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V.3.12 Pompeii. House of M. Samellius Modestus (?) or Casa della Duchessa di Aosta.

Casa con sontuoso larario. House with sumptuous lararium.

Excavated 1905-1906. New excavations in 2018.

 

According to the Parco Archeologico di Pompei, a sumptuous painted 4m x 5m lararium has re-emerged among the lapilli in a room which is still being excavated in Regio V at Pompeii, as part of the consolidation works on the excavation. The beautiful lararium, which is among the most elegant to be found at Pompeii, belongs to a room in a house which had already been partially excavated at the beginning of the twentieth century, and which is accessed from Vicolo di Lucrezio Frontone.

Based on this and the PAP press releases we have added the lararium to this house V.3.12 though this may be subject to change.

 

Secondo il Parco Archeologico di Pompei, un sontuoso larario dipinto di circa 4m x Sm riaffiora tra i lapilli in un ambiente ancora in corso di scavo nella Regio V di Pompei, nell'ambito dei lavori di consolidamento dei fronti di scavo, previsti dal Grande progetto Pompei. Il bel larario, tra i più eleganti emersi a Pompei, è pertinente ad un ambiente di una casa già in parte scavata agli inizi del Novecento, con accesso dal vicolo di Lucrezio Frontone.

Sulla base di questo e dei comunicati stampa PAP, abbiamo aggiunto il larario a questa casa V.3.12 sebbene ciò possa essere soggetto a modifiche.

 

V.3.12 Pompeii. Drawing of plan based on PPM, III, p. 961.
According to the Parco Archeologico di Pompei press release the lararium excavated in 2018 was to the north of this plan.

V.3.12 Pompeii. Drawing of plan based on PPM, III, p. 961.

According to the Parco Archeologico di Pompei press release the lararium excavated in 2018 was to the north of this plan.

 

According to Eschebach, this was a yard-house with a wide entrance corridor to a three-sided pseudo-peristyle with four columns, pluteus and gutter.

To the north of the house, the area had not been excavated.

Left from the entrance was the kitchen and latrine (?), stairs to an upper floor, cubiculum, triclinium with dolium and a cupboard.

Right from the entrance was large storeroom and a storeroom/cupboard.

See Eschebach, L., 1993. Gebäudeverzeichnis und Stadtplan der antiken Stadt Pompeji. Köln: Böhlau. (p.140).

 

According to PPM,

Nothing can be said of this house, excavated only partially at the beginning of the 20th century, and on more than one occasion used as a “show excavation” for royal visitors and those in authority, this tradition from the 1700’s, (18th century) was obviously continued at Pompeii until the 20th century (in fact, the house was named after the Duchess of Aosta).

Of its decorations we know only of the painting seen on the east wall of the portico.

From a list by Della Corte (if the topographical identification is correct), we also get that in this house the following paintings also existed –

“a medallion with a head of a female”;

“a female figure, shown in prospect, carrying flowers in her lap”;

“a bull pulled down by a lion, among other beasts chasing each other”;

“to the left of a small passageway……. an enraged bull raised on its hind legs about to pull down another four-legged animal”, at present disappeared.

See Carratelli, G. P., 1990-2003. Pompei: Pitture e Mosaici: Vol. III. Roma: Istituto della enciclopedia italiana, (p.961).

 

Vicolo di Lucrezio Frontone. June 2019. Looking north to new excavations between V.3 and V.4, at north end.
On the left are the doorways to V.3.11 and 12, and another smaller doorway. On the right is V.4.
Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

Vicolo di Lucrezio Frontone. June 2019. Looking north to new excavations between V.3 and V.4, at north end.

On the left are the doorways to V.3.11 and 12. On the right is V.4. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

V.3.12 Pompeii.  March 2009. Entrance.

V.3.12 Pompeii. March 2009. Entrance doorway. For more inscriptions, also see V.3.11.

