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VII.1.47 Pompeii. Domus Vedi Sirici or House of Siricus

or House of Vedius Siricus and Vedius Nummianus.

Linked to VII.1.25 and VII.1.46. (Vico del Lupanare 16).

Excavated 1851, 1857, 1862, 1872. Restored and re-opened 2017.

Part 1.

 

Part 2      Part 3      Combined plan of VII.1.25 VII.1.47 and VII.1.46 (opens in new window)      VII.1.25      VII.1.46

 

VII.1.47 Pompeii. December 2005. Entrance on Vicolo del Lupanare.

VII.1.47 Pompeii. December 2005. Entrance on Vicolo del Lupanare. 

 

VII.1.47 Pompeii. January 2009. Entrance on Vicolo del Lupanare.  Photo courtesy of Rick Bauer. According to Niccolini on the right side of the door was the inscription

SIRICVM
II
. VMIVM. MODESTVM. AED ( mon. )
SIRICE • FAC • FACIAS

According to Epigraphik-Datenbank Clauss/Slaby (See www.manfredclauss.de) this reads

 [3] Siricum [3]
II(virum)
[Q(uintum) Post]umium Modestum aed(ilem)
Sirice fac facias      [CIL IV, 805]

VII.1.47 Pompeii. January 2009. Entrance on Vicolo del Lupanare.  Photo courtesy of Rick Bauer.

According to Niccolini on the right side of the door was the inscription

 

SIRICVM

II

. VMIVM. MODESTVM. AED ( mon. )

SIRICE · FAC · FACIAS

 

This gave the name of the ancient owner.

 

According to Epigraphik-Datenbank Clauss/Slaby (See www.manfredclauss.de) this reads

 

 [3] Siricum [3]

II(virum)

[Q(uintum) Post]umium Modestum aed(ilem)

Sirice fac facias      [CIL IV, 805]

 

VII.1.47 Pompeii. January 2009. Entrance corridor or fauces 1, looking east. Photo courtesy of Rick Bauer.

VII.1.47 Pompeii. January 2009. Entrance corridor or fauces 1, looking east.

Photo courtesy of Rick Bauer.

 

VII.1.47 Pompeii. December 2005. Entrance corridor or fauces 1. According to Dyer
“This house, excavated in 1851, adjoins the Stabian Baths in the Vico del Lupanare, but has its principal entrance in the Strada Stabiana; from an inscription near which it derives its first name.  Its second name was taken from the mosaic inscription on the threshold of te atrium ‘Salve lucru’, with the customary omission of the “m”, meaning “Welcome, gain!” from which it has been inferred that the owner was engaged in trade, The house is a sort of double one, being connected with that called the House of the Russian Princes. It is chiefly remarkable for its paintings, which are in a good state of preservation. The best of them are the three in the room called the Exedra. The first of these represents Neptune and Apollo presiding over the building of the walls of Troy; the second, Thetis presenting herself to Vulcan to demand the arms of Achilles; and in the third is depicted the drunken Hercules. The figures are about one-third of their natural size.”
See Dyer, T., 1867. The Ruins of Pompeii. London: Bell and Daldy. (p.81)

VII.1.47 Pompeii. December 2005. Entrance corridor or fauces 1.

According to Dyer

“This house, excavated in 1851, adjoins the Stabian Baths in the Vico del Lupanare, but has its principal entrance in the Strada Stabiana; from an inscription near which it derives its first name.  Its second name was taken from the mosaic inscription on the threshold of the atrium ‘Salve lucru’, with the customary omission of the “m”, meaning “Welcome, gain!” from which it has been inferred that the owner was engaged in trade, The house is a sort of double one, being connected with that called the House of the Russian Princes VII.1.25.

It is chiefly remarkable for its paintings, which are in a good state of preservation.

The best of them are the three in the room called the Exedra.

The first of these represents Neptune and Apollo presiding over the building of the walls of Troy;

In the second, Thetis presents herself to Vulcan to demand the arms of Achilles;

In the third is depicted the drunken Hercules.

The figures are about one-third of their natural size.”

See Dyer, T., 1867. The Ruins of Pompeii. London: Bell and Daldy. (p.81)

 

VII.1.47 Pompeii. May 2017. Detail of flooring in corridor 1. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

VII.1.47 Pompeii. May 2017. Detail of flooring in corridor 1.

Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

VII.1.47 Pompeii. May 2017. Detail of flooring in corridor 1.  Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

VII.1.47 Pompeii. May 2017. Detail of flooring in corridor 1. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

VII.1.47 Pompeii. May 2017. Detail of flooring in corridor 1. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

VII.1.47 Pompeii. May 2017. Detail of flooring in corridor 1. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

VII.1.47 Pompeii. May 2017. Looking west along entrance corridor 1 leading to Vicolo del Lupanare.  Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

VII.1.47 Pompeii. May 2017. Looking west along entrance corridor 1 leading to Vicolo del Lupanare.

Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

VII.1.47 Pompeii. May 2017. Looking south through doorway to small room 2 on south side of entrance corridor leading to Vicolo del Lupanare.  Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

VII.1.47 Pompeii. May 2017.

Looking south through doorway to small room 2 on south side of entrance corridor leading to Vicolo del Lupanare.

Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

VII.1.47 Pompeii. December 2005. Entrance corridor 1 with mosaic of SALVE LVCRV.

VII.1.47 Pompeii. December 2005. Entrance corridor 1 with mosaic of SALVE LVCRV.

 

VII.1.47 Pompeii. May 2017.  Entrance corridor 1 with mosaic of SALVE LVCRV. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

VII.1.47 Pompeii. May 2017.  Entrance corridor 1 with mosaic of SALVE LVCRV.

Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

VII.1.47 Pompeii. December 2005. Entrance corridor 1 mosaic.
SALVE LVCRV.
Salve Lucru - Hail, profit      [CIL X 874]
See Cooley, A. and M.G.L., 2004. Pompeii: A Sourcebook. London: Routledge. (p.168)

VII.1.47 Pompeii. December 2005. Entrance corridor 1 mosaic.

SALVE LVCRV.

Salve Lucru - Hail, profit      [CIL X 874]

See Cooley, A. and M.G.L., 2004. Pompeii: A Sourcebook. London: Routledge. (p.168)

 

VII.1.47 Pompeii. May 2017. Detail in flooring in entrance corridor/fauces 1. 
Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

VII.1.47 Pompeii. May 2017. Detail in flooring in entrance corridor/fauces 1.

Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

VII.1.47 Pompeii. May 2017. Doorway to cubiculum 4 in south-west corner of atrium. Looking west. On the right of the photo can be seen a block of lava onto which the household strongbox would have been fixed. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

VII.1.47 Pompeii. May 2017. Doorway to cubiculum 4 in south-west corner of atrium. Looking west.

On the right of the photo can be seen a block of lava onto which the household strongbox would have been fixed.

Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

VII.1.47 Pompeii. May 2017. Threshold of doorway to cubiculum 4 in south-west corner of atrium. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

VII.1.47 Pompeii. May 2017. Threshold of doorway to cubiculum 4 in south-west corner of atrium.

Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

VII.1.47 Pompeii. May 2017. West wall of cubiculum 4 in south-west corner of atrium, with recess for bed in north-west corner.  Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

VII.1.47 Pompeii. May 2017.

West wall of cubiculum 4 in south-west corner of atrium, with recess for bed in north-west corner.

Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

VII.1.47 Pompeii. May 2017. Looking south-east across atrium 3 after restoration.
Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

VII.1.47 Pompeii. May 2017. Looking south-east across atrium 3 after restoration.

Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

VII.1.47 Pompeii.Looking south-east across atrium 3. 1957. Photo by Stanley A. Jashemski.
Source: The Wilhelmina and Stanley A. Jashemski archive in the University of Maryland Library, Special Collections (See collection page) and made available under the Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial License v.4. See Licence and use details.
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VII.1.47 Pompeii. Looking south-east across atrium 3. 1957. Photo by Stanley A. Jashemski.

Source: The Wilhelmina and Stanley A. Jashemski archive in the University of Maryland Library, Special Collections (See collection page) and made available under the Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial License v.4. See Licence and use details.

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VII.1.47 Pompeii. May 2017. Looking south-east across impluvium in atrium 3, after restoration. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

VII.1.47 Pompeii. May 2017. Looking south-east across impluvium in atrium 3, after restoration.

Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

VII.1.47 Pompeii. May 2017. Looking east across impluvium. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

VII.1.47 Pompeii. May 2017. Looking east across impluvium. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

VII.1.47 Pompeii. May 2017. Detail of impluvium faced with slabs of marble. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

VII.1.47 Pompeii. May 2017. Detail of impluvium faced with slabs of marble.

Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

VII.1.47 Pompeii. May 2017. Detail of puteal on south side of impluvium. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

VII.1.47 Pompeii. May 2017. Detail of puteal on south side of impluvium.

Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

VII.1.47 Pompeii. 1854 drawing of Isis figurine found in the house.
See Niccolini F, 1854. Le case ed i monumenti di Pompei: Volume Primo. Napoli. Casa di Sirico, Tav I, item 26.

VII.1.47 Pompeii. 1854 drawing of Isis figurine found in the house.

See Niccolini F, 1854. Le case ed i monumenti di Pompei: Volume Primo. Napoli. Casa di Sirico, Tav I, item 26.

 

VII.1.47 Pompeii. December 2005. Looking east to atrium 3, and tablinum 6 at rear.

VII.1.47 Pompeii. December 2005. Looking east to atrium 3, and tablinum 6 at rear. 

 

VII.1.47 Pompeii. 1854 drawing of the SIRICI seal found in the tablinum 6 which confirmed the name of the owner. See Niccolini F, 1854. Le case ed i monumenti di Pompei: Volume Primo. Napoli. Casa di Sirico, Tav I, items 19-21.

VII.1.47 Pompeii. 1854 drawing of the SIRICI seal found in the tablinum 6 which confirmed the name of the owner.

See Niccolini F, 1854. Le case ed i monumenti di Pompei: Volume Primo. Napoli. Casa di Sirico, Tav. I, items 19-21.

 

VII.1.47 Pompeii. 1854 drawing of gold ring found in the tablinum 6. This had a portrait head of a virile man cut in to a cornelian stone. See Niccolini F, 1854. Le case ed i monumenti di Pompei: Volume Primo. Napoli. Casa di Sirico, Tav I, items 23-4.

VII.1.47 Pompeii. 1854 drawing of gold ring found in the tablinum 6.

This had a portrait head of a virile man cut in to a cornelian stone.

See Niccolini F, 1854. Le case ed i monumenti di Pompei: Volume Primo. Napoli. Casa di Sirico, Tav. I, items 23-4.

 

VII.1.47 Pompeii. May 2017. Looking east to room 6, tablinum.
Room 5, a cella with blocked door that had been reused for shelving, is on right.
Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

VII.1.47 Pompeii. May 2017. Looking east to room 6, tablinum.

Room 5, a cella with blocked door that had been reused for shelving, is on right.

Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

 

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