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Pompeii Casts. Victim number 2. Found 5th February 1863 in Vicolo degli Scheletri.

 

Found with victims numbered 1, and 3, a small distance from victim 4.

 

Victims numbered 2 and 3. 5th Feb 1863. G Sommer photo no. 1242. Photo courtesy of Eugene Dwyer.
In his description of these plaster-casts in his Guida di Pompei, 1877, Fiorelli described –
“Two women [nos. 2 and 3], one next to the other. The older resting on her side; the younger face down, with her face in her arm. 
(Reg.VII, Insula XIV, via quarta).”
See Fiorelli, Guida di Pompei, [Rome, 1877,] p.88-89. 
See Dwyer, E., 2010. Pompeii’s Living Statues. Ann Arbor: Univ of Michigan Press, (p.94).

Victims numbered 2 and 3. 5th Feb 1863. G Sommer photo no. 1242. Photo courtesy of Eugene Dwyer.

In his description of these plaster-casts in his Guida di Pompei, 1877, Fiorelli described –

“Two women [nos. 2 and 3], one next to the other. The older resting on her side; the younger face down, with her face in her arm.

(Reg.VII, Insula XIV, via quarta).”

See Fiorelli, Guida di Pompei, [Rome, 1877,] p.88-89.

See Dwyer, E., 2010. Pompeii’s Living Statues. Ann Arbor: Univ of Michigan Press, (p.94).

 

Victims numbered 2 and 3. 5th Feb 1863. G Sommer and E. Behles, stereoview no. 356, 1867–1874. Photo courtesy of Rick Bauer.

Victims numbered 2 and 3. 5th Feb 1863. G Sommer and E. Behles, stereoview no. 356, 1867–1874. Photo courtesy of Rick Bauer.

 

Plaster-casts of victims numbered 2 and 3, photographed on an upper floor (possibly from VII.6.7), looking north towards Vicolo di Modesto and Vesuvius.
Centre-left can be seen the rebuilt School of Archaeology on Via Consolare. Photo courtesy of Eugene Dwyer.

Plaster-casts of victims numbered 2 and 3, photographed on an upper floor (possibly from VII.6.7), looking north towards Vicolo di Modesto and Vesuvius.

Centre-left can be seen the rebuilt School of Archaeology on Via Consolare. Photo courtesy of Eugene Dwyer.

 

Victims numbered 2 and 3, photograph taken by Brogi (no. 5578) in a display case in the museum. Photo courtesy of Eugene Dwyer.
According to Dwyer –
“Errors crept into the Museum, as the contents were frequently moved to make room for new castings.
On one Brogi photograph (no. 5578), the casts of the two women, numbers 2 and 3, are described as “Body of man and boy”. 
See Dwyer, E., 2010. Pompeii’s Living Statues. Ann Arbor: Univ of Michigan Press, (p.108).

Victims numbered 2 and 3, photograph taken by Brogi (no. 5578) in a display case in the museum. Photo courtesy of Eugene Dwyer.

According to Dwyer –

“Errors crept into the Museum, as the contents were frequently moved to make room for new castings.

On one Brogi photograph (no. 5578), the casts of the two women, numbers 2 and 3, are described as “Body of man and boy”.

See Dwyer, E., 2010. Pompeii’s Living Statues. Ann Arbor: Univ of Michigan Press, (p.108).

 

VII.1.47 Pompeii. March 2017. Room 8, looking across plaster-casts towards window in east wall.
According to the information card (shown above) –
the lower plaster-cast is a clearer photo of the woman clutching a few precious things to her bosom which she had grasped before their flight. 
She was found at the rear of the group in the Vicolo degli Scheletri.

VII.1.47 Pompeii. March 2017. Room 8, looking across plaster-casts towards window in east wall.

Plaster-cast numbered 2 can be seen in the lower part of the photograph.

The fractured remains were badly hit by the 1943 bombing of the Antiquarium.

In this photo, she is seen lying with her head to the right, whereas in the Sommer and Behles photo, above, she is lying with her head to the left.

They were found in the Vicolo degli Scheletri.

 

VII.1.47 Pompeii. March 2017. Room 8, looking across plaster-casts towards window in east wall.
Plaster-cast numbered 2 can be seen in the lower right.  Photo courtesy Adrian Hielscher.

VII.1.47 Pompeii. March 2017. Room 8, looking across plaster-casts towards window in east wall.

Plaster-cast numbered 2 can be seen in the lower right.  Photo courtesy Adrian Hielscher.

 

 

 

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