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V.1.28 Pompeii. House of M. Tofelanus Valens or House of C. Cassius Bassus.

Excavated 1875.

 

V.1.28 Pompeii. May 2015. Looking north to entrance on Via del Vesuvio.
Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

V.1.28 Pompeii. May 2015. Looking north to entrance on Via del Vesuvio.

Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

V.1.28 Pompeii. May 2006. Looking north to entrance on Via del Vesuvio.

V.1.28 Pompeii. May 2006. Looking north to entrance on Via del Vesuvio.

 

V.1.28 Pompeii, on right. 1961. Looking north along the east side of Via del Vesuvio.  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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V.1.28 Pompeii, on right. 1961. Looking north along the east side of Via del Vesuvio.  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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V.1.28 Pompeii but numbered as V.1.27 on photo. 1937-39. Looking north-east along the east side of Via del Vesuvio. Photo courtesy of American Academy in Rome, Photographic Archive.  Warsher collection no. 1529

V.1.28 Pompeii but numbered as V.1.27 on photo. 1937-39.

Looking north-east along the east side of Via del Vesuvio.

Photo courtesy of American Academy in Rome, Photographic Archive.

Warsher collection no. 1529.

 

V.1.28 Pompeii on left. About 1909. Looking south on Via del Vesuvio. Photo courtesy of Rick Bauer.

V.1.28 Pompeii on left. About 1909. Looking south on Via del Vesuvio.

Photo courtesy of Rick Bauer.

 

V.1.28 Pompeii. May 2015. Detail of façade above doorway. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

V.1.28 Pompeii. May 2015. Detail of façade above doorway. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

V.1.28 Pompeii. December 2005.  Entrance.

V.1.28 Pompeii. December 2005. Entrance.

 

V.1.28 Pompeii. December 2006. Entrance and south wall of fauces.

V.1.28 Pompeii. December 2006. Entrance and south wall of fauces.

 

V.1.28 Pompeii. May 2015. North wall of fauces and niche. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

V.1.28 Pompeii. May 2015. North wall of fauces and niche.

Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

V.1.28 Pompeii. December 2006. North wall of fauces and Niche.

V.1.28 Pompeii. December 2006. North wall of fauces and niche.

 

VI.1.28 Pompeii. 1937-39. North wall of fauces and niche. Photo courtesy of American Academy in Rome, Photographic Archive.  Warsher collection no. 958

VI.1.28 Pompeii. 1937-39. North wall of fauces and niche.

Photo courtesy of American Academy in Rome, Photographic Archive.

Warsher collection no. 958.

 

V.1.28 Pompeii. March 2009. Niche on north wall. According to Boyce, the square niche was surrounded by an elaborate aedicula façade of stucco. In the floor of the niche were holes for the bases of statuettes.
The niche and façade were brightly coloured, the rear wall was white bordered with red and having delicate painted green plants on it. The pilasters of the façade were yellow, their capitals red, white and blue.
The bands of relief that ran around the architrave and the cornices were also painted in these colours. On the wall below the niche was a painted band of yellow.
See Boyce G. K., 1937. Corpus of the Lararia of Pompeii. Rome: MAAR 14. (p.33, no.81, and Pl.1,5) 
See Giacobello, F., 2008. Larari Pompeiani: Iconografia e culto dei Lari in ambito domestico.  Milano: LED Edizioni. (p.231)

V.1.28 Pompeii. March 2009. Niche on north wall.

According to Boyce, the square niche was surrounded by an elaborate aedicula façade of stucco.

In the floor of the niche were holes for the bases of statuettes.

The niche and façade were brightly coloured, the rear wall was white bordered with red and having delicate painted green plants on it.

The pilasters of the façade were yellow, their capitals red, white and blue.

The bands of relief that ran around the architrave and the cornices were also painted in these colours.

On the wall below the niche was a painted band of yellow.

See Boyce G. K., 1937. Corpus of the Lararia of Pompeii. Rome: MAAR 14. (p.33, no.81, and Pl.1,5)

See Giacobello, F., 2008. Larari Pompeiani: Iconografia e culto dei Lari in ambito domestico.  Milano: LED Edizioni. (p.231)

 

V.1.28 Pompeii. May 2015. Stucco on upper part of niche. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

V.1.28 Pompeii. May 2015. Stucco on upper part of niche. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

V.1.28 Pompeii. March 2009. Stucco on niche.

V.1.28 Pompeii. March 2009. Stucco on niche.

 

V.1.28 Pompeii. March 2009. Square niche.

V.1.28 Pompeii. March 2009. The square niche.

 

V.1.28 Pompeii. May 2015. Remains of painted decoration below niche.
Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

V.1.28 Pompeii. May 2015. Remains of painted decoration below niche.

Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

V.1.28 Pompeii. September 2004. Looking east along fauces to atrium.

V.1.28 Pompeii. September 2004. Looking east along fauces to atrium.

 

V.1.28 Pompeii. 1972. East wall of atrium. In 1972, Wilhelmina could only just make out three leaves. See Jashemski, W. F., 1993. The Gardens of Pompeii, Volume II: Appendices. New York: Caratzas. (p.335). 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. J72f0403

V.1.28 Pompeii. 1972. East wall of atrium. In 1972, Wilhelmina could only just make out three leaves.

