III.3.5 Pompeii. May 2005. Blocked entrance doorway, partly excavated.
According to Garcia y Garcia, a bomb dropped during the bombardment of 19th September 1943 destroyed the façade of this shop.
This led to the disintegration of the pilasters and doorposts of three entrances, (III.3.3, 4 and 5).
Also ruined were the dividing walls and the perimeter wall onto Via dell’Abbondanza for 26 x 5 metres.
In III.3.5 the internal walls were also destroyed.
See Garcia y Garcia, L., 2006. Danni di guerra a Pompei. Rome: L’Erma di Bretschneider. (p.53)
III.3.5 Pompeii. December 2017. Excavation at the northern end.
III.3.5 Pompeii. December 2017. East wall under re-excavation.
According to Della Corte, this shop was originally excavated for a considerable part on its eastern side.
See Della Corte, M., 1965. Case ed Abitanti di Pompei. Napoli: Fausto Fiorentino. (p.350-51).
III.3.5 Pompeii. December 2017. Northern end of east wall.
III.3.5 Pompeii. December 2017. Red and white patterned floor at northern end.
III.3.5 Pompeii. December 2017. Large podium at southern end.
According to Della Corte, in the original excavation, on a large podium in the kitchen abandoned with various household goods in the middle, they found a large shears or scissors and a characteristic iron comb that led him to believe these were the instruments of the mat or garment workers (tegettari).
Found opposite between I.13.4 and 5, was an electoral recommendation
Tegettari (sic) (rogant) [CIL IV 7473].
This he thought, without doubt, proved that this was not only a shop, but a series of workshops (Tabernae tegetariorum).
See Della Corte, M., 1965. Case ed Abitanti di Pompei. Napoli: Fausto Fiorentino. (p.350-51)
According to Epigraphik-Datenbank Clauss/Slaby (See www.manfredclauss.de), this read as
o(ramus) v(os) f(aciatis)
Tegettari(!) [CIL IV 7473]
“All the mat makers (tegettari) together beg of you to make Lollius aedile.” (CIL IV: 7473)
III.3.5 and 6 Pompeii. November 2010.
Looking east along Via dell’Abbondanza, from near III.3.4 (pilaster on left).