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

 

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Ekklesiasterion

 

VIII.7.28, Pompeii. May 2015. Looking towards west wall of portico and the arches of the Ekklesiasterion, from south-west corner. 
Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

VIII.7.28, Pompeii. May 2015. Looking towards west wall of portico and the arches of the Ekklesiasterion, from south-west corner.

Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

VIII.7.28 Pompeii. September 2015. Looking north along west portico past the 5 arches of the Ekklesiasterion.

VIII.7.28 Pompeii. September 2015. Looking north along west portico past the 5 arches of the Ekklesiasterion.

 

VIII.7.28 Pompeii. September 2015. Open arches leading to Ekklesiasteron (dining area).

VIII.7.28 Pompeii. September 2015. Open arches leading to Ekklesiasterion (dining area).

 

VIII.7.28 Pompeii.  Marble head of Isis found in the entrance to the Ekklesiasterion. Now in Naples Archaeological Museum.

VIII.7.28 Pompeii. Marble head of Isis found in the entrance to the Ekklesiasterion.

Now in Naples Archaeological Museum. Inventory number 6290.

The ears have been prepared with rings to accept ornaments such as the gold ornament found in a wooden box in the temple cella.

Now in Naples Archaeological Museum. Inventory number 24668.

 

VIII.7.28 Pompeii.  December 2007. Open arches leading to Ekklesiasteron (dining area).

VIII.7.28 Pompeii. December 2007. Open arches leading to Ekklesiasterion (dining area).

 

VIII.7.28 Pompeii. May 2017. Display screen with quotation, behind an arch of the Ekklesiasterion.
“I am nature, the mistress of all the elements, the queen of the dead, queen also of the immortals. The Egyptians call me by my true name: Queen Isis.”
From Lucius Apuleius, Metamorphoses, Book XI, V.
Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

VIII.7.28 Pompeii. May 2017. Display screen with quotation, behind an arch of the Ekklesiasterion.

“I am nature, the mistress of all the elements, the queen of the dead, queen also of the immortals.

The Egyptians call me by my true name: Queen Isis.”

From Lucius Apuleius, Metamorphoses, Book XI, V.

Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

 

VIII.7.28 Pompeii. May 2017. North-west corner of portico with reproductions of the statue of Isis and a candelabra fresco on the second arch from the north.
Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

VIII.7.28 Pompeii. May 2017. North-west corner of portico with reproductions of the statue of Isis and a candelabra fresco on the second arch from the north.

Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

 

VIII.7.28 Pompeii. May 2017. Central arch (left) and second arch from the north (right) of the Ekklesiasterion.
Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

VIII.7.28 Pompeii. May 2017. Central arch (left) and second arch from the north (right) of the Ekklesiasterion.

Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

VIII.7.28 Pompeii. May 2017. Reproduction candelabra frescoes on arches of the Ekklesiasterion.
The longer fresco on the first arch from the north shows a priestess, on the top of a candelabrum, carrying a small crocodile in her right hand, and a tray and vase in her left.  
Now in Naples Archaeological Museum. Inventory number 9678.
The shorter fresco on the second arch from the north shows a priestess, on the top of a candelabrum, holding a cobra and jar.
Now in Naples Archaeological Museum. Inventory number 8928.
Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

VIII.7.28 Pompeii. May 2017. Reproduction candelabra frescoes on arches of the Ekklesiasterion.

The longer fresco on the first arch from the north shows a priestess, on the top of a candelabrum, carrying a small crocodile in her right hand, and a tray and vase in her left. 

Now in Naples Archaeological Museum. Inventory number 9678.

The shorter fresco on the second arch from the north shows a priestess, on the top of a candelabrum, holding a cobra and jar.

Now in Naples Archaeological Museum. Inventory number 8928.

Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

VIII.7.28 Pompeii.  Priestess on a candelabrum carrying a crocodile.  
Found in passageway of arch.  Now in Naples Archaeological Museum.

