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Pompeii Casts. Vittime da 50 a 53 trovate nel 1974 nella Casa del Bracciale d'Oro, VI.17.42.

Victims 50 to 53 found in 1974 in the House of the Golden Bracelet, VI.17.42.

 

VI.17.42 Pompeii. Victims 50 to 53. April 2019. Plaster-casts of a family group of four. On display in Antiquarium.
Photo courtesy of Rick Bauer.

VI.17.42 Pompeii. Victims 50 to 53. April 2019. Plaster-casts of a family group of four. On display in Antiquarium.

Photo courtesy of Rick Bauer.

 

According to Lazer et al, these victims were discovered in 1974 at the foot of the staircase leading to the garden and seafront in the so-called House of the Golden Bracelet (VI.17.42).

The group was interpreted as a family because the four victims were found in close proximity to each other.

They comprise two adults and two children.

Cast Number 50 has been interpreted as a male purely on the basis of visual inspection and Cast Number 52 as female simply because there is a child (Cast Number 51) on their lap and they sported a heavy gold bracelet on one arm.

It has been suggested that Cast Number 53 may have been cast in 1978, after the other three victims.

Much more detail can be observed on this cast, and it appears to be much more realistic than the other three in this group.

This group is currently being subjected to a DNA investigation, which is yielding results that do not support the earlier interpretations.

The preliminary results indicate that all the victims in this group are unrelated males.

See Lazer E., et al. 2020. Inside the Casts of the Pompeian Victims: Results from the First Season of the Pompeii Cast Project In 2015. Papers of the British School at Rome.

 

VI.17.42 Pompeii. Victims 50 to 53, May 2018. Plaster casts of fugitives found in the lower corridor, see VI.17.42, Lower and Garden, for area.
Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

VI.17.42 Pompeii. Victims 50 to 53, May 2018. Plaster casts of fugitives found in the lower corridor, see VI.17.42, Lower and Garden, for area.

Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

VI.17.42 Pompeii. Victims 51, 52 and 50 on display in the pyramid in the amphitheatre, September 2015. Plaster-casts of the family group.

VI.17.42 Pompeii. Victims 51, 52 and 50 on display in the pyramid in the amphitheatre, September 2015. Plaster-casts of the family group.

 

VI.17.42 Pompeii. Victims 50 to 53 on display in the pyramid in the amphitheatre, September 2015. Plaster-casts of the family group of four.

VI.17.42 Pompeii. Victims 50 to 53 on display in the pyramid in the amphitheatre, September 2015. Plaster-casts of the family group of four.

 

VI.17.42 Pompeii. Boscoreale Antiquarium 2011. Family group consisting of a man (victim 50) and a woman (52), who was holding a child (51).
Part of a family group of four who died under the staircase. Photo courtesy of Michael Binns.
Part of a family group of four who died under the staircase. Photo courtesy of Michael Binns.

VI.17.42 Pompeii. Boscoreale Antiquarium 2011. Family group consisting of a man (victim 50) and a woman (52), who was holding a child (51).

Part of a family group of four who died under the staircase. Photo courtesy of Michael Binns.

 

VI.17.42, Pompeii, May 2018. Archive photo of the finding of some of the fugitives also showing the golden bracelet. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

VI.17.42, Pompeii, May 2018. Archive photo of the finding of some of the fugitives also showing the golden bracelet. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

VI.17.42 Pompeii. Golden bracelet found on the arm of a woman.
According to Barbara McManus, this remarkable bracelet, 610 grams (21.5 oz) of solid gold, is fashioned in the form of two snakes flanking a round disk with a carved relief of Selene with crescent moon and stars above her head. 
It was found on the arm of a woman carrying a casket containing 40 aurei and 180 denarii. 
She was killed along with another adult and a child when a balcony collapsed in the house.
Photo courtesy of Barbara McManus. See The VRoma Project 
Now in Naples Archaeological Museum.  Inventory number 14268.

VI.17.42 Pompeii. Golden bracelet found on the arm of a woman.

According to Barbara McManus, this remarkable bracelet, 610 grams (21.5 oz) of solid gold, is fashioned in the form of two snakes flanking a round disk with a carved relief of Selene with crescent moon and stars above her head.

It was found on the arm of a woman carrying a casket containing 40 aurei and 180 denarii.

She was killed along with another adult and a child when a balcony collapsed in the house.

Photo courtesy of Barbara McManus. See The VRoma Project

Now in Naples Archaeological Museum. Inventory number 14268.

 

VI.17.42, Pompeii. Victim 50. May 2018. Plaster cast of man found in the corridor leading to the garden area.
Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.
According to Estelle Lazer, it is not possible to make a reliable attribution of sex to this individual from two features of the skull. The orbital margin and supraorbital ridge did not provide consistent information about the sex of this person. The only available feature for estimating age-at-death was the dentition, which suggests a younger adult.
See Lazer E., et al. 2020. Inside the Casts of the Pompeian Victims: Results from the First Season of the Pompeii Cast Project In 2015. Papers of the British School at Rome.