 

V.3.12 Pompeii. A tabella ansata, a plaque with dovetailed ends, was found in December 1902 on the left of the entrance doorway. Painted in black letters on this was the epigraph
M. SAMELLIVM MODESTVM AED.  O. F.

V.3.12 Pompeii. A tabella ansata, a plaque with dovetailed ends, was found in December 1902 on the left of the entrance doorway.

Painted in black letters on this was the epigraph

M. SAMELLIVM MODESTVM AED. O. F.

 

V.3.12 Pompeii. A second tabella ansata was found in December 1902 on the right of the entrance doorway. Painted in red letters  on this was the epigraph
M. SAMELLIVM MODESTVM AED. O. V. F.

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

CIL IV 6618 and CIL IV 6619 
M(arcum) Samellium
Modestum aed(ilem) o(ro) v(os) f(aciatis).

V.3.12 Pompeii. A second tabella ansata was found in December 1902 on the right of the entrance doorway.

Painted in red letters on this was the epigraph

M. SAMELLIVM MODESTVM AED. O. V. F.

 

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

 

CIL IV 6618 and CIL IV 6619
M(arcum) Samellium

Modestum aed(ilem) o(ro) v(os) f(aciatis)

 

V.3.12  Casa della Duchessa di Aosta

V.3.12 Pompeii. May 2005. Entrance

 

V.3.12 Pompeii. March 2009. Looking west across peristyle, numbered 2 on plan, from entrance fauces 1.
According to Jashemski –
The peristyle of this house (excavated 1905-6) was entered directly by a passageway from the street. 
The garden was enclosed by a portico on four sides.
See Jashemski, W. F., 1993. The Gardens of Pompeii, Volume II: Appendices. New York: Caratzas. (p.115)

V.3.12 Pompeii. March 2009. Looking west across peristyle, numbered 2 on plan, from entrance fauces 1.

According to Jashemski –

The peristyle of this house (excavated 1905-6) was entered directly by a passageway from the street.

The garden was enclosed by a portico on four sides.

See Jashemski, W. F., 1993. The Gardens of Pompeii, Volume II: Appendices. New York: Caratzas. (p.115).

 

V.3.12 Pompeii. Upon excavating the andron in December 1902 the following plaster casts were made. 
- an internal fascia of the entrance doorway 
- a bar of wood with which one reinforced the doorway when it was closed
- a ladder (shown in the photo above). 
According to Sogliano, it must be recorded that the ladder was the first of its type to be cast. 
Sogliano said this was due to the diligence of Della Corte.
See Notizie degli Scavi di Antichità, 1905, p. 214 fig. 5.

V.3.12 Pompeii. Upon excavating the andron in December 1902 the following plaster casts were made.

- an internal fascia of the entrance doorway

- a bar of wood with which one reinforced the doorway when it was closed

- a ladder (shown in the photo above).

According to Sogliano, it must be recorded that the ladder was the first of its type to be cast.

Sogliano said this was due to the diligence of Della Corte.

See Notizie degli Scavi di Antichità, 1905, p. 214 fig. 5.

 

V.3.12 Pompeii. March 2009. Looking north across peristyle 2, to small room or storeroom, room 4 on plan.

V.3.12 Pompeii. March 2009. Looking north across peristyle 2, to small room or storeroom, room 4 on plan.

 

V.3.12 Pompeii.  March 2009. Doorway to small room or storeroom 4, on north side of atrium.

V.3.12 Pompeii.  March 2009. Doorway to small room or storeroom 4, on north side of peristyle.

 

V.3.12 Pompeii. May 2005. Looking north to small room or storeroom 4.
According to PPM, when discovered the column would have been painted as “fake marble”.

V.3.12 Pompeii. May 2005. Looking north to small room or storeroom 4.

According to PPM, when discovered the column would have been painted as “fake marble”.

 

V.3.12 Pompeii. pre-1937-39. Looking towards north-east corner.
The doorway to room 4 is on the left, and to room 3, in the centre right of the pilaster.
Photo courtesy of American Academy in Rome, Photographic Archive. 
Warsher collection no. 855.

