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

 

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West portico

 

VIII.7.28, Pompeii. May 2015. Altar at north end of west portico. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

VIII.7.28, Pompeii. May 2015. Altar at north end of west portico. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

VIII.7.28 Pompeii. March 2009. Altar at north end of west portico.

VIII.7.28 Pompeii. March 2009. Altar at north end of west portico.

 

VIII.7.28 Pompeii.  Painted panel.  Now in Naples Archaeological Museum.

VIII.7.28 Pompeii. From extreme left end of the only continuous panel on the west wall of portico.

Painted architectural scene and panel with still life.

A similar panel (8537) was found on the opposite eastern wall.

Now in Naples Archaeological Museum. Inventory number 8536.

 

VIII.7.28 Pompeii.   Painting of (priest dressed as) Anubis.  Now in Naples Archaeological Museum.

VIII.7.28 Pompeii. From the only continuous panel on the west wall of portico

Painting of priest dressed as Anubis.

Of the eight paintings of priests found, this was the only one on the west wall.

Now in Naples Archaeological Museum. Inventory number 8920.

 

VIII.7.28 Pompeii. From the south part of the west portico 
Painting of upper part of wall with spiral frieze. 
In the red panel below are two candelabra each mounted by a dove.
Now in Naples Archaeological Museum. Inventory number 8546.

VIII.7.28 Pompeii. From the south part of the west portico

Painting of upper part of wall with spiral frieze.

In the red panel below are two candelabra each mounted by a dove.

Now in Naples Archaeological Museum. Inventory number 8546.

 

VIII.7.28 Pompeii. Marine griffin between dolphins, from the west portico. 
Now in Naples Archaeological Museum. Inventory number 8851.

VIII.7.28 Pompeii. Marine griffin between dolphins, from the west portico.

Now in Naples Archaeological Museum. Inventory number 8851.

 

VIII.7.28, Pompeii. May 2015. Looking north along west portico. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

VIII.7.28, Pompeii. May 2015. Looking north along west portico. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

VIII.7.28, Pompeii. May 2015. South-west corner of portico. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

VIII.7.28, Pompeii. May 2015. South-west corner of portico. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

Sacrarium

 

VIII.7.28 Pompeii. July 2010. Irregular shaped sacred room. Looking east from west end. This room is entered through the arched entrance in the south west corner of the colonnade. Mau refers to it as a sacred room and as the Hal of Initiation. See Mau, A., 1907, translated by Kelsey F. W. Pompeii: Its Life and Art. New York: Macmillan. Page 170 and 181. Photo courtesy of Rick Bauer.

VIII.7.28 Pompeii. July 2010. Irregular shaped sacred room. Looking east from west end.

This room is entered through the arched entrance in the south-west corner of the portico.

Mau referred to it as a sacred room and as the Hall of Initiation.

See Mau, A., 1907, translated by Kelsey F. W. Pompeii: Its Life and Art. New York: Macmillan. (p.170 and 181).

Photo courtesy of Rick Bauer.

 

VIII.7.28 Pompeii. September 2015. Looking west into the irregular shaped sacred room, through arched entrance in the south west corner of the colonnade.

VIII.7.28 Pompeii. September 2015.

Looking west into the irregular shaped sacred room, through arched entrance in the south-west corner of the portico.

 

VIII.7.28 Pompeii. Front parts of two marble feet found in the Sacrarium. 
Now in Naples Archaeological Museum. Inventory number s. n. 5.

VIII.7.28 Pompeii. Front parts of two marble feet found in the Sacrarium.

Now in Naples Archaeological Museum. Inventory number s. n. 5.

 

VIII.7.28 Pompeii. September 2015. Doorway in west wall of sacred room.

VIII.7.28 Pompeii. September 2015. Doorway in west wall of sacred room.

 

VIII.7.28 Pompeii. July 2010. Irregular shaped sacred room. West wall. Looking south west at south wall. Photo courtesy of Rick Bauer.

VIII.7.28 Pompeii. July 2010.

Looking towards south-west corner of the irregular shaped sacred room.

Photo courtesy of Rick Bauer.

 

VIII.7.28 Pompeii. July 2010. Irregular shaped sacred room. South wall in south west corner. Photo courtesy of Rick Bauer.

VIII.7.28 Pompeii. July 2010.

South wall in south-west corner. Photo courtesy of Rick Bauer.

 

VIII.7.28 Pompeii. September 2015. West wall and north-west corner of the sacred room or Hall of initiation.

VIII.7.28 Pompeii. September 2015. West wall and north-west corner of the sacred room or Hall of initiation.

 

VIII.7.28 Pompeii. Sacrarium west wall as found on 9th November 1765.
Isis and Osiris are seated between trees, among symbols such as a scarab, cobras and a lion.
According to PPM, it was already in poor condition, so much so that it was necessary for Canart to fix it with 60 nails.
See Carratelli, G. P., 1990-2003. Pompei: Pitture e Mosaici: Vol. VIII.  Roma: Istituto della enciclopedia italiana, p. 819. 
Photo courtesy of CulturaItalia and its contributors whose copyright it remains.
See Tempio di Iside: parete affrescata con simboli isiaci

VIII.7.28 Pompeii. Sacrarium west wall as found on 9th November 1765.

