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Pompeii II.4.7a. Street shrine.

 

Pompeii II.4.7a. May 2010. Looking east to the street shrine along the north side of II.4 from II.4.7.

Pompeii II.4.7a. May 2010. Looking east to the street shrine along the north side of II.4 from II.4.7.

 

Pompeii II.4.7a. May 2010. Street shrine on north-east corner of II.4.
Looking east along Via dell’Abbondanza towards the junction with Vicolo dell’Anfiteatro. According to Garcia y Garcia, two bombs fell on the north-east corner of this insula on 19th September 1943. This damaged the perimeter wall on the Via dell’Abbondanza and the niche, which was then restored. See Garcia y Garcia, L., 2006. Danni di guerra a Pompei. Rome: L’Erma di Bretschneider. (p.45-6)

Pompeii II.4.7a. May 2010. Street shrine on north-east corner of II.4.

Looking east along Via dell’Abbondanza towards the junction with Vicolo dell’Anfiteatro.

According to Garcia y Garcia, two bombs fell on the north-east corner of this insula on 19th September 1943.

This damaged the perimeter wall on the Via dell’Abbondanza and the niche, which was then restored.

See Garcia y Garcia, L., 2006. Danni di guerra a Pompei. Rome: L’Erma di Bretschneider. (p.45-6)

 

Pompeii II.4.7a. December 2004. Street shrine at east end of II.4 on Via dell’Abbondanza.

Pompeii II.4.7a. December 2004. Street shrine at east end of II.4 on Via dell’Abbondanza.

 

Pompeii II.4.7a. September 2005. Street shrine at east end of II.4 on Via dell’Abbondanza. According to Van der Poel, this great niche, which was used as a compitum, was discovered by Spinazzola in 1912. See Van der Poel, H. B., 1986. Corpus Topographicum Pompeianum, Part IIIA. Austin: University of Texas. (p. 46).

Pompeii II.4.7a. September 2005. Street shrine at east end of II.4 on Via dell’Abbondanza.

According to Van der Poel, this great niche, which was used as a compitum, was discovered by Spinazzola in 1912.

See Van der Poel, H. B., 1986. Corpus Topographicum Pompeianum, Part IIIA. Austin: University of Texas. (p. 46).

 

Pompeii II.4.7a. September 2005. Street shrine at east end of II.4 at Via dell’Abbondanza. Compital aedicula shrine. When excavated in 1912, the following description was given in the Notizie degli Scavi: Opening on to the public street pavement was an important sacellum with an arched niche 1.22m tall, 1.06m wide and 1.08m deep.  It was ornamented above with a beautiful cornice in stucco plaster. 
The niche was a small temple in which were venerated the Penates or the protecting divinities in Pompeii. Two large holes with splinters of wood still attached were found in the floor of the shrine.It was thought these were to anchor the figures of the Lares Compitales or were bases for them to stand on.The statues had vanished, perhaps taken by ancient robbers who had cut a hole through the upper left corner of the shrine. This damaged the decorative cornice and stucco relief on the façade. A number of graffiti were found inside the niche and on the walls outside, scrawled in charcoal by passers-by.
These were CIL IV 8503-8516, and published by Della Corte.
See Rivista di Studi Pompeiani, Vol II, 1988: Parslow, C: Documents illustrating the excavations of the Praedia of Julia Felix (p.44).
See Notizie degli Scavi di Antichità, 1912, p. 68.
According to Epigraphik-Datenbank Clauss/Slaby (See www.manfredclauss.de), these read –

Duobus 
Fabis fe[l(iciter)]       [CIL IV 8503]

[Proc]ulus                  [CIL IV 8504]
 
Priscus caelator 
Campano 
gemmario 
fel(iciter)       [CIL IV 8505]

Procule 
Postumi va(le)           [CIL IV 8506]

Lucciae 
[                       [CIL IV 8507]

Melisse va(le) 
hac                 [CIL IV 8508]

"GR"              [CIL IV 8509]

Sabinus        [CIL IV 8510]

Spes
a(ssibus) II                 [CIL IV 8511]

Ianuari 
li(n)gis [m]entula(m)        [CIL IV 8512] 
See Varone, A., 2002. Erotica Pompeiana: Love Inscriptions on the Walls of Pompeii, Rome: L’erma di Bretschneider. (p.139 for translation)

Con()              [CIL IV 8513a]

Vesbin(us) Vesbinus      [CIL IV 8513b]

Poppa(e)i cineri        [CIL IV 8514]

Reus so(dalis)           [CIL IV 8515]

Pompeianis 
fel(iciter) feliciter 
Faustinum viginti 
rogamus                      [CIL IV 8516]

Pompeii II.4.7a. September 2005. Street shrine at east end of II.4 on Via dell’Abbondanza.

Compital aedicula shrine.

When excavated in 1912, the following description was given in the Notizie degli Scavi:

Opening on to the public street pavement was an important sacellum with an arched niche 1.22m tall, 1.06m wide and 1.08m deep.

It was ornamented above with a beautiful cornice in stucco plaster.

The niche was a small temple in which were venerated the Penates or the protecting divinities in Pompeii.

Two large holes with splinters of wood still attached were found in the floor of the shrine.

It was thought these were to anchor the figures of the Lares Compitales or were bases for them to stand on.

The statues had vanished, perhaps taken by ancient robbers who had cut a hole through the upper left corner of the shrine.

This damaged the decorative cornice and stucco relief on the façade.

A number of graffiti were found inside the niche and on the walls outside, scrawled in charcoal by passers-by.

These were CIL IV 8503-8516, and published by Della Corte.

See Rivista di Studi Pompeiani, Vol II, 1988: Parslow, C: Documents illustrating the excavations of the Praedia of Julia Felix (p.44).

See Notizie degli Scavi di Antichità, 1912, p. 68.

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

 

Duobus

Fabis fe[l(iciter)]       [CIL IV 8503]


[Proc]ulus                  [CIL IV 8504]

 
Priscus caelator

Campano

gemmario

fel(iciter)       [CIL IV 8505]


Procule

Postumi va(le)           [CIL IV 8506]


Lucciae

[                       [CIL IV 8507]


Melisse va(le)

hac                 [CIL IV 8508]


"GR" (in greek)      [CIL IV 8509]


Sabinus        [CIL IV 8510]

 

Spes

a(ssibus) II                 [CIL IV 8511]


Ianuari

li(n)gis [m]entula(m)        [CIL IV 8512]

See Varone, A., 2002. Erotica Pompeiana: Love Inscriptions on the Walls of Pompeii, Rome: L’erma di Bretschneider. (p.139 for translation)

 

Con()              [CIL IV 8513a]


Vesbin(us) Vesbinus      [CIL IV 8513b]


Poppa(e)i cineri        [CIL IV 8514]


Reus so(dalis)           [CIL IV 8515]


Pompeianis

fel(iciter) feliciter

Faustinum viginti

rogamus                      [CIL IV 8516]

 

Pompeii II.4.7a. December 2005. Street altar on north east corner of II.4. Looking west along Via dell’Abbondanza from Vicolo dell’ Anfiteatro.

Pompeii II.4.7a. December 2005. Street shrine on north-east corner of II.4.

Looking west along Via dell’Abbondanza from Vicolo dell’ Anfiteatro.

 

Pompeii II.4.7a. May 2010. Looking west past the street shrine along Via dell’Abbondanza.

Pompeii II.4.7a. May 2010. Looking west past the street shrine along Via dell’Abbondanza.