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V.2.f Pompeii. House of Musa, procurator of N. Herennius Castus?

Excavated 1891, 1892?

 

V.2.f Pompeii. December 2005. Entrance doorway, from vicolo. According to Della Corte, graffiti were found near the entrance. See Della Corte, M., 1965.  Case ed Abitanti di Pompei. Napoli: Fausto Fiorentino. (p.108)
According to Epigraphik-Datenbank Clauss/Slaby (See www.manfredclauss.de), they read:
Cn(aeum) Helvium Sabinum aed(ilem) Crescens rog(at)    [CIL IV 3450]
Musa    [CIL IV 4268]  -  (found to the right of the entrance)

V.2.f Pompeii. December 2005. Entrance doorway, from vicolo.

According to Della Corte, graffiti were found near the entrance.

See Della Corte, M., 1965.  Case ed Abitanti di Pompei. Napoli: Fausto Fiorentino. (p.108)

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

 

Cn(aeum) Helvium Sabinum aed(ilem) Crescens rog(at)    [CIL IV 3450]

 

Musa    [CIL IV 4268]  -  (found to the right of the entrance)

 

V.2.f  Pompeii. May 2005. Entrance, looking east. According to NdS, the atrium was devoid of an impluvium, but to the right of where one entered was a small hearth. Above the hearth was a semicircular niche and a short distance away, in the south-west corner of the atrium, was a latrine which would have been protected by a lean-to roof. See Notizie degli Scavi, 1896, (p.436. See Mau in BdI, VIII, 1893, (p.7-9)
According to Boyce, just to the right of the entrance against the west wall in the atrium stood a low masonry altar. Traces of fire were seen on the top of the altar when it was first excavated. Above the altar was an arched niche in the wall.
When Boyce wrote (1937) he said “the last layer of plain white stucco has fallen from the interior walls, revealing a finer layer beneath it” This was white and decorated with red spots. Not photographed yet, it may not be still there. See Boyce G. K., 1937. Corpus of the Lararia of Pompeii. Rome: MAAR 14. (p.36, 103)
According to Giacobello, the hearth was located near the niche in the south corner of the atrium. On the same west wall, to the left of the Lararium is a second smaller niche, and also a trace of a third niche to the left again. See Giacobello, F., 2008. Larari Pompeiani: Iconografia e culto dei Lari in ambito domestico.  Milano: LED Edizioni. (p.164 with photo).

V.2.f  Pompeii. May 2005. Entrance, looking east.

According to NdS, the atrium was devoid of an impluvium, but to the right of where one entered was a small hearth.

Above the hearth was a semicircular niche and a short distance away, in the south-west corner of the atrium, was a latrine which would have been protected by a lean-to roof.

See Notizie degli Scavi, 1896, (p.436).

See Mau in BdI, VIII, 1893, (p.7-9)

According to Boyce, just to the right of the entrance against the west wall in the atrium stood a low masonry altar.

Traces of fire were seen on the top of the altar when it was first excavated.

Above the altar was an arched niche in the wall.

When Boyce wrote (1937) he said “the last layer of plain white stucco has fallen from the interior walls, revealing a finer layer beneath it”

This was white and decorated with red spots.

Not photographed yet, it may not be still there.

See Boyce G. K., 1937. Corpus of the Lararia of Pompeii. Rome: MAAR 14. (p.36, 103)

According to Giacobello, the hearth was located near the niche in the south corner of the atrium.

On the same west wall, to the left of the Lararium is a second smaller niche, and also a trace of a third niche to the left again.

See Giacobello, F., 2008. Larari Pompeiani: Iconografia e culto dei Lari in ambito domestico.  Milano: LED Edizioni. (p.164 with photo).

 

V.2.f Pompeii. December 2005. Looking north from atrium, across site of two rooms, on left, and a corridor, on right. According to NdS, on the north side of the atrium was a room, perhaps the triclinium, flanked by a narrow corridor. The corridor led to another room on the north side of the triclinium, which was linked to it by a doorway. Both the rooms were lit by windows overlooking the vicolo.

V.2.f Pompeii. December 2005. Looking north from atrium, across site of two rooms, on left, and a corridor, on right.

According to NdS, on the north side of the atrium was a room, perhaps the triclinium, flanked by a narrow corridor.

The corridor led to another room on the north side of the triclinium, which was linked to it by a doorway.

Both the rooms were lit by windows overlooking the vicolo.

 

V.2.f Pompeii. December 2005. North-east corner of triclinium, on left, corridor, centre, and part of doorway to cubiculum, on right.

V.2.f Pompeii. December 2005.

North-east corner of triclinium, on left, corridor, centre, and part of doorway to cubiculum, on right.

 

V.2.f  Pompeii. May 2005. East wall and site of corridor, and doorway to cubiculum.

V.2.f  Pompeii. May 2005. East wall and site of corridor, and doorway to cubiculum.

 

V.2.f Pompeii. December 2005. Looking south-east across atrium. On the left would have been a cubiculum. In the centre can be seen a room with remains of three masonry steps to an upper room above the cubiculum, and doorway to a small courtyard.  According to NdS, on the black dado of the room with the stairs was a graffito – MID/
See Notizie degli Scavi, 1896, (p.436). See Mau in BdI, VIII, 1893, (p.7-9)
According to Jashemski, a terracotta dolium and several amphorae were found in the courtyard. See Jashemski, W. F., 1993. The Gardens of Pompeii, Volume II: Appendices. New York: Caratzas.(p.112)

V.2.f Pompeii. December 2005.

Looking south-east across atrium. On the left would have been a cubiculum.

In the centre can be seen a room with remains of three masonry steps to an upper room above the cubiculum, and doorway to a small courtyard.

According to NdS, on the black dado of the room with the stairs was a graffito – MID/

See Notizie degli Scavi, 1896, (p.436).

See Mau in BdI, VIII, 1893, (p.7-9)

According to Jashemski, a terracotta dolium and several amphorae were found in the courtyard.

See Jashemski, W. F., 1993. The Gardens of Pompeii, Volume II: Appendices. New York: Caratzas.(p.112)

 

V.2.f  Pompeii. May 2005. Cistern mouth.

V.2.f  Pompeii. May 2005. Cistern mouth.

 

V.7 Pompeii. May 2005.   Vicolo delle Nozze d’Argento looking east.   Side wall of V.2.f 
According to Della Corte, graffiti were found on this wall, to the right, between the entrances of V.2.g and V.2.f
See V.2.g

V.7 Pompeii. May 2005.   Vicolo delle Nozze d’Argento looking east.   Side wall of V.2.f

According to Della Corte, graffiti were found on this wall, to the right, between the entrances of V.2.g and V.2.f

See V.2.g

 

V.2.f Pompeii. December 2005. Vicolo di Cecilio Giocondo looking south from junction with Vicolo delle Nozze d’Argento.

V.2.f Pompeii. December 2005. Vicolo di Cecilio Giocondo looking south from junction with Vicolo delle Nozze d’Argento.