Isis and Osiris are seated between trees, among symbols such as a scarab, cobras and a lion.

According to PPM, it was already in poor condition, so much so that it was necessary for Canart to fix it with 60 nails.

See Carratelli, G. P., 1990-2003. Pompei: Pitture e Mosaici: Vol. VIII.  Roma: Istituto della enciclopedia Italiana, p. 819.

Photo courtesy of CulturaItalia and its contributors whose copyright it remains.

See Tempio di Iside: parete affrescata con simboli isiaci

 

VIII.7.28 Pompeii. West wall of sacrarium. Painting of god Osiris on a throne and with cobras. 
Now in Naples Archaeological Museum. Inventory number 8927.

VIII.7.28 Pompeii. West wall of sacrarium. Painting of god Osiris on a throne and with cobras.

Now in Naples Archaeological Museum. Inventory number 8927.

 

VIII.7.28, Pompeii. May 2015. Looking towards niche in north-west corner of the sacred room or Hall of initiation. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

VIII.7.28, Pompeii. May 2015.

Looking towards niche in north-west corner of the sacred room or Hall of initiation.

Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

VIII.7.28 Pompeii. May 2017. Niche in north-west corner of the sacred room or Hall of initiation.
Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

VIII.7.28 Pompeii. May 2017. Niche in north-west corner of the sacred room or Hall of initiation.

Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

VIII.7.28 Pompeii. May 2017. Niche with reproduction pottery sphinx in north-west corner of the sacred room or Hall of initiation. 
Now in Naples Archaeological Museum. Inventory number 22572.
Also in the niche is a reproduction marble statue of Venus Anadyomene (Venus drying her hair after a bath). 
Found against the west wall of the portico in the south west corner.
Now in Naples Archaeological Museum. Inventory number 6298.
Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

VIII.7.28 Pompeii. May 2017. Niche with reproduction pottery sphinx in north-west corner of the sacred room or Hall of initiation.

Now in Naples Archaeological Museum. Inventory number 22572.

Also in the niche is a reproduction marble statue of Venus Anadyomene (Venus drying her hair after a bath).

Found against the west wall of the portico in the south west corner.

Now in Naples Archaeological Museum. Inventory number 6298.

Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

VIII.7.28 Pompeii.  Pottery sphinx found in the Sacrarium. Now in Naples Archaeological Museum.

VIII.7.28 Pompeii. Pottery sphinx found in the Sacrarium.

Now in Naples Archaeological Museum. Inventory number 22572.

 

VIII.7.28 Pompeii. September 2015. Niche on north wall of the sacred room.

VIII.7.28 Pompeii. September 2015. Niche on north wall of the sacred room.

 

VIII.7.28 Pompeii. July 2010. Irregular shaped sacred room. North wall. Mau describes a sacred room that seems to have been used for secret ceremonies. It was entered from the colonnade by a narrow door which could be securely fastened. On the north side is a niche that apparently formed part of a small shrine. The water filled plastic bottles are stabilisers for the lighting towers used in the large theatre. See Mau, A., 1907, translated by Kelsey F. W. Pompeii: Its Life and Art. New York: Macmillan. (Page 181). Photo courtesy of Rick Bauer.

VIII.7.28 Pompeii. July 2010. Irregular shaped sacred room. North wall.

Mau described a sacred room that seems to have been used for secret ceremonies.

It was entered from the portico by a narrow door which could be securely fastened.

On the north side is a niche that apparently formed part of a small shrine.

See Mau, A., 1907, translated by Kelsey F. W. Pompeii: Its Life and Art. New York: Macmillan. (Page 181).

The water filled plastic bottles are stabilisers for the lighting towers used in the large theatre.

Photo courtesy of Rick Bauer.

 

VIII.7.28 Pompeii. July 2010. Irregular shaped sacred room. North wall. Niche that apparently formed part of a small shrine. Photo courtesy of Rick Bauer.

VIII.7.28 Pompeii. July 2010. Niche in north wall of irregular shaped sacred room.

Photo courtesy of Rick Bauer.

 

VIII.7.28 Pompeii. Engraving by G. Casanova of north wall of irregular shaped sacred room. 
The decoration is conserved in several parts in Naples Museum.
Photo courtesy of CulturaItalia and its contributors whose copyright it remains.
See Tempio di Iside: elementi figurati del sacrario

VIII.7.28 Pompeii. Engraving by G. Casanova of north wall of irregular shaped sacred room.

The decoration is conserved in several parts in Naples Museum.

Photo courtesy of CulturaItalia and its contributors whose copyright it remains.

See Tempio di Iside: elementi figurati del sacrario

 

VIII.7.28 Pompeii. Ptolemaic era. Found in the niche on the north wall of the sacrarium.
Egyptian statue in faience representing a crouched male divinity covered in a mantle.
Now in Naples Archaeological Museum. Inventory number 430.

