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VI.8.22 Pompeii. Casa della Fontana Grande or House of the Large Fountain

or Casa della prima Fontana a mosaico or House of Helvius Vestalis.

First excavated 1826. (Strada di Mercurio 36).

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VI.8.22 Pompeii. December 2005. Entrance on Via Mercurio.
In June 1826, graffiti was found on the wall to the right of the entrance, it read –
Q(uintum) Postium Modestum
quinq(uennalem) d(ignum) r(ei) p(ublicae) o(ro) v(os) f(aciatis)    [CIL IV 195]
Cerrinium aed(ilem) o(ro) v(os) f(aciatis)    [CIL IV 196]
L(ucium) Albucium aed(ilem) d(ignum) r(ei) p(ublicae) o(ro) v(os) f(aciatis)    [CIL IV 197]
In August 1826, found on the wall on the right side of the doorway, was –
M(arcum) Holconium
Priscum IIvir(um) i(ure) d(icundo)
pomari universi
cum Helvio Vestale rog(ant)    [CIL IV 202, painted in red]
A(ulum) Vettium Caprasium Felicem aed(ilem) o(ro) v(os) f(aciatis) vicini     [CIL IV 204]
In February 1827, found on the same wall, was –
Casellium Marcellum rog(at)
Memor sodalis facit o[3]     [CIL IV 209]
Samellium aed(ilem) o(ro) v(os) f(aciatis)    [CIL IV 210]
Casellium aed(ilem) o(ro) v(os) f(aciatis)     [CIL IV 211]
 See Pagano, M. and Prisciandaro, R., 2006. Studio sulle provenienze degli oggetti rinvenuti negli scavi borbonici del regno di Napoli. Naples : Nicola Longobardi. (p.135-6) PAH II, 164, 172; III, 70, 72, 76
See Della Corte, M., 1965.  Case ed Abitanti di Pompei. Napoli: Fausto Fiorentino, (p.59) and see VI.8.12. 
According to Varone and Stefani, also found on this wall on the north of the entrance, was CIL IV 28. See Varone, A. and Stefani, G., 2009. Titulorum Pictorum Pompeianorum, Rome: L’erma di Bretschneider, .320)
According to Epigraphik-Datenbank Clauss/Slaby (See www.manfredclauss.de), it read as –
Q(uintum) Herenn[ium] v(irum) b(onum)       [CIL IV 28]

VI.8.22 Pompeii. December 2005. Entrance on Via Mercurio.

In June 1826, graffiti was found on the wall to the right of the entrance, it read –

 

Q(uintum) Postium Modestum

quinq(uennalem) d(ignum) r(ei) p(ublicae) o(ro) v(os) f(aciatis)    [CIL IV 195]

 

Cerrinium aed(ilem) o(ro) v(os) f(aciatis)    [CIL IV 196]

 

L(ucium) Albucium aed(ilem) d(ignum) r(ei) p(ublicae) o(ro) v(os) f(aciatis)    [CIL IV 197]

 

In August 1826, found on the wall on the right side of the doorway, was –

 

M(arcum) Holconium

Priscum IIvir(um) i(ure) d(icundo)

pomari universi

cum Helvio Vestale rog(ant)    [CIL IV 202, painted in red]

 

A(ulum) Vettium Caprasium Felicem aed(ilem) o(ro) v(os) f(aciatis) vicini     [CIL IV 204]

 

In February 1827, found on the same wall, was –

 

Casellium Marcellum rog(at)

Memor sodalis facit o[3]     [CIL IV 209]

 

Samellium aed(ilem) o(ro) v(os) f(aciatis)    [CIL IV 210]

 

Casellium aed(ilem) o(ro) v(os) f(aciatis)     [CIL IV 211]

 

See Pagano, M. and Prisciandaro, R., 2006. Studio sulle provenienze degli oggetti rinvenuti negli scavi borbonici del regno di Napoli. Naples : Nicola Longobardi. (p.135-6) PAH II, 164, 172; III, 70, 72, 76

See Della Corte, M., 1965.  Case ed Abitanti di Pompei. Napoli: Fausto Fiorentino, (p.59) and see VI.8.12.

 

According to Varone and Stefani, also found on this wall on the north of the entrance, was CIL IV 28.

