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IX.5.16 Pompeii. Popina/Lupanare.

Rooms a’ to f’ on plan. Linked to IX.5.14 and IX.5.15.

 

IX.5.14-16 combined room plan (opens in separate window)       For rooms a to u see IX.5.14.

 

IX.6 Pompeii, on left. September 2005.   Roadway looking west.         IX.5.16, on right.

IX.6 Pompeii, on left. September 2005. Roadway looking west. IX.5.16, on right.

 

IX.6 Pompeii. May 2006. Roadway looking west, with south exterior wall of IX.5.16, on right.

IX.6 Pompeii, on left. May 2006. Roadway looking west, with south exterior wall of IX.5.16, on right.

 

IX.5.16 Pompeii. May 2005. Entrance doorway. An inscription was found on the outside wall -
Optata
verna a(ssibus) II    [CIL IV 5105]
This translates as “Optata sells herself for 2 asses”   [CIL IV 5105]
See Varone, A., 2002. Erotica Pompeiana: Love Inscriptions on the Walls of Pompeii, Rome: L’erma di Bretschneider. (p.144, note 243)

IX.5.16 Pompeii. May 2005. Entrance doorway.

An inscription was found on the outside wall, it read –

 

Optata

verna a(ssibus) II    [CIL IV 5105]

 

This translates as “Optata sells herself for 2 asses”   [CIL IV 5105]

See Varone, A., 2002. Erotica Pompeiana: Love Inscriptions on the Walls of Pompeii, Rome: L’Erma di Bretschneider. (p.144, note 243)

 

IX.5.16 Pompeii. May 2005. Entrance.

IX.5.16 Pompeii. May 2005. Entrance.

 

IX.5.16 Pompeii. May 2006. Looking south across atrium a’ and impluvium.
In the top left corner were the remains of a hearth for warming food and drinks, with a doorway to servants room b’.

IX.5.16 Pompeii. May 2006. Looking south across atrium a’ and impluvium.

In the top left corner were the remains of a hearth for warming food and drinks, with a doorway to servants’ room b’.

 

IX.5.16 Pompeii. May 2006. Looking north across impluvium in atrium a’.
The floor of the atrium would have been made of a type of opus Signinum.
The impluvium was a basin (1.85 x 1.40) surrounded by a small masonry wall around 0.35 high at the outside, 0.52 inside. 
In the upper part was a hollow for planting flowers and it was covered with red plaster, on the inside of which were painted scenes of fighting pygmies with crocodiles and hippopotamus.
See Mau in BdI, 1879, (p.207).

On the west side were two armed pygmies, one fighting with a crocodile, the other following a hippopotamus.
On the north side was a boat with two pygmies, a man and a woman, quoted by Mau as obscene: another pygmy, standing at the stern and armed with javelins, was frightened at the sight of a crocodile chasing the boat.
On the east side were two fighting pygmies, between them was a woman with a harp in her hands, nearby was an ibis. 
On the south side were two aquatic birds.
The “obscene” painting on the north side would have been in full view of all entering the entrance doorway at number 16. 
See Mau in BdI, 1879, (p.265)

IX.5.16 Pompeii. May 2006. Looking north across impluvium in atrium a’.

The floor of the atrium would have been made of a type of opus Signinum.

The impluvium was a basin (1.85 x 1.40) surrounded by a small masonry wall around 0.35 high at the outside, 0.52 inside.

In the upper part was a hollow for planting flowers and it was covered with red plaster, on the inside of which were painted scenes of fighting pygmies with crocodiles and hippopotamus.

See Mau in Bullettino dell’Instituto di Corrispondenza Archeologica (DAIR), 1879, (p.207).

 

On the west side were two, armed, pygmies, one fighting with a crocodile, the other following a hippopotamus.

On the north side was a boat with two pygmies, a man and a woman, quoted by Mau as obscene: another pygmy, standing at the stern and armed with javelins, was frightened at the sight of a crocodile chasing the boat.

On the east side were two fighting pygmies, between them was a woman with a harp in her hands, nearby was an ibis.

On the south side were two aquatic birds.

The “obscene” painting on the north side would have been in full view of all entering the entrance doorway at number 16.

See Mau in Bullettino dell’Instituto di Corrispondenza Archeologica (DAIR), 1879, (p.265)

 

IX.5.16 Pompeii. May 2006. Part of north side of impluvium.

IX.5.16 Pompeii. May 2006. Part of north side of impluvium in atrium a’.

 

IX.5.16 Pompeii. May 2006. Circular tufa stone in centre of impluvium.

IX.5.16 Pompeii. May 2006. Circular tufa stone in centre of impluvium in atrium a’.

 

IX.5.16 Pompeii. May 2006. Looking north-east. East side of atrium a’, with ala c’ with doorway to triclinium d’ (left of photo) with servants room b’ in right of photo.

IX.5.16 Pompeii. May 2006. Looking north-east.

East side of atrium a’, with ala c’ with doorway to triclinium d’ (left of photo) with servants’ room b’ in right of photo.

 

IX.5.16 Pompeii. Found on east wall of ala c', on east side of atrium.
Fragment of wall painting of seated Medea. Now in Naples Archaeological Museum. Inventory number 111440. See Bragantini, I and Sampaolo, V. 2009. La Pittura Pompeiana. Napoli, Electa. (p.225, no.84)

IX.5.16 Pompeii. Found on east wall of ala c’, on east side of atrium. Fragment of wall painting of seated Medea.

