VI.7.6 Pompeii. December 2005. Vicolo di Mercurio, looking west.
According to Pagano and Prisciandaro, painted in red and found in April 1829 between VI.7.6 and 7, (right of doorway) was –
Vatiam aed(ilem) o(ro) v(os) f(aciatis) scr(ipsit) Issus
dignus est [CIL IV 234]
See Pagano, M. and Prisciandaro, R., 2006. Studio sulle provenienze degli oggetti rinvenuti negli scavi borbonici del regno di Napoli. Naples : Nicola Longobardi.
VI.7.6 Pompeii. March 2009. Entrance doorway.
VI.7.6 Pompeii. March 2009.
Looking north along entrance corridor to atrium, tablinum and garden.
VI.7.6 Pompeii. 1968. Looking north across atrium towards tablinum, garden and doorway to triclinium.
Photo by Stanley A. Jashemski.
Source: The Wilhelmina and Stanley A. Jashemski archive in the University of Maryland Library, Special Collections (See collection page) and made available under the Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial License v.4. See Licence and use details.
VI.7.6 Pompeii. W.1280.
Decorative plaster at north end of east wall of entrance corridor, near atrium.
Photo by Tatiana Warscher. With kind permission of DAI Rome, whose copyright it remains.
Entrance corridor or fauces, looking south to entrance.
According to Varone, CIL IV 1410 was found on one of the walls of this cubiculum.
It was next to a painting of a serpent, bringer of good fortune, found in 1835.
est quia exsanguni
in vies tumultu
sibi ut bene
Ario sua r(ogat) [CIL IV 1410]
Varone translated this as –
Venus is a weaver of webs; from the moment that she sets out to attack my dearest,
she will lay temptations along his way:
he must hope for a good voyage, which is also the wish of his Ario.
See Varone, A., 2002. Erotica Pompeiana: Love Inscriptions on the Walls of Pompeii, Rome: L’erma di Bretschneider. (p.25-26)
VI.7.6 Pompeii. Found in 1835, room 2, cubiculum.
Painting of a serpent, bringer of good fortune.
Now in Naples Archaeological Museum. Inventory number 4694.
Room 3, looking west into room, which was a rear room of VI.7.4 and VI.7.5