VIII.7.28 Pompeii.

Priestess on a candelabrum carrying a small crocodile in her right hand, and a tray and vase in her left. 

Found painted on the walls in walkway between the arches in the east wall of the Ekklesiasterion.

This example includes a larger section of the wall decoration.

Now in Naples Archaeological Museum. Inventory number 9678.

 

VIII.7.28 Pompeii.  Priestess on a candelabrum with a cobra and jar.  
Found in passageway of arch.  Now in Naples Archaeological Museum.

VIII.7.28 Pompeii. Priestess on a candelabrum with a cobra and jar.

Found painted on the walls in walkway between the arches in the east wall of the Ekklesiasterion.

Now in Naples Archaeological Museum. Inventory number 8928.

 

VIII.7.28 Pompeii. May 2017. North-west corner of portico, north wall of second arch from north. Reproduction of fresco of statue at the top of a candelabra.
Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

VIII.7.28 Pompeii. May 2017. North-west corner of portico, north wall of second arch from north.

Reproduction of fresco of statue at the top of a candelabra.

Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

VIII.7.28 Pompeii. May 2017. Reproduction fresco on north wall of second arch from north of the Ekklesiasterion.
Priestess on a candelabrum playing the sistrum with her right hand, and carrying a box decorated with ribbons, in her left.
Now in Naples Archaeological Museum. Inventory number 8926.
Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

VIII.7.28 Pompeii. May 2017. Reproduction fresco on north wall of second arch from north of the Ekklesiasterion.

Priestess on a candelabrum playing the sistrum with her right hand, and carrying a box decorated with ribbons, in her left.

Now in Naples Archaeological Museum. Inventory number 8926.

Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

VIII.7.28 Pompeii.  Priestess on a candelabrum carrying offerings on a tray.  
Found in passageway of arch.  Now in Naples Archaeological Museum.

VIII.7.28 Pompeii.

Priestess on a candelabrum playing the sistrum with her right hand, and carrying a box decorated with ribbons, in her left.

Found painted on the walls in walkway between the arches in the east wall of the Ekklesiasterion.

Now in Naples Archaeological Museum. Inventory number 8926.

 

VIII.7.28 Pompeii. May 2017. Reproduction fresco on south wall of second arch from north of the Ekklesiasterion.
Priestess on a candelabrum with jar and peacock. 
Now in Naples Archaeological Museum. Inventory number 8915.
Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

VIII.7.28 Pompeii. May 2017. Reproduction fresco on south wall of second arch from north of the Ekklesiasterion.

Priestess on a candelabrum with jar and peacock.

Now in Naples Archaeological Museum. Inventory number 8915.

Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

VIII.7.28 Pompeii.  Priestess on a candelabrum with jar and peacock. Found in passageway of arch.  Now in Naples Archaeological Museum.

VIII.7.28 Pompeii. Priestess on a candelabrum with jar and peacock.

Found painted on the walls in walkway between the arches in the east wall of the Ekklesiasterion.

Now in Naples Archaeological Museum. Inventory number 8915.

 

VIII.7.28 Pompeii. May 2017. Arches of the Ekklesiasterion.
Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

VIII.7.28 Pompeii. May 2017. Central arch of the Ekklesiasterion.

Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

VIII.7.28 Pompeii. May 2017. Reproduction fresco on south side of central arch of the Ekklesiasterion.
Priestess on a candelabrum carrying offerings on a tray. 
Now in Naples Archaeological Museum. Inventory number 8917.
Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

VIII.7.28 Pompeii. May 2017. Reproduction fresco on south side of central arch of the Ekklesiasterion.

Priestess on a candelabrum carrying offerings on a tray.

Now in Naples Archaeological Museum. Inventory number 8917.

Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

VIII.7.28 Pompeii.  Priestess on a candelabrum carrying offerings on a tray.  
Found in passageway of arch.  Now in Naples Archaeological Museum.

