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VIII.6.6 Pompeii. Horticultural plot. Excavated 1884?

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VIII.6.6 Pompeii.  March 2009. Entrance on Vicolo delle Pareti Rosse. Looking south.

VIII.6.6 Pompeii. March 2009.

Entrance on Vicolo delle Pareti Rosse. Looking south.

 

VIII.6.6 Pompeii.  Graffito found on the wall on the left side of the entrance. According to Varone this inscription was written at the entrance on this house.
Miximus in lecto fateor peccavimus 
Hospes si dices quare nulla matella fuit       [CIL IV 4957]

He translated this as: We have wet the bed, I know. We have only sinned, o guest, if you tell us for what reason there was no urinal.     [CIL IV 4957]
See Varone, A., in Conticello, B., Ed, 1990. Rediscovering Pompeii. Rome: L’Erma di Bretschneider. (p. 35 and note 62).

According to Hobson, in Roman literature chamber pots are referred to as matellae, lasanae or dolia curta. See Hobson, B., 2009. Latrinae et foricae: Toilets in the Roman World. London; Duckworth. (p. 134).

This inscription is often wrongly attributed to VIII.7.6. The NdS 1882, stated that on leaving the large garden (of VIII.5.15) by the second south entrance (VIII.5.38), into the southern alley, this inscription was brought to light on the north wall of insula 6. See Notizie degli Scavi di Antichità, 1882, p. 436.

VIII.6.6 Pompeii.  Graffito found on the wall on the left side of the entrance.

According to Varone this inscription was written at the entrance on this house.

Miximus in lecto fateor peccavimus

Hospes si dices quare nulla matella fuit       [CIL IV 4957]

 

He translated this as

We have wet the bed, I know. We have only sinned, o guest, if you tell us for what reason there was no urinal.     [CIL IV 4957]

See Varone, A., in Conticello, B., Ed, 1990. Rediscovering Pompeii. Rome: L’Erma di Bretschneider. (p. 35 and note 62).

 

According to Hobson, in Roman literature chamber pots are referred to as matellae, lasanae or dolia curta.

See Hobson, B., 2009. Latrinae et foricae: Toilets in the Roman World. London; Duckworth. (p. 134).

 

This inscription is often wrongly attributed to VIII.7.6.

The NdS 1882, stated that on leaving the large garden (of VIII.5.15) by the second south entrance (VIII.5.38), into the southern alley, this inscription was brought to light on the north wall of insula 6.

See Notizie degli Scavi di Antichità, 1882, p. 436.

 

VIII.6.6 Pompeii.  December 2007.  Entrance.

VIII.6.6 Pompeii. December 2007. Entrance.

 

VIII.6.6 Pompeii. March 2009. Entrance corridor, looking south.

VIII.6.6 Pompeii. March 2009. Entrance corridor, looking south.

 

VIII.6.6 Pompeii. December 2007. Looking south-east.

VIII.6.6 Pompeii. December 2007. Looking south-east.

 

VIII.6.6 Pompeii.  Horticultural plot.  September 2005.  Looking south east.

VIII.6.6 Pompeii. September 2005. Looking south-east.

 

VIII.6.6 Pompeii.  Horticultural plot.  December 2007.  Looking south east towards south wall.

VIII.6.6 Pompeii. December 2007. Looking south-east towards south wall.

 

VIII.6.6 Pompeii.  Horticultural plot.  December 2007.  Looking south.

VIII.6.6 Pompeii. December 2007. Looking south.

 

VIII.6.6 Pompeii. September 2005. South-west corner. According to Boyce, this aedicula was built as part of a house which was demolished in order to make room for the garden. According to Boyce, the lararium is earlier than the stucco of the west wall, whicvh was spread, not for the garden, but for a room of the earlier house. See Boyce G. K., 1937. Corpus of the Lararia of Pompeii. Rome: MAAR 14. (p.78, No.374, Pl.33,1)

VIII.6.6 Pompeii. September 2005. South-west corner.

According to Boyce, this aedicula was built as part of a house which was demolished in order to make room for the garden.

According to Boyce, the lararium is earlier than the stucco of the west wall, which was spread, not for the garden, but for a room of the earlier house.

See Boyce G. K., 1937. Corpus of the Lararia of Pompeii. Rome: MAAR 14. (p.78, No.374, Pl.33,1)

 

VIII.6.6 Pompeii. December 2007. Niche in south-west corner.
According to Boyce, this simple aedicula consisted on a podium and a niche with an arched opening. The interior of the niche is an unusual pentagonal shape, the floor is paved with red stucco ornamented with little white stones. The rest of the structure was uniform white, except for the tympanum, which was yellow with a star in white relief in the middle. Before the shrine and close to the south wall, stood a small masonry altar, originally coated with white stucco. See Boyce G. K., 1937. Corpus of the Lararia of Pompeii. Rome: MAAR 14. (p.78, No.374, Pl.33,1)

VIII.6.6 Pompeii. December 2007. Niche in south-west corner.

According to Boyce, this simple aedicula consisted on a podium and a niche with an arched opening.

The interior of the niche is an unusual pentagonal shape, the floor is paved with red stucco ornamented with little white stones.

The rest of the structure was uniform white, except for the tympanum, which was yellow with a star in white relief in the middle.

Before the shrine and close to the south wall, stood a small masonry altar, originally coated with white stucco.

See Boyce G. K., 1937. Corpus of the Lararia of Pompeii. Rome: MAAR 14. (p.78, No.374, Pl.33,1)

 

VIII.6.6 Pompeii. March 2009. Niche. Boyce recognised this as VIII.7.4/5,
See Boyce G. K., 1937. Corpus of the Lararia of Pompeii. Rome: MAAR 14. (p.78, No.374, Pl.33,1)

VIII.6.6 Pompeii. March 2009. Niche. Boyce recognised this as VIII.7.4/5,

See Boyce G. K., 1937. Corpus of the Lararia of Pompeii. Rome: MAAR 14. (p.78, No.374, Pl.33,1)

 

VIII.6.6 Pompeii.  March 2009. Niche. East side.

VIII.6.6 Pompeii. March 2009. East side of niche.

 

VIII.6.6 Pompeii.  March 2009. Niche. East wall.

VIII.6.6 Pompeii. March 2009. East wall of niche.

 

VIII.6.6 Pompeii.  March 2009. Niche. West wall.

VIII.6.6 Pompeii. March 2009. West wall of niche.

 

VIII.6.6 Pompeii.  March 2009. Niche. West side.

VIII.6.6 Pompeii. March 2009. West side of niche.

 

VIII.6.6 Pompeii.  March 2009. Floor of niche decorated with small white pattern.  According to Boyce, this was “red stucco ornamented with small white stones”.

VIII.6.6 Pompeii. March 2009. Floor of niche decorated with small white pattern.

According to Boyce, this was “red stucco ornamented with small white stones”.

 

VIII.6.6 Pompeii.  March 2009.  Ceiling of niche.

VIII.6.6 Pompeii. March 2009. Ceiling of niche.

 

VIII.6.6 Pompeii.  Horticultural plot.  December 2007.  Interior of niche in south west corner.

VIII.6.6 Pompeii. December 2007. Interior of niche in south-west corner.

 

 

 

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