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Pompeii. Street Shrine at VI.4.1.

 

Giuseppe Fiorelli wrote

 

“Un grosso serpente larario avvicinantesi ad una mensa per divorarne le offerte,

dipinto nell’angolo esterno di questo edifizio qual Genio tutelare della strada…………”

See Pappalardo, U., 2001. La Descrizione di Pompei per Giuseppe Fiorelli (1875). Napoli: Massa Editore. (p.53).

 

Mazois published his painting of this in “Les Ruines de Pompeii

It is the lower of two pictures on Vol. 2 Plate VI, Atuel dans un carrefour, et vue d'une rue

 

Pompeii Street Shrine at VI.4.1 at junction of Via Consolare and Vico del Farmacista. No longer visible. December 2006. Looking south.

Pompeii Street Shrine at VI.4.1 at junction of Via Consolare and Vicolo del Farmacista. 

No longer visible. December 2006. Looking south.

 

Pompeii Street Shrine at VI.4.1. 1824 drawing showing façade and shrine painting. See Mazois, F., 1824. Les Ruines de Pompei: Second Partie. Paris: Firmin Didot. (Pla. 6, fig. 2).

Pompeii Street Shrine at VI.4.1. 1824 drawing showing façade and shrine painting.

See Mazois, F., 1824. Les Ruines de Pompei: Second Partie. Paris: Firmin Didot. (Pla. 6, fig. 2).

 

Left hand wall of VI.4.1, site of street shrine with serpent painting. December 2006. The painting of the serpent is no longer visible.

Left hand wall of VI.4.1, site of street shrine with serpent painting.

December 2006.  The painting of the serpent is no longer visible.  

 

Left hand wall of VI.4.1, site of street shrine. 1824 drawing of the serpent painting, which is no longer visible. The serpent is approaching an altar on which is an offering of fruit.

Left hand wall of VI.4.1, site of street shrine.

1824 drawing of the serpent painting, which is no longer visible.

The serpent is approaching an altar on which is an offering of fruit.

Left hand wall of VI.4.1 site of street shrine. December 2006. No longer visible.

Left hand wall of VI.4.1 site of street shrine. December 2006.

No longer visible.

 

Right hand wall of VI.4.1. December 2006.

Right hand wall of VI.4.1. December 2006.