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VI.6.1 Pompeii. House of Pansa or Domus Cnaei Allaei Nigidi Mai

or House of Olii, Primus and Paratus. (Insula Arriana Polliana).

Excavated 1810, 1813, 1827, 1852, 1943. Bombed in 1943.

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VI.6.1 Pompeii. December 2007. Entrance doorway on Via delle Terme.
According to Della Corte, this house known as House of Pansa was also known to have been owned by Cn. Alleius Nigidius Maius, in earlier times. The identification can be made, by CIL IV 138, found on one of the external pilasters in the south-west corner of the edifice (see VI.6.18/19).  The house, in  fact, appeared to have been lived in by an Olius Primus and a Paratus, in 79AD. Found written in the vestibule were –
Olius Primus rog(at)      (CIL IV 251,  with note 1 on page 115)
(Olius) Paratus rog(at)  (CIL IV 250)
See Della Corte, M., 1965.  Case ed Abitanti di Pompei. Napoli: Fausto Fiorentino. (p.113-115)
According to Pagano and Prisciandaro, found in August 1814 painted in red near the principal entrance and to the right of an annexed shop, were the following –
Suettium aed(ilem) d(ignum) r(ei) p(ublicae)
Olius Primus
rog(at)    [CIL IV 250]
Pansam aed(ilem) Paratus rog(at)    [CIL IV 251]
Also found painted in red, along the front of the façade of insula VI.6, were –
M(arcum) Licinium
Faustinium    [CIL IV 252]
M(arcum) C(errinium) V(atiam) a(e)d(ilem)
in Ebd    [CIL IV 253]
See Pagano, M. and Prisciandaro, R., 2006. Studio sulle provenienze degli oggetti rinvenuti negli scavi borbonici del regno di Napoli. Naples : Nicola Longobardi. (p.111, PAH I, 3,156, 57, add.274, dated 11th August 1814)

VI.6.1 Pompeii. December 2007. Entrance doorway on Via delle Terme.

According to Della Corte, this house known as House of Pansa was also known to have been owned by Cn. Alleius Nigidius Maius, in earlier times.

The identification can be made, by CIL IV 138, found on one of the external pilasters in the south-west corner of the edifice (see VI.6.18/19)

The house, in fact, appeared to have been lived in by an Olius Primus and a Paratus, in 79AD.

Found written in the vestibule were –

Olius Primus rog(at)      (CIL IV 251,  with note 1 on page 115)

(Olius) Paratus rog(at)  (CIL IV 250)

See Della Corte, M., 1965.  Case ed Abitanti di Pompei. Napoli: Fausto Fiorentino. (p.113-115)

 

According to Pagano and Prisciandaro, found in August 1814 painted in red near the principal entrance and to the right of an annexed shop, were the following –

 

Suettium aed(ilem) d(ignum) r(ei) p(ublicae)

Olius Primus

rog(at)    [CIL IV 250]

 

Pansam aed(ilem) Paratus rog(at)    [CIL IV 251]

 

Also found painted in red, along the front of the façade of insula VI.6, were –

 

M(arcum) Licinium

Faustinium    [CIL IV 252]

 

M(arcum) C(errinium) V(atiam) a(e)d(ilem)

in Ebd    [CIL IV 253]

 

See Pagano, M. and Prisciandaro, R., 2006. Studio sulle provenienze degli oggetti rinvenuti negli scavi borbonici del regno di Napoli. Naples : Nicola Longobardi.

(p.111, PAH I, 3,156, 57, add.274, dated 11th August 1814).

 

VI.6.1 Pompeii. May 2001. Entrance doorway looking north. Photograph courtesy of Current Archaeology.

VI.6.1 Pompeii. May 2001. Entrance doorway looking north.

Photograph courtesy of Current Archaeology.

 

VI.6.1 Pompeii. 1957. Looking north towards entrance doorway on Via delle Terme.
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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VI.6.1 Pompeii. 1957. Looking north towards entrance doorway on Via delle Terme.

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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VI.6.1 Pompeii. 1937-39. Looking north to engtrance doorway. Photo courtesy of American Academy in Rome, Photographic Archive. Warsher collection no. 1390

VI.6.1 Pompeii. 1937-39. Looking north to engtrance doorway.

Photo courtesy of American Academy in Rome, Photographic Archive.

Warsher collection no. 1390.

 

VI.6.1 Pompeii. C.1880s. Entrance doorway looking north.
Photograph courtesy of Rick Bauer.

VI.6.1 Pompeii. C.1880s. Entrance doorway looking north.

Photograph courtesy of Rick Bauer.

 

VI.6.1 Pompeii. 19th century photograph. Entrance doorway looking north. Photograph courtesy of Rick Bauer.

VI.6.1 Pompeii. 19th century photograph. Entrance doorway looking north.

Photograph courtesy of Rick Bauer.

