VI.11.13 Pompeii. September 2005. Entrance doorway, looking west.
VI.11.13 Pompeii. September 2005. Looking west towards atrium, from entrance corridor.
According to Jashemski, a passageway in this house (excavated in 1842) led from the atrium to an open area on the right in which there was a cistern head.
Such an area would normally be a garden but, since Fiorelli on the basis of numerous graffiti identified this site as the home and workshop of a producer of sailors clothing, the garden may have been used for other purposes.
See Jashemski, W. F., 1993. The Gardens of Pompeii, Volume II: Appendices. New York: Caratzas. (p.144)
For list of graffiti, see below last photo.
VI.11.13 Pompeii. September 2005. Hearth in north-west corner of atrium.
VI.11.13 Pompeii. September 2005. North-east corner of atrium.
VI.11.13 Pompeii. September 2005. Looking north into triclinium, on north side of corridor.
VI.11.13 Pompeii. September 2005. Cubiculum on south side of open area, with niche in west wall.
VI.11.13 Pompeii. September 2005.
Looking west across open area, on the right in which there is a cistern head.
The corridor ahead would have led to VI.11.6
VI.11.13 Pompeii. September 2005. Cistern head in north-east corner of open area.
According to Fiorelli, on the atrium walls were written various dates and graffiti, referring to the buying and selling of clothes.
Written by someone ascending the stairs were –
K XII MAIAS TVN PAL
NONIS MAIS FAS
VIII IDVS MAS
III IDVS APRILIIS
TVNICA + I
On the south wall a list of names was also found.
See Pappalardo, U., 2001. La Descrizione di Pompei per Giuseppe Fiorelli (1875). Napoli: Massa Editore. (p.70)
According to Epigraphik-Datenbank Clauss/Slaby (See www.manfredclauss.de) these were
K(alendas) XII Maias tun(icam) pal(lium)
Nonis Mai(i)s fas(ciam)
VIII Idus Ma(ia)s
tunicas II [CIL IV 1393]
III Idus Apriles
tunica(m) |(denarii) I
IIIA[ [CIL IV 1392]
According to Della Corte, there was no trace of the name of the owner of this small house, but Fiorelli believed this was an establishment of an Officina Vestiaria
which would have produced special clothing for seamen.
A list of names, clearly legible were those of -
(Nautae) Alexander, Mena, Dinibales (?), Synoris, Spurius, Macer, Domitius, Speratus, Primogenes, Tebaldus e Iucundus [CIL IV 1396-98]
some of the names were repeated.
See Della Corte, M., 1965. Case ed Abitanti di Pompei. Napoli: Fausto Fiorentino. (p. 60)
According to Epigraphik-Datenbank Clauss/Slaby (See www.manfredclauss.de) these names were -
(h)onore(m) [CIL IV 1396]
et te Tebalde
Eco Solus [CIL IV 1397]
Sinurini sal(ve) [CIL IV 1398]