Mainz: von Zabern. (p.316, F27)

Photo © ICCD. http://www.catalogo.beniculturali.it

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IV.5.b Pompeii. 1841. Entrance middle pillar. Drawing by G. Abbate of Bacchus and a goddess possibly Venus Pompeiana.
The middle pillar had a painting of a grape-crowned Bacchus wearing sandals and a cloak.
He stood with his elbow on a pillar and left foot on a podium. 
His right hand was raised, touching a standing Thyrsus. 
His left hand held a cantharus from which he fed a panther that sat to the left. 
To the right was a small Eros and another god possibly Venus Pompeiana.
Now in Naples Archaeological Museum. Inventory number ADS 103.
See Fröhlich, T., 1991. Lararien und Fassadenbilder in den Vesuvstädten. Mainz: von Zabern. (p.316, F27)
Photo © ICCD. http://www.catalogo.beniculturali.it
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IV.5.b Pompeii. 1841. Entrance middle pillar. Drawing by G. Abbate of Bacchus and a goddess possibly Venus Pompeiana.

The middle pillar had a painting of a grape-crowned Bacchus wearing sandals and a cloak.

He stood with his elbow on a pillar and left foot on a podium.

His right hand was raised, touching a standing Thyrsus.

His left hand held a cantharus from which he fed a panther that sat to the left.

To the right was a small Eros and another god possibly Venus Pompeiana.

Now in Naples Archaeological Museum. Inventory number ADS 103.

See Fröhlich, T., 1991. Lararien und Fassadenbilder in den Vesuvstädten. Mainz: von Zabern. (p.316, F27)

Photo © ICCD. http://www.catalogo.beniculturali.it

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IV.5.b Pompeii. 1841. Entrance east pillar. Drawing by G. Abbate of Mercury.
On the east pillar was a painting of Mercury wearing winged sandals, petasos (hat) and a cloak.
In his right hand he had the marsupium and on the left shoulder the caduceus. To the left was a cockerel.
Now in Naples Archaeological Museum. Inventory number ADS 102.
See Fröhlich, T., 1991. Lararien und Fassadenbilder in den Vesuvstädten. Mainz: von Zabern. (p.316, F27)

Photo © ICCD. http://www.catalogo.beniculturali.it
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IV.5.b Pompeii. 1841. Entrance east pillar. Drawing by G. Abbate of Mercury.

On the east pillar was a painting of Mercury wearing winged sandals, petasos (hat) and a cloak.

In his right hand he had the marsupium and on the left shoulder the caduceus. To the left was a cockerel.

Now in Naples Archaeological Museum. Inventory number ADS 102.

See Fröhlich, T., 1991. Lararien und Fassadenbilder in den Vesuvstädten. Mainz: von Zabern. (p.316, F27)

Photo © ICCD. http://www.catalogo.beniculturali.it

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IV.5.b Pompeii.  May 2006.  Large block of stone on west side of door façade.

IV.5.b Pompeii. May 2006. Large block of stone on west side of door façade.

 

IV.5.b Pompeii.  May 2006.  Entrance (left) and site of window or ancient door (right).

IV.5.b Pompeii. May 2006. Entrance (left) and site of window or ancient door (right).

 

IV.5.b, Pompeii.  May 2006. Site of window, or ancient doorway.

IV.5.b, Pompeii. May 2006. Site of window, or ancient doorway.

 

IV.5.b, Pompeii.  May 2005. Site of window, or ancient doorway.

IV.5.b, Pompeii. May 2005. Site of window, or ancient doorway.

 

IV.5.b May 2006 Site of window, or ancient doorway.

IV.5.b May 2006 Site of window, or ancient doorway.

 

 

 

 

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