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VI.15.6 Pompeii. Domus of A. Caesius Valens and N. Herrenius Nardus

or Casa del Focolare di ferro or Casa del Forno di ferro.

Excavated 1895.

 

In Notizie degli Scavi, prior to January 1897, this house was described as being in Insula 12 of Reg. VI,

afterwards it was changed to Insula 15 of Reg. VI.

In Notizie degli Scavi, January 1897, plan on p.14, this house was numbered as VI.15.7.

It was renumbered in NdS, May 1897, p.198 as VI.15.6.  See Note on Region VI, Insula 15 plan for information.

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VI.16  December 2005.   Vico dei Vettii looking south                     VI.15.6

VI.16 Pompeii. December 2005.     Vicolo dei Vettii looking south.                VI.15.6

 

Pompeii. Terracotta pot or base buried in pavement between VI.15.6 and VI.15.7.  December 2007.

Pompeii. Terracotta pot or base buried in pavement between VI.15.6 and VI.15.7. December 2007.

 

Pompeii. Close up of terracotta pot or base buried in pavement between VI.15.6 and VI.15.7.  December 2007.

Pompeii. Close up of terracotta pot or base buried in pavement between VI.15.6 and VI.15.7. December 2007.

 

VI.15.6 Pompeii.  September 2004.  Entrance.

VI.15.6 Pompeii. September 2004. Entrance doorway.

 

VI.15.6 Pompeii. December 2005. Entrance doorway, looking west. According to NdS, this doorway led into a modest house. The entrance doorway had limestone doorjambs. The fauces, or entrance corridor, preserved remains of coarse plaster. Above the threshold of the doorway, the usual holes in the walls for the beam that would have strengthened the door when it was closed, could be seen. See Notizie degli Scavi,  January 1897, (p.30)

VI.15.6 Pompeii. December 2005. Entrance doorway, looking west.

According to NdS, this doorway led into a modest house.

The entrance doorway had limestone doorjambs.

The fauces, or entrance corridor, preserved remains of coarse plaster.

Above the threshold of the doorway, the usual holes in the walls for the beam that would have strengthened the door when it was closed, could be seen.

See Notizie degli Scavi,  January 1897, (p.30)

 

VI.15.6 Pompeii. May 2005. Looking west across atrium, from entrance fauces.  According to NdS, two bronze signet/seals were dug up in the atrium. One had the name A. Caesi Valentis, and on the other was N. Herenni Nardi. See Notizie degli Scavi, January 1897, (p.30)

VI.15.6 Pompeii. May 2005. Looking west across atrium, from entrance fauces. 

According to NdS, two bronze signet/seals were dug up in the atrium.

One had the name A. Caesi Valentis, and on the other was N. Herenni Nardi.

See Notizie degli Scavi, January 1897, (p.30)

 

VI.15.6 Pompeii. Seal of A. Caesi Valentis. According to NdS, a rectangular bronze seal/signet with the words in raised letters and backwards, was found 11th June 1896, on the north side of the atrium. It had a handle to the ring, and a small vase or jar was incised in the bezel. See Notizie degli Scavi, June 1896, (p.297-8)
See Della Corte, M., 1965.  Case ed Abitanti di Pompei. Napoli: Fausto Fiorentino. (p.64, S.17, see Note 2)

VI.15.6 Pompeii. Seal of A. Caesi Valentis.

According to NdS, a rectangular bronze seal/signet with the words in raised letters and backwards, was found 11th June 1896, on the north side of the atrium.

It had a handle to the ring, and a small vase or jar was incised in the bezel.

See Notizie degli Scavi, June 1896, (p.297-8)

See Della Corte, M., 1965.  Case ed Abitanti di Pompei. Napoli: Fausto Fiorentino. (p.64, S.17, see Note 2)

 

VI.15.6 Pompeii. Seal of N. Herreni Nardi. According to NdS, another rectangular bronze seal/signet was also found with the words in raised letters and backwards. It had a handle to the ring, and a vase was engraved in the bezel. See Notizie degli Scavi, June 1896 (p.298)
See Della Corte, M., 1965.  Case ed Abitanti di Pompei. Napoli: Fausto Fiorentino. (p.64, S.48, see Note 3)

VI.15.6 Pompeii. Seal of N. Herreni Nardi.

According to NdS, another rectangular bronze seal/signet was also found with the words in raised letters and backwards.

It had a handle to the ring, and a vase was engraved in the bezel.

See Notizie degli Scavi, June 1896 (p.298)

See Della Corte, M., 1965.  Case ed Abitanti di Pompei. Napoli: Fausto Fiorentino. (p.64, S.48, see Note 3)

 

VI.15.6 Pompeii. May 2006. Looking towards the north side of the atrium, from entrance fauces.

VI.15.6 Pompeii. May 2006.

Looking towards the north side of the atrium, from entrance fauces.

 

VI.15.6 Pompeii. March 2009. Room 1, atrium. Looking west from entrances fauces.
According to NdS, the four columns that held up the corners of the impluvium roofing were brick and devoid of any decoration. The walls of the atrium were also without decoration.
In the north-east corner of the atrium was the beginning of a staircase to the upper floor.

VI.15.6 Pompeii. March 2009. Room 1, atrium. Looking west from entrances fauces.

According to NdS, the four columns that held up the corners of the impluvium roofing were brick and devoid of any decoration.
The walls of the atrium were also without decoration.

In the north-east corner of the atrium was the beginning of a staircase to the upper floor.

 

VI.15.6 Pompeii. March 2009. Room 1, north wall of atrium. Looking north-east. The remains of the stairs can be seen on the right of the photo.

VI.15.6 Pompeii. March 2009. Room 1, north wall of atrium. Looking north-east.

The remains of the stairs can be seen on the right of the photo.

 

VI.15.6 Pompeii. March 2009. Room 1, south wall of atrium. Looking west.

VI.15.6 Pompeii. March 2009. Room 1, south wall of atrium. Looking west.

 

VI.15.6 Pompeii. March 2009.  Room 1.  Atrium.  Looking west.

VI.15.6 Pompeii. March 2009. Room 1, atrium. Looking west.

 

VI.15.6 Pompeii. March 2009.  Room 1. Remains of Impluvium, and table.

VI.15.6 Pompeii. March 2009. Room 1, remains of impluvium, and table.

 

VI.15.6 Pompeii. March 2009. Room 1, impluvium. Looking west. According to NdS, the tetrastyle atrium had a square impluvium, of 1.70m on each side. The impluvium was faced with opus signinum and at its head on the west side, a marble rectangular table was placed.
The table was supported by two legs, finished at the front end with lion’s paws.

VI.15.6 Pompeii. March 2009. Room 1, impluvium. Looking west.

According to NdS, the tetrastyle atrium had a square impluvium, of 1.70m on each side.

The impluvium was faced with opus signinum, and a marble rectangular table was placed at its head on the west side.

The table was supported by two legs, finished at the front end with lion’s paws.

 

VI.15.6 Pompeii. March 2009. Room 1.  Impluvium.  Looking south east.

VI.15.6 Pompeii. March 2009. Room 1, impluvium. Looking south-east.

 

VI.15.6 Pompeii.  May 2006.  Impluvium and marble table.

VI.15.6 Pompeii. May 2006. Impluvium and marble table. 

 

 

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