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IX.7.20 Pompeii. Casa degli Archi or House of the Arches

or House of Caprasius Felix and Fortunata or Casa della Fortuna.

Excavated 1879.

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Vicolo di Tesmo looking north past remaining painted plaster on walls outside IX.7.20.
On the exterior wall of IX.7.20, opposite the doorways of IX.2.17/18, a large painted lararium was found.
According to Trendelenburg, this stood out because of the freshness and strength of the colours.
It was divided into two parts, of differing sizes. The upper part was 1.47m wide and the lower part was 4.12m wide.
The upper part showed the two Lares.
In the middle between them was the Genius with cornucopia, dressed in a white tunic holding a patera above a flaming altar. 
Behind the altar was the figure of small tibicen who played the double pipes. 
Suspended above were two garlands and above the garlands appeared the bust of Luna on the left and a bust of Sole on the right. 
The lower part showed a tall altar in the centre and three heads of Medusa. 
Two serpents approached the altar, one from each side.
See Trendelenburg in BdI 1871, pages 199-200.
See Sogliano, A., 1879. Le pitture murali campane scoverte negli anni 1867-79. Napoli: Giannini. (p.14, No. 33).
See Fröhlich, T., 1991. Lararien und Fassadenbilder in den Vesuvstädten. Mainz: von Zabern. (F65, p. 335)

Vicolo di Tesmo looking north past remaining painted plaster on walls outside IX.7.20.

On the exterior wall of IX.7.20, opposite the doorways of IX.2.17/18, a large painted lararium was found.

According to Trendelenburg, this stood out because of the freshness and strength of the colours.

It was divided into two parts, of differing sizes. The upper part was 1.47m wide and the lower part was 4.12m wide.

The upper part showed the two Lares.

In the middle between them was the Genius with cornucopia, dressed in a white tunic holding a patera above a flaming altar.

Behind the altar was the figure of small tibicen who played the double pipes.

Suspended above were two garlands and above the garlands appeared the bust of Luna on the left and a bust of Sole on the right.

The lower part showed a tall altar in the centre and three heads of Medusa.

Two serpents approached the altar, one from each side.

See Trendelenburg in BdI 1871, pages 199-200.

See Sogliano, A., 1879. Le pitture murali campane scoverte negli anni 1867-79. Napoli: Giannini. (p.14, No. 33).

See Fröhlich, T., 1991. Lararien und Fassadenbilder in den Vesuvstädten. Mainz: von Zabern. (F65, p. 335)

 

IX.7.20 Pompeii. Lararium drawing by N. La Volpe, found on the exterior street wall to the right of the vestibule entrance.
Photo courtesy of CulturaItalia and its contributors whose copyright it remains.
See image details on Culturitalia

IX.7.20 Pompeii. Lararium drawing by N. La Volpe, found on the exterior street wall to the right of the vestibule entrance.

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

See image details on CulturaItalia

 

IX.7.20 Pompeii. December 2007. Niche behind plaster on outside wall.

IX.7.20 Pompeii. December 2007. Niche behind plaster on outside wall.

 

Street gutter and pavement outside IX.7.20. May 2005.

Street gutter and pavement outside IX.7.20. May 2005.

 

IX.7.20 Pompeii. 1964. Exterior wall between IX/7/20 and 21, showing masks embedded in the wall. 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. J64f1574

IX.7.20 Pompeii. 1964. Exterior wall between IX/7/20 and 21, showing masks embedded in the wall.

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.

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IX.7.20 Pompeii. 1964.  Exterior wall between IX/7/20 and 21, showing mask embedded in the wall.  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. J64f1575

IX.7.20 Pompeii. 1964.  Exterior wall between IX/7/20 and 21, showing mask embedded in the wall. 

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.

