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I.5.1 Pompeii. Casa dei capitelli etruschi.

Excavated 1873 to 1874. Bombed in 1943.

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I.5.1 Pompeii. September 2010. Corner of Vicolo del Conciapelle, on left, and unnamed vicolo, on right. Photo courtesy of Drew Baker.

I.5.1 Pompeii. September 2010.

Corner of Vicolo del Conciapelle, on left, and unnamed vicolo, on right.

Photo courtesy of Drew Baker.

 

I.5.1 Pompeii. September 2010. Vicolo del Conciapelle, looking east towards unexcavated region. Photo courtesy of Drew Baker.

I.5.1 Pompeii. September 2010.

Vicolo del Conciapelle, looking east towards unexcavated region.

Photo courtesy of Drew Baker.

 

I.5.1 Pompeii. December 2006. Remains of portico or structure outside the entrance. Looking east along north side of I.5. This area was badly damaged by a bomb falling onto the north-west corner of this insula, during the night between 14th and 15th September 1943. The pedestrian bridge formed by a large piece of Sarno stone, between insula I.5 and I.2 was demolished. It also demolished the west pilaster and part of the east wall of the vestibule of entrance number I.5.1.
See Garcia y Garcia, L., 2006. Danni di guerra a Pompei. Rome: L’Erma di Bretschneider. (p. 37)

I.5.1 Pompeii. December 2006.

Remains of portico or structure outside the entrance. Looking east along north side of I.5.

This area was badly damaged by a bomb falling onto the north-west corner of this insula, during the night between 14th and 15th September 1943.

The pedestrian bridge formed by a large piece of Sarno stone, between insula I.5 and I.2 was demolished.

It also demolished the west pilaster and part of the east wall of the vestibule of entrance number I.5.1.

See Garcia y Garcia, L., 2006. Danni di guerra a Pompei. Rome: L’Erma di Bretschneider. (p. 37)

 

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I.5.1 Pompeii. 1936, taken by Tatiana Warscher. 
Looking east along front façade on north side of insula on Vicolo del Conciapelle.

Warscher quoting from Sogliano’s Giorn. Sc. 1874, III, p.8 described –
“I.5.1. Cominciandone la descrizione dal lato settentrionale, incontriamo, a partire dall’angolo nord-ovest, una bottega con piccola abitazione del padrone. Essa è preceduta da una specie di vestibolo, formato da un tettoja, che è sostenuta da un lungo architrave di m. 5,40, poggiato sopra due pilastri finienti con capelli molto semplici. 
La lungezza di questo architrave, che è uno dei più lunghi trovati finora, e l’opus incertum mi fanno credere tale aggiunta molto posteriore all’originaria costruzione della bottega, che sul muro d’ingresso specialmente presenta grosse lastre del tufo di Sarno. Varcata la soglie di pietra vesuviana, munita dei soliti incavi, troviamo sul lato sinistro due cubicoli finestrati, dei quali l’uno è perfettamente rozzo e l’altro avente sulla soglia un cardine di ferro, mostra lievi tracce di una semplicissima decoratione.  Nella bottega sul muro a destra vi è praticato un canale per lo scopo delle acque, e in fondo si trova un dietrobottega.  Credo che il vestibolo suindicato si sia usato per la vendita delle merci.  
Addossata al lato opposto del pilastro sinistro sta un’ara rivestita di stucco con due rialzi arrontodati (arrotondati) al di sopra”.

 (translation: “beginning the description from the north side, we meet in the north-west corner, a shop with small house of the master.  It is preceded by a vestibule, formed with a roof, which was backed by a long lintel (architrave) of 5.40m, resting above two pilasters finished with simple capitals. The length of this lintel, which was one of the longest so far found, and the opus incertum makes me believe that this goes back to the original construction of the shop, which shows big slabs of Sarno tufa on the entrance wall. Crossing the threshold of vesuvian stone, furnished with the usual notches, we find two windowed cubiculums on the left side, of which one is completely rough and the other had an iron hinge on the threshold (doorstep), showing faint traces of a simple decoration. On the wall on the right of the shop, there was a channel for the purpose of water, and at the back we find a rear room. I think the vestibule above was used for the sale of goods. Backing onto the opposite side of the left pilaster was an altar covered in stucco, with two rounded prominences above". )    

From Mau, in Bull. Inst, 1875, p.25, she quoted –
“Sono perfettamente d’accordo coll’autore della descrizione del G.Sc. nell’attribuire ad’un’epoca relativamente recente quel singolare vestibolo che sta avanti all’ingresso della detta bottega”.

(translation: I agree with the author of the description  in G. Sc. in the attribute of a relatively recent time to that singular vestibule which stands in front of the entrance to the said shop).
See Warscher T., 1936. Codex Topographicus Pompeianus: Regio I.1, I.5. (no.16), Rome: DAIR, whose copyright it remains.

I.5.1 Pompeii. 1936, taken by Tatiana Warscher.