VIII.7.28 Pompeii. Priestess on a candelabrum carrying offerings on a tray.

Found painted on the walls in walkway between the arches in the east wall of the Ekklesiasterion.

Now in Naples Archaeological Museum. Inventory number 8917.

 

VIII.7.28 Pompeii. September 2015. South wall of Ekklesiasteron (dining area).

VIII.7.28 Pompeii. September 2015.

South wall (left) of Ekklesiasterion (dining area), looking towards south-west corner.

 

VIII.7.28 Pompeii. 1804. Painting of south wall of the Ekklesiasterion, not a faithful reproduction. 
According to PPM, the painting in the centre and the zoccolo are all that correspond.
The painting of the mourning and sacrifice for Osiris should be at the east end and not the circular shrine.
See Carratelli, G. P., 1990-2003. Pompei: Pitture e Mosaici: Vol. VIII.  Roma: Istituto della enciclopedia Italiana, p. 835.

VIII.7.28 Pompeii. 1804. Painting of south wall of the Ekklesiasterion, not a faithful reproduction.

According to PPM, the painting in the centre and the zoccolo are all that correspond.

The painting of the mourning and sacrifice for Osiris should be at the east end and not the circular shrine.

See Carratelli, G. P., 1990-2003. Pompei: Pitture e Mosaici: Vol. VIII.  Roma: Istituto della enciclopedia Italiana, p. 835.

 

VIII.7.28 Pompeii. Painting of the ceremony of mourning and sacrifice for Osiris.
Painted panel from the east end (left) of the south wall of the Ekklesiasterion.
This shows offerings being made in front of the sarcophagus of Osiris in the centre.
Now in Naples Archaeological Museum. Inventory number 8570.

VIII.7.28 Pompeii. Painting of the ceremony of mourning and sacrifice for Osiris.

Painted panel from the east end (left) of the south wall of the Ekklesiasterion.

This shows offerings being made in front of the sarcophagus of Osiris in the centre.

Now in Naples Archaeological Museum. Inventory number 8570.

 

VIII.7.28 Pompeii. 1971. Fragment from south wall at east end, immediately after the painting with Io arriving at Canopus.  Found November 1765, see PAH 1,1, p.182, dated 23rd November. Now in Naples Archaeological Museum.  Inventory number 8570. 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. J71f0276

VIII.7.28 Pompeii. 1971.

Fragment from south wall at east end, immediately after the painting with Io arriving at Canopus. 

Found November 1765, see PAH 1,1, p.182, dated 23rd November.

Now in Naples Archaeological Museum. Inventory number 8570.

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.

J71f0276 

 

VIII.7.28 Pompeii. Arrival of Io, still horned, but now in the care of a sea deity, at Canopus. 
Isis offers her hand as her priestesses shake their sistra. 
Found in the centre of the south wall of the Ekklesiasterion in November 1765. 
Now in Naples Archaeological Museum. Inventory number 9558.

VIII.7.28 Pompeii. Arrival of Io, still horned, but now in the care of a sea deity, at Canopus.

Isis offers her hand as her priestesses shake their sistra.

Found in the centre of the south wall of the Ekklesiasterion in November 1765.

Now in Naples Archaeological Museum. Inventory number 9558.

 

VIII.7.28 Pompeii. Painted panel found in the zoccolo of the centre of the south wall in the Ekklesiasterion. A jug is between two winged sphinxes.
Now in Naples Archaeological Museum. Inventory number 8563.

VIII.7.28 Pompeii. Painted panel found in the zoccolo of the centre of the south wall in the Ekklesiasterion.

A jug is between two winged sphinxes.

Now in Naples Archaeological Museum. Inventory number 8563.

 

VIII.7.28 Pompeii. September 2015. West wall of Ekklesiasteron (dining area).

VIII.7.28 Pompeii. September 2015. West wall of Ekklesiasterion (dining area).