VI.17.42, Pompeii. Victim 50. May 2018. Plaster cast of man found in the corridor leading to the garden area.

Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

According to Estelle Lazer, it is not possible to make a reliable attribution of sex to this individual from two features of the skull. The orbital margin and supraorbital ridge did not provide consistent information about the sex of this person. The only available feature for estimating age-at-death was the dentition, which suggests a younger adult.

See Lazer E., et al. 2020. Inside the Casts of the Pompeian Victims: Results from the First Season of the Pompeii Cast Project In 2015. Papers of the British School at Rome.

 

VI.17.42, Pompeii, May 2018. Plaster cast of legs and feet of man found in the corridor leading to the garden area.
Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

VI.17.42, Pompeii, May 2018. Plaster cast of legs and feet of man found in the corridor leading to the garden area.

Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

VI.17.42, Pompeii, October 2020. Plaster cast of a woman (victim 52) and child (51) found in the corridor leading to the garden area.
Photo courtesy of Klaus Heese. 
According to Estelle Lazer, it is extremely difficult to determine sex of this child from skeletal evidence. 
The mixed dentition observed in the mandible indicates an age-at-death of at least five to six years, depending on the sex of the individual. 
There is extensive reconstruction of the lower torso which indicates that more research is required to understand how this cast was achieved.
See Lazer E., et al. 2020. Inside the Casts of the Pompeian Victims: Results from the First Season of the Pompeii Cast Project In 2015. Papers of the British School at Rome.

VI.17.42, Pompeii, October 2020. Plaster cast of a woman (victim 52) and child (51) found in the corridor leading to the garden area.

Photo courtesy of Klaus Heese.

According to Estelle Lazer, it is extremely difficult to determine sex of this child from skeletal evidence.

The mixed dentition observed in the mandible indicates an age-at-death of at least five to six years, depending on the sex of the individual.

There is extensive reconstruction of the lower torso which indicates that more research is required to understand how this cast was achieved.

See Lazer E., et al. 2020. Inside the Casts of the Pompeian Victims: Results from the First Season of the Pompeii Cast Project In 2015. Papers of the British School at Rome.

 

VI.17.42, Pompeii, May 2018. Plaster cast of a woman (52) and child (51) found in the corridor leading to the garden area.
Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.
According to Estelle Lazer, this individual (52) is clearly a mature adult, but there is insufficient evidence to make an attribution of the sex of this victim.
See Lazer E., et al. 2020. Inside the Casts of the Pompeian Victims: Results from the First Season of the Pompeii Cast Project In 2015. Papers of the British School at Rome.

VI.17.42, Pompeii, May 2018. Plaster cast of a woman (52) and child (51) found in the corridor leading to the garden area.

Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

According to Estelle Lazer, this individual (52) is clearly a mature adult, but there is insufficient evidence to make an attribution of the sex of this victim.

See Lazer E., et al. 2020. Inside the Casts of the Pompeian Victims: Results from the First Season of the Pompeii Cast Project In 2015. Papers of the British School at Rome.

 

VI.17.42 Pompeii. Victims 51, 52 and 53 on display in the pyramid in the amphitheatre, September 2015. 
Plaster-casts of mother and two children in the family group of four.

VI.17.42 Pompeii. Victims 51, 52 and 53 on display in the pyramid in the amphitheatre, September 2015.

Plaster-casts of mother and two children in the family group of four.

 

VI.17.42, Pompeii, May 2018. Plaster cast of a child (victim 51), on left, and man (victim 50), on right, found in the corridor leading to the garden area.
Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

VI.17.42, Pompeii, May 2018. Plaster cast of a child (victim 51), on left, and man (victim 50), on right, found in the corridor leading to the garden area.

Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

VI.17.42, Pompeii. Victim 51. May 2018. Detail of head of child, found in the corridor leading to the garden area. 
Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

VI.17.42, Pompeii. Victim 51. May 2018. Detail of head of child, found in the corridor leading to the garden area.

Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

VI.17.42 Pompeii. 1974, cast of a mother and child, part of a family group of four who died under the staircase.
The group consisted of a man and a woman, who was holding a child, and a few metres away was an older child.
A golden bracelet of exceptional weight and unusual design was found on the arm of the woman.
This gave the name to the house.

VI.17.42 Pompeii. 1974, cast of a mother and child, part of a family group of four who died under the staircase.

The group consisted of a man and a woman, who was holding a child, and a few metres away was an older child.

A golden bracelet of exceptional weight and unusual design was found on the arm of the woman.