See Varone, A. and Stefani, G., 2009. Titulorum Pictorum Pompeianorum, Rome: L’erma di Bretschneider, (p.320)

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

 

Q(uintum) Herenn[ium] v(irum) b(onum)       [CIL IV 28]

 

VI.8.22 Pompeii. July 2011. Entrance on Via Mercurio. Photo courtesy of Rick Bauer.

VI.8.22 Pompeii. July 2011. Entrance on Via Mercurio. Photo courtesy of Rick Bauer.

 

VI.8.22 Pompeii. October 2014. Entrance doorway on Via Mercurio. Photo courtesy of Michael Binns.

VI.8.22 Pompeii. October 2014. Entrance doorway on Via Mercurio. Photo courtesy of Michael Binns.

 

VI.8.22 Pompeii. October 2014. Looking west from entrance corridor, across atrium and impluvium. Photo courtesy of Michael Binns.

VI.8.22 Pompeii. October 2014. Looking west from entrance corridor, across atrium and impluvium.

Photo courtesy of Michael Binns.

 

VI.8.22 Pompeii. 1989. Looking west from entrance corridor, across atrium and impluvium.
Photo courtesy of Anne Fettis.

VI.8.22 Pompeii. 1989. Looking west from entrance corridor, across atrium and impluvium.

Photo courtesy of Anne Fettis.

 

VI.8.22 Pompeii. December 2006. Looking west across atrium and impluvium.

VI.8.22 Pompeii. December 2006. Looking west across atrium and impluvium.

 

VI.8.22 Pompeii.  March 2009.  Rooms on north side of atrium.

VI.8.22 Pompeii. March 2009. Doorways to rooms on north side of atrium.

 

VI.8.22 Pompeii.  March 2009.  Atrium with impluvium.  Looking north west.

VI.8.22 Pompeii. March 2009. Looking north-west across atrium with impluvium.

 

VI.8.22 Pompeii.  March 2009.  Looking west along south side of atrium.

VI.8.22 Pompeii. March 2009. Looking west along south side of atrium.

 

VI.8.22 Pompeii.  March 2009.  South east corner of atrium.

VI.8.22 Pompeii. March 2009. South-east corner of atrium.

 

VI.8.22 Pompeii.  March 2009.  Room 2.  Looking east.

VI.8.22 Pompeii. March 2009.

Doorway to room 2, on south side of entrance. Looking east.

 

VI.8.22 Pompeii.  March 2009.  Room 2.  Arched recess.

VI.8.22 Pompeii. March 2009. Room 2, arched recess.

                         

VI.8.22 Pompeii.  March 2009.  Room 1. Atrium.  South side.  3 blocked doorways or recesses, with white marble sills.

VI.8.22 Pompeii. March 2009. Room 1, south side of atrium.  

Three blocked doorways or recesses, with white marble sills.

 

VI.8.22 Pompeii.  March 2009.  Room 1. Atrium.  Blocked doorway in south east corner.

VI.8.22 Pompeii. March 2009. Room 1, atrium.

Blocked doorway in south-east corner.

 

VI.8.22 Pompeii.  March 2009.  Room 3.  Ala, on the south side of atrium.

VI.8.22 Pompeii. March 2009. Room 3, ala, on the south side of atrium.

 

VI.8.22 Pompeii.  March 2009.  Room 4.  Stairs to upper floor.

VI.8.22 Pompeii. March 2009. Room 4, stairs to upper floor.

 

VI.8.22 Pompeii.  March 2009.  Room 5.  Area on south side of stairs.  Looking east.

VI.8.22 Pompeii. March 2009. Room 5, area on south side of stairs. Looking east.

 

VI.8.22 Pompeii.  March 2009.  Room 5.   Area on south side of stairs.  Looking west to lower level.

VI.8.22 Pompeii. March 2009. Room 5, area on south side of stairs.

Looking west to lower level.

 

VI.8.22 Pompeii.  March 2009.  Looking west to lower level and door of Room 7.

VI.8.22 Pompeii. March 2009.

Looking west to lower level and doorway of room 7.

 

VI.8.22 Pompeii.  March 2009.  Room 7.  Door in south wall, from corridor.  Looking east.

VI.8.22 Pompeii. March 2009. Room 7, doorway in south wall, from corridor.

Looking east.

 

VI.8.22 Pompeii.  March 2009.  Room 7.   Looking south.

VI.8.22 Pompeii. March 2009. Room 7, looking south.

 

 

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