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I.2.20 Pompeii. Caupona. Linked to I.2.21. Excavated 1869. 

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I.2.20 Pompeii. March 2009. North-west corner of garden area. According to Jashemski, the garden was excavated in 1873. It had a roofed passageway on the east and the south. In the north-west corner there was a masonry biclinium with a round table. There was a niche lararium on the north garden wall. See Jashemski, W. F., 1993. The Gardens of Pompeii, Volume II: Appendices. New York: Caratzas. (p.24)

I.2.20 Pompeii. March 2009. Looking towards west wall and north-west corner of garden area.

According to Jashemski, the garden was excavated in 1873.

It had a roofed passageway on the east and the south.

In the north-west corner, there was a masonry biclinium with a round table.

There was a niche lararium on the north garden wall.

See Jashemski, W. F., 1993. The Gardens of Pompeii, Volume II: Appendices. New York: Caratzas. (p.24)

 

I.2.20 Pompeii.  March 2009.  Two sided Triclinium in the north west corner of the garden.

I.2.20 Pompeii.  March 2009. 

Two-sided triclinium in the north-west corner of the garden.

 

I.2.20 Pompeii. September 2010. North wall of garden. Photo courtesy of Drew Baker.

 

I.2.20 Pompeii. 1935 photo taken by Tatiana Warscher.  Looking towards north wall of garden with niche.  Warscher noted “La pittura del larario è svanita”. (translation: The lararium painting had vanished).
See Warscher T., 1935. Codex Topographicus Pompeianus: Regio I.2. (no.35), Rome: DAIR, whose copyright it remains.

I.2.20 Pompeii. 1935 photo taken by Tatiana Warscher.

Looking towards north wall of garden with niche.

Warscher noted “La pittura del larario è svanita”.

(translation: The lararium painting had vanished).

See Warscher T., 1935. Codex Topographicus Pompeianus: Regio I.2. (no.35), Rome: DAIR, whose copyright it remains.

 

I.2.20 Pompeii. September 2010. Detail of blocked arch doorway and niche in north wall. Photo courtesy of Drew Baker.

I.2.20 Pompeii. September 2010. Detail of blocked arch doorway and niche in north wall.

Photo courtesy of Drew Baker.

 

I.2.20 Pompeii.  March 2009.   North wall of garden area, with niche.
Under the niche was a painting of a big crested serpent, creeping through plants to an altar, on which were various fruits and a pine-cone. Above these, and at the sides of a terrestrial globe with a crescent moon and stars, were the figures of Bacchus and Fortuna.  Nothing remains today.
See Pappalardo, U., 2001. La Descrizione di Pompei per Giuseppe Fiorelli (1875). Napoli: Massa Editore. p.36

I.2.20 Pompeii. March 2009. North wall of garden area, with niche.

Under the niche was a painting of a big crested serpent, creeping through plants to an altar, on which were various fruits and a pine-cone.

Above these, and at the sides of a terrestrial globe with a crescent moon and stars, were the figures of Bacchus and Fortuna. 

Nothing remains today.

See Pappalardo, U., 2001. La Descrizione di Pompei per Giuseppe Fiorelli (1875). Napoli: Massa Editore. p.36

 

I.2.20 Pompeii. Painting of Bacchus and Fortuna, found under the niche on the north wall of garden. See Fiorelli, Descrizione di Pompei, 1875, (p. 46).
According to Boyce, in the centre was a globe, attached to it was a crescent moon and above it, a star. On the left stood Fortuna, holding a cornucopia in her left and a rudder in her right hand. On the right was Bacchus, resting his left arm on a pilaster and holding a thyrsus.
With his right hand, he tips wine from a kantharos into the mouth of the panther standing at his side. Across the top are two garlands.
See Boyce G. K., 1937. Corpus of the Lararia of Pompeii. Rome: MAAR 14. (p.22-23, no.13)

I.2.20 Pompeii. Painting of Bacchus and Fortuna, found under the niche on the north wall of garden.

See Fiorelli, Descrizione di Pompei, 1875, (p. 46).

According to Boyce, in the centre was a globe, attached to it was a crescent moon and above it, a star.

On the left stood Fortuna, holding a cornucopia in her left and a rudder in her right hand.

On the right was Bacchus, resting his left arm on a pilaster and holding a thyrsus.

With his right hand, he tips wine from a kantharos into the mouth of the panther standing at his side.

Across the top are two garlands.

See Boyce G. K., 1937. Corpus of the Lararia of Pompeii. Rome: MAAR 14. (p.22-23, no.13)

 

I.2.20 Pompeii.  March 2009. Remains of Niche on north wall.

I.2.20 Pompeii. March 2009. Remains of niche on north wall.

 

I.2.20 Pompeii. Bust of Isis found in Caupona at I.2.20. Now in Naples Archaeological Museum. According to Boyce, a terracotta bust of a woman with a modius upon her head and adorned with a necklace was found in the niche.
Also found in the niche, were: A bronze equestrian statuette of a helmeted warrior, holding a spear in his right hand. A bronze statuette of Diana, holding a bow in her left hand, she was drawing an arrow from the quiver on her shoulder with the right hand. A terracotta statuette of a woman, fully clothed, seated and holding a child in swaddling clothes.
A terracotta object in the form of a kind of cradle, within which lies the half-bust of a child with a bulla about its neck. A green-glazed clay head representing Medusa. A marble Bacchic head from a herm.
See Boyce G. K., 1937. Corpus of the Lararia of Pompeii. Rome: MAAR 14. (p.23).

