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VI.16.26 Pompeii. Unnamed house, but House with the Jupiter Altar.

Linked to VI.16.19 and VI.16.27. See VI.16.27 for full description.

Excavated 1904.

 

VI.16.27/26/19 Plan (Opens in separate window)

 

VI.16.26 Pompeii. May 2005. Entrance doorway, looking east. According to NdS, this was the main entrance to the house, and VI.16.19 was the secondary entrance. The two doorposts, made of limestone blocks which were covered with rough plaster, were high.
They really formed the entrance to a small vestibule (a). This had a cocciopesto floor and walls faced with a high yellow dado, coated above the dado with rustic white plaster. Below was the threshold of lava on which would have been embedded the wooden door-jambs and door-shutter. See Notizie degli Scavi di Antichità, 1908, (p.183-192).

VI.16.26 Pompeii. May 2005. Entrance doorway, looking east.

According to NdS, this was the main entrance to the house, and VI.16.19 was the secondary entrance.

The two doorposts, made of limestone blocks which were covered with rough plaster, were high.

They really formed the entrance to a small vestibule (a).

This had a cocciopesto floor and walls faced with a high yellow dado, coated above the dado with rustic white plaster.

Below was the threshold of lava on which would have been embedded the wooden door-jambs and door-shutter.

See Notizie degli Scavi di Antichità, 1908, (p.183-192).

 

VI.16.26 Pompeii. May 2006. Looking east from entrance doorway across fauces A. According to NdS, this floor was made of opus signinum and sloped upwards from the doorway. The walls had a high plinth of plaster imitating a coarse decoration of marble, and above it was a simple rough plaster.

VI.16.26 Pompeii. May 2006. Looking east from entrance doorway across fauces A.

According to NdS, this floor was made of opus signinum and sloped upwards from the doorway.

The walls had a high dado of plaster imitating a coarse decoration of marble, and above it was a simple rough plaster.

 

VI.16.26 Pompeii. September 2004. Looking east from entrance corridor A, across to atrium B. According to NdS, the floor of the atrium was of cocciopesto. The walls of the atrium had a high brick plaster plinth and above this was a white plaster. There was an impluvium in the centre and a large portico supported by a double pilaster and columns. In the north-west corner of the impluvium was the pilaster to support the roof of the portico, and in the south-west corner was one of the two columns. The other column was not far from the north-east corner of the impluvium. The pilaster was made of rows of bricks and cut tufa in the manner of bricks. The remains of the column to the west were all brick, while the other was made of brick and limestone. See Notizie degli Scavi di Antichità, 1908, (p.183-192).

VI.16.26 Pompeii. September 2004. Looking east from entrance corridor A, across to atrium B.

According to NdS, the floor of the atrium was of cocciopesto.

The walls of the atrium had a high plastered dado (intonaco laterizio) and above this was a white plaster.

There was an impluvium in the centre and a large portico supported by a double pilaster and columns.

In the north-west corner of the impluvium was the pilaster to support the roof of the portico, and in the south-west corner was one of the two columns.

The other column was not far from the north-east corner of the impluvium.

The pilaster was made of rows of bricks and cut tufa in the manner of bricks.

The remains of the column to the west were all brick, while the other was made of brick and limestone.

See Notizie degli Scavi di Antichità, 1908, (p.183-192).

 

VI.16.26 Pompeii. May 2006. Looking east across impluvium in atrium. According to NdS, the square shaped impluvium had its base covered with Opus signinum with numerous pieces of marble randomly buried into it. The sides were covered with brick plaster and a wide border of cocciopesto with a lovely design of meander made with white tesserae.  The atrium floor was of cocciopesto.

VI.16.26 Pompeii. May 2006. Looking east across impluvium in atrium.

According to NdS, the square shaped impluvium had its base covered with Opus signinum with numerous pieces of marble randomly buried into it.

The sides were covered with plaster (intonaco laterizio) and a wide border of cocciopesto with a lovely design of meander made with white tesserae. 

The atrium floor was of cocciopesto.

 

VI.16.26 Pompeii. May 2006. East side of atrium, east wall of room J.

VI.16.26 Pompeii. May 2006. East side of atrium, east wall of room J.

 

 

 

VI.16.27/26/19 Plan (Opens in separate window)

 

 

 

 

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