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VI.16.33 Pompeii. Bar of L. Aurunculeius Secundio.

Linked to VI.16.32. Excavated 1904.

 

VI.16.32      VI.16.32-33 Room Plan

 

VI.16.33 Pompeii.  December 2007. Entrance on Vicolo dei Vettii.

VI.16.33 Pompeii. December 2007. Entrance on Vicolo dei Vettii.

 

VI.16.33 Pompeii. May 2005. Looking east through wide entrance doorway into bar room C. The walls have a high brick dado, and above this was a simple white plaster. The dado was divided into panels by vertical yellow bands. In the centre of each panel was a painting of a feeding bird, except that on the right of the entrance doorway to the atrium, which showed two birds. At the rear in the east wall can be seen the doorway into the atrium of VI.16.32.

VI.16.33 Pompeii. May 2005. Looking east through wide entrance doorway into bar room C.

The walls have a high dado (laterizio), and above this was a simple white plaster.

The dado was divided into panels by vertical yellow bands.

In the centre of each panel was a painting of a feeding bird, except that on the right of the entrance doorway to the atrium, which showed two birds.

At the rear in the east wall can be seen the doorway into the atrium of VI.16.32.

 

VI.16.33 Pompeii. December 2007. Two-sided counter next to south wall, with painted plaster with red background. According to NdS, the threshold of this wide doorway was missing, but it may have been made of wood on the side of the roadway. The floor was Opus signinum, buried in the floor near the entrance from the street was a piece of lava-stone with a hole in the middle for the closure bar.

VI.16.33 Pompeii. December 2007. Bar room C.

Two-sided counter next to south wall, with painted plaster with red background.

According to NdS, the threshold of this wide doorway was missing, but it may have been made of wood on the side of the roadway.

The floor was Opus signinum, buried in the floor near the entrance from the street was a piece of lava-stone with a hole in the middle for the closure bar.

 

VI.16.33 Pompeii. May 2005. Two-sided masonry counter, and shelving for display. These four small shelves, on the right, were made from masonry and were painted red. According to NdS, a painted figure was seen at the extreme end of the counter, on the left, in its north facing arm. This male figure was 0.57m high, with long yellow robe raised by his erect phallus. The same figure was painted opposite.

VI.16.33 Pompeii. May 2005. Two-sided masonry counter, and shelving for display.

These four small shelves, on the right, were made from masonry and were painted red.

According to NdS, a painted figure was seen at the extreme end of the counter, on the left, in its north facing arm.

This male figure was 0.57m high, with long yellow robe raised by his erect phallus.

The same figure was painted opposite.

 

VI.16.33 Pompeii. May 2003. Two-sided masonry counter, and shelving for display.
Photo courtesy of Nicolas Monteix.

VI.16.33 Pompeii. May 2003. Two-sided masonry counter, and shelving for display.

Photo courtesy of Nicolas Monteix.

 

VI.16.33 Pompeii. May 2013. Shelving in south-west corner of bar, with remains of painted decoration. Photo courtesy of Paula Lock.

VI.16.33 Pompeii. May 2013.

Shelving in south-west corner of bar, with remains of painted decoration.

Photo courtesy of Paula Lock.

 

VI.16.33 Pompeii. May 2005. Remaining painted plaster on west-facing exterior side of counter. According to NdS, the outer surface of this counter had a red background. On the surface facing the road, according to Sogliano, obscene paintings were discovered. In the centre, in a yellow frame, was a large erect phallus. On each side, a male figure could be seen facing towards the centre panel and each other. The figure on the right was better preserved, and bald. There were also other painted panels and arabesques.See Notizie degli Scavi di Antichità, 1908, (p.289).

VI.16.33 Pompeii. May 2005. Remaining painted plaster on west-facing exterior side of counter.

According to NdS, the outer surface of this counter had a red background.

On the surface facing the road, according to Sogliano, obscene paintings were discovered.

In the centre, in a yellow frame, was a large erect phallus.

On each side, a male figure could be seen facing towards the centre panel and each other.

The figure on the right was better preserved, and bald.

There were also other painted panels and arabesques.

See Notizie degli Scavi di Antichità, 1908, (p.289)

 

VI.16.33 Pompeii. May 2003. Remaining painted plaster from west facing exterior side of counter. Photo courtesy of Nicolas Monteix.

VI.16.33 Pompeii. May 2003. Remaining painted plaster from west facing exterior side of counter.

Photo courtesy of Nicolas Monteix.

 

VI.16.33 Pompeii. December 2007. South wall, with display shelving and remains of painted plaster.

VI.16.33 Pompeii. December 2007. South wall, with display shelving and remains of painted plaster.

 

VI.16.33 Pompeii. May 2003. Looking towards south-east corner, and remains of painted plaster. Photo courtesy of Nicolas Monteix.

VI.16.33 Pompeii. May 2003. Looking towards south-east corner, and remains of painted plaster.

Photo courtesy of Nicolas Monteix.

 

VI.16.33 Pompeii. December 2007. Painting of birds on east wall. According to NdS, the centre of the panel immediately to the right of the entrance doorway to the atrium showed two birds. On the left may be a bleeding cockerel which is going to fall, beaten by another cockerel on the right, who holds something in his beak.

VI.16.33 Pompeii. December 2007. Painting of birds on east wall.

According to NdS, the centre of the panel immediately to the right of the entrance doorway to the atrium showed two birds.

On the left may be a bleeding cockerel which is going to fall, beaten by another cockerel on the right, who holds something in his beak.

 

VI.16.33 Pompeii. May 2003. Painting of birds on east wall. Photo courtesy of Nicolas Monteix.

VI.16.33 Pompeii. May 2003. Painting of birds on east wall. Photo courtesy of Nicolas Monteix.

 

VI.16.33 Pompeii. December 2007. Detail of painting of bird from east wall.

VI.16.33 Pompeii. December 2007. Painting of bird from west end of north wall, perhaps a parrot with a cherry in his beak.  

 

VI.16.33 Pompeii. May 2003. Painting of bird with two cherries in its beak, from centre of north wall. Photo courtesy of Nicolas Monteix.

VI.16.33 Pompeii. May 2003. Painting of bird with two cherries in its beak, from centre of north wall.

Photo courtesy of Nicolas Monteix.

 

VI.16.33 Pompeii. December 2007. Decorative floor at the rear of the counter. 
According to Sogliano, the floor was of opus signinum.
See Notizie degli Scavi di Antichità, 1908, (p.289)

VI.16.33 Pompeii. December 2007. Decorative floor at the rear of the counter.

According to Sogliano, the floor was of opus signinum.

See Notizie degli Scavi di Antichità, 1908, (p.289)

 

VI.16.33 Pompeii. May 2005. Decorative floor with a regular pattern of white inserts.

VI.16.33 Pompeii. May 2005. Decorative floor with a regular pattern of white inserts.

 

 

VI.16.32      VI.16.32-33 Room Plan