VIII.7.28 Pompeii. Ptolemaic era. Found in the niche on the north wall of the sacrarium.

Egyptian statue in faience representing a crouched male divinity covered in a mantle.

Now in Naples Archaeological Museum. Inventory number 430.

 

VIII.7.28 Pompeii.  Squatting Egyptian male deity found in the Sacrarium.  
Now in Naples Archaeological Museum.

VIII.7.28 Pompeii. Statuette of a squatting Egyptian male deity found in niche adjacent to the north wall of the Sacrarium.

Now in Naples Archaeological Museum. Inventory number 430.

 

VIII.7.28 Pompeii. Found on north wall of the sacrarium. Ship of Isis, transporting Osiris, and busts of river (Nile?) gods. Two serpents are moving towards a basket which has a crescent moon symbol on it. Now in Naples Archaeological Museum.  Inventory number 8929.

VIII.7.28 Pompeii. Found on north wall of the sacrarium.

Ship of Isis, transporting Osiris, and busts of river (Nile?) gods.

Two serpents are moving towards a basket which has a crescent moon symbol on it.

Now in Naples Archaeological Museum. Inventory number 8929.

 

VIII.7.28 Pompeii.  Painting of Bes.  Now in Naples Archaeological Museum.

VIII.7.28 Pompeii. Found on north wall of the sacrarium. Painting of Bes.

Now in Naples Archaeological Museum. Inventory number 8916.

 

VIII.7.28 Pompeii. Found on north wall of the sacrarium. Painting of lion. 
Now in Naples Archaeological Museum. Inventory number 8564.

VIII.7.28 Pompeii. Found on north wall of the sacrarium. Painting of lion.

Now in Naples Archaeological Museum. Inventory number 8564.

 

VIII.7.28 Pompeii. Found on north wall of the sacrarium. Painting of sacred ibis. 
Now in Naples Archaeological Museum. Inventory number 8562.

VIII.7.28 Pompeii. Found on north wall of the sacrarium. Painting of sacred ibis.

Now in Naples Archaeological Museum. Inventory number 8562.

 

VIII.7.28 Pompeii. 1978. Found on north wall of the sacrarium. Wall painting of sacred ibis. 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.
J78f0093
Now in Naples Archaeological Museum. Inventory number 8562.

VIII.7.28 Pompeii. 1978. Found on north wall of the sacrarium.

Wall painting of sacred ibis. 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.

J78f0093

Now in Naples Archaeological Museum. Inventory number 8562.

 

VIII.7.28 Pompeii. Lower part of north wall of sacrarium. Painting of sacred cobra. 
Now in Naples Archaeological Museum. Inventory number MDXII.

VIII.7.28 Pompeii. Lower part of north wall of sacrarium. Painting of sacred cobra.

Now in Naples Archaeological Museum. Inventory number MDXII.

 

VIII.7.28 Pompeii. Animal painting found on east wall of the sacrarium. 
Now in Naples Archaeological Museum. Inventory number 8533.
See Carratelli, G. P., 1990-2003. Pompei: Pitture e Mosaici: Vol. VIII.  Roma: Istituto della enciclopedia italiana, p. 817-8.

VIII.7.28 Pompeii. Animal painting found on east wall of the sacrarium.

Now in Naples Archaeological Museum. Inventory number 8533.

See Carratelli, G. P., 1990-2003. Pompei: Pitture e Mosaici: Vol. VIII.  Roma: Istituto della enciclopedia italiana, p. 817-8.

 

VIII.7.28 Pompeii. Painting of sacred bull found on east wall of sacrarium. 
Now in Naples Archaeological Museum. Inventory number 8565.

VIII.7.28 Pompeii. Painting of sacred bull found on east wall of sacrarium.

Now in Naples Archaeological Museum. Inventory number 8565.

 

VIII.7.28 Pompeii. Three marble busts of women found in the Sacrarium. 
Now in Naples Archaeological Museum. Inventory numbers 6285, 6284 and 6289.

VIII.7.28 Pompeii. Three marble busts of women found in the Sacrarium.

Now in Naples Archaeological Museum. Inventory numbers 6285, 6284 and 6289.

 

VIII.7.28 Pompeii. Found in the sacrarium or Ekklesiasterion. 
The Museum label says the Ekklesiasterion but the Museum website says the sacrarium.
Ivory plaque of male figure with hands tied behind his back. 
The presence of a wing, suggested by a ripple on the top-left margin, leads us to believe that this is a Cupid, represented according to the iconography of Eros punished, with the hands tied.
Now in Naples Archaeological Museum. Inventory number s. n. 7.

VIII.7.28 Pompeii. Found in the sacrarium or Ekklesiasterion.

The Museum label says the Ekklesiasterion but the Museum website says the sacrarium.

Ivory plaque of male figure with hands tied behind his back.

The presence of a wing, suggested by a ripple on the top-left margin, leads us to believe that this is a Cupid, represented according to the iconography of Eros punished, with the hands tied.

Now in Naples Archaeological Museum. Inventory number s. n. 7.

 

 

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