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Pompeii. Fountains at VI.10.10 removed from base of Arch of Caligula on Via Mercurio.  

 

Arch of Caligula. May 2010. Looking north from arch at the start of the Via Mercurio. A bronze equestrian statue was found in pieces beneath the arch. This was (arbitrarily) identified as being Caligula and may have come from the top of the arch. Now in Naples Archaeological Museum.  Inventory number 5635.
According to Welch, the statue wore a toga and senatorial sandals and was realistically portrayed as middle aged. She suggested it was more likely to be a high ranking civic person. She suggested that it may be have been Marcus Tullius who was tribunus militum a populus a non military but equestrian rank. He was also the donor of the adjacent Temple of Fortuna Augustus in the Augustan period.
See Welch K. E. in Dobbins, J. J. and Foss, P. W., 2008. The World of Pompeii. Oxford: Routledge. (p.551-554, fig. 36.2a-c).

Arch of Caligula. May 2010. Looking north to the arch at the start of the Via Mercurio.

The fountains were on the south side.

 

Arch of Caligula. About 1900. South side, looking north to Tower XI, the Tower of Mercurio.
Photo courtesy of Rick Bauer.
D’apres Thedenat, Les arcs de triomphe de Tibère au Forum et de la rue de Mercure ont été utilisés comme colonnes d'ascension pour les eaux. 
On voit mème au pied de l'arc de Mercure l'arrachement des deux fontaines enlevées probablement en mème temps que les marbres du revêtement.

According to Thedenat, the triumphal arches of Tiberius at the Forum and Via Mercurio were used as ascension columns for water.  
We can see also at the foot of the Arch of Mercury the site of the uprooting of the two fountains removed probably at the same time as the marbles of the cladding.
See Thedenat, H., 1906. Pompei: Vie Publique. Paris: Renouard. (Fig. 71, p. 128)

Arch of Caligula. About 1900. South side, looking north to Tower XI, the Tower of Mercurio.

Photo courtesy of Rick Bauer.

D’apres Thedenat, Les arcs de triomphe de Tibère au Forum et de la rue de Mercure ont été utilisés comme colonnes d'ascension pour les eaux.

On voit mème au pied de l'arc de Mercure l'arrachement des deux fontaines enlevées probablement en mème temps que les marbres du revêtement.

 

According to Thedenat, the triumphal arches of Tiberius at the Forum and Via Mercurio were used as ascension columns for water.  

We can see also at the foot of the Arch of Mercury the site of the uprooting of the two fountains removed probably at the same time as the marbles of the cladding.

See Thedenat, H., 1906. Pompei: Vie Publique. Paris: Renouard. (Fig. 71, p. 128)

 

Fountain? at base of Arch of Caligula on Via Mercurio at VI.10.10. May 2005.

Fountain? at base of Arch of Caligula on Via Mercurio at VI.10.10. May 2005.

 

Fountain at base of Arch of Caligula on Via Mercurio at VI.10.10. May 2005.
Nach Hans Eschebach: Die zu beiden Bögen gehörigen Wasserspeier waren in das Ziegelmauerwerk eingelassen und sind verschwunden.

According to Hans Eschebach: The waterspouts belonging to both arches were embedded in the brick masonry and have disappeared.
See Eschebach, H., 1983. Pompeii, Herculaneum, Stabiae; Bollettino dell’Associazione Internazionale Amici di Pompei 1, p. 13 Kat Nr. 15, p. 26-7, fig. 38.

Fountain at base of Arch of Caligula on Via Mercurio at VI.10.10. May 2005.

Nach Hans Eschebach: Die zu beiden Bögen gehörigen Wasserspeier waren in das Ziegelmauerwerk eingelassen und sind verschwunden.

 

According to Hans Eschebach: The waterspouts belonging to both arches were embedded in the brick masonry and have disappeared.

See Eschebach, H., 1983. Pompeii, Herculaneum, Stabiae; Bollettino dell’Associazione Internazionale Amici di Pompei 1, p. 13 Kat Nr. 15, p. 26-7, fig. 38.

 

Fountain at base of Arch of Caligula on Via Mercurio at VI.10.10. December 2006. 
The junctions of the original fountain basins can be seen.
Nach Hans Eschebach: Am Bogen des Caligula der ebenfalls in Marmor inkrustiert war, sieht man an der Südseite die Ansätze für zwei später entfernte Lavabecken. 

According to Hans Eschebach: At the arch of the Caligula, which was also clad in marble, you can see on the south sides the junctions for two later removed lava corners. 
See Eschebach, H., 1983. Pompeii, Herculaneum, Stabiae; Bollettino dell’Associazione Internazionale Amici di Pompei 1, p. 13 Kat Nr. 15, p. 26-7, fig. 38.

Fountain at base of Arch of Caligula on Via Mercurio at VI.10.10. December 2006.

The junctions of the original fountain basins can be seen.

Nach Hans Eschebach: Am Bogen des Caligula der ebenfalls in Marmor inkrustiert war, sieht man an der Südseite die Ansätze für zwei später entfernte Lavabecken.

 

According to Hans Eschebach: At the arch of the Caligula, which was also clad in marble, you can see on the south sides the junctions for two later removed lava corners.

See Eschebach, H., 1983. Pompeii, Herculaneum, Stabiae; Bollettino dell’Associazione Internazionale Amici di Pompei 1, p. 13 Kat Nr. 15, p. 26-7, fig. 38.

 

Drinking fountain at base of Arch of Caligula on Via Mercurio at VI.10.10. December 2006. 
The junctions of the original fountain basins can be seen.

Drinking fountain at base of Arch of Caligula on Via Mercurio at VI.10.10. December 2006.

The junctions of the original fountain basins can be seen.

 

 

 

 

 

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