Looking east along front façade on north side of insula on Vicolo del Conciapelle.

 

Warscher quoting from Sogliano’s Giorn. Sc. 1874, III, p.8 described –

“I.5.1. Cominciandone la descrizione dal lato settentrionale, incontriamo, a partire dall’angolo nord-ovest, una bottega con piccola abitazione del padrone.

Essa è preceduta da una specie di vestibolo, formato da un tettoja, che è sostenuta da un lungo architrave di m. 5,40, poggiato sopra due pilastri finienti con capelli molto semplici.

La lungezza di questo architrave, che è uno dei più lunghi trovati finora, e l’opus incertum mi fanno credere tale aggiunta molto posteriore all’originaria costruzione della bottega, che sul muro d’ingresso specialmente presenta grosse lastre del tufo di Sarno.

Varcata la soglie di pietra vesuviana, munita dei soliti incavi, troviamo sul lato sinistro due cubicoli finestrati, dei quali l’uno è perfettamente rozzo e l’altro avente sulla soglia un cardine di ferro, mostra lievi tracce di una semplicissima decoratione.

Nella bottega sul muro a destra vi è praticato un canale per lo scopo delle acque, e in fondo si trova un dietrobottega. 

Credo che il vestibolo suindicato si sia usato per la vendita delle merci. 

Addossata al lato opposto del pilastro sinistro sta un’ara rivestita di stucco con due rialzi arrontodati (arrotondati) al di sopra”.

 

(Translation: “Beginning the description from the north side, we meet in the north-west corner, a shop with small house of the master.

It is preceded by a vestibule, formed with a roof, which was backed by a long lintel (architrave) of 5.40m, resting above two pilasters finished with simple capitals.

The length of this lintel, which was one of the longest so far found, and the opus incertum makes me believe that this goes back to the original construction of the shop, which shows big slabs of Sarno tufa on the entrance wall.

Crossing the threshold of vesuvian stone, furnished with the usual notches, we find two windowed cubiculums on the left side, of which one is completely rough and the other had an iron hinge on the threshold (doorstep), showing faint traces of a simple decoration.

On the wall on the right of the shop, there was a channel for the purpose of water, and at the back we find a rear room.

I think the vestibule above was used for the sale of goods.

Backing onto the opposite side of the left pilaster was an altar covered in stucco, with two rounded prominences above". )   

 

From Mau, in Bull. Inst, 1875, p.25, she quoted –

“Sono perfettamente d’accordo coll’autore della descrizione del G.Sc. nell’attribuire ad’un’epoca relativamente recente quel singolare vestibolo che sta avanti all’ingresso della detta bottega”.

 

(Translation: I agree with the author of the description in G. Sc. in the attribute of a relatively recent time to that singular vestibule which stands in front of the entrance to the said shop).

See Warscher T., 1936. Codex Topographicus Pompeianus: Regio I.1, I.5. (no.16), Rome: DAIR, whose copyright it remains.

 

I.5.1 Pompeii. September 2010. Entrance with restored portico looking south towards rear. Photo courtesy of Drew Baker.

I.5.1 Pompeii. September 2010. Entrance with restored portico looking south towards rear.

Photo courtesy of Drew Baker.

 

I.5.1 Pompeii. December 2006. Entrance doorway with monumental structure outside.

I.5.1 Pompeii. December 2006. Entrance doorway with monumental structure outside.

 

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I.5.1 Pompeii. 1936, taken by Tatiana Warscher. Looking towards entrance doorway with monumental structure outside on Vicolo del Conciapelle. See Warscher T., 1936. Codex Topographicus Pompeianus: Regio I.1, I.5. Rome: DAIR, whose copyright it remains.

I.5.1 Pompeii. 1936, taken by Tatiana Warscher.

Looking towards entrance doorway with monumental structure outside on Vicolo del Conciapelle.

See Warscher T., 1936. Codex Topographicus Pompeianus: Regio I.1, I.5. (no.17), Rome: DAIR, whose copyright it remains.

 

I.5.1 Pompeii. December 2006. Unnamed vicolo looking south, between 1.5 and I.1. 

Warscher quoting Mau in Bull. Inst.1875, p.25, described Vicolo del Conciapelle as Via tertia, - “L’insula 5 della Regione I e quasi tutta occupata dalla conceria. Fuori di essa non vi è che il compreso rozzo sul lato E ed una bottega con tre camere sul cantone NO”

Quoting Sogliano in Giorn, Sc. III, no.21, 1874, p.8, she wrote –
“Chiameremo 5 per l’ordine cronologico dei cavamenti quest’isola della I Regione, la quale per essere parallela e vicina alla I doverebbe piuttosto dirsi 2.  Considerando la parte finora scoverta, osserviamo a prima vista che la sua costruzione offre in taluni punti grandi lastre del tufo di Sarno, in altri quello di Nocera, e per lo più l’opus incertum. I tre vicoli, che rasentano ad oriente, settentrione ed occidente, non sono lastricati; il settentrionale è accessibile solo per i due altri margines, ricongiunti nel mezzo di esso da un piccolo ponte in fabbrica.  Quest’isola, per la sua situazione presso la porta Stabiana e per la sua località, sembra sia stata abitata in gran parte da persone viventi col commercio e coll’industria”.
See Warscher T., 1936. Codex Topographicus Pompeianus: Regio I.1, I.5. Rome: DAIR, whose copyright it remains.