V.3.12 Pompeii. pre-1937-39. Looking towards north-east corner of peristyle 2.

The doorway to room 4 is on the left, and to room 3, in the centre right of the pilaster.

Photo courtesy of American Academy in Rome, Photographic Archive.

Warsher collection no. 855.

 

V.3.12 Pompeii. pre-1937-39. (but shown as V.3.11 on the photo).

Painting from east wall of east portico between doorways to room 3 and entrance corridor 1.

Photo courtesy of American Academy in Rome, Photographic Archive.

Warsher collection no. 717.

 

V.3.12 Pompeii. Old watercolour copy of painting from east wall of east portico between doorways to room 3 and entrance corridor 1. 
According to PPM the painting may represent the arrival of Pelope (Pelops) at Pisa to the court of Enomao (Oenomaus) to ask for the hand of Hippodamia.
The upper painted part depicts a charioteer with three horses within a portico. but the lower sketched part is unfinished and shows a figure on a throne with two people to the left.
See Carratelli, G. P., 1990-2003. Pompei: Pitture e Mosaici: Vol. III. Roma: Istituto della enciclopedia italiana, p. 963.

V.3.12 Pompeii. Old watercolour copy of painting from east wall of east portico between doorways to room 3 and entrance corridor 1.

According to PPM the painting may represent the arrival of Pelope (Pelops) at Pisa to the court of Enomao (Oenomaus) to ask for the hand of Hippodamia.

The upper painted part depicts a charioteer with three horses within a portico. but the lower sketched part is unfinished and shows a figure on a throne with two people to the left.

See Carratelli, G. P., 1990-2003. Pompei: Pitture e Mosaici: Vol. III. Roma: Istituto della enciclopedia italiana, p. 963.

 

V.3.12 Pompeii.  March 2009.  Overgrown area.

V.3.12 Pompeii. March 2009. Overgrown area.

 

V.3.12 Pompeii.  March 2009. Overgrown area.

V.3.12 Pompeii. March 2009. Overgrown area.

 

Lararium excavated in 2018

See Press Release PAP A-sumptuous-lararium-has-re-emerged-in-a-room-which-is-still-being-excavated-in-regio-v-at-pompeii/

 

Larario scavato nel 2018

Vedi comunicati stampa PAP Sontuoso-larario-emerge-dagli-scavi-della-regio-v

 

V.3.12 Pompeii. 2018. A sumptuous painted lararium begins to emerge from the lapilli in a room which was being excavated. On the left is the edge of the niche and right is painting of flowers.

Un sontuoso larario dipinto inizia ad emergere dai lapilli in una stanza che è stata scavata. A sinistra è il bordo della nicchia e a destra è dipinto di fiori.

Photograph © Parco Archeologico di Pompei.

V.3.12 Pompeii. 2018. A sumptuous painted lararium begins to emerge from the lapilli in a room which was being excavated.

On the left is the edge of the niche and right is painting of flowers.

 

Un sontuoso larario dipinto inizia ad emergere dai lapilli in una stanza che è stata scavata.

A sinistra è il bordo della nicchia e a destra è dipinto di fiori.

 

Photograph © Parco Archeologico di Pompei.

 

V.3.12 Pompeii. 2018. 
A sumptuous painted 4m x 5m lararium has re-emerged among the lapilli in a room which is still being excavated in Regio V at Pompeii.
This was a room used for worship, whose arrangement is still to be defined, given the unusual position of certain elements such as the basin bordered by a small garden, located at the centre of the room, and the mezzanine space which closes off one of the sides, and which is still entirely to be excavated.

Un sontuoso larario dipinto di circa 4m x 5m riaffiora tra i lapilli in un ambiente ancora in corso di scavo nella Regio V di Pompei.
Si trattava di una stanza adibita al culto, ancora tuttavia da definire nella disposizione degli spazi, considerata
la presenza insolita di alcuni elementi come la vasca bordata dal giardinetto, posta al centro dell'ambiente e
lo spazio soppalcato che chiude uno dei lati, ancora interamente da scavare.

