VI.17.15 shop, 16, 17, combined plan.
Plan courtesy of Dobbins, J. J. and Foss, P. W., 2008. The World of Pompeii. Oxford: Routledge (CDRom).
According to Fiorelli –
VI.17.15-18 – “Due case unite costituivano forse l’abitazione di una sola famiglia. Esse avevano due ingressi separati sulla strada e due botteghe, stando in relazione tra loro per gli atrii, entrambi tuscanici, e ciascuno con tre cubicoli da un solo lato.
La prima inoltre no.16, teneva accanto allo ingresso la cucina, poco piu innanza la gradinata che la metteva in communicazione con la casa seguente, e nel fondo il triclinio, una seconda scalinata, e due oeci.
La seconda, casa no.17, che sembra la piu nobile, conteneva le ali, il tablino, due fauci, ed un’altra gradinata di discesa.
L’edificio poi era terminato nel piano piu alto con un loggiato, che ora era distrutto.
In uno dei pilastri che fronteggiano la strada leggevasi:
M . CERRINIVM
AED . SALINIENSIS
See Fiorelli, G. (1875). Descrizione, (p.433)
See Pappalardo, U., 2001. La Descrizione di Pompei per Giuseppe Fiorelli (1875). Napoli: Massa Editore. (p.159)
"Two united houses constituting perhaps the dwelling of a single family. They had two separate entrances on the roadway and two shops, linked to the atriums, both atriums were Tuscanic, and each with three cubicula only on one side.
The first No. 16, had the kitchen near to the entrance doorway, nearby were the the steps linking with the next house, and at the rear was the triclinium, a second stairway, and two oeci.
The second, house No. 17, which seemed the most noble, contained ala, the tablinum, two corridors, and another steps leading down.
The building was finished on the highest floor with a loggia, which was now destroyed.
In one of the pillars that fronted onto the roadway, the following could have been read -
M . CERRINIVM
AED . SALINIENSIS
VI.17.16 Pompeii. May 2011. Looking west to entrance doorway.
VI.17.16 Pompeii. December 2005. Entrance doorway, looking west.
VI.17.16 Pompeii. December 2004. Looking west along fauces towards atrium.
In the rear wall are blocked doorways of which one would have lead into the triclinium, and the second into a corridor leading to steps.
VI.17.16 Pompeii. May 2005. Impluvium in atrium.
VI.17.16 Pompeii. May 2005. South side of fauces, with steps to VI.17.17 at its rear.
VI.17.16 Pompeii. May 2005. Site of kitchen, with cellars below?
At the rear, above, would be the doorway into the atrium of VI.17.17.
VI.17.16/17 Pompeii. May 2005. Looking south, to doorway below VI.17.17, cellars?.
VI.17.16/17 Pompeii. May 2011. Part of the lower area, linked with VI.17.17, looking east.
VI.17.16 Pompeii. May 2011. Looking west across south side of atrium.
VI.17.16 Pompeii. May 2011. Looking north-west across impluvium in atrium.
VI.17.16 Pompeii. May 2005. North-west corner of atrium.
VI.17.16 Pompeii. May 2011. Looking towards north side of atrium.
VI.17.16 Pompeii. May 2011. Looking towards north-east corner of atrium.
In the centre right, the doorway into the shop at VI.17.15 can be seen, together with its rear room and its entrance doorway.
The entrance corridor of VI.17.16 leading out onto Via Consolare can be seen on the right.
VI.17.16 Pompeii. May 2011.
Looking east towards Via Consolare, from entrance corridor.