I.5.1 Pompeii. December 2006. Unnamed vicolo looking south, between 1.5 and I.1.

 

I.5.1 Pompeii. 1936, taken by Tatiana Warscher. Looking towards entrance doorway and west side of monumental structure, and east side of unnamed vicolo between I.5 and I.1. 
See Warscher T., 1936. Codex Topographicus Pompeianus: Regio I.1, I.5. (no.18), Rome: DAIR, whose copyright it remains.

I.5.1 Pompeii. 1936, taken by Tatiana Warscher.

Looking towards entrance doorway and west side of monumental structure, and east side of unnamed vicolo between I.5 and I.1.

See Warscher T., 1936. Codex Topographicus Pompeianus: Regio I.1, I.5. (no.18), Rome: DAIR, whose copyright it remains.

 

I.5.1 Pompeii. September 2010. Right (west) ante of restored portico looking west along Vicolo del Conciapelle towards Via Stabiana (entrance left of image).  Photo courtesy of Drew Baker.

I.5.1 Pompeii. September 2010.

Right (west) ante of restored portico, looking west along Vicolo del Conciapelle towards Via Stabiana (entrance left of image)

Photo courtesy of Drew Baker.

 

I.5.1 Pompeii. September 2010. ID plate on west side of entrance doorway.
Photo courtesy of Drew Baker.

I.5.1 Pompeii. September 2010. ID plate on west side of entrance doorway.

Photo courtesy of Drew Baker.

 

I.5.1 Pompeii. September 2010. Left (east) ante of restored portico looking east along Vicolo del Conciapelle towards unexcavated region.  Photo courtesy of Drew Baker.

I.5.1 Pompeii. September 2010.

Left (east) ante of restored portico, looking east along Vicolo del Conciapelle towards unexcavated region

Photo courtesy of Drew Baker.

 

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I.5.1 Pompeii. 1936, taken by Tatiana Warscher. Looking east towards left end of portico, on Vicolo del Conciapelle.
See Warscher T., 1936. Codex Topographicus Pompeianus: Regio I.1, I.5. (no.20), Rome: DAIR, whose copyright it remains.

I.5.1 Pompeii. 1936, taken by Tatiana Warscher.

Looking east towards left end of portico, on Vicolo del Conciapelle.

See Warscher T., 1936. Codex Topographicus Pompeianus: Regio I.1, I.5. (no.20), Rome: DAIR, whose copyright it remains.

 

I.5.1 Pompeii. September 2010. Detail of left (east) side of portico.
Photo courtesy of Drew Baker.

I.5.1 Pompeii. September 2010. Detail of left (east) side of portico.

Photo courtesy of Drew Baker.

 

I.5.1 Pompeii. September 2010. Detail of left (east) side of portico.  Photo courtesy of Drew Baker.

I.5.1 Pompeii. September 2010. Detail of left (east) side of portico.

Photo courtesy of Drew Baker.

 

I.5.1 Pompeii. (numbered as I.1.9) 1937-39. Detail of left (east) side of entrance portico. Photo courtesy of American Academy in Rome, Photographic Archive. 
Warsher collection no. 1189

I.5.1 Pompeii. (numbered as I.1.9) 1937-39. Detail of left (east) side of entrance portico.

Photo courtesy of American Academy in Rome, Photographic Archive.

Warsher collection no. 1189.

 

I.5.1 Pompeii. (numbered as I.1.5). 1937-39. Detail of left (east) side of entrance portico. Photo courtesy of American Academy in Rome, Photographic Archive. 
Warsher collection no. 1201

I.5.1 Pompeii. (numbered as I.1.5). 1937-39. Detail of left (east) side of entrance portico.

Photo courtesy of American Academy in Rome, Photographic Archive.

Warsher collection no. 1201.

 

I.5.1 Pompeii. September 2005. Detail of portico or structure on east side, in roadway between I.5.1 and I.5.2. Looking south.

I.5.1 Pompeii. September 2005.

Detail of portico or structure on east side, in roadway between I.5.1 and I.5.2.

Looking south.

 

I.5.1 Pompeii. September 2005. Monumental structure in roadway between I.5.1 and I.5.2. Looking west towards street altar and bench, on east side of structure.

I.5.1 Pompeii. September 2005. Monumental structure in roadway between I.5.1 and I.5.2.

Looking west towards street altar and bench, on east side of structure.

 

 

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