Photograph © Parco Archeologico di Pompei.

V.3.12 Pompeii. 2018.

A sumptuous painted 4m x 5m lararium has re-emerged among the lapilli in a room which is still being excavated in Regio V at Pompeii.

This was a room used for worship, whose arrangement is still to be defined, given the unusual position of certain elements such as the basin bordered by a small garden, located at the centre of the room, and the mezzanine space which closes off one of the sides, and which is still entirely to be excavated.

 

Un sontuoso larario dipinto di circa 4m x 5m riaffiora tra i lapilli in un ambiente ancora in corso di scavo nella Regio V di Pompei.

Si trattava di una stanza adibita al culto, ancora tuttavia da definire nella disposizione degli spazi, considerata

la presenza insolita di alcuni elementi come la vasca bordata dal giardinetto, posta al centro dell'ambiente e

lo spazio soppalcato che chiude uno dei lati, ancora interamente da scavare.

 

Photograph © Parco Archeologico di Pompei.

 

V.3.12 Pompeii. 2018. Lararium. 
At the centre of a wall featuring idyllic landscapes and lush natural scenes, including plants and birds, we find a sacred shrine with figures of the Lares- the protectors of the house - painted on the sides.

Al centro di una parete con paesaggi idilliaci e una lussureggiante natura con piante e uccelli, si trova l'edicola sacra con ai lati dipinte le figure dei "Lari" protettori della casa.

Photograph © Parco Archeologico di Pompei.

V.3.12 Pompeii. 2018. Lararium.

At the centre of a wall featuring idyllic landscapes and lush natural scenes, including plants and birds, we find a sacred shrine with figures of the Lares –

the protectors of the house - painted on the sides.

 

Al centro di una parete con paesaggi idilliaci e una lussureggiante natura con piante e uccelli, si trova l'edicola sacra con ai lati dipinte le figure dei "Lari" protettori della casa.

 

Photograph © Parco Archeologico di Pompei.

 

V.3.12 Pompeii. 2018. Lararium. 
Sacred shrine with figures of the Lares painted on the sides and serpents below.

L'edicola sacra con ai lati dipinte le figure dei "Lari, e, al di sotto, due grandi serpenti "agatodemoni".

Photograph © Parco Archeologico di Pompei.

V.3.12 Pompeii. 2018. Lararium.

Sacred shrine with figures of the Lares painted on the sides and serpents below.

 

L'edicola sacra con ai lati dipinte le figure dei "Lari, e, al di sotto, due grandi serpenti "agatodemoni".

 

Photograph © Parco Archeologico di Pompei.

 

V.3.12 Pompeii. 2018. Lararium. 
Sacred shrine with figures of the Lares painted on the sides.

L'edicola sacra con ai lati dipinte le figure dei "Lari”.

Photograph © Parco Archeologico di Pompei.

V.3.12 Pompeii. 2018. Lararium.

Sacred shrine with figures of the Lares painted on the sides.

 

L'edicola sacra con ai lati dipinte le figure dei "Lari”.

 

Photograph © Parco Archeologico di Pompei.

 

V.3.12 Pompeii. 2018. Lararium. 
Below, we see two large 'agathodaemon' serpents (good daemons), which symbolise prosperity and good luck.

Al di sotto, due grandi serpenti "agatodemoni"(demone buono), simbolo di prosperità e buon auspicio.

Photograph © Parco Archeologico di Pompei.

V.3.12 Pompeii. 2018. Lararium.

Below, we see two large 'agathodaemon' serpents (good daemons), which symbolise prosperity and good luck.

 

Al di sotto, due grandi serpenti "agatodemoni" (demone buono), simbolo di prosperità e buon auspicio.

 

Photograph © Parco Archeologico di Pompei.

