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Pompeii, Tombe del Fondo Squillante. Sepoltura Sannitica.

Tombs at Fondo Squillante. Samnite tomb and two roman cremations.

Excavated 28th November 1926.

Bibliography

Della Corte M., Notizie degli Scavi di Antichità, 1928, pp. 372-3.

Stefani G., 1998. Pompei oltre la vita: Nuove testimonianze dalle necropoli, p. 91-2.

 

About 150m from Porta Stabia, a short distance from Fondo Santilli, and thirty years after that excavation, during work on extending the house of il sig. cav. dott. Salvatore Squillante on Via Provinciale, a Samnite tomb was discovered.

It was at a depth of 1.30m and consisted of slabs of Sarno limestone, oriented north- west to south-east.

It was not explored, due to unstable ground and fear of a collapse.

In the surrounding soil several objects were found including a stamnos, a lekythos, fragments of an amphora with palm motifs on a black background, part of a large bowl, and an olpe 0.08m high.

 

In the immediate vicinity were two roman cremations marked by two lava columellae which had no inscriptions.

One of the urns was a small terracotta dolia with three points emerging on the shoulder and containing burnt bones along with four clay ungentari.

 

Pompeii, Tombe del Fondo Squillante. 2012. Location where tombs were found. Photo © courtesy of Google Earth.

Pompeii, Tombe del Fondo Squillante. 2012. Location where tombs were found.

Photo © courtesy of Google Earth.

 

Pompeii, Tombe del Fondo Squillante. 2012. Location where tombs were found. Photo © courtesy of Google Earth.

Pompeii, Tombe del Fondo Squillante. 2012. Location where tombs were found.

Photo © courtesy of Google Earth.

 

Pompeii, Tombe del Fondo Squillante. 1928 photo of finds.
The stamnos is to the left, with palm motifs under the handles and feminine head in profile.
The lekythos is to the right, with a tiger attacking a bull, biting its back.
See Della Corte M., Notizie degli Scavi di Antichità, 1928, pp. 373, fig. 1.

Pompeii, Tombe del Fondo Squillante. 1928 photo of finds.

The stamnos is to the left, with palm motifs under the handles and feminine head in profile.

The lekythos is to the right, with a tiger attacking a bull, biting its back.

See Della Corte M., Notizie degli Scavi di Antichità, 1928, pp. 373, fig. 1.