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IX.7.20 Pompeii. May 2005. 
According to Della Corte, this elegant dwelling with its singular arched portico on the east side of the peristyle, was the dwelling of D. Caprasio Felici.  
This was demonstrated in the first place by an amphora of wine that came from the producer A. Atinio Crescente.
This was sent to him with the address repeated twice:  D. C. F.      D. Caprasio Felici      [CIL IV 5650 a and b]

Written in the atrium was a salute to him and his consort Fortunata, from an unknown Successus -
Successus Felici salutem et Fortunatae       [CIL IV 5373]
Nothing would have been more natural in the house of a Fortunata, than the cult attributed to Fortuna.
A graffito found near the lararium alluded to the same god - Fortuna    [CIL IV 5371]
See Della Corte, M., 1965.  Case ed Abitanti di Pompei. Napoli: Fausto Fiorentino. (p.212)

According to Epigraphik-Datenbank Clauss/Slaby (See www.manfredclauss.de) these read as –

Summ(arum)
AAAA
LXX
A(uli) Atini Crescentis
/ 
[3]freius A[ti]ni C[re]s[centis]        [CIL IV 5650 a and b]

Fortuna      [CIL IV 5371]

Suc(ces)sus Fel[i]ci salutem
et For(tu)natae       [CIL IV 5373]

IX.7.20 Pompeii. May 2005.

According to Della Corte, this elegant dwelling with its singular arched portico on the east side of the peristyle, was the dwelling of D. Caprasio Felici. 

This was demonstrated in the first place by an amphora of wine that came from the producer A. Atinio Crescente.

This was sent to him with the address repeated twice:  D. C. F.      D. Caprasio Felici      [CIL IV 5650 a and b]

 

Written in the atrium was a salute to him and his consort Fortunata, from an unknown Successus -

Successus Felici salutem et Fortunatae       [CIL IV 5373]

Nothing would have been more natural in the house of a Fortunata, than the cult attributed to Fortuna.

A graffito found near the lararium alluded to the same god - Fortuna    [CIL IV 5371]

See Della Corte, M., 1965. Case ed Abitanti di Pompei. Napoli: Fausto Fiorentino. (p.212)

 

According to Epigraphik-Datenbank Clauss/Slaby (See www.manfredclauss.de) these read as –

 

Summ(arum)

AAAA

LXX

A(uli) Atini Crescentis

/

[3]freius A[ti]ni C[re]s[centis]        [CIL IV 5650 a and b]

 

Fortuna      [CIL IV 5371]

 

Suc(ces)sus Fel[i]ci salutem

et For(tu)natae       [CIL IV 5373]

 

IX.7.20 Pompeii. December 2007. Stone entrance door stop.

IX.7.20 Pompeii. December 2007. Stone entrance door stop.

 

IX.7.20 Pompeii. September 2004. Looking across atrium from entrance.

IX.7.20 Pompeii. September 2004. Looking across atrium from entrance.

 

IX.7.20 Pompeii. Looking across atrium from entrance.
Photographed 1970-79 by Günther Einhorn, picture courtesy of his son Ralf Einhorn.

IX.7.20 Pompeii. Looking across atrium from entrance.

Photographed 1970-79 by Günther Einhorn, picture courtesy of his son Ralf Einhorn.

 

IX.7.20 Pompeii. 1961. 
Bronze statuette of a cupid holding a dolphin (0.56m high) shown in the photo on display in the fountain at VI.8.22. 
Now in Naples Archaeological Museum, inventory number 111701: Ruesch no 818.
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.
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According to Wilhelmina, this bronze statuette is a replica of one found in the garden of IX.7.20. 
It was found on a base adjacent to a round marble basin, near the atrium and north-west corner of the peristyle.
It was one of the finest found in the Vesuvian area. 
See Jashemski, W. F., 1993. The Gardens of Pompeii, Volume II: Appendices. New York: Caratzas. (p.135 and p.240)

IX.7.20 Pompeii. 1961.

Bronze statuette of a cupid holding a dolphin (0.56m high) shown in the photo on display in the fountain at VI.8.22.

Now in Naples Archaeological Museum, inventory number 111701: Ruesch no 818.

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.

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According to Wilhelmina, this bronze statuette is a replica of one found in the garden of IX.7.20.

It was found on a base adjacent to a round marble basin, near the atrium and north-west corner of the peristyle.

It was one of the finest found in the Vesuvian area.

See Jashemski, W. F., 1993. The Gardens of Pompeii, Volume II: Appendices. New York: Caratzas. (p.135 and p.240)

 

IX.7.20 Pompeii. Old undated photograph, looking east across atrium from entrance.
DAIR 72.560. Photo © Deutsches Archäologisches Institut, Abteilung Rom, Arkiv. 
See http://arachne.uni-koeln.de/item/marbilderbestand/936491

IX.7.20 Pompeii. Old undated photograph, looking east across atrium from entrance.