 

V.3.12 Pompeii. 2018. Lararium. 
Massimo Osanna points to the painted lararium wall with the wall with the painted animal scene behind him.
Under the painted altar is a small altar found in the small garden.

Massimo Osanna indica la parete dipinta del larario con la parete con la scena animale dipinta dietro di lui.
Sotto l'altare dipinto è un piccolo altare trovato nel piccolo giardino.

Foto per gentile concessione di Ciro Fusco / Parco Archeologico di Pompei.

V.3.12 Pompeii. 2018. Lararium.

Massimo Osanna points to the painted lararium wall, with the wall with the painted animal scene behind him.

Under the painted altar is a small altar found in the small garden.

 

Massimo Osanna indica la parete dipinta del larario con la parete con la scena animale dipinta dietro di lui.

Sotto l'altare dipinto è un piccolo altare trovato nel piccolo giardino.

 

Foto per gentile concessione di Ciro Fusco / Parco Archeologico di Pompei.

 

V.3.12 Pompeii. 2018. Lararium. 
Painted plants blend and mix in the room with the real ones which must have thrived in the flowerbed under the lararium.
A painted peacock seems to tread the earth of the garden.

Si mescolano e confondono nell'ambiente, piante dipinte con quelle vere che dovevano crescere rigogliose nell'aiuola sottostante il larario, mentre un pavone dipinto sembra calpestare il terreno del giardino.

Photograph © Parco Archeologico di Pompei.

V.3.12 Pompeii. 2018. Lararium.

Painted plants blend and mix in the room with the real ones which must have thrived in the flowerbed under the lararium.

A painted peacock seems to tread the earth of the garden.

 

Si mescolano e confondono nell'ambiente, piante dipinte con quelle vere che dovevano crescere rigogliose nell'aiuola sottostante il larario, mentre un pavone dipinto sembra calpestare il terreno del giardino.

 

Photograph © Parco Archeologico di Pompei.

 

V.3.12 Pompeii. 2018. Lararium. 
The painted altar with offerings (a pinecone and eggs) between the two serpents, is mirrored by a stone arula (small altar) found in the small garden.

L'ara dipinta al centro dei due serpenti, con le offerte (la pigna e le uova), trova corrispondenza in un'arula (piccolo altare) in pietra ritrovata nel giardinetto.

Photograph © Parco Archeologico di Pompei.

V.3.12 Pompeii. 2018. Lararium.

The painted altar with offerings (a pinecone and eggs) between the two serpents, is mirrored by a stone arula (small altar) found in the small garden.

 

L'ara dipinta al centro dei due serpenti, con le offerte (la pigna e le uova), trova corrispondenza in un'arula (piccolo altare) in pietra ritrovata nel giardinetto.

 

Photograph © Parco Archeologico di Pompei.

 

V.3.12 Pompeii. 2018. Lararium. 
A stone arula (small altar) found in the small garden, and upon which traces of burnt offerings can still be seen. These offerings were made to honour the domestic gods, in order to guarantee the wellbeing and prosperity of all the family. A painted peacock seems to tread the earth of the garden.

Un'arula (piccolo altare) in pietra ritrovata nel giardinetto e sulla quale ancora insistono tracce di bruciato delle offerte che servivano a onorare le divinità domestiche, a garanzia del benessere e della prosperità di tutta la famiglia. Un pavone dipinto sembra calpestare il terreno del giardino.

Photograph © Parco Archeologico di Pompei.

V.3.12 Pompeii. 2018. Lararium.

A stone arula (small altar) found in the small garden, and upon which traces of burnt offerings can still be seen. These offerings were made to honour the domestic gods, in order to guarantee the wellbeing and prosperity of all the family. A painted peacock seems to tread the earth of the garden.

 

Un'arula (piccolo altare) in pietra ritrovata nel giardinetto e sulla quale ancora insistono tracce di bruciato delle offerte che servivano a onorare le divinità domestiche, a garanzia del benessere e della prosperità di tutta la famiglia. Un pavone dipinto sembra calpestare il terreno del giardino.

