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Pompeii. Street Altar at VI.8.14. Sacrarium Compitale?

 

VI.8.14 Pompeii. Bottega del Barbiere.  Entrance. September 2005.
According to Liselotte Eschebach this may be a Sacrarium Compitale.
See Eschebach, L., 1993. Gebäudeverzeichnis und Stadtplan der antiken Stadt Pompeji. Köln: Böhlau. (p.185)

VI.8.14 Pompeii. Bottega del Barbiere.  Entrance. September 2005.

According to Liselotte Eschebach this may be a Sacrarium Compitale.

See Eschebach, L., 1993. Gebäudeverzeichnis und Stadtplan der antiken Stadt Pompeji. Köln: Böhlau. (p.185)

 

VI.8.14 Pompeii. September 2005. Sacrarium Compitales. Looking west from entrance.

VI.8.14 Pompeii. September 2005. Sacrarium Compitales. Looking west from entrance into the room with two niches.

According to Fiorelli, under the niches was a bench, and in the middle of the room was a small pedestal serving as the altar.

See Pappalardo, U., 2001. La Descrizione di Pompei per Giuseppe Fiorelli (1875). Napoli: Massa Editore. (p.61)

 

VI.8.14 Pompeii. September 2005.  Sacrarium Compitales. Two niches for the Images.

VI.8.14 Pompeii. September 2005. Sacrarium Compitales. Two niches for the Images.