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VI.8.22 Pompeii. Casa della Fontana Grande or House of the Large Fountain

or Casa della prima Fontana a mosaico or House of Helvius Vestalis.

First excavated 1826. (Strada di Mercurio 36).

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VI.8.22 Pompeii. December 2005. Entrance on Via Mercurio.
In June 1826, graffiti was found on the wall to the right of the entrance, it read –
Q(uintum) Postium Modestum
quinq(uennalem) d(ignum) r(ei) p(ublicae) o(ro) v(os) f(aciatis)    [CIL IV 195]
Cerrinium aed(ilem) o(ro) v(os) f(aciatis)    [CIL IV 196]
L(ucium) Albucium aed(ilem) d(ignum) r(ei) p(ublicae) o(ro) v(os) f(aciatis)    [CIL IV 197]
In August 1826, found on the wall on the right side of the doorway, was –
M(arcum) Holconium
Priscum IIvir(um) i(ure) d(icundo)
pomari universi
cum Helvio Vestale rog(ant)    [CIL IV 202, painted in red]
A(ulum) Vettium Caprasium Felicem aed(ilem) o(ro) v(os) f(aciatis) vicini     [CIL IV 204]
In February 1827, found on the same wall, was –
Casellium Marcellum rog(at)
Memor sodalis facit o[3]     [CIL IV 209]
Samellium aed(ilem) o(ro) v(os) f(aciatis)    [CIL IV 210]
Casellium aed(ilem) o(ro) v(os) f(aciatis)     [CIL IV 211]
 See Pagano, M. and Prisciandaro, R., 2006. Studio sulle provenienze degli oggetti rinvenuti negli scavi borbonici del regno di Napoli. Naples : Nicola Longobardi. (p.135-6) PAH II, 164, 172; III, 70, 72, 76
See Della Corte, M., 1965.  Case ed Abitanti di Pompei. Napoli: Fausto Fiorentino, (p.59) and see VI.8.12. 
According to Varone and Stefani, also found on this wall on the north of the entrance, was CIL IV 28. See Varone, A. and Stefani, G., 2009. Titulorum Pictorum Pompeianorum, Rome: L’erma di Bretschneider, .320)
According to Epigraphik-Datenbank Clauss/Slaby (See www.manfredclauss.de), it read as –
Q(uintum) Herenn[ium] v(irum) b(onum)       [CIL IV 28]

VI.8.22 Pompeii. December 2005. Entrance on Via Mercurio.

In June 1826, graffiti was found on the wall to the right of the entrance, it read –

 

Q(uintum) Postium Modestum

quinq(uennalem) d(ignum) r(ei) p(ublicae) o(ro) v(os) f(aciatis)    [CIL IV 195]

 

Cerrinium aed(ilem) o(ro) v(os) f(aciatis)    [CIL IV 196]

 

L(ucium) Albucium aed(ilem) d(ignum) r(ei) p(ublicae) o(ro) v(os) f(aciatis)    [CIL IV 197]

 

In August 1826, found on the wall on the right side of the doorway, was –

 

M(arcum) Holconium

Priscum IIvir(um) i(ure) d(icundo)

pomari universi

cum Helvio Vestale rog(ant)    [CIL IV 202, painted in red]

 

A(ulum) Vettium Caprasium Felicem aed(ilem) o(ro) v(os) f(aciatis) vicini     [CIL IV 204]

 

In February 1827, found on the same wall, was –

 

Casellium Marcellum rog(at)

Memor sodalis facit o[3]     [CIL IV 209]

 

Samellium aed(ilem) o(ro) v(os) f(aciatis)    [CIL IV 210]

 

Casellium aed(ilem) o(ro) v(os) f(aciatis)     [CIL IV 211]

 

See Pagano, M. and Prisciandaro, R., 2006. Studio sulle provenienze degli oggetti rinvenuti negli scavi borbonici del regno di Napoli. Naples : Nicola Longobardi. (p.135-6) PAH II, 164, 172; III, 70, 72, 76

See Della Corte, M., 1965.  Case ed Abitanti di Pompei. Napoli: Fausto Fiorentino, (p.59) and see VI.8.12.

 

According to Varone and Stefani, also found on this wall on the north of the entrance, was CIL IV 28.

See Varone, A. and Stefani, G., 2009. Titulorum Pictorum Pompeianorum, Rome: L’erma di Bretschneider, (p.320)

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

 

Q(uintum) Herenn[ium] v(irum) b(onum)       [CIL IV 28]

 

VI.8.22 Pompeii. 1937-39. Wall on right side of entrance doorway. Photo courtesy of American Academy in Rome, Photographic Archive. Warsher collection no. 1785

VI.8.22 Pompeii. 1937-39. Wall on right (north) side of entrance doorway.

Photo courtesy of American Academy in Rome, Photographic Archive.

Warsher collection no. 1785.

 

VI.8.22 Pompeii. July 2011. Entrance on Via Mercurio. Photo courtesy of Rick Bauer.