I.2.20 Pompeii. Bust of Isis found in Caupona at I.2.20. Now in Naples Archaeological Museum.

According to Boyce, a terracotta bust of a woman with a modius upon her head and adorned with a necklace was found in the niche.

Also found in the niche, were:

A bronze equestrian statuette of a helmeted warrior, holding a spear in his right hand.

A bronze statuette of Diana, holding a bow in her left hand, she was drawing an arrow from the quiver on her shoulder with the right hand.

A terracotta statuette of a woman, fully clothed, seated and holding a child in swaddling clothes.

A terracotta object in the form of a kind of cradle, within which lies the half-bust of a child with a bulla about its neck.

A green-glazed clay head representing Medusa.

A marble Bacchic head from a herm.

See Boyce G. K., 1937. Corpus of the Lararia of Pompeii. Rome: MAAR 14. (p.23).

 

I.2.20 Pompeii. September 2010.

Looking east from across garden area, and across atrium towards entrance doorway.

Photo courtesy of Drew Baker.

 

I.2.20 Pompeii.  March 2009.  Looking south east across garden area towards kitchen.

I.2.20 Pompeii. March 2009. Looking south-east across garden area towards kitchen.

 

I.2.20 Pompeii.  March 2009. Looking south east to door to kitchen area, from atrium area.

I.2.20 Pompeii. March 2009.

Looking south-east to door to kitchen area, from atrium area.

 

I.2.20 Pompeii.  March 2009.  Looking east across small atrium area to entrance corridor.

I.2.20 Pompeii. March 2009. Looking east across small atrium area to entrance corridor.

 

I.2.20 Pompeii. September 2010. Entrance doorway, looking east. Looking towards entrance doorway, and out onto Vicolo del Citarista. Photo courtesy of Drew Baker.

I.2.20 Pompeii. September 2010. Entrance doorway, looking east.

Looking towards entrance doorway, and out onto Vicolo del Citarista.

Photo courtesy of Drew Baker.

 

I.2.20 Pompeii.  March 2009.  Looking east along short entrance corridor to Vicolo.

I.2.20 Pompeii. March 2009. Looking east along short entrance corridor to Vicolo.

 

I.2.20 Pompeii.  March 2009. Small room on north side of entrance.

I.2.20 Pompeii. March 2009. Small room on north side of entrance.

 

I.2.20 Pompeii. September 2010. Looking north through doorway into small room on north side of entrance. Photo courtesy of Drew Baker.

I.2.20 Pompeii. September 2010.

Looking north through doorway into small room on north side of entrance.

Photo courtesy of Drew Baker.

 

I.2.20 Pompeii.  March 2009.  Small room on north side of entrance. Looking north.

I.2.20 Pompeii. March 2009. Small room on north side of entrance. Looking north.

 

In Codex Topographicus Pompeianus: Regio I.2, (the copy at DAIR), Warscher included Viola’s description of the insula, from

Gli scavi di Pompei dal 1873 al 1878, p.10 (Pompei e la regione sotterrata dal Vesuvio nell’anno 1879, Seconda parte).

This is included at the end in all parts of I.2 on the website.

 

“Nel dicembre del 1873 incomminciò lo scavo di questa isola – quale dovette essere abitata da moltissime persone. Infatti non si vede grande lusso di abitazioni, nè grandi locali, ove i ricchi pompeiani passavano la vita nell’ozio e nel piacere; si può invece osservare grand’economia di spazio, case piccole miste a botteghe e ad officine, onde non è difficile argomentare che quivi abitarono persone del ceto medio, le quali benchè agiate non godevano certamente della più splendide posizione.

 

E’ questa un’isola dove avennero frequentissime trasformazioni, per cui riesce difficillissimo intravvedere qual’era la sua forma primiera; non mancano però degli avanzi di costruzioni primitive, insieme ad altri di epoca posteriore, come si osserva in molti luoghi di Pompei.

 

La sua area è di mq.2948, ed è limitata da occidente dal cardo, a settentrione dalla via secunda, ad oriente dal vico parallelo al cardo e a mezzogiorno dalla via tertia che la separa dalle isole 1 e 5; il margine che la fiancheggia da tre lati escluso l’orientale e sulla via tertia di fronte al vano No.28 si vede un piccolo ponte, formato da massi posti a contrasto, il quale serve per unire i due margine (vedi la fotografia no.42c)”.

(Note: this photo can also be seen at I.5.1, I.2.28 and in the “streets” section under Vicolo del Conciapelle). 

See Warscher T., 1935. Codex Topographicus Pompeianus: Regio I.2. Rome: DAIR.

 

(translation: "In December of 1873 the excavation of this insula began – which would have been inhabited by many people. In fact you don't see great luxury homes, nor large rooms, where rich Pompeian passed life in idleness and pleasure; if you instead look at the great economy of space, small homes and shops mixed with workshops, it's not difficult to argue that here lived people in the middle class, which however well-to-do they certainly did not enjoy the most splendid position.

This was an insula, where there were frequent transformations, for which it is difficult to glimpse what was the original form; it does not lack however, the remains of primitive constructions, alongside others of a later date, as can be seen in many places in Pompeii.

Its area was 2948 sq. m., and was bounded on the west by the “cardo”, on the north by via secunda, and east by a parallel vicolo to the “cardo” and in the south by the via tertia, that separated it from Insula’s 1 and 5:  the border that flanked it by three sides excluding the east and on via tertia opposite No. 28, you will see a small bridge, formed by a boulder placed to serve to unite the two edges, (see photo No. 42 c)."

 

 

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