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Pompeii. Street altar between VII.7.21 and VII.7.22. Excavated 1831.

 

VII.7.22 Pompeii. September 2005. Street altar on south side of Vicolo dei Soprastanti.

VII.7.22 Pompeii. September 2005. Street altar on south side of Vicolo dei Soprastanti.

 

VII.7.22 Pompeii. September 2005. Street altar. “Ara Jovis” or Altare di Giove.  Photographed 1970-79 by Günther Einhorn, picture courtesy of his son Ralf Einhorn.

VII.7.22 Pompeii. September 2005. Street altar. “Ara Jovis” or Altare di Giove.

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

 

VII.7.21/22 Pompeii. Street Altar as painted by Mazois. According to Mau two pilasters supported an aedicula in which an eagle was seen. 
This indicated that the shrine was dedicated to Jupiter.  Above the altar was a stucco relief representing a sacrifice. Fiorelli described it as Ara Iovis with a Genius sacrificing, with two Lares and underneath a table and serpents.
See Mau, A., 1907, translated by Kelsey F. W. Pompeii: Its Life and Art. New York: Macmillan. (p. 235).
See Pappalardo, U., 2001. La Descrizione di Pompei per Giuseppe Fiorelli (1875). Napoli: Massa Editore. (p.100)

VII.7.21/22 Pompeii. Street Altar as painted by Mazois.

According to Mau two pilasters supported an aedicula in which an eagle was seen.

This indicated that the shrine was dedicated to Jupiter.

Above the altar was a stucco relief representing a sacrifice.

Fiorelli described it as Ara Iovis with a Genius sacrificing, with two Lares and underneath a table and serpents.

See Mau, A., 1907, translated by Kelsey F. W. Pompeii: Its Life and Art. New York: Macmillan. (p. 235).

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

 

VII.7.22 Pompeii. December  2005. Street altar, looking south.

VII.7.22 Pompeii. December  2005. Street altar, looking south.

 

VII.7.22 Pompeii. December 2005. Altar on south side of Vicolo dei Soprastanti, looking west

VII.7.22 Pompeii. December 2005. Altar on south side of Vicolo dei Soprastanti, looking west

 

VII.7.22 and VII.2.21 Pompeii. September 2005. Looking west

VII.7.22 and VII.2.21 Pompeii. September 2005. Looking west.