 

VIII.7.28 Pompeii. Old painting of west wall of Ekklesiasterion (dining area). Not a faithful representation.
According to PPM, it shows the state of the already missing central painting and the correct location of the large view of the left (inv. no. 1265).
The one on the right is incorrect (the sacrifice for Osiris) and should be the one referring to Egyptian cults (inv. no. 8558).

VIII.7.28 Pompeii. Old painting of west wall of Ekklesiasterion (dining area). Not a faithful representation.

According to PPM, it shows the state of the already missing central painting and the correct location of the large view of the left (inv. no. 1265).

The one on the right is incorrect (the sacrifice for Osiris) and should be the one referring to Egyptian cults (inv. no. 8558).

 

VIII.7.28 Pompeii. Sacred landscape from left (south) panel of the west wall of the Ekklesiasterion. Now in Naples Archaeological Museum. Inventory number SG 1265.

VIII.7.28 Pompeii. Sacred landscape from left (south) panel of the west wall of the Ekklesiasterion.

Now in Naples Archaeological Museum. Inventory number SG 1265.

 

VIII.7.28 Pompeii. 1971. Fragment from west wall at south end. Now in Naples Archaeological Museum.  Inventory number 1265. 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. J71f0279

VIII.7.28 Pompeii. 1971. Fragment from west wall at south end.

Now in Naples Archaeological Museum. Inventory number SG 1265.

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.

J71f0279 

 

VIII.7.28 Pompeii. Painted panel from zoccolo in centre of west wall, showing a cobra and mongoose. Now in Naples Archaeological Museum. Inventory number s. n. 3.

VIII.7.28 Pompeii. Painted panel from zoccolo in centre of west wall, showing a cobra and mongoose.

Now in Naples Archaeological Museum. Inventory number s. n. 3.

 

VIII.7.28 Pompeii. Found in the Ekklesiasterion, on the west wall at the north end. 
The painting shows references to the Egyptian cults, with the sacred door, the temple, and the amphora with Garland, which is a reminder of the containers of holy water used during the rites of the cult of Isis. Ten similar amphorae were found at Pompeii with the inscription Serapis dora.
Now in Naples Archaeological Museum. Inventory number 8558.

VIII.7.28 Pompeii. Found in the Ekklesiasterion, on the west wall at the north end.

The painting shows references to the Egyptian cults, with the sacred door, the temple, and the amphora with Garland, which is a reminder of the containers of holy water used during the rites of the cult of Isis. Ten similar amphorae were found at Pompeii with the inscription Serapis dora.

Now in Naples Archaeological Museum. Inventory number 8558.

 

VIII.7.28 Pompeii. 1971. Fragment from west wall at north end. Now in Naples Archaeological Museum.  Inventory number 8558. 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. J71f0281

VIII.7.28 Pompeii. 1971. Fragment from west wall at north end.

Now in Naples Archaeological Museum. Inventory number 8558.

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.

J71f0281  

 

VIII.7.28 Pompeii. September 2015. North wall of Ekklesiasteron (dining area).

VIII.7.28 Pompeii. September 2015. North wall of Ekklesiasterion (dining area).

 

VIII.7.28 Pompeii. Old painting of north wall of the Ekklesiasterion. 
In the centre is the painting of Io, Argo and Hermes.
At the sides are views of shrines in rocky landscapes that recall those of Upper Egypt.

VIII.7.28 Pompeii. Old painting of north wall of the Ekklesiasterion.

In the centre is the painting of Io, Argo and Hermes.

At the sides are views of shrines in rocky landscapes that recall those of Upper Egypt.

 

VIII.7.28 Pompeii. Painted panel found on the left panel of the north wall of the Ekklesiasterion. 
Now in Naples Archaeological Museum. Inventory number 8575.
 

VIII.7.28 Pompeii. Painted panel found on the left (west) panel of the north wall of the Ekklesiasterion.

