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Pompeii Casts. Victim number 16, known as "The Heavily Clothed Man".

Found 12th March 1890, outside the Stabian Gate.

 

Pompeii, September 2015. Plaster cast of victim numbered 16, found 12th March 1890 outside of the Porta Stabiana.
On display as an exhibit in the Summer 2015 exhibition in the amphitheatre.
According to NdS, 12th March 1890, following the excavation of the agger on the right going out from Porta Stabiana, at a distance of about 72 metres from the Gate, the imprint of a human body was found in the compacted layer of ash. Sig. Salvatore Cozzi directed the operation to cast the plaster-cast.
The reproduction was one of the best and most successful made up until that time.
The cast represented a young slim male, lying on his left side, wrapped in a cloak and with short pants that exposed his legs below the knee.
The sandal he was wearing was clearly seen on his right foot. 
Nothing more could be said of the left leg because this and the hand turned out badly. Height 1.55 metres. 
See Notizie degli Scavi di Antichità, 1890, p. 128.
See Dwyer, E., 2010. Pompeii’s Living Statues. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press. (p.107 and fig.48).

Pompeii, September 2015. Plaster cast of victim numbered 16, found 12th March 1890 outside of the Porta Stabiana.

On display as an exhibit in the Summer 2015 exhibition in the amphitheatre.

According to NdS, 12th March 1890, following the excavation of the agger on the right going out from Porta Stabiana, at a distance of about 72 metres from the Gate, the imprint of a human body was found in the compacted layer of ash. Sig. Salvatore Cozzi directed the operation to cast the plaster-cast.

The reproduction was one of the best and most successful made up until that time.

The cast represented a young slim male, lying on his left side, wrapped in a cloak and with short pants that exposed his legs below the knee.

The sandal he was wearing was clearly seen on his right foot.

Nothing more could be said of the left leg because this and the hand turned out badly. Height 1.55 metres.

See Notizie degli Scavi di Antichità, 1890, p. 128.

See Dwyer, E., 2010. Pompeii’s Living Statues. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press. (p.107 and fig.48).

 

Pompeii. May 2018. General view of two more plaster-casts. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee. 
In the foreground is the plaster-cast known as Victim 16, the heavily clothed man.
According to Notizie degli Scavi, (1890, P.128) the body of a man wrapped in his cloak and lying on his left side was found on 12th March 1890 in the excavations outside of the Stabian Gate. It was of a young man, of slender figure, lying on his left side, wound up in his cloak and wearing short pants which exposed his legs from above the knee. On his right foot could be clearly seen the sandal he was wearing.
See Dwyer, E., 2010. Pompeii’s Living Statues. Ann Arbor: Univ of Michigan Press. (p.107-8).

Pompeii. May 2018. General view of two more plaster-casts. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

In the foreground is the plaster-cast known as Victim 16, the heavily clothed man.

According to Notizie degli Scavi, (1890, P.128) the body of a man wrapped in his cloak and lying on his left side was found on 12th March 1890 in the excavations outside of the Stabian Gate. It was of a young man, of slender figure, lying on his left side, wound up in his cloak and wearing short pants which exposed his legs from above the knee. On his right foot could be clearly seen the sandal he was wearing.

See Dwyer, E., 2010. Pompeii’s Living Statues. Ann Arbor: Univ of Michigan Press. (p.107-8).

 

Victim numbered 16, known as the heavily clothed man, photographed by Giorgio Sommer. Photo courtesy of Eugene Dwyer.

Victim numbered 16, known as the heavily clothed man, photographed by Giorgio Sommer.

Photo courtesy of Eugene Dwyer.

 

Victim numbered 16. May 2018. Detail of Victim known as “the heavily clothed man”. Courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

Victim numbered 16. May 2018. Detail of Victim known as “the heavily clothed man”. Courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

VII.1.8 Pompeii. June 2012. Plaster cast of victim numbered 16, on display in men’s changing room 2. 
Photo courtesy of Michael Binns.

VII.1.8 Pompeii. June 2012. Plaster cast of victim numbered 16, on display in men’s changing room 2.

Photo courtesy of Michael Binns.

 

VII.1.8 Pompeii. May 2012. Detail of head of plaster cast of body, in men’s changing room 2. 
Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

VII.1.8 Pompeii. May 2012. Detail of head of plaster cast of body, in men’s changing room 2.

Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

VII.1.8 Pompeii. April 2005. Plaster cast of plaster-cast numbered 16, on display in men’s changing room 2. 
Photo courtesy of Klaus Heese.

VII.1.8 Pompeii. April 2005. Plaster cast of plaster-cast numbered 16, on display in men’s changing room 2.

Photo courtesy of Klaus Heese.

 

VII.1.8 Pompeii. May 2012. Rear of plaster cast numbered 16, on display in men’s changing room 2. 
Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

VII.1.8 Pompeii. May 2012. Rear of plaster cast numbered 16, on display in men’s changing room 2.

Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

 

 

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