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VII.7.18 Pompeii. Caupona of Lucius Numinius.

Excavated 1859 and 1861.

 

According to Fiorelli –

A different patron possessed the taberna on the corner, which was distinguished by white plaster on which various epigraphs were painted, including:

 

GEMELLVS CESERNIN( E ) LVSI NVMISI

                  VXXORI SAL-

 

The sales counter was near the entrance doorway, with a small furnace, and three shields with scenic masks embedded in them, in order to keep away the “evil eye”.  On the left, was a large hearth to cook food, and in the walls were various shelves supporting utensils and edibles.

In the interior, a wooden ladder led to the upper floor rooms; and from one of the two areas into which the shop was divided, containing the puteale of the cistern, we entered a room intended for dinners, painted in compartments of lines and candelabra, with decorations fish, four-legged animals, and birds, an obscene picture now destroyed, and a marble bas-relief inserted in one of its walls, which was transferred to the Pornographic Collection of the National Museum where it was marked with No.46.”

See Pappalardo, U., 2001. La Descrizione di Pompei per Giuseppe Fiorelli (1875). Napoli: Massa Editore. (p.100).

 

(Un diverso padrone possedeva la taberna in angolo, ch’era distinta da bianco intonaco su cui eransi dipinte varie epigrafi, tra le quali:

GEMELLVS CESERNIN(E) LVSI NVMISI

                  VXXORI SAL-

Eravi innanzi della porta il banco per la vendita, con piccola fornace, e tre scudetti d’intercolunnio con maschere sceniche incastrati in esso, onde tener lontano il fascino. Aveva poi a sinistra un ampio focolare per cuocer le vivande, e nelle pareti varie scansie di sostegno agi utensili ed ai commestibili.

Nello interno una scaletta di legno portava ai cenacoli; e da uno dei due compresi in cui trovavasi divisa la bottega, contenente il puteale della cisterna, si entrava nella cella destinate alle cene, dipinta a scompartimenti di line e candelabri, con ornati de pesci quadrupedi ed uccelli, un quadretto osceno ora distrutto, ed un bassorilievo di marmo inserito in una delle sue pareti, che fu trasferito nella Raccolta pornografica del Museo Nazionale ov’era segnato col. No.46.)

 

VII.7.18 Pompeii. March 2018. Looking south-west from VII.6.33, towards entrance doorway on Vicolo dei Soprastanti, on left.
Next to this is the junction with Vicolo del Gallo, and on its west side of VII.15.12.
Foto Taylor Lauritsen, ERC Grant 681269 DÉCOR.

VII.7.18 Pompeii. March 2018. Looking south-west from VII.6.33, towards entrance doorway on Vicolo dei Soprastanti, on left.

Next to this is the junction with Vicolo del Gallo, and on its west side is VII.15.12.

Foto Taylor Lauritsen, ERC Grant 681269 DÉCOR.

 

VII.15.12 Pompeii. March 2018. Looking south-east towards entrance doorway on Vicolo dei Soprastanti.
Foto Taylor Lauritsen, ERC Grant 681269 DÉCOR.

VII.7.18 Pompeii. March 2018. Looking south-east towards entrance doorway on Vicolo dei Soprastanti.

Foto Taylor Lauritsen, ERC Grant 681269 DÉCOR.

 

Vicolo dei Soprastanti, south side, Pompeii. March 2018. 
Looking east along exterior front façade between VII.7.19, in centre and VII.7.18, on right.
Foto Taylor Lauritsen, ERC Grant 681269 DÉCOR.

Vicolo dei Soprastanti, south side, Pompeii. March 2018.

Looking east along exterior front façade between VII.7.19, in centre and VII.7.18, on right.

Foto Taylor Lauritsen, ERC Grant 681269 DÉCOR.

 

VII.7.12.18 Pompeii. March 2018. Looking south on Vicolo dei Soprastanti to front façade on east side of entrance doorway, on right.
Foto Taylor Lauritsen, ERC Grant 681269 DÉCOR.

VII.7.18 Pompeii. March 2018. Looking south on Vicolo dei Soprastanti to front façade on east side of entrance doorway, on right.

Foto Taylor Lauritsen, ERC Grant 681269 DÉCOR.

 

VII.7.19-18 Pompeii. October 2017. Detail from model Naples Archaeological Museum.
According to the detail above, the front façade between both doorways would have been painted with Zebra Stripes.
Information and Foto from Taylor Lauritsen, ERC Grant 681269 DÉCOR.

