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V.7.6 Pompeii. House of Paris. Unexcavated doorway.

Only the southern street fronts of the insula were excavated in 1907-8.

As of 2018, excavations are taking place here as part of a scheme to improve drainage.

 

According to CTP, there is a discrepancy in the number of doorways, not made any easier to correct by the new modern brick walling.

CTP said that according to the plan by Eschebach in 1969, there were six entrances marked, but his number 2 doorway was now missing behind the restored brick wall.  This should now leave five entrances.

There is however written documentation that Mau and Spano described seven entrances on this south front. Then Spano mentioned eight entrances.

If V.7.6 is known as the House of Paris because of the graffiti on its façade, and we can see another doorway on the east side of it, that doorway should be V.7.7. 

If V.7.6 and V.7.7 are accounted for, there must be two doorways V.7.2 and V.7.3, perhaps also even V.7.4, behind the modern brick wall.

See Van der Poel, H. B., 1986. Corpus Topographicum Pompeianum, Part IIIA. Austin: University of Texas. (p.82)

The doorways will remain a mystery until the rest of the insula is brought to light again.

 

V.7.6 Pompeii. May 2006. Entrance doorway.

V.7.6 Pompeii. May 2006. Entrance doorway.

 

V.7.5 and V.7.6 Pompeii. May 2006. Entrance doorways on either side of painted plaster with graffiti. Looking north-west along Vicolo delle Nozze d’Argento.

V.7.5 and V.7.6 Pompeii. May 2006. Entrance doorways on either side of painted plaster with graffiti.

Looking north-west along Vicolo delle Nozze d’Argento.

 

V.7.5 Pompeii. December 2005.

V.7.6 Pompeii. December 2005. Entrance doorway.

 

V.7.6 Pompeii. December 2005. Entrance doorway. According to Della Corte, this house was attributed to Paris from a recommendation in support of the candidates Albucio and Casellio. This was written on the doorpost to the right of the entrance – Paris rogat   [CIL IV 7051]
See Della Corte, M., 1965.  Case ed Abitanti di Pompei. Napoli: Fausto Fiorentino. (p.103)
According to Varone and Stefani, CIL IV 7051 and 7052 were found on the east (right) side of the doorpost.  CIL IV 7052 was written earlier and was older.  Also found higher up the wall on the right, between V.7.6 and 7, was CIL IV 7053. None are now visible. On the west (left) side of the doorpost can be seen CIL IV 7049. See below, partly visible.
See Varone, A. and Stefani, G., 2009. Titulorum Pictorum Pompeianorum, Rome: L’erma di Bretschneider, (310-314)

According to Epigraphik-Datenbank Clauss/Slaby (See www.manfredclauss.de), these read as:

Albucium
et  Casellium  aed(iles)  o(ro)  v(os)  f(aciatis)
Paris  rogat      [CIL IV 7051]

] Sitti[um    [CIL IV 7052]

Cn(aeum)  Helvium
Sabinum  aed(ilem)  o(ro)  v(os)  f(aciatis)     [CIL IV 7053]

V.7.6 Pompeii. December 2005. Entrance doorway.

According to Della Corte, this house was attributed to Paris from a recommendation in support of the candidates Albucio and Casellio.

This was written on the doorpost to the right of the entrance – Paris rogat   [CIL IV 7051]

See Della Corte, M., 1965.  Case ed Abitanti di Pompei. Napoli: Fausto Fiorentino. (p.103)

According to Varone and Stefani, CIL IV 7051 and 7052 were found on the east (right) side of the doorpost.

CIL IV 7052 was written earlier and was older.  Also found higher up the wall on the right, between V.7.6 and 7, was CIL IV 7053. None are now visible.

On the west (left) side of the doorpost can be seen CIL IV 7049. See below, partly visible.

