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V.2.e Pompeii. Rear entrance to V.2.i.

Excavated 1883-4, 1891-3 and 1907.

 

V.2.e Pompeii. May 2005. Entrance doorway, looking east.
According to Liselotte Eschebach three great circular bronze amphitheatre trumpets (tubae) were found in V.2.e.
See Eschebach, L., 1993. Gebäudeverzeichnis und Stadtplan der antiken Stadt Pompeji. Köln: Böhlau.
According to Mau, and the NdS 1884, these were found in V.2.c room “b”.
See BdI, 1885, p. 252.
See Notizie degli Scavi di Antichità, 1884, p. 52-3.
According to Della Corte, they were excavated in the caupona found immediately to the south of the posticum of the Casa di Albucio Celso.
See Della Corte, M., 1965.  Case ed Abitanti di Pompei. Napoli: Fausto Fiorentino, p. 108.

V.2.e Pompeii. May 2005. Entrance doorway, looking east.

According to Liselotte Eschebach three great circular bronze amphitheatre trumpets (tubae) were found in V.2.e.

See Eschebach, L., 1993. Gebäudeverzeichnis und Stadtplan der antiken Stadt Pompeji. Köln: Böhlau.

According to Mau, and the NdS 1884, these were found in V.2.c room “b”.

See BdI, 1885, p. 252.

See Notizie degli Scavi di Antichità, 1884, p. 52-3.

According to Della Corte, they were excavated in the caupona found immediately to the south of the posticum of the Casa di Albucio Celso.

See Della Corte, M., 1965.  Case ed Abitanti di Pompei. Napoli: Fausto Fiorentino, p. 108.

 

V.2.e Pompeii. December 2005. Entrance.

V.2.e Pompeii. December 2005. Entrance doorway.

 

V.2.e Pompeii. December 2005. Entrance.

V.2.e Pompeii. December 2005. Entrance doorway.

 

V.2.e Pompeii. Plaster on left of entrance in vicolo.  According to Varone, the graffito CIL 4239 was inscribed to the left of the entrance See Varone, A., 2002. Erotica Pompeiana: Love Inscriptions on the Walls of Pompeii, Rome: L’erma di Bretschneider. (p.69)
According to Epigraphik-Datenbank Clauss/Slaby (See www.manfredclauss.de), it read -
Fortunate animula dulcis perfututor
scribit qui novit      [CIL IV 4239]

V.2.e Pompeii. December 2007. Wall plaster on left of entrance doorway, in vicolo. 

According to Varone, the graffito CIL 4239 was inscribed to the left of the entrance

See Varone, A., 2002. Erotica Pompeiana: Love Inscriptions on the Walls of Pompeii, Rome: L’Erma di Bretschneider. (p.69)

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

Fortunate animula dulcis perfututor

scribit qui novit      [CIL IV 4239]

 

V.2.e Pompeii. December 2005. Looking east across atrium, towards the triclinium with a window overlooking the garden of V.2.g. According to NdS, the atrium was found with no flooring and with rustic walls except for a high dado of brick plaster (mattone pesto). The triclinium was situated opposite the entrance on the east side of the atrium. Its decorated walls were divided into panels with cupids and flying deers. See Notizie degli Scavi, 1896, (p.433)  See Mau in BdI, VIII, 1893, (p.4-7)

V.2.e Pompeii. December 2005.

Looking east across atrium, towards the triclinium with a window overlooking the garden of V.2.g.

According to NdS, the atrium was found with no flooring and with rustic walls except for a high dado of brick plaster (mattone pesto).

The triclinium was situated opposite the entrance on the east side of the atrium.

Its decorated walls were divided into panels with cupids and flying deer.

See Notizie degli Scavi, 1896, (p.433)

See Mau in BdI, VIII, 1893, (p.4-7)

 

V.2.e Pompeii. December 2005. Cistern mouth on north side of entrance doorway.
According to NdS, the mouth to the cistern was bricked into a podium in the north-west corner of the atrium near to the entrance doorway.

V.2.e Pompeii. December 2005. Cistern mouth on north side of entrance doorway.

According to NdS, the mouth to the cistern was bricked into a podium in the north-west corner of the atrium near to the entrance doorway.

 

V.2.e Pompeii. December 2005. Doorways on the north side of the atrium. 
The left doorway leading to triclinium, the next leading to steps to upper floor with recess beneath. The last doorway leading to the garden area, the kitchen and a cubiculum.
See Eschebach, L., 1993. Gebäudeverzeichnis und Stadtplan der antiken Stadt Pompeji. Köln: Böhlau. (p.136)

V.2.e Pompeii. December 2005. Three doorways on the north side of the atrium.

The left doorway leading to a room with a window in the east wall overlooking the garden.

The middle doorway leading to steps to upper floor with recess beneath.

The last doorway, on the right, leading to the garden area, the kitchen and a cubiculum.

See Eschebach, L., 1993. Gebäudeverzeichnis und Stadtplan der antiken Stadt Pompeji. Köln: Böhlau. (p.136)

 

V.2.e Pompeii. May 2005. Room on north side of entrance doorway, with window to garden area. This was discovered with rough, coarse walls, and with dado and flooring both of brick plaster. According to Eschebach this room may have been an oecus or a triclinium.

V.2.e Pompeii. May 2005. Room on north side of entrance doorway, with window to garden area.

This was discovered with rough, coarse walls, and with dado and flooring both of brick plaster.

According to Eschebach, this room may have been an oecus or a triclinium.

 

V.2.e Pompeii. May 2005. Steps to upper floor.
On January 24th 1884 there were found three great circular bronze amphitheatre trumpets (tubae), the circumference 4.12 m., and a diameter of 1.20 m. approximately. At 0.63 m. from the bell there was soldered a cylinder, which corresponded to another 0.70m. from the mouthpiece.
These were used to hold the ends of the wooden cross, which rested on the shoulder, as seen in the figure of the gladiator who plays a similar trumpet, in one of the paintings now destroyed the podium of the amphitheatre. 
Near the mouth was a large bronze wire, in two trumpets bronze and in one iron, which was fixed to the wooden cross piece. They were broken in some parts when discovered, but with easy restoration would be put back in pristine condition.
See Notizie degli Scavi di Antichità, 1884, p. 52-3.

V.2.e Pompeii. May 2005. Steps to upper floor.

 

V.2.e Pompeii. May 2005. Recess under the steps to upper floor.

V.2.e Pompeii. May 2005. Recess under the steps to upper floor.

 

V.2.e Pompeii. May 2005. East wall of garden area, with window to triclinium, on left, and doorway to kitchen and latrine, on right.

V.2.e Pompeii. May 2005.

East wall of garden area, with window to triclinium, on left, and doorway to kitchen and latrine, on right.

 

V.2.e Pompeii. May 2005. Looking south from garden, through corridor to atrium.

V.2.e Pompeii. May 2005. Looking south from garden, through corridor to atrium.

On the left, in the corridor, is a doorway to a cubiculum, on the right is the recess under the stairs.