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VI.9.6 Pompeii. Casa dei Dioscuri or House of Castor & Pollux

or House of M. Nigidius Vaccula or N. Nasennius Nigidius Vaccula.

Rear entrance at VI.9.9. Excavated 1826, 1828, 1837. (Strada di Mercurio 11).

Linked to VI.9.7 and VI.9.8.                        Atrium Part 1.

 

Atrium:    1     2     3     4     5     6     7     8     9    10   11   12   13   14   15   16   Plan  

 

Large peristyle                                               Pseudoperistyle and east side

 

VI.9.6 Pompeii. May 2012. Looking east towards entrance doorway on Via di Mercurio. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

VI.9.6 Pompeii. May 2012.

Looking east towards entrance doorway on Via di Mercurio. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

VI.9.6 Pompeii. September 2005.  Looking north past entrance on Via di Mercurio from outside VI.9.7 Fiorelli thought that one patron owned all of the remaining big house of the insula (VI.9.6/7), and he had it decorated externally with a red painted podium but this was covered and degraded by much graffiti and writings, one of the most notable recording the fight between the Nucerians and Pompeians
Campani  Victoria  una
cum  Nucerinus  peristis
See Pappalardo, U., 2001. La Descrizione di Pompei per Giuseppe Fiorelli (1875). Napoli: Massa Editore. (p