See Varone, A. and Stefani, G., 2009. Titulorum Pictorum Pompeianorum, Rome: L’erma di Bretschneider, (310-314)

 

According to Epigraphik-Datenbank Clauss/Slaby (See www.manfredclauss.de), these read as:

 

Albucium

et  Casellium  aed(iles)  o(ro)  v(os)  f(aciatis)

Paris  rogat      [CIL IV 7051]

 

] Sitti[um    [CIL IV 7052]

 

Cn(aeum)  Helvium

Sabinum  aed(ilem)  o(ro)  v(os)  f(aciatis)     [CIL IV 7053]

 

V.7.6 Pompeii. December 2005. Plaster on wall between V.7.5 and V.7.6. On the west (left) side of the doorpost can be seen CIL IV 7049. Partly visible. Between V.7.5 and 6, faintly visible would have been CIL IV 7050. See Varone, A. and Stefani, G., 2009. Titulorum Pictorum Pompeianorum, Rome: L’erma di Bretschneider, (p.310-14)
Della Corte stated that another graffito in support of Albucium was found to the left of the house of Paris.  This was from the neighbours of Albucius. Della Corte used this to support his argument that the house of the Silver Wedding belonged to Albucius, as the recommendation was painted opposite its doorway. It read – L. Albucium Celsum aedilem o. v. f.  Vicini rogant      [CIL IV 7048]

According to Epigraphik-Datenbank Clauss/Slaby (See www.manfredclauss.de), these read as:

Albucium
//
aed(ilem) o(ro) v(os) f(aciatis)
Vicini
rog(ant)      [CIL IV 7048]

Samellium
aed(ilem)  Iuvenem  p(robum)  o(ro)  v(os)  f(aciatis)      [CIL IV 7049]

Casellium
et  Albucium  aed(iles)    [CIL IV 7050]

V.7.6 Pompeii. December 2005. Plaster on wall between V.7.5 and V.7.6.

On the west (left) side of the doorpost can be seen CIL IV 7049. Partly visible.

Between V.7.5 and 6, faintly visible would have been CIL IV 7050.

See Varone, A. and Stefani, G., 2009. Titulorum Pictorum Pompeianorum, Rome: L’erma di Bretschneider, (p.310-14)

 

Della Corte stated that another graffito in support of Albucium was found to the left of the house of Paris.

This was from the neighbours of Albucius.

Della Corte used this to support his argument that the house of the Silver Wedding belonged to Albucius, as the recommendation was painted opposite its doorway. It read –

L. Albucium Celsum aedilem o. v. f.

Vicini rogant      [CIL IV 7048]

See Della Corte, M., 1965.  Case ed Abitanti di Pompei. Napoli: Fausto Fiorentino. (p.104)

 

According to Epigraphik-Datenbank Clauss/Slaby (See www.manfredclauss.de), these read as:

 

Albucium

//

aed(ilem) o(ro) v(os) f(aciatis)

Vicini

rog(ant)      [CIL IV 7048]

 

Samellium

aed(ilem)  Iuvenem  p(robum)  o(ro)  v(os)  f(aciatis)      [CIL IV 7049]

 

Casellium

et  Albucium  aed(iles)    [CIL IV 7050]

 

V.7.5 Pompeii. March 2009. West side of doorway, plaster on front wall.

V.7.6 Pompeii. March 2009. West side of doorway, plaster on front wall.

 

 V.7.6 Pompeii. May 2006. Remains of painted graffiti on front wall.

V.7.6 Pompeii. May 2006. Remains of painted graffiti on front wall, west of doorway.

 

V.7.6 Pompeii. March 2009. West side of doorway, plaster on front wall.

V.7.6 Pompeii. March 2009. West side of doorway, plaster on front wall.

 

V.7.5 Pompeii. May 2006

V.7.6 Pompeii. May 2006. Remains of plaster on west side of doorway.

 

V.7.5 Pompeii. May 2006

V.7.6 Pompeii. May 2006. Remains of plaster, on east side of V.7.5, between V.7.5 and 6.

 

V.2.i Pompeii. December 2005. Vicolo delle Nozze d’Argento looking west from V.7.6

V.2.i Pompeii, on left. December 2005.    Vicolo delle Nozze d’Argento looking west from V.7.6, on right.

 

 

 

 

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