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Pompeii. Street Altar on the east side of the Vicolo dell’Efebo at I.8.1.

 

Pompeii Street Altar at I.8.1. May 2010. Street altar on east side of Vicolo dell’Efebo. Looking south from Via dell’Abbondanza. In 1912 the Vicolo dell’Efebo was excavated for a short distance only. On the west side of insula I.8 (the east side of the Vicolo dell’ Efebo) a painting of a long serpent was found. It was winding in coils towards what they believed might be a central altar with a second serpent on the other side. This would mean a painting of around 10 metres in length if this were found to be the case when it was fully excavated. To the left the wall had painted panels (then no longer visible), divided in the middle by a thin garland, and under these was a long seat covered with cocciopesto. See Notizie degli Scavi di Antichità, 1912, p. 184.

Pompeii Street Altar at I.8.1. May 2010. Street altar on east side of Vicolo dell’Efebo.

Looking south from Via dell’Abbondanza.

In 1912 the Vicolo dell’Efebo was excavated for a short distance only.

On the west side of insula I.8 (the east side of the Vicolo dell’ Efebo) a painting of a long serpent was found.

It was winding in coils towards what they believed might be a central altar with a second serpent on the other side.

This would mean a painting of around 10 metres in length if this were found to be the case when it was fully excavated.

To the left the wall had painted panels (then no longer visible), divided in the middle by a thin garland, and under these was a long seat covered with cocciopesto.

See Notizie degli Scavi di Antichità, 1912, p. 184.

 

Pompeii Street Altar at I.8.1. September 2004. Street altar on east side of Vicolo dell’Efebo on outside wall of I.8.1. Looking south from junction with Via dell’ Abbondanza between I.8 and I.7.

Pompeii Street Altar at I.8.1. September 2004. Street altar on east side of Vicolo dell’Efebo on outside wall of I.8.1.

Looking south from junction with Via dell’ Abbondanza between I.8 and I.7.

 

Pompeii Street Altar at I.8.1. Drawing of street altar. Maiuri recorded a large masonry compital altar, the biggest yet found, with a long ramp. 
At the summit of the ramp was a rectangular altar with roughly painted marble decoration. At the sides of the altar were two long serpents winding amongst plants towards the offerings on the altar. The low podium to the left had two painted panels on the upper margins of which were discernable the characters of a painted inscription. Very little was conserved.
Maiuri, A., 1928. Nuovi Scavi nella Via dell’Abbondanza. Milano: Hoepli. (p. 6, fig. 2).

Pompeii Street Altar at I.8.1. Drawing of street altar.

Maiuri recorded a large masonry compital altar, the biggest yet found, with a long ramp.

At the summit of the ramp was a rectangular altar with roughly painted marble decoration.

At the sides of the altar were two long serpents winding amongst plants towards the offerings on the altar.

The low podium to the left had two painted panels on the upper margins of which were discernable the characters of a painted inscription.

Very little was conserved.

Maiuri, A., 1928. Nuovi Scavi nella Via dell’Abbondanza. Milano: Hoepli. (p. 6, fig. 2).

 

Pompeii Street Altar at I.8.1. September 2005.North end of remains of painting to north of altar. The vertical red line of the panels above the bench can be seen on the left. Next to that is the end of the serpents tail and the first few coils.

Pompeii Street Altar at I.8.1. September 2005. North end of remains of painting to north of altar.

The vertical red line of the panels above the bench can be seen on the left.

Next to that is the end of the serpents’ tail and the first few coils.

 

Pompeii Street Altar at I.8.1. Detail from drawing of north end of remains of painting.

Pompeii Street Altar at I.8.1. Detail from drawing of north end of remains of painting.

 

Pompeii Street Altar at I.8.1. September 2005. Remains of painting immediately to north of altar. This used to show more coils of the serpent.

Pompeii Street Altar at I.8.1. September 2005. Remains of painting immediately to north of altar.

This used to show more coils of the serpent.

 

Pompeii Street Altar at I.8.1. Detail from drawing of painting immediately to north of altar.

Pompeii Street Altar at I.8.1. Detail from drawing of painting immediately to north of altar.

 

Pompeii Street Altar at I.8.1. September 2005. Long ramp with altar on top.

Pompeii Street Altar at I.8.1. September 2005. Long ramp with altar on top.

 

Pompeii Street Altar at I.8.1. September 2005. Rectangular altar on top of the ramp and remains of painting on south of the altar. The hole in the wall is where a down pipe used to be.

Pompeii Street Altar at I.8.1. September 2005.

Rectangular altar on top of the ramp and remains of painting on south of the altar.

The hole in the wall is where a down pipe used to be.

 

Pompeii Street Altar at I.8.1. 
Rectangular altar on top of the ramp and remains of painting on south of the altar.

Pompeii Street Altar at I.8.1.

Rectangular altar on top of the ramp and remains of painting on south of the altar.

 

Pompeii Street Altar at I.8.1. 1968. Rectangular altar on top of the ramp with remains of painting. 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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Pompeii Street Altar at I.8.1. 1968. Rectangular altar on top of the ramp with remains of painting. 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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Pompeii Street Altar at I.8.1. 1968. Remains of painting on wall at top of altar. 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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Pompeii Street Altar at I.8.1. 1968. Remains of painting on wall at top of altar. 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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Pompeii Street Altar at I.8.1. September 2005. Rectangular altar on top of the ramp .

Pompeii Street Altar at I.8.1. September 2005. Rectangular altar on top of the ramp.

 

Pompeii Street Altar at I.8.1. September 2005. Rectangular altar with remains of plaste. On the wall behind can be seen the last coil of the serpent which had its head over the offering on the altar.

Pompeii Street Altar at I.8.1. September 2005. Rectangular altar with remains of plaster.

On the wall behind can be seen the last coil of the serpent which had its head over the offering on the altar.

 

Pompeii Street Altar at I.8.1. Detail from drawing of rectangular altar with roughly painted marble pattern. 
The two serpents’ heads can be seen over the offering on the altar.

Pompeii Street Altar at I.8.1. Detail from drawing of rectangular altar with roughly painted marble pattern.

The two serpents’ heads can be seen over the offering on the altar.

 

Pompeii Street Altar at I.8.1. September 2005. Remains of plaster and painting on south side of altar.

Pompeii Street Altar at I.8.1. September 2005.

Remains of plaster and painting on south side of altar.

 

Pompeii Street Altar at I.8.1. September 2005. 
Remains of painting of second serpent to south of altar.

Pompeii Street Altar at I.8.1. September 2005.

Remains of painting of second serpent to south of altar.

 

Pompeii Street Altar at I.8.1. Detail from drawing of painting of second serpent to south of altar.

Pompeii Street Altar at I.8.1. Detail from drawing of painting of second serpent to south of altar.

 

 

 

 

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