 

VI.6.1 Pompeii. 19th C. painting by G Gigante of entrance doorway on Via delle Terme.
The painting depicts inscriptions on the front of the house including the word PANSA. We do not know the accuracy of these.
According to Pagano and Prisciandaro, found in August 1814 painted in red near the principal entrance and to the right of an annexed shop, were the following –

Suettium aed(ilem) d(ignum) r(ei) p(ublicae)
Olius Primus
rog(at)    [CIL IV 250]

Pansam aed(ilem) Paratus rog(at)    [CIL IV 251]

See Pagano, M. and Prisciandaro, R., 2006. Studio sulle provenienze degli oggetti rinvenuti negli scavi borbonici del regno di Napoli. Naples : Nicola Longobardi. 
(p.111, PAH I, 3,156, 57, add.274, dated 11th August 1814).

VI.6.1 Pompeii. 19th C. painting by G Gigante of entrance doorway on Via delle Terme.

The painting depicts inscriptions on the front of the house including the word PANSA. We do not know the accuracy of these.

According to Pagano and Prisciandaro, found in August 1814 painted in red near the principal entrance and to the right of an annexed shop, were the following –

 

Suettium aed(ilem) d(ignum) r(ei) p(ublicae)

Olius Primus

rog(at)    [CIL IV 250]

 

Pansam aed(ilem) Paratus rog(at)    [CIL IV 251]

 

See Pagano, M. and Prisciandaro, R., 2006. Studio sulle provenienze degli oggetti rinvenuti negli scavi borbonici del regno di Napoli. Naples : Nicola Longobardi.

(p.111, PAH I, 3,156, 57, add.274, dated 11th August 1814).

 

 

VI.6.1 Pompeii. December 2007. Eastern entrance capital, with pigeon (not made of stone!).

VI.6.1 Pompeii. December 2007. Eastern entrance capital, with pigeon (not made of stone!).

 

VI.6.1 Pompeii. December 2007. Exterior face of eastern entrance capital.

VI.6.1 Pompeii. December 2007. Exterior face of eastern entrance capital.

 

VI.6.1 House of Pansa.  December 2007.  Western entrance capital.

VI.6.1 Pompeii. December 2007. Western entrance capital.

 

VI.6.1 Pompeii. December 2007. Looking north along entrance corridor or fauces.

VI.6.1 Pompeii. December 2007. Looking north along entrance corridor or fauces.

 

VI.6.1 Pompeii. September 2004. Looking north across atrium to peristyle.

VI.6.1 Pompeii. September 2004. Looking north across atrium to peristyle.

 

VI.6.1 Pompeii. 1968. Looking north across atrium to peristyle. 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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VI.6.1 Pompeii. 1968. Looking north across atrium to peristyle. 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.

J68f1975

 

VI.6.1 Pompeii. Pre 1873 photograph by Amodio, no 2968. Looking across impluvium in atrium. Photo courtesy of Rick Bauer.

VI.6.1 Pompeii. Pre 1873 photograph by Amodio, no 2968. Looking across impluvium in atrium.

Photo courtesy of Rick Bauer.

 

VI.6.1 Pompeii. December 2007. West wall of fauces or entrance corridor.

VI.6.1 Pompeii. December 2007. West wall of fauces or entrance corridor.

 

VI.6.1 Pompeii. December 2007. Doorways to rooms 1, 2 and 3, cubicula, on the west side of the atrium.

VI.6.1 Pompeii. December 2007.

Doorways to rooms 1, 2 and 3, cubicula, on the west side of the atrium.

 

VI.6.1 Pompeii. December 2007. Doorway to room 1, on west side of the atrium.

VI.6.1 Pompeii. December 2007. Doorway to room 1, cubiculum on west side of the atrium.

 

VI.6.1 Pompeii. December 2007. Room 1, looking towards south-west corner with doorway to shop at VI.6.22

VI.6.1 Pompeii. December 2007.

Room 1, looking towards south-west corner with doorway to shop at VI.6.22.

 

VI.6.1 Pompeii. December 2007. Doorway to room 2 on the west side of the atrium.

VI.6.1 Pompeii. December 2007. Doorway to room 2, cubiculum on the west side of the atrium.

 

VI.6.1 Pompeii. December 2007. Looking west into room 2.

VI.6.1 Pompeii. December 2007. Looking west into room 2.

 

VI.6.1 Pompeii. December 2007. Doorway to room 3.

VI.6.1 Pompeii. December 2007.

Doorway to room 3, cubiculum on west side of atrium.

 

VI.6.1 Pompeii. December 2007. Looking west into room 3.

VI.6.1 Pompeii. December 2007. Looking west into room 3.

 

VI.6.1 Pompeii. December 2007. Room 3, blocked doorway in north wall.

VI.6.1 Pompeii. December 2007. Room 3, blocked doorway in north wall.

 

VI.6.1 Pompeii. December 2007. Looking east across the impluvium in the atrium, from room 3.

VI.6.1 Pompeii. December 2007. Looking east across the impluvium in the atrium, from room 3.

 

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