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VIII.2.25 Pompeii. Street altar. Excavated 1808?

 

VIII.2.25 Pompeii. September 2005. Street altar on south side of Vicolo della Regina.

VIII.2.25 Pompeii. September 2005. Street altar on south side of Vicolo della Regina.

 

VIII.2.25 Pompeii. October 2020. Street altar on south side of Vicolo della Regina.
Photo courtesy of Klaus Heese.

VIII.2.25 Pompeii. October 2020.

Street altar on south side of Vicolo della Regina. Photo courtesy of Klaus Heese.

 

VIII.2.25, Pompeii. December 2018. 
Looking south on Via della Regina towards street altar. Photo courtesy of Aude Durand.

VIII.2.25 Pompeii. December 2018.

Looking south on Vicolo della Regina towards street altar. Photo courtesy of Aude Durand.

 

VIII.2.25, Pompeii. December 2018. Detail of street altar, looking south.  Photo courtesy of Aude Durand.

VIII.2.25 Pompeii. December 2018. Detail of street altar, looking south.  Photo courtesy of Aude Durand.

 

VIII.2.25 Pompeii.  December 2004. Street altar

VIII.2.25 Pompeii. December 2004. Street altar

According to Mau, this was the largest of the street altars found.

It stood freely in a vaulted niche on the north side of VIII.2, but no traces of painting were to be seen near it.

See Mau, A., 1907, translated by Kelsey, F. W., Pompeii: Its Life and Art. New York: Macmillan. (p. 236).

 

VIII.2.25 Pompeii.  Street altar on south side of Vicolo della Regina.
Photographed 1970-79 by Günther Einhorn, picture courtesy of his son Ralf Einhorn.

VIII.2.25 Pompeii. Street altar on south side of Vicolo della Regina.

Photographed 1970-79 by Günther Einhorn, picture courtesy of his son Ralf Einhorn.

 

VIII.2.25 Pompeii. 1968. Street altar on south side of Vicolo della Regina. 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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VIII.2.25 Pompeii. 1968.

Street altar on south side of Vicolo della Regina. 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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VIII.2.25 Pompeii. 1824 drawing of the street altar.
See Mazois, F., 1824. Les Ruines de Pompei : Second Partie. Paris : Firmin Didot. (Plate VI).
Overbeck has a similar drawing which he describes as "a rather handsome altar, which, in order not to obstruct or narrow the traffic on the path, which is not too wide anyway, stands modestly in a wall niche, in which above it a depiction of a sacrifice was painted or placed in relief".
See Overbeck J., 1884. Pompeji in seinen Gebäuden, Alterthümen und Kunstwerken. Leipzig: Engelmann, p. 243, fig. 133.

VIII.2.25 Pompeii. 1824 drawing of the street altar.

See Mazois, F., 1824. Les Ruines de Pompei : Second Partie. Paris : Firmin Didot. (Plate VI).

Overbeck has a similar drawing which he describes as "a rather handsome altar, which, in order not to obstruct or narrow the traffic on the path, which is not too wide anyway, stands modestly in a wall niche, in which above it a depiction of a sacrifice was painted or placed in relief".

See Overbeck J., 1884. Pompeji in seinen Gebäuden, Alterthümen und Kunstwerken. Leipzig: Engelmann, p. 243, fig. 133.

 

VIII.2.25 Pompeii. 1824 detail of the inscription near the street altar.
See Mazois, F., 1824. Les Ruines de Pompei : Second Partie. Paris : Firmin Didot. (Plate VI).
The Epigraphic Database Roma records the inscription as

C(aium) C̣ụṣ[pium Pansam]
L(ucium) Popidium Secundum ạ[ediles]
ịuvenes probos dignos r(ei) p(ublicae) o(ro) v(os) f(aciatis)
ṣc̣ṛ(ipsit) Infantio

VIII, 2, 25, verso est (a. 1816)   [CIL IV, 00785a]

VIII.2.25 Pompeii. 1824 detail of the inscription near the street altar.

See Mazois, F., 1824. Les Ruines de Pompei : Second Partie. Paris : Firmin Didot. (Plate VI).

The Epigraphic Database Roma records the inscription as

 

C(aium) C̣ụṣ[pium Pansam]
L(ucium) Popidium Secundum ạ[ediles]
ịuvenes probos dignos r(ei) p(ublicae) o(ro) v(os) f(aciatis)
ṣc̣ṛ(ipsit) Infantio

 

VIII, 2, 25, verso est (a. 1816)   [CIL IV, 00785a]

 

VIII.2.25 Pompeii. Between 1819 and 1832, drawing by W. Gell of street altar on south side of Vicolo della Regina.
See Gell, W. Pompeii unpublished [Dessins de l'édition de 1832 donnant le résultat des fouilles post 1819 (?)] vol II, pl. 33.
Bibliothèque de l'Institut National d'Histoire de l'Art, collections Jacques Doucet, Identifiant numérique Num MS180 (2).
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VIII.2.25 Pompeii. Between 1819 and 1832, drawing by W. Gell of street altar on south side of Vicolo della Regina.

See Gell, W. Pompeii unpublished [Dessins de l'édition de 1832 donnant le résultat des fouilles post 1819 (?)] vol II, pl. 33.

Bibliothèque de l'Institut National d'Histoire de l'Art, collections Jacques Doucet, Identifiant numérique Num MS180 (2).

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VIII.2.25 Pompeii. 1819 drawing of street altar on south side of Vicolo della Regina.
Two snakes appear to be approaching an altar, one from each side
See Gell, W, and Gandy J. P., 1819. Pompeiana. London: Rodwell and Martin, p. 195.

VIII.2.25 Pompeii. 1819 drawing of street altar on south side of Vicolo della Regina.

Two snakes appear to be approaching an altar, one from each side

See Gell, W, and Gandy J. P., 1819. Pompeiana. London: Rodwell and Martin, p. 195.

 

 

 

 

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