Wall between VI.14.37 and VI.14.38 on Vicolo dei Vettii, December 2007.
VI.14.37 Pompeii. December 2005. Entrance doorway.
According to Della Corte, this was a modest house furnished with an upper floor, from which space for the Bar of Salvius had been taken originally.
Probably the upper floor was used for living in, and the lower floor was occupied by the workshop.
The paintings that adorned the right pilaster of the entrance, showed the industry that was carried on here.
Mercury, with purse and caduceus, and a carpenter sawing a beam with the help of a lad.
On a seal/signet found here was –
(P.P.S) [CIL X 8058, 71]
See Della Corte, M., 1965. Case ed Abitanti di Pompei. Napoli: Fausto Fiorentino. (p.83, S.75)
According to Epigraphik-Datenbank Clauss/Slaby (See www.manfredclauss.de), this read –
P(otiti) P(oppaei) S(abini) [CIL X 8058, 71]
VI.14.37 Pompeii. December 2007.To right of entrance Frohlich says there were two wall paintings.
The left hand picture was of two men, at either end of a large saw, cutting a beam.
The right hand picture was of Mercury.
See Fröhlich, T., 1991, Lararien und Fassadenbilder in den Vesuvstädten. Mainz: von Zabern. (F42:p.324).
VI.14.37 Pompeii. December 2007. Wall to the left of entrance.
VI.14.37 Pompeii. December 2005. Looking east across atrium.
VI.14.37 Pompeii. December 2005.
Looking across atrium towards east wall, from entrance doorway.
VI.14.37 Pompeii. According to Presuhn, this scratched inscription was found on a white painted wall in the atrium.
EQUES NATUS ROMANUS INTER
BETA ET BRASSICA
Which he translates as:
Chadius Ventrio, Roman knight born between cabbage and beets
See Presuhn E., 1878. Pompeji: Die Neuesten Ausgrabungen von 1874 bis 1878. Leipzig: Weigel. (V, Plate III, p. 5).
According to Epigraphik-Datenbank Clauss/Slaby (See www.manfredclauss.de) this reads as
G(aius!) Hadius Ventrio
eques natus Romanus inter
beta(m) et brassica(m) [CIL IV 4533]