This gave the name to the house.

 

VI.17.42, Pompeii. Victim 53. May 2018. Plaster cast of young child found in the corridor leading to the garden area.
Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.
According to Estelle Lazer et al, "The bone development of the skull suggests an age between one and three years and less than five. 
The likely age at death would be between two and three and a half years, with the evidence indicating an age closer to three years.
The overall evidence suggests an age consistent with about three years in a modern Western individual.
At present there is insufficient evidence to make an unequivocal attribution of sex of this individual from gross inspection of the skeletal evidence.
The DNA evidence does suggest that this individual was a male.".
See Lazer E., et al. 2020. Inside the Casts of the Pompeian Victims: Results from the First Season of the Pompeii Cast Project In 2015. Papers of the British School at Rome.

VI.17.42, Pompeii. Victim 53. May 2018. Plaster cast of young child found in the corridor leading to the garden area.

Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

According to Estelle Lazer et al, "The bone development of the skull suggests an age between one and three years and less than five.

The likely age at death would be between two and three and a half years, with the evidence indicating an age closer to three years.

The overall evidence suggests an age consistent with about three years in a modern Western individual.

At present there is insufficient evidence to make an unequivocal attribution of sex of this individual from gross inspection of the skeletal evidence.

The DNA evidence does suggest that this individual was a male.".

See Lazer E., et al. 2020. Inside the Casts of the Pompeian Victims: Results from the First Season of the Pompeii Cast Project In 2015. Papers of the British School at Rome.

 

VI.17.42, Pompeii. Victim 53. May 2018. Detail of plaster cast of a young child. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

VI.17.42, Pompeii. Victim 53. May 2018. Detail of plaster cast of a young child. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

VI.17.42 Pompeii. Victim 53. 1978, cast of a child found in a corridor a few metres from the three other bodies.
Part of a family group of four who died under the staircase.

VI.17.42 Pompeii. Victim 53. 1978, cast of a child found in a corridor a few metres from the three other bodies.

Part of a family group of four who died under the staircase.

 

VI.17.42 Pompeii. Victim 53. Boscoreale Antiquarium 2011. Cast of a child found in 1978, in a corridor a few metres from the three other bodies.
Part of a family group of four who died under the staircase. Photo courtesy of Michael Binns.

VI.17.42 Pompeii. Victim 53. Boscoreale Antiquarium 2011. Cast of a child found in 1978, in a corridor a few metres from the three other bodies.

Part of a family group of four who died under the staircase. Photo courtesy of Michael Binns.

 

VI.17.42 Pompeii. April 2019. Looking west across atrium, with detail of plaster-casts. Photo courtesy of Rick Bauer.

VI.17.42 Pompeii. April 2019. Looking west across atrium, with detail of plaster-casts. Photo courtesy of Rick Bauer.

The area was used to prepare the body casts for an exhibition.

 

VII.7.29 Pompeii. September 2015. Items in storage, with the plaster cast of the child victim 53 from VI.17.42 in the display cabinet.

VII.7.29 Pompeii. September 2015. Items in storage, with the plaster cast of the child victim 53 from VI.17.42 in the display cabinet.

 

VII.7.29 Pompeii. Victim 53. April 2018. Plaster cast of a child found in a corridor of a lower level of the House of the Golden Bracelet, VI.17.42.
Photo courtesy of Ian Lycett-King. Use is subject to Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License v.4 International.

VII.7.29 Pompeii. Victim 53. April 2018. Plaster cast of a child found in a corridor of a lower level of the House of the Golden Bracelet, VI.17.42.

Photo courtesy of Ian Lycett-King. Use is subject to Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License v.4 International.

 

VII.7.29 Pompeii. April 2018. Items on display, as well as plaster-cast in display case of child found in VI.17.42. Photo courtesy of Ian Lycett-King. Use is subject to Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License v.4 International.

VII.7.29 Pompeii. April 2018. Items on display, as well as plaster-cast in display case of child found in VI.17.42.

Photo courtesy of Ian Lycett-King. Use is subject to Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License v.4 International.

 

VII.7.29 Pompeii. Victim 53. May 2015. Detail of plaster cast of a child found in lower corridor of VI.17.42.
Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

VII.7.29 Pompeii. Victim 53. May 2015. Detail of plaster cast of a child found in lower corridor of VI.17.42.

Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

VII.7.29 Pompeii. Victim 53. May 2015. Detail of head of child found in VI.17.42. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

VII.7.29 Pompeii. Victim 53. May 2015. Detail of head of child found in VI.17.42. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

VII.7.29 Pompeii. Victim 53. May 2015. Detail from plaster cast of body of child found in VI.17.42. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

VII.7.29 Pompeii. Victim 53. May 2015. Detail from plaster cast of body of child found in VI.17.42. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

 

 

 

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