VI.8.22 Pompeii. July 2011. Entrance on Via Mercurio. Photo courtesy of Rick Bauer.

 

VI.8.22 Pompeii. October 2014. Entrance doorway on Via Mercurio. Photo courtesy of Michael Binns.

VI.8.22 Pompeii. October 2014. Entrance doorway on Via Mercurio.

Photo courtesy of Michael Binns.

 

VI.8.22 Pompeii. October 2014. Looking west from entrance corridor, across atrium and impluvium. Photo courtesy of Michael Binns.

VI.8.22 Pompeii. October 2014. Looking west from entrance corridor, across atrium and impluvium.

Photo courtesy of Michael Binns.

 

VI.8.22 Pompeii. October 2001. Looking west across atrium from entrance corridor.
Photo courtesy of Peter Woods.

VI.8.22 Pompeii. October 2001. Looking west across atrium from entrance corridor.

Photo courtesy of Peter Woods.

 

VI.8.22 Pompeii. 1989. Looking west from entrance corridor, across atrium and impluvium.
Photo courtesy of Anne Fettis.

VI.8.22 Pompeii. 1989. Looking west from entrance corridor, across atrium and impluvium.

Photo courtesy of Anne Fettis.

 

VI.8.22 Pompeii. December 2006. Looking west across atrium and impluvium.

VI.8.22 Pompeii. December 2006. Looking west across atrium and impluvium.

 

VI.8.22 Pompeii. 1964. Looking west across atrium and impluvium towards tablinum. 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.
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VI.8.22 Pompeii. 1964. Looking west across atrium and impluvium towards tablinum.

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.

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VI.8.22 Pompeii.  March 2009.  Rooms on north side of atrium.

VI.8.22 Pompeii. March 2009. Doorways to rooms on north side of atrium.

 

VI.8.22 Pompeii. 1937-39. Looking north across impluvium in atrium. Photo courtesy of American Academy in Rome, Photographic Archive. Warsher collection no. 1412.

VI.8.22 Pompeii. 1937-39. Looking north across impluvium in atrium.

Photo courtesy of American Academy in Rome, Photographic Archive.

Warsher collection no. 1412.

 

VI.8.22 Pompeii.  March 2009.  Atrium with impluvium.  Looking north west.

VI.8.22 Pompeii. March 2009. Looking north-west across atrium with impluvium.

 

VI.8.22 Pompeii. March 1939. Looking towards north-west corner of atrium, across impluvium.  Photo courtesy of Rick Bauer.

VI.8.22 Pompeii. March 1939. Looking towards north-west corner of atrium, across impluvium.

Photo courtesy of Rick Bauer.

 

VI.8.22 Pompeii.  March 2009.  Looking west along south side of atrium.

VI.8.22 Pompeii. March 2009. Looking west along south side of atrium.

 

VI.8.22 Pompeii. 1964. Looking west across south side of atrium to south wall of tablinum, and garden beyond.  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.
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VI.8.22 Pompeii. 1964. Looking west across south side of atrium to south wall of tablinum, and garden beyond. 

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.

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VI.8.22 Pompeii. May 2017. Looking west across tufa impluvium in atrium.
Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

VI.8.22 Pompeii. May 2017. Looking west across tufa impluvium in atrium.

Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

VI.8.22 Pompeii. November 2016. Looking west across atrium towards tablinum and garden area. Photo courtesy of Marie Schulze.

VI.8.22 Pompeii. November 2016. Looking west across atrium towards tablinum and garden area.

Photo courtesy of Marie Schulze.

 

VI.8.22 Pompeii. May 2017. Looking north-east across impluvium and atrium.
Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

VI.8.22 Pompeii. May 2017. Looking north-east across impluvium and atrium.

Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

VI.8.22 Pompeii. May 2017. South side view of terracotta puteal on north-east corner of impluvium.
Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

VI.8.22 Pompeii. May 2017. South side view of terracotta puteal on north-east corner of impluvium.

Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

VI.8.22 Pompeii. May 2017. West side view of terracotta puteal on north-east corner of impluvium.
Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

VI.8.22 Pompeii. May 2017. West side view of terracotta puteal on north-east corner of impluvium.

Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

VI.8.22 Pompeii. May 2017. Looking east across impluvium.
Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

VI.8.22 Pompeii. May 2017. Looking east across impluvium.

Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

VI.8.22 Pompeii. May 2017. Drainage hole in east side of impluvium.
Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

VI.8.22 Pompeii. May 2017. Drainage hole in east side of impluvium.

Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

VI.8.22 Pompeii. May 2017. Drainage holes in east and south sides of impluvium.
Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

VI.8.22 Pompeii. May 2017. Drainage holes in east and south sides of impluvium.

Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

VI.8.22 Pompeii. May 2017. Drainage hole in south side of impluvium.
Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

VI.8.22 Pompeii. May 2017. Drainage hole in south side of impluvium.

Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

VI.8.22 Pompeii. May 2017. West end of impluvium.
Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

VI.8.22 Pompeii. May 2017. West end of impluvium.

Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

VI.8.22 Pompeii. May 2017. Rectangular indentation on west side of impluvium.
Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

VI.8.22 Pompeii. May 2017. Rectangular indentation on west side of impluvium.

Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

VI.8.22 Pompeii. May 2017. Looking east across atrium towards doorways to two cubicula, on either side of entrance doorway. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

VI.8.22 Pompeii. May 2017.

Looking east across atrium towards doorways to two cubicula, on either side of entrance doorway.

Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

VI.8.22 Pompeii, 1978. Looking east across atrium towards entrance doorway. 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. J78f0032

VI.8.22 Pompeii, 1978. Looking east across atrium towards entrance doorway.

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.

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VI.8.22 Pompeii. May 2017. Looking south-east across atrium. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

VI.8.22 Pompeii. May 2017. Looking south-east across atrium. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

VI.8.22 Pompeii.  March 2009.  South east corner of atrium.

VI.8.22 Pompeii. March 2009. South-east corner of atrium.

 

VI.8.22 Pompeii. May 2017. Doorway to room 2 in south-east corner of atrium. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

VI.8.22 Pompeii. May 2017. Doorway to room 2 in south-east corner of atrium.

Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

VI.8.22 Pompeii. May 2017. Threshold of doorway to room 2. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

VI.8.22 Pompeii. May 2017. Threshold of doorway to room 2. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

VI.8.22 Pompeii.  March 2009.  Room 2.  Looking east.

VI.8.22 Pompeii. March 2009.

Doorway to room 2, on south side of entrance. Looking east.

 

VI.8.22 Pompeii. May 2017. Detail of remaining stucco on north wall of room 2, on south side of entrance. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

VI.8.22 Pompeii. May 2017. Detail of remaining stucco on north wall of room 2, on south side of entrance.

Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

VI.8.22 Pompeii. May 2017. East wall of room 2, on south side of entrance.
Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

VI.8.22 Pompeii. May 2017. East wall of room 2, on south side of entrance.

Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

VI.8.22 Pompeii. May 2017. South-east corner of room 2, on south side of entrance.
Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

VI.8.22 Pompeii. May 2017. South-east corner of room 2, on south side of entrance.

Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

VI.8.22 Pompeii.  March 2009.  Room 2.  Arched recess.

VI.8.22 Pompeii. March 2009. Room 2, arched recess in south-east corner.

 

VI.8.22 Pompeii. 1937-39. Looking west across atrium from doorway to room 2, on south side of entrance corridor. Photo courtesy of American Academy in Rome, Photographic Archive.  Warsher collection no. 1411.

VI.8.22 Pompeii. 1937-39. Looking west across atrium from doorway to room 2, on south side of entrance corridor.

Photo courtesy of American Academy in Rome, Photographic Archive.

Warsher collection no. 1411.

 

VI.8.22 Pompeii.  March 2009.  Room 1. Atrium.  South side.  3 blocked doorways or recesses, with white marble sills.

VI.8.22 Pompeii. March 2009. Room 1, south side of atrium.  

Three blocked doorways or recesses, with white marble sills.

 

VI.8.22 Pompeii. May 2017. South-east corner of atrium, with first blocked doorway or recess, on right. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

VI.8.22 Pompeii. May 2017.

South-east corner of atrium, with threshold of first blocked doorway or recess, on right.

Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

VI.8.22 Pompeii. May 2017. South-east corner of atrium, room 2, on left, and blocked doorway or recess, on right.
Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

VI.8.22 Pompeii. May 2017.

South-east corner of atrium, room 2, on left, and threshold of blocked doorway or recess, on right.

Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

VI.8.22 Pompeii. May 2017. First blocked doorway or recess.
Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

VI.8.22 Pompeii. May 2017. First blocked doorway or recess.

Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

VI.8.22 Pompeii.  March 2009.  Room 1. Atrium.  Blocked doorway in south east corner.

VI.8.22 Pompeii. March 2009. Room 1, atrium.

First blocked doorway in south-east corner.

 

VI.8.22 Pompeii. May 2017. Sill of first blocked doorway or recess.
Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

VI.8.22 Pompeii. May 2017. Threshold/sill of first blocked doorway or recess.

Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

VI.8.22 Pompeii. May 2017. Second and third block doorways or recesses in south wall of atrium.
Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

VI.8.22 Pompeii. May 2017. Second and third blocked doorways or recesses in south wall of atrium.

Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

VI.8.22 Pompeii. May 2017. Sill of second blocked doorway or recess.
Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

VI.8.22 Pompeii. May 2017. Threshold/sill of second blocked doorway or recess.

Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

VI.8.22 Pompeii. May 2017. Sill of third blocked doorway or recess.
Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

VI.8.22 Pompeii. May 2017. Threshold/sill of third blocked doorway or recess.

Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

VI.8.22 Pompeii. May 2017. Column laying to right of third blocked doorway or recess.
Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

VI.8.22 Pompeii. May 2017. Column laying to right of third blocked doorway or recess.

Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

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