 

Photograph © Parco Archeologico di Pompei.

 

V.3.12 Pompeii. 2018. Lararium. 
View of the lararium niche with the Lares.

Vista della nicchia del larario con i Lari.

Photograph © Parco Archeologico di Pompei.

V.3.12 Pompeii. 2018. Lararium. View of the lararium niche with the Lares.

 

Vista della nicchia del larario con i Lari.

 

Photograph © Parco Archeologico di Pompei.

 

V.3.12 Pompeii. 2018. Lararium. 
Corner of room with lararium painting on one wall and animal scene on the adjoining wall.

Angolo della stanza con larario dipinto su una parete e scena di animali sulla parete adiacente.

Photograph © Parco Archeologico di Pompei.

V.3.12 Pompeii. 2018. Lararium.

Corner of room with lararium painting on one wall and animal scene on the adjoining wall.

 

Angolo della stanza con larario dipinto su una parete e scena di animali sulla parete adiacente.

 

Photograph © Parco Archeologico di Pompei.

 

V.3.12 Pompeii. 2018. Lararium. 
On the opposite wall is a hunting scene on a red background, with various light-coloured animals which surround a black boar, seeming to symbolically allude to the victory of the forces of good over those of evil.

Sulla parete opposta, invece, una scena di caccia su fondo rosso con diversi animali di colore chiaro che circondano un cinghiale nero, sembra alludere simbolicamente alla vittoria delle forze del bene sul male.

Photograph © Parco Archeologico di Pompei.

V.3.12 Pompeii. 2018. Lararium.

On the opposite wall is a hunting scene on a red background, with various light-coloured animals which surround a black boar, seeming to symbolically allude to the victory of the forces of good over those of evil.

 

Sulla parete opposta, invece, una scena di caccia su fondo rosso con diversi animali di colore chiaro che circondano un cinghiale nero, sembra alludere simbolicamente alla vittoria delle forze del bene sul male.

 

Photograph © Parco Archeologico di Pompei.

 

V.3.12 Pompeii. 2018. Lararium. 
Painting of a bird.

Dipinto di un uccello.

Photograph © Parco Archeologico di Pompei.

V.3.12 Pompeii. 2018. Lararium. Painting of a bird.

 

Dipinto di un uccello.

 

Photograph © Parco Archeologico di Pompei.

 

Notizie degli Scavi, 1910, (p.271-275), (p.332) and (p.417)

 

7th March 1906 –

on the occasion of a visit to this excavation by the Duchess of Aosta, a rustic room was uncovered in her presence to the south of the entrance fauces of V.3.12. (p.271-2)

 

28th April 1906 –

in the presence of the King and Queen of England accompanied by the Duchess of Aosta, we returned to the excavations in the same house but in the second room to the left of the corridor, in which other than many ordinary amphorae were found, the following were also found. (p.272-3)

 

29th September 1906 –

in the presence of the Ambassador of the United States to the King of Italy, and his numerous followers, an excavation towards the west part of the courtyard of the same house was made, the following were found. (p.274-5)

 

24th April 1907 –

in the presence of Prince Vittorio Napoleone and Duchess of Aosta – an excavation was made in the south-west corner of the small peristyle.

The following objects, including many lamps, were found (p.331-2)

 

27th September 1907 –

we executed the uncovering of the lower part of a room situated to the south-west of the peristyle of the same house (at V.3.12) in the presence of the Grand Duke Michele Alexandrovitch, in which room the following objects were found. (p.332)

 

24th August 1908 –

the rustic room, the second on the left of the entrance, was excavated in the House known as “of the Duchess of Aosta”, and the following was found. (p.417).

 

25th August 1908 –

on the next day, in the same room a one-handled terracotta lamp with a round body and ring-loop and two other smaller side fins, painted in red. (inv. 275).