Now in Naples Archaeological Museum. Inventory number 111440.

See Bragantini, I and Sampaolo, V. 2009. La Pittura Pompeiana. Napoli, Electa. (p.225, no.84)

 

IX.5.16 Pompeii. 1881. Copy of a still life painting found in the ala c’.
According to Presuhn, the best piece of beef, fresh bread and dark red wine
invite the guests to feast.
See Presuhn E., 1882. Pompeji: Die Neuesten Ausgrabungen  von 1874 bis 1881. Leipzig: Weigel. (VIII, p. 6, Plate VII).

IX.5.16 Pompeii. 1881. Copy of a still life painting found in the ala c’.

According to Presuhn, the best piece of beef, fresh bread and dark red wine invite the guests to feast.

See Presuhn E., 1882. Pompeji: Die Neuesten Ausgrabungen von 1874 bis 1881. Leipzig: Weigel. (VIII, p. 6, Plate VII).

 

IX.5.16 Pompeii. May 2005. Looking north-east across atrium a’, with ala c’ and triclinium d’ on the right. The doorway on the left, in the north wall of the atrium leads into room “i” of IX.5.14.

IX.5.16 Pompeii. May 2005. Looking north-east across atrium a’, with ala c’ and triclinium d’ on the right.

The doorway on the left, in the north wall of the atrium leads into room “i” of IX.5.14.

 

IX.5.16 Pompeii. May 2005. North wall of atrium, leading into room “i” and atrium “b” of IX.5.14.

IX.5.16 Pompeii. May 2005. North wall of atrium, leading into room “i” and atrium “b” of IX.5.14.

 

IX.5.16 Pompeii. May 2005. West side of atrium a’, on the left, doorway to kitchen and latrine e’.
On the right, doorway to cubiculum f’.
According to Boyce, on the south wall of the kitchen was a large rectangular panel of white stucco.
On it were painted two yellow serpents with red crest and beards. 
These were on either side of a tile embedded and projecting from the wall.
A fire was painted on the wall above the tile.
The background was painted with plants, and across the top were two painted garlands.
On each of the garlands was a painted bird.
See Boyce, G. K., 1937. Corpus of the Lararia of Pompeii. Rome: MAAR 14.  (p. 86, no. 425)

In IX.5.16, the first place on the left of the atrium was searched again, and found were several iron nails, some fish bones, and in terracotta: two containers for oil, a vase in fragments, two amphorae, two pot lids, and a broken bowl containing ash.
See Notizie degli Scavi di Antichità, 1885, (pp. 162-4).

IX.5.16 Pompeii. May 2005. West side of atrium a’, on the left, doorway to kitchen and latrine e’.

On the right, doorway to cubiculum f’.

According to Boyce, on the south wall of the kitchen was a large rectangular panel of white stucco.

On it were painted two yellow serpents with red crest and beards.

These were on either side of a tile embedded and projecting from the wall.

A fire was painted on the wall above the tile.

The background was painted with plants, and across the top were two painted garlands.

On each of the garlands was a painted bird.

See Boyce, G. K., 1937. Corpus of the Lararia of Pompeii. Rome: MAAR 14.  (p. 86, no. 425)

 

In IX.5.16, the first place on the left of the atrium was searched again, and found were several iron nails, some fish bones, and in terracotta: two containers for oil, a vase in fragments, two amphorae, two pot lids, and a broken bowl containing ash.

See Notizie degli Scavi di Antichità, 1885, (pp. 162-4).

 

IX.5.16 Pompeii. May 2005. Wall paintings on west wall of cubiculum f’, on west side of atrium.

IX.5.16 Pompeii. May 2005. Cubiculum f’, on west side of atrium. Wall paintings on west wall.

 

IX.5.16 Pompeii. May 2005. Wall painting in cubiculum f’, on west wall.

IX.5.16 Pompeii. May 2005. Wall painting in cubiculum f’, on west wall.

 

IX.5.16 Pompeii. May 2005. Wall painting in cubiculum f’, on west wall.

IX.5.16 Pompeii. May 2006. Wall painting in cubiculum f’, on west wall.

 

IX.5.16 Pompeii. May 2005. West wall in cubiculum f’. South side of west wall with a flying cupid with a cornucopia.

IX.5.16 Pompeii. May 2005. West wall in cubiculum f’.

South side of west wall with a flying cupid with a cornucopia.

 

IX.5.16 Pompeii. May 2005. Cubiculum f’, wall paintings from north wall.

IX.5.16 Pompeii. May 2005. Cubiculum f’, wall paintings from north wall.

 

IX.5.16 Pompeii. May 2005. Cubiculum f’, east wall, with blocked window to atrium a’.

IX.5.16 Pompeii. May 2005. Cubiculum f’, east wall, with blocked window to atrium a’.

 

IX.5.16 Pompeii. May 2005. Cubiculum f’, wall paintings from south wall.

IX.5.16 Pompeii. May 2005. Cubiculum f’, wall paintings from south wall.

 

 

IX.5.14-16 combined room plan (opens in separate window)

 

 

 

 

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