DAIR 72.560. Photo © Deutsches Archäologisches Institut, Abteilung Rom, Arkiv.

See http://arachne.uni-koeln.de/item/marbilderbestand/936491

 

IX.7.20 Pompeii. December 2007. Looking across atrium from entrance.

IX.7.20 Pompeii. December 2007. Looking across atrium from entrance.

 

IX.7.20 Pompeii. Late 19th century. Looking across atrium from entrance.
See Niccolini F, 1890. Le case ed i monumenti di Pompei: Volume Terzo. Napoli, Isola VII Regione IX, Tav. I.

IX.7.20 Pompeii. Late 19th century. Looking across atrium from entrance.

See Niccolini F, 1890. Le case ed i monumenti di Pompei: Volume Terzo. Napoli, Isola VII Regione IX, Tav. I.

 

IX.7.20 Pompeii. May 2005. Looking east to peristyle garden and portico.
According to Jashemski, the portico was supported at the time of the eruption by fifteen columns.
Two columns stood at the rear of the atrium at the entrance to the portico.
See Jashemski, W. F., 1993. The Gardens of Pompeii, Volume II: Appendices. New York: Caratzas. (p.240)

IX.7.20 Pompeii. May 2005. Looking east to peristyle garden and portico.

According to Jashemski, the portico was supported at the time of the eruption by fifteen columns.

Two columns stood at the rear of the atrium at the entrance to the portico.

See Jashemski, W. F., 1993. The Gardens of Pompeii, Volume II: Appendices. New York: Caratzas. (p.240)

 

IX.7.20 Pompeii. December 2007. Rectangular niche in atrium with stucco aedicula facade.
Found within the niche were a bronze lamp and three bronze statuettes.
See Boyce G. K., 1937. Corpus of the Lararia of Pompeii. Rome: MAAR 14. (p88, No 439, Pl.5,1)

IX.7.20 Pompeii. December 2007. Rectangular niche in atrium with stucco aedicula facade.

Found within the niche were a bronze lamp and three bronze statuettes.

See Boyce G. K., 1937. Corpus of the Lararia of Pompeii. Rome: MAAR 14. (p88, No 439, Pl.5,1) 

 

IX.7.20 Pompeii. 1968. Rectangular niche in atrium with stucco aedicula facade. 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. J68f1525

IX.7.20 Pompeii. 1968. Rectangular niche in atrium with stucco aedicula facade.

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.

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IX.7.20 Pompeii. Bronze lamp in the shape of a foot, and three bronze statuettes found in the rectangular niche in atrium.
See Niccolini F, 1890. Le case ed i monumenti di Pompei: Volume Terzo. Napoli, Isola VII Regione IX, Tav. III.

IX.7.20 Pompeii. Bronze lamp in the shape of a foot, and three bronze statuettes found in the rectangular niche in atrium.

See Niccolini F, 1890. Le case ed i monumenti di Pompei: Volume Terzo. Napoli, Isola VII Regione IX, Tav. III.

 

IX.7.20 Pompeii, May 2018. Looking east across atrium towards north portico, from entrance doorway. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

IX.7.20 Pompeii, May 2018. Looking east across atrium towards north portico, from entrance doorway.

Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

IX.7.20 Pompeii, May 2018. Puteal under north portico. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

IX.7.20 Pompeii, May 2018. Puteal under north portico. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

IX.7.20 Pompeii. May 2005. Looking east across atrium towards north portico.

IX.7.20 Pompeii. May 2005. Looking east across atrium towards north portico.

 

IX.7.20 Pompeii. 1972. Looking east towards north-east corner of peristyle. 
DAIR 72.3573. Photo © Deutsches Archäologisches Institut, Abteilung Rom, Arkiv. 
See http://arachne.uni-koeln.de/item/marbilderbestand/936495

IX.7.20 Pompeii. 1972. Looking east towards north-east corner of peristyle.

DAIR 72.3573. Photo © Deutsches Archäologisches Institut, Abteilung Rom, Arkiv.

See http://arachne.uni-koeln.de/item/marbilderbestand/936495

 

 

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