Now in Naples Archaeological Museum. Inventory number 8575.

 

VIII.7.28 Pompeii. 1971. Fragment from north wall at west end, found on left side of painting of Io, Argo and Hermes. Now in Naples Archaeological Museum.  Inventory number 8575. 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. J71f0278

VIII.7.28 Pompeii. 1971.

Fragment from north wall at west end, found on left side of painting of Io, Argo and Hermes.

Now in Naples Archaeological Museum. Inventory number 8575.

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.

J71f0278 

 

VIII.7.28 Pompeii. Found in the centre of the north wall of the Ekklesiasterion. 
Wall painting of Io shown with horns guarded by Argus to whom Hermes is showing his syrinx. 
Now in Naples Archaeological Museum. Inventory number 9548.

VIII.7.28 Pompeii. Found in the centre of the north wall of the Ekklesiasterion.

Wall painting of Io shown with horns guarded by Argus to whom Hermes is showing his syrinx.

Now in Naples Archaeological Museum. Inventory number 9548.

 

VIII.7.28 Pompeii. Painted panel found on the right of the north wall of the Ekklesiasterion. 
Now in Naples Archaeological Museum. Inventory number 8574.

VIII.7.28 Pompeii. Painted panel found on the right (east) of the north wall of the Ekklesiasterion.

Now in Naples Archaeological Museum. Inventory number 8574.

 

VIII.7.28 Pompeii. 1971. Fragment from north wall at east end.  Now in Naples Archaeological Museum.  Inventory number 8574. 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. J71f0277

VIII.7.28 Pompeii. 1971. Fragment from north wall at east end. 

Now in Naples Archaeological Museum. Inventory number 8574.

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.

J71f0277     

 

VIII.7.28, Pompeii. May 2015. Looking towards east side of the Ekklesiasteron (dining area). Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

VIII.7.28, Pompeii. May 2015. Looking towards east side of the Ekklesiasterion (dining area).

Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

VIII.7.28, Pompeii. May 2015. Remains of decoration on east wall of dining area.
Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

VIII.7.28, Pompeii. May 2015. Remains of decoration on east wall of dining area.

Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

According to PPM,

“on the second pilaster from the north end, the remains of painted plaster which would have shown a Corinthian column, capital and centaur above, would have been seen but are now unrecognisable”.

 

VIII.7.28, Pompeii. May 2015. Remains of decoration on east wall of dining area. 
Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

VIII.7.28, Pompeii. May 2015. Remains of decoration on east wall of dining area.

Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

According to PPM,

“on the third pilaster from the north end, the remains of painted plaster would have been seen, showing a slender golden Corinthian column with a marine centaur above. This was part of a frieze with nereids and dolphins painted on a red background.

The base of the wall behind the column was painted as imitation marble, while behind the golden columns, it was painted green.”

 

VIII.7.28, Pompeii. May 2015. Looking east towards north-west corner of the portico.
Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

VIII.7.28, Pompeii. May 2015. Looking east towards north-west corner of the portico.

Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

VIII.7.28 Pompeii. Found in 1766 at the entrance to the Ekklesiasterion.
Sistrum decorated with a crouching cat at the top and lotus flowers on the sides.
Now in Naples Archaeological Museum. Inventory number 409AE.

VIII.7.28 Pompeii. Found in 1766 at the entrance to the Ekklesiasterion.

Sistrum decorated with a crouching cat at the top and lotus flowers on the sides.

Now in Naples Archaeological Museum. Inventory number 409AE.

 

VIII.7.28 Pompeii.   Bronze sistra (rattles) found in the Ekklesiasterion and decorated with the head of a sacred cat.Now in Naples Archaeological Museum.

VIII.7.28 Pompeii. Bronze sistra (rattles) found in the Ekklesiasterion and decorated with the head of a sacred cat.

Now in Naples Archaeological Museum.

 

 

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