 

26th August 1908 –

in the uncovered space, in the south-west corner of the house in question, a bronze bucket, 0.21m high, without a rim, the bottom restored with lead (Inv. 276).

 

27th August1908 –

in the same place, a small terracotta drinking vessel for birds, 0.067m wide, depressed spherical form, broken in the handle (Inv.277).

 

 

Notizie degli Scavi, 1910, (p.271-5, below)

 

V.3.12 Pompeii. Notizie degli Scavi, 1910, p.271.

V.3.12 Pompeii. Notizie degli Scavi, 1910, p.271.

 

 

V.3.12 Pompeii. Notizie degli Scavi, 1910, p.272.

 

V.3.12 Pompeii. Notizie degli Scavi, 1910, p.272.

 

 

V.3.12 Pompeii. Notizie degli Scavi, 1910, p.273.

 

V.3.12 Pompeii. Notizie degli Scavi, 1910, p.273.

 

 

 

V.3.12 Pompeii. Notizie degli Scavi, 1910, p.274.

 

 

 

V.3.12 Pompeii. Notizie degli Scavi, 1910, p.275.

 

End of Notizie degli Scavi, 1910, (p.271-5)

 

Notizie degli Scavi, 1910, (24th April)

 

V.3.12 Pompeii. Notizie degli Scavi, 1910, p.331.

 

V.3.12 Pompeii. 24th April 1910. Notizie degli Scavi, 1910, p.331.

 

 

V.3.12 Pompeii. Notizie degli Scavi, 1910, p.332.

 

V.3.12 Pompeii. 24th April 1910. Notizie degli Scavi, 1910, p.332.

 

End of Notizie degli Scavi, 1910, (24th April)

 

Notizie degli Scavi, 1910, (27th September)

 

V.3.12 Pompeii. 27th September 1910. Notizie degli Scavi, 1910, p.332.

 

 

End of Notizie degli Scavi, 1910, (27th September)

 

Notizie degli Scavi, 1910, (p.417) written as excavation in V.3.13, below.

 

V.3.12 Pompeii. 24th August 1908. Notizie degli Scavi, 1910, p.417.

 

V.3.12 Pompeii. 24th August 1908. Notizie degli Scavi, 1910, p.417.

 

End of Notizie degli Scavi, 1910, (p.417)

 

Notizie degli Scavi, 1910, (p.417)

 

V.3.12 Pompeii? Notizie degli Scavi, 1910, p.417.
“Removing a mound of earth deposited in the kitchen existing in the south-west corner of house no. 13, of Insula III, Reg. IV, in order to clean this place, found in the soil was a bronze boiler/kettle, of hemispherical shape with a horizontal shoulder, and with an iron handle. (Inv. 374).”

 

V.3.12 Pompeii? Notizie degli Scavi, 1910, p.417.

 

“Removing a mound of earth deposited in the kitchen existing in the south-west corner of house no. 13, of Insula III, Reg. IV, in order to clean this place, found in the soil was a bronze boiler/kettle, of hemispherical shape with a horizontal shoulder, and with an iron handle. (Inv. 374).”

End of Notizie degli Scavi, 1910, (p.417)

 

This boiler/kettle may or may not have been found in this house, as there does not appear to be a house numbered IV.3.13.

However according to CTP,

“In the course of the excavations at Pompeii, from the time of Fiorelli to Maiuri, the enumeration of the Regions and of the Insulae has often changed.”

On page 511, there is a Concordance which seems to indicate that IV.3, may have meant either IV.1 or VII.3.

See Van der Poel, H. B., 1981. Corpus Topographicum Pompeianum, Part V. Austin: University of Texas. (p. 511)

As IV.1, only has 7 doorways at present, number 13 would not seem to apply.

As regards VII.3.13, the bronze boiler/kettle may have been found there, although this house seemed to have been excavated before 1867.

Possibly this is a typing error, and Reg. IV may have been written instead of Reg. V.  Another mystery!

 

 

 

 

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