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VI.15.15 Pompeii. Thermopolium. 

Linked to VI.15.13 and VI.15.14. Excavated 1898.

 

In Notizie degli Scavi, January 1897, plan on p.14, or June 1897 (p.269), this thermopolium was not yet shown.

In NdS, November 1897, p.460 it is seen as VI.15.15.  See Note on Region VI, Insula 15 plan for information.

 

VI.15.15 Centre doorway.  December 2007.

VI.15.15 Pompeii. December 2007. Centre doorway. 

 

VI.15.15 Pompeii. December 2005. Looking west to entrance doorway. According to NdS, the shop-room of the thermopolium was decorated with a high red dado (about 2 m. high), with white plaster above it on the walls. In the red panels of the dado were painted vases or pecking birds. See Notizie degli Scavi, November 1897, (p.461)

VI.15.15 Pompeii. December 2005. Looking west to entrance doorway.

According to NdS, the shop-room of the thermopolium was decorated with a high red dado (about 2 m. high), with white plaster above it on the walls. In the red panels of the dado were painted vases or pecking birds.

See Notizie degli Scavi, November 1897, (p.461)

 

VI.15.15 Pompeii. December 2007. Looking across L-shaped counter with three dolia and a hearth. According to NdS, the sales counter was faced externally with plaster imitating coloured marble, ‘giallo antico’ and framed in a porphory frame. Internally it was faced with red plaster, the same as that of the high dado.  On the south wall of the counter were the usual shelves for displaying the wares. There were four shelves and the last was interrupted to make way to a small closet/cupboard. Thetop of the counterwas faced with marble fragments. The counter/bench ended in a small hearth, in which an iron tripod was found on 29th November 1897. Both in this thermopolium and in the following at VI.15.16, traces of fire were observed. See Notizie degli Scavi, November 1897, (p.461)

VI.15.15 Pompeii. December 2007. Looking across L-shaped counter with three dolia and a hearth.

According to NdS, the sales counter was faced externally with plaster imitating coloured marble, ‘giallo antico’ and framed in a porphory frame.

Internally it was faced with red plaster, the same as that of the high dado.

On the south wall of the counter were the usual shelves for displaying the wares. There were four shelves and the last was interrupted to make way to a small closet/cupboard.

The top of the counter was faced with marble fragments.

The counter/bench ended in a small hearth, in which an iron tripod was found on 29th November 1897.

Both in this thermopolium and in the following at VI.15.16, traces of fire were observed.

See Notizie degli Scavi, November 1897, (p.461)

 

VI.15.15 Pompeii. December 2007. Looking across counter.

VI.15.15 Pompeii. December 2007. Looking across counter.

 

VI.15.15 Pompeii. December 2005. Looking west across counter.

VI.15.15 Pompeii. December 2005. Looking west across counter.

 

VI.15.15 Pompeii. December 2007. Looking west across counter, towards two doorways in west wall, into rear room. According to NdS, both the doorways would have had a wooden threshold.

VI.15.15 Pompeii. December 2007.

Looking west across counter, towards two doorways in west wall, into rear room.

According to NdS, both the doorways would have had a wooden threshold.

 

VI.15.15 Pompeii. December 2007. Looking towards two doorways in south wall, of the long corridor of VI.15.14.

VI.15.15 Pompeii. December 2007.

Looking towards two doorways in south wall, of the long corridor of VI.15.14.

 

VI.15.15 Pompeii. December 2007.  Looking west along north side of bar-room, through doorway into rear room. According to NdS, the rear room was decorated with plaster on a yellow background, partitioned into panels, in which were paintings of flying panthers or pecking birds.

VI.15.15 Pompeii. December 2007.

Looking west along north side of bar-room, through doorway into rear room.

According to NdS, the rear room was decorated with plaster on a yellow background, partitioned into panels, in which were paintings of flying panthers or pecking birds.