See Jashemski, W. F., 1993. The Gardens of Pompeii, Volume II: Appendices. New York: Caratzas. (p.335)

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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V.1.28 Pompeii. 1959. Looking east along fauces to atrium. Photo by Stanley A. Jashemski.
According to Wilhelmina, this house had no garden but in the north-east corner of the atrium in compensation, there was a garden painting. The only description was from Overbeck-Mau who described a garden painting with plants and birds on a yellow background, above a high red dado.  The painting has now faded. In 1972, Wilhelmina could only just make out three leaves.
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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See Jashemski, W. F., 1993. The Gardens of Pompeii, Volume II: Appendices. New York: Caratzas. (p.335)

V.1.28 Pompeii. 1959. Looking east along fauces to atrium. Photo by Stanley A. Jashemski.

According to Wilhelmina, this house had no garden but in the north-east corner of the atrium in compensation, there was a garden painting.

The only description was from Overbeck-Mau who described a garden painting with plants and birds on a yellow background, above a high red dado.

The painting has now faded. In 1972, Wilhelmina could only just make out three leaves.

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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See Jashemski, W. F., 1993. The Gardens of Pompeii, Volume II: Appendices. New York: Caratzas. (p.335)

 

V.1.28 Pompeii. December 2006. Atrium. Staircase on east wall.

V.1.28 Pompeii. December 2006. Atrium, with staircase against east wall.

 

V.I.28 Pompeii. 1937-39. Square stone embedded into the atrium wall.
Photo courtesy of American Academy in Rome, Photographic Archive. 
Warsher collection no. 653.
According to Della Corte, a bronze signet/seal was found here with the inscription C. CASSI BASSI, which proved that this house of modest proportions was lived in by C. Cassius Bassus, (see S21, with Note 1).
According to GdS, a bronze signet/seal was found here on the 28th May 1875, with the inscription C. CASSI BASSI.
See Giornale degli Scavi di Pompei, N.S.3, 1875, p. 175.
However, on the 4th June 1875, found walled into the atrium was a stone with epigraph which according to Della Corte, referred undoubtedly to the same house.
This stone slab indicated that the last owner was M. Tofelano Valente.
See Della Corte, M., 1965.  Case ed Abitanti di Pompei. Napoli: Fausto Fiorentino, (p.102).

V.I.28 Pompeii. 1937-39. Square stone embedded into the atrium wall.

Photo courtesy of American Academy in Rome, Photographic Archive.

Warsher collection no. 653.

According to Della Corte, a bronze signet/seal was found here with the inscription C. CASSI BASSI, which proved that this house of modest proportions was lived in by C. Cassius Bassus, (see S21, with Note 1).

According to GdS, a bronze signet/seal was found here on the 28th May 1875, with the inscription C. CASSI BASSI.

See Giornale degli Scavi di Pompei, N.S.3, 1875, p. 175.

However, on the 4th June 1875, found walled into the atrium was a stone with epigraph which according to Della Corte, referred undoubtedly to the same house.

This stone slab indicated that the last owner was M. Tofelano Valente.

See Della Corte, M., 1965.  Case ed Abitanti di Pompei. Napoli: Fausto Fiorentino, (p.102).

 

V.I.28 Pompeii. Wording on the square stone embedded into the north atrium wall.
M TOFELANO M F VALENTI QUOD AMICO DONAVI HS N I
The last occupant of the house has been identified as M. Tofelanus Valens through this inscription on this marble plaque.

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

M(arco) Tofelano
M(arci) f(ilio)
Valenti(no) quod
amico donavi(t)
HS n(ummum) I      [CIL X 866]

See Corpus Inscriptionum Latinarum Vol. X, Part 1, 1883. Berlin: Reimer.

The Swedish Pompeii Project suggests the following translation and interpretation.

To Marcus Tofelanus Valens, son of Marcus, because I gave to my friend one sestertius coin.

He who speaks seems to have presented the inscription (with a herm) to the master of the house and friend M. Tofelanus Valens, so that he would sell him to him for one sertertius, that is give him [his freedom].

See http://www.pompejiprojektet.se/admin/rwdx/inscriptions/Casa_di_Tofelanus_Valens.pdf
See Notizie degli Scavi di Antichità, N.S.3, 1875, p. 175.

V.I.28 Pompeii. Wording on the square stone embedded into the north atrium wall.

M TOFELANO M F VALENTI QUOD AMICO DONAVI HS N I

The last occupant of the house has been identified as M. Tofelanus Valens through this inscription on this marble plaque.

 

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

 

M(arco) Tofelano

M(arci) f(ilio)

Valenti(no) quod

amico donavi(t)

HS n(ummum) I      [CIL X 866]

 

See Corpus Inscriptionum Latinarum Vol. X, Part 1, 1883. Berlin: Reimer.

 

The Swedish Pompeii Project suggests the following translation and interpretation.

 

To Marcus Tofelanus Valens, son of Marcus, because I gave to my friend one sestertius coin.

 

He who speaks seems to have presented the inscription (with a herm) to the master of the house and friend M. Tofelanus Valens, so that he would sell him to him for one sertertius, that is give him [his freedom].

 

See http://www.pompejiprojektet.se/admin/rwdx/inscriptions/Casa_di_Tofelanus_Valens.pdf

See Giornale degli Scavi di Pompei, N.S.3, 1875, p. 175.