VII.7.19-18 Pompeii. October 2017. Detail from model in Naples Archaeological Museum.

According to the detail above, the front façade between both doorways would have been painted with Zebra Stripes.

Information and Foto from Taylor Lauritsen, ERC Grant 681269 DÉCOR.

 

VII.7.18 Pompeii. March 2018. Looking south to entrance doorway.
Foto Taylor Lauritsen, ERC Grant 681269 DÉCOR.

VII.7.18 Pompeii. March 2018. Looking south to entrance doorway.

Foto Taylor Lauritsen, ERC Grant 681269 DÉCOR.

 

VII.7.18 Pompeii. June 2012. Looking south towards entrance to bar-room.

VII.7.18 Pompeii. June 2012. Looking south towards entrance to bar room.

 

VII.7.18 Pompeii. May 2006. Looking south towards entrance to bar-room.
According to Eschebach, on the left would have been the kitchen with hearth, on the right a two-sided podium with a small oven. In the rear room against the south wall was the base of a wooden stairs to upper floor with a doorway nearby into a triclinium.
See Eschebach, L., 1993. Gebäudeverzeichnis und Stadtplan der antiken Stadt Pompeji. Köln: Böhlau. (p.302)
According to Garcia y Garcia, due to the bombing on the night between 14th and 15th September 1943 many of the rooms suffered from their plaster falling from their walls. The room at the rear, the triclinium, was decorated with an obscene painting, according to Fiorelli, already destroyed by 1875.
See Garcia y Garcia, L., 2006. Danni di guerra a Pompei. Rome: L’Erma di Bretschneider. (p.116)
Also found in the same room was the marble relief, see below.

VII.7.18 Pompeii. May 2006. Looking south towards entrance to bar-room.

According to Eschebach, on the left would have been the kitchen with hearth, on the right a two-sided podium with a small oven.

In the rear room against the south wall was the base of a wooden stairway to upper floor with a doorway nearby into a dining room for the clients.

See Eschebach, L., 1993. Gebäudeverzeichnis und Stadtplan der antiken Stadt Pompeji. Köln: Böhlau. (p.302).

According to Garcia y Garcia, due to the bombing on the night between 14th and 15th September 1943 many of the rooms suffered from their plaster falling from their walls. The room at the rear, the triclinium, was decorated with an obscene painting, according to Fiorelli, already destroyed by 1875.

See Garcia y Garcia, L., 2006. Danni di guerra a Pompei. Rome: L’Erma di Bretschneider. (p.116)

Also found in the same room was the marble relief, see below.

 

VII.7.18 Pompeii. Found 21st March 1859 inserted in a wall of the rear triclinium. Taberna Luci Numisi. 
“Un bassorilievo osceno in marmo”. See (PAH II, 683).
Now in Naples Archaeological Museum. Inventory number 27714.
See Pagano, M. and Prisciandaro, R., 2006. Studio sulle provenienze degli oggetti rinvenuti negli scavi borbonici del regno di Napoli. Naples : Nicola Longobardi, p .175.
See Fiorelli, G., 1875. Descrizione di Pompei. Napoli, p.248.

VII.7.18 Pompeii. Found 21st March 1859 inserted in a wall of the rear triclinium. Taberna Luci Numisi.

“Un bassorilievo osceno in marmo”.

See Fiorelli G., 1862. Pompeianarum antiquitatum historia, Vol. 2: 1819 - 1860, Naples, p. 683, [21 Marzo].

Now in Naples Archaeological Museum. Inventory number 27714.

See Pagano, M. and Prisciandaro, R., 2006. Studio sulle provenienze degli oggetti rinvenuti negli scavi borbonici del regno di Napoli. Naples: Nicola Longobardi, p .175.

See Fiorelli, G., 1875. Descrizione di Pompei. Napoli, p.248.

 

VII.7. 18 Pompeii. March 2018. Rear triclinium.
Foto Taylor Lauritsen, ERC Grant 681269 DÉCOR.

VII.7.18 Pompeii. March 2018. Rear triclinium.

Foto Taylor Lauritsen, ERC Grant 681269 DÉCOR.

 

VII.7.18 Pompeii. March 2018. Looking north from rear area of the bar-room. 
Foto Taylor Lauritsen, ERC Grant 681269 DÉCOR.

