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VII.12.11 Pompeii. Casa del Forno, dwelling/bakery with workshop.

Excavated 1846, 1863.

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VII.12.11 Pompeii. September 2005. Looking east towards entrance doorway.

VII.12.11 Pompeii. September 2005. Looking east towards entrance doorway.

 

VII.12.11 Shop and dwelling/Bakery.  
Casa del Forno.

VII.12.11 Pompeii. September 2005. Niche on east wall.

According to Boyce, in the east wall of the workshop was an arched niche.

Its inside walls were coated with red stucco.

See Boyce G. K., 1937. Corpus of the Lararia of Pompeii. Rome: MAAR 14. (p.70, no.315)

 

VII.12.11 Pompeii. July 2008. Niche on east wall. Photo courtesy of Jared Benton.

VII.12.11 Pompeii. July 2008. Niche on east wall. Photo courtesy of Jared Benton.

 

VII.12.11 Shop and dwelling/Bakery.  
Casa del Forno.

VII.12.11 Pompeii. September 2005. Looking south across workshop towards rear room, on left.

On the right is the doorway to the rear, near steps to the upper floor and remains of a bench or podium.

See Eschebach, L., 1993. Gebäudeverzeichnis und Stadtplan der antiken Stadt Pompeji. Köln: Böhlau. (p.327)

 

VII.12.11 Pompeii. December 2004. Looking south to doorway to rear room and corridor.

VII.12.11 Pompeii. December 2004. Looking south to doorway to rear room and corridor.

 

VII.12.11 Pompeii. September 2009. Looking south towards oven in rear room. Photo courtesy of Jared Benton.

VII.12.11 Pompeii. September 2009. Looking south towards oven in rear room.

Photo courtesy of Jared Benton.

 

VII.12.11 Pompeii. September 2005. Looking south.

VII.12.11 Pompeii. September 2005. Looking south.

 

VII.12.11 Pompeii. December 2004. Looking south across rear room, with oven.

VII.12.11 Pompeii. December 2004. Looking south across rear room, with oven.

 

VII.12.11 Pompeii. July 2008. Looking west towards lararium painting. Photo courtesy of Jared Benton.

VII.12.11 Pompeii. July 2008. Looking west towards lararium painting.

Photo courtesy of Jared Benton.

 

VII.12.11 Pompeii. December 2004. Lararium. According to Boyce, on the west wall was a lararium painting on a white background. Upon a throne sat Vesta, on each side of the goddess stood a wreathed Lar, much smaller than Vesta. Behind and to the right of her throne, the forepart of an ass was visible. In the lower zone were two serpents approaching a cylindrical altar painted in imitation yellow marble and finished with fire and fruit. Each serpent had a red crest and beard, but those on the right serpent were larger. At the sides of both the upper and lower panels were green trees and above the top of the upper panel were two garlands. The entire painting was bordered with broad red stripes at top and sides. Boyce thought this one of the most finely executed of all lararium pictures.
See Boyce G. K., 1937. Corpus of the Lararia of Pompeii. Rome: MAAR 14. (p.70, no.316, and Pl. 24,1)

VII.12.11 Pompeii. December 2004. Lararium.

According to Boyce, on the west wall was a lararium painting on a white background.

Upon a throne sat Vesta, on each side of the goddess stood a wreathed Lar, much smaller than Vesta.

Behind and to the right of her throne, the forepart of an ass was visible.

In the lower zone were two serpents approaching a cylindrical altar painted in imitation yellow marble and finished with fire and fruit.

Each serpent had a red crest and beard, but those on the right serpent were larger.

At the sides of both the upper and lower panels were green trees and above the top of the upper panel were two garlands.

The entire painting was bordered with broad red stripes at top and sides.

Boyce thought this one of the most finely executed of all lararium pictures.

See Boyce G. K., 1937. Corpus of the Lararia of Pompeii. Rome: MAAR 14. (p.70, no.316, and Pl. 24,1)

See Fröhlich, T., 1991. Lararien und Fassadenbilder in den Vesuvstädten. Mainz: von Zabern. (L91)

See BdI, 1864, p.115-116 (described as Casa IV.)

 

VII.12.11 Lararium on old undated photograph. Courtesy of Society of Antiquaries. Fox Collection.

VII.12.11 Pompeii. Lararium on old undated photograph.

Courtesy of Society of Antiquaries. Fox Collection.

 

VII.12.11 Lararium. September 2005. Lararium painting.

VII.12.11 Lararium. September 2005. Lararium painting.

 

VII.12.11 Pompeii. December 2004. Oven on south side of rear room, with room on its west side, on the right.

VII.12.11 Pompeii. December 2004. Oven on south side of rear room, with room on its west side, on the right.

 

VII.12.11 Pompeii. July 2008. Looking south to front of oven, with small recess and pipe, on left. Photo courtesy of Jared Benton.

VII.12.11 Pompeii. July 2008. Looking south to front of oven, with small recess and pipe, on left.

Photo courtesy of Jared Benton.

 

VII.12.11 Pompeii. July 2008. Recess and pipe on east side of oven. Photo courtesy of Jared Benton.

VII.12.11 Pompeii. July 2008. Recess and pipe on east side of oven. Photo courtesy of Jared Benton.

 

VII.12.11 Pompeii. July 2008. Water feature from east side of oven. Photo courtesy of Jared Benton.

VII.12.11 Pompeii. July 2008. Water feature from east side of oven.

Photo courtesy of Jared Benton.

 

VII.12.11 Pompeii. July 2008. Detail from water feature on east side of oven. Photo courtesy of Jared Benton.

VII.12.11 Pompeii. July 2008. Detail from water feature on east side of oven.

Photo courtesy of Jared Benton.

 

 

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