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VIII.7.28 Pompeii. Temple of Isis or Tempio di Iside.

 

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Temple cella

 

VIII.7.28 Pompeii. May 2006. Temple consisting of an oblong Cella, with a portico on the east side with six columns.

VIII.7.28 Pompeii. May 2006. Temple consisting of an oblong cella, with a portico on the east side with six columns.

 

VIII.7.28 Pompeii. April 2016. There is now a reproduction marble bust of Isis at the rear of the temple cella. 
Photo courtesy of Benjamín Núñez González (Own work) via Wikimedia Commons. [Use subject to CC BY-SA 4.0].

VIII.7.28 Pompeii. April 2016. There is now a reproduction marble bust of Isis at the rear of the temple cella.

Photo courtesy of Benjamín Núñez González (Own work) via Wikimedia Commons. [Use subject to CC BY-SA 4.0].

 

VIII.7.28 Pompeii. May 2010. Temple steps leading up to portico and cella. Photo courtesy of Rick Bauer.

VIII.7.28 Pompeii. May 2010. Temple steps leading up to portico and cella. Photo courtesy of Rick Bauer.

 

VIII.7.28 Pompeii. 1944. Temple steps leading up to portico and cella. 
Photo courtesy of Rick Bauer.

VIII.7.28 Pompeii. 1944. Temple steps leading up to portico and cella.

Photo courtesy of Rick Bauer.

 

VIII.7.28, Pompeii. May 2015. Looking west to temple steps leading to cella. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

VIII.7.28 Pompeii. May 2015. Looking west to temple steps leading to cella.

Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

VIII.7.28 Pompeii. 1804 drawing by Piranesi of temple front view, showing also the portico mosaic. 
See Piranesi, F, 1804. Antiquites de la Grande Grece: Tome II. Paris: Piranesi and Le Blanc, pl. LXVI.

VIII.7.28 Pompeii. 1804 drawing by Piranesi of temple front view, showing also the portico mosaic.

See Piranesi, F, 1804. Antiquites de la Grande Grece: Tome II. Paris: Piranesi and Le Blanc, pl. LXVI.

 

VIII.7.28 Pompeii.  March 2009. Temple steps leading up to Portico and Cella.

VIII.7.28 Pompeii. March 2009. Temple steps leading up to portico and cella.

 

VIII.7.28 Pompeii. 1804 drawing of mosaic floor of cella by Piranesi.
See Piranesi, F, 1804. Antiquites de la Grande Grece: Tome II. Paris: Piranesi and Le Blanc, pl. LXX.

VIII.7.28 Pompeii. 1804 drawing of mosaic floor of cella by Piranesi.

See Piranesi, F, 1804. Antiquites de la Grande Grece: Tome II. Paris: Piranesi and Le Blanc, pl. LXX.

 

VIII.7.28, Pompeii. May 2015. Looking west towards cella, with remains of decorative stucco on front wall on both sides of doorway. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

VIII.7.28 Pompeii. May 2015.

Looking west towards cella, with remains of decorative stucco on front wall on both sides of doorway.

Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

VIII.7.28, Pompeii. May 2015. Detail of decorative stucco on north side of doorway.
Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

VIII.7.28 Pompeii. May 2015. Detail of decorative stucco on north side of doorway.

Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

VIII.7.28, Pompeii. May 2015. Detail of decorative stucco on north side of doorway.
Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

VIII.7.28 Pompeii. May 2015. Detail of decorative stucco on north side of doorway.

Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

VIII.7.28, Pompeii. May 2015. Detail of decorative stucco on north side of doorway.
Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

VIII.7.28 Pompeii. May 2015. Detail of decorative stucco on north side of doorway.

Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

VIII.7.28, Pompeii. May 2015.  Detail of decorative stucco on north side of doorway.
Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

VIII.7.28 Pompeii. May 2015.  Detail of decorative stucco on north side of doorway.

Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

VIII.7.28 Pompeii. September 2015. Looking towards south-west side of portico and cella.

VIII.7.28 Pompeii. September 2015. Looking towards south-west side of portico and cella.

 

VIII.7.28 Pompeii. September 2015. Looking towards south-west side of cella from portico. 
According to Mau, a base of masonry about six feet high extended across the rear of the cella, on which there were two pedestals of tufa, for the statues of Isis and Osiris.
See Mau, A., 1907, translated by Kelsey F. W. Pompeii: Its Life and Art. New York: Macmillan. (p.172).