VII.7.18 Pompeii. March 2018. Looking north from rear area of the bar-room.

Foto Taylor Lauritsen, ERC Grant 681269 DÉCOR.

 

VII.7.18 Pompeii. March 2018. Looking north-east to rear of counter with hearth.

Foto Taylor Lauritsen, ERC Grant 681269 DÉCOR.

 

VII.7.18 Pompeii. March 2018. Looking north-west to rear of counter with hearth.

Foto Taylor Lauritsen, ERC Grant 681269 DÉCOR.

 

VII.7.18 Pompeii. May 2003. 
Looking north across rear of counter with hearth, towards VII.6.33, opposite on Vicolo dei Soprastanti. 
Photo courtesy of Nicolas Monteix.

VII.7.18 Pompeii. May 2003.

Looking north across rear of counter with hearth, towards VII.6.33, opposite on Vicolo dei Soprastanti.

Photo courtesy of Nicolas Monteix.

 

VII.7.18 Pompeii. March 2018. Looking east from entrance room towards kitchen with large hearth to cook the food. 

Foto Taylor Lauritsen, ERC Grant 681269 DÉCOR.

 

VII.7.18 Pompeii. May 2003. Hearth in kitchen near to the north-east corner. Photo courtesy of Nicolas Monteix.

VII.7.18 Pompeii. May 2003.

Hearth in kitchen near to the north-east corner. Photo courtesy of Nicolas Monteix.

 

VII.7.18 Pompeii. March 2018. Looking south-west across counter in bar-room, towards west wall with outline of wooden stairs.  
Foto Taylor Lauritsen, ERC Grant 681269 DÉCOR.

VII.7.18 Pompeii. March 2018. Looking south-west across counter in bar-room, towards west wall with outline of wooden stairs. 

Foto Taylor Lauritsen, ERC Grant 681269 DÉCOR.

 

VII.7.18 Pompeii. May 2003. South wall of rear room with site of staircase showing in the plaster. Photo courtesy of Nicolas Monteix.

VII.7.18 Pompeii. May 2003. South wall of rear room with site of staircase showing in the plaster.

Photo courtesy of Nicolas Monteix.

 

VII.7.18 Pompeii. March 2018. 
Looking south-east to entrance doorway, and side wall in Vicolo del Gallo.
Foto Taylor Lauritsen, ERC Grant 681269 DÉCOR.

VII.7.18 Pompeii. March 2018.

Looking south-east to entrance doorway, and side wall in Vicolo del Gallo.

Foto Taylor Lauritsen, ERC Grant 681269 DÉCOR.

 

VII.7.18 Pompeii. March 2018. Upper exterior west side wall, from VII.15.12.

Foto Taylor Lauritsen, ERC Grant 681269 DÉCOR.

 

VII.7.18 side wall. September 2005. Vicolo del Gallo looking south.  VII.15.11 on right.

VII.7.18 side wall, on left. September 2005.         Vicolo del Gallo looking south.                       VII.15.11/12 on right.

 

VII.7.18 side wall in Vicolo del Gallo. Looking south. Photographed 1970-79 by Günther Einhorn, picture courtesy of his son Ralf Einhorn.

VII.7.18 side wall in Vicolo del Gallo, on left. Looking south.

Photographed 1970-79 by Günther Einhorn, picture courtesy of his son Ralf Einhorn.

 

VII.7.18 side wall in Vicolo del Gallo, Pompeii. March 2018. Looking north. 
Foto Taylor Lauritsen, ERC Grant 681269 DÉCOR.

VII.7.18 side wall in Vicolo del Gallo, Pompeii. March 2018. Looking north.

Foto Taylor Lauritsen, ERC Grant 681269 DÉCOR.

 

VII.7.18 side wall in Vicolo del Gallo, Pompeii. March 2018. Looking east towards side wall, and through window into triclinium. 
Foto Taylor Lauritsen, ERC Grant 681269 DÉCOR.

VII.7.18 side wall in Vicolo del Gallo, Pompeii. March 2018. Looking east towards side wall, and through window into triclinium.

Foto Taylor Lauritsen, ERC Grant 681269 DÉCOR.

 

VII.7.18 side wall in Vicolo del Gallo, Pompeii. September 2005. Looking north.

VII.7.18 side wall in Vicolo del Gallo, Pompeii. September 2005. Looking north.

       

 

 

 

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