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II.2.4 Pompeii. House of Augustalis or Domus of Messius Ampliatus.

Excavated 1916, 1918 and 1921.

 

(Originally when excavated, this was numbered as Reg. II, Insula 5, no.4).

 

II.2.4 Pompeii. June 2012. Looking east along front façade towards doorway of II.2.4, from II.2.3 (on right). Photo courtesy of Michael Binns.

II.2.4 Pompeii. June 2012. Looking east along front façade towards doorway of II.2.4, from II.2.3 (on right).

Photo courtesy of Michael Binns.

 

II.2.4 Pompeii. September 2005. 
Entrance doorway, looking east on Via dell’Abbondanza.
According to Della Corte, two electoral recommendations naming Messius Ampliatus, were found on the west (right) of the doorway –
Messius rog(at)     [CIL IV 7541]
Ampliatus r(ogat) cum liberties    [CIL IV 7542]
See Della Corte, M., 1965.  Case ed Abitanti di Pompei. Napoli: Fausto Fiorentino. (p.380-81)

According to PPP, the painted electoral inscription Gavium aed [CIL IV 7537] was also found on the right.
See Bragantini, de Vos, Badoni, 1981. Pitture e Pavimenti di Pompei, Parte 1. Rome: ICCD. (p.219)

According to Epigraphik-Datenbank Clauss/Slaby (See www.manfredclauss.de) these read –

A(ulum) Suettium Verum / aed(ilem) Messius rog(at)       [CIL IV 7541]
L(ucium) Ceium Secundum aed(ilem) / Ampliatus r(ogat) verecund[issimum cum] / libertis       [CIL IV 7542]
Gavium aed(ilem) o(ro) v(os) f(aciatis)       [CIL IV 7537]

II.2.4 Pompeii. September 2005. Entrance doorway, looking east on Via dell’Abbondanza.

According to Della Corte, two electoral recommendations naming Messius Ampliatus, were found on the west (right) of the doorway –

Messius rog(at)     [CIL IV 7541]

Ampliatus r(ogat) cum liberties    [CIL IV 7542]

See Della Corte, M., 1965. Case ed Abitanti di Pompei. Napoli: Fausto Fiorentino. (p.380-81)

 

According to PPP, the painted electoral inscription Gavium aed [CIL IV 7537] was also found on the right.

See Bragantini, de Vos, Badoni, 1981. Pitture e Pavimenti di Pompei, Parte 1. Rome: ICCD. (p.219)

 

According to Epigraphik-Datenbank Clauss/Slaby (See www.manfredclauss.de) these read –

 

A(ulum) Suettium Verum / aed(ilem) Messius rog(at)       [CIL IV 7541]

L(ucium) Ceium Secundum aed(ilem) / Ampliatus r(ogat) verecund[issimum cum] / libertis       [CIL IV 7542]

Gavium aed(ilem) o(ro) v(os) f(aciatis)       [CIL IV 7537]

 

II.2.4 Pompeii. May 2016. Entrance doorway and front façade, on south side of Via dell’Abbondanza. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

II.2.4 Pompeii. May 2016. Entrance doorway and front façade, on south side of Via dell’Abbondanza. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

II.2.4 Pompeii. May 2016.  South side of Via dell’Abbondanza, showing remains of painted plaster decoration, benches and steps to entrance. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

II.2.4 Pompeii. May 2016.

South side of Via dell’Abbondanza, showing remains of painted plaster decoration, benches and steps to entrance.

Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

II.2.4 Pompeii. 1957. Emblem decoration above entrance doorway. Photo by Stanley A. Jashemski.
Source: The Wilhelmina and Stanley A. Jashemski archive in the University of Maryland Library, Special Collections (See collection page) and made available under the Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial License v.4. See Licence and use details.
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II.2.4 Pompeii. 1957. Emblem decoration above entrance doorway. Photo by Stanley A. Jashemski.

Source: The Wilhelmina and Stanley A. Jashemski archive in the University of Maryland Library, Special Collections (See collection page) and made available under the Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial License v.4. See Licence and use details.

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II.2.4 Pompeii. May 2016. Emblem decoration above entrance doorway. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

II.2.4 Pompeii. May 2016. Emblem decoration above entrance doorway. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

II.2.4 Pompeii. May 2016. Detail of emblem decoration above entrance doorway.
Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

II.2.4 Pompeii. May 2016. Detail of emblem decoration above entrance doorway. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

II.2.4 Pompeii. September 2005. Above the entrance doorway, one can still see the Augustan emblem. This is a crown of oak between two laurel branches.

II.2.4 Pompeii. September 2005. Above the entrance doorway, one can still see the Augustan emblem.

This is a crown of oak between two laurel branches.

 

II.2.4 Pompeii. June 2012. Looking towards east side of entrance doorway. Photo courtesy of Michael Binns.

II.2.4 Pompeii. June 2012. Looking towards east side of entrance doorway. Photo courtesy of Michael Binns.

 

II.2.4 Pompeii. December 2004. East side of entrance doorway.

II.2.4 Pompeii. December 2004. East side of entrance doorway.

 

II.2.4 Pompeii. May 2016. Doorway to room on east side of entrance corridor/fauces.
Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

II.2.4 Pompeii. May 2016. Doorway to room on east side of entrance corridor/fauces. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

II.2.4 Pompeii. June 2012. Looking towards west side of entrance doorway, with plaster cast of remaining doorway. Photo courtesy of Michael Binns.

II.2.4 Pompeii. June 2012. Looking towards west side of entrance doorway, with plaster cast of remaining doorway.

Photo courtesy of Michael Binns.

 

II.2.4 Pompeii. May 2016. Detail of plaster cast of remaining doorway on west side of entrance. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

II.2.4 Pompeii. May 2016. Detail of plaster cast of remaining doorway on west side of entrance. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

II.2.4 Pompeii. September 2005. Doorway leading directly to a portico.
This enclosed the peristyle garden on the north and east sides.
The narrow garden at the rear of the house was entered directly from the east portico.
When excavated, this site was found to be badly destroyed, apparently by early explorers.
See Jashemski, W. F., 1993. The Gardens of Pompeii, Volume II: Appendices. New York: Caratzas.(p.83)

II.2.4 Pompeii. September 2005. Doorway leading directly to a portico.

This enclosed the peristyle garden on the north and east sides.

The narrow garden at the rear of the house was entered directly from the east portico.

When excavated this site was found to be badly destroyed, apparently by early explorers.

See Jashemski, W. F., 1993. The Gardens of Pompeii, Volume II: Appendices. New York: Caratzas. (p.83)

 

II.2.4 Pompeii. May 2016. Looking south from entrance corridor to north portico and peristyle garden, after clearance. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

II.2.4 Pompeii. May 2016. Looking south from entrance corridor to north portico and peristyle garden, after clearance.

Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

II.2.4 Pompeii. December 2004. 
Entrance corridor, leading south to portico and peristyle garden.

II.2.4 Pompeii. December 2004. Entrance corridor, leading south to portico and peristyle garden.