VIII.7.28 Pompeii. September 2015. Looking towards south-west side of cella from portico.

According to Mau, a base of masonry about six feet high extended across the rear of the cella, on which there were two pedestals of tufa, for the statues of Isis and Osiris.

See Mau, A., 1907, translated by Kelsey F. W. Pompeii: Its Life and Art. New York: Macmillan. (p.172).

 

VIII.7.28, Pompeii. May 2015. Detail of south wall of cella. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

VIII.7.28, Pompeii. May 2015. Detail of south wall of cella. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

VIII.7.28 Pompeii. September 2015. Cella. Detail of rear wall of masonry, on south-west side.

VIII.7.28 Pompeii. September 2015. Cella. Detail of rear wall of masonry, on south-west side.

 

VIII.7.28 Pompeii. September 2015. Looking towards north-west side of portico and cella.

VIII.7.28 Pompeii. September 2015. Looking towards north-west side of portico and cella.

 

VIII.7.28 Pompeii. September 2015. Looking towards north-west side of cella from portico.

VIII.7.28 Pompeii. September 2015. Looking towards north-west side of cella from portico.

 

VIII.7.28 Pompeii. 1804 drawing of temple portico mosaic floor by Piranesi.
See Piranesi, F, 1804. Antiquites de la Grande Grece: Tome II. Paris: Piranesi and Le Blanc, pl. LXXI.

VIII.7.28 Pompeii. 1804 drawing of temple portico mosaic floor by Piranesi.

See Piranesi, F, 1804. Antiquites de la Grande Grece: Tome II. Paris: Piranesi and Le Blanc, pl. LXXI.

 

VIII.7.28, Pompeii. May 2015. Looking towards north-west side of cella. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

VIII.7.28, Pompeii. May 2015. Looking towards north-west side of cella.

Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

VIII.7.28 Pompeii. September 2015. Detail of cella rear wall of masonry and capital, on north-west side.

VIII.7.28 Pompeii. September 2015. Detail of cella rear wall of masonry and capital, on north-west side.

 

VIII.7.28 Pompeii.  Gold ornament found in the cella. Now in Naples Archaeological Museum.

VIII.7.28 Pompeii. Gold ornament found in a wooden box in the temple cella.

It has a small ring on the top which would allow it to be worn by priests or attached to statues, such as the head of Isis (6290), which had been prepared to take them.

Now in Naples Archaeological Museum. Inventory number 24668.

 

VIII.7.28 Pompeii. Bronze amulet of Harpocrates found in a wooden box in the cella. 
Now in Naples Archaeological Museum. Inventory number 5334.

VIII.7.28 Pompeii. Bronze amulet of Harpocrates found in a wooden box in the cella.

Now in Naples Archaeological Museum. Inventory number 5334.

 

VIII.7.28 Pompeii. Found in another wooden box in the temple cella. Two similar but not identical bronze candelabra. 
The tops are lotus flowers and the feet have lion’s paws with palm leaves between. The decoration of the stems differs on each.
Now in Naples Archaeological Museum. Inventory numbers 72192 and 72193.

VIII.7.28 Pompeii. Found in another wooden box in the temple cella. Two similar but not identical bronze candelabra.

The tops are lotus flowers and the feet have lion’s paws with palm leaves between. The decoration of the stems differs on each.

Now in Naples Archaeological Museum. Inventory numbers 72192 and 72193.

 

VIII.7.28 Pompeii. Limestone Egyptian style herm found in the temple enclosure. It shows a bearded Dionysus, in the archaic iconographic tradition, covered with hieroglyphic motifs and with Pharaonic headgear.
Now in Naples Archaeological Museum. Inventory number 6516.

VIII.7.28 Pompeii. Limestone Egyptian style herm found in the temple enclosure.

It shows a bearded Dionysus, in the archaic iconographic tradition, covered with hieroglyphic motifs and with Pharaonic headgear.

Now in Naples Archaeological Museum. Inventory number 6516.

 

VIII.7.28 Pompeii. Square blue glass bottle with large rim, found in the courtyard. The bottom is decorated with the goddess of victory Vittoria who walks to the left bearing a crown and a palm tree. 
Now in Naples Archaeological Museum. Inventory number 13072.

VIII.7.28 Pompeii. Square, blue, glass bottle with large rim, found in the courtyard.

The bottom is decorated with the goddess of victory Vittoria who walks to the left bearing a crown and a palm tree.

Now in Naples Archaeological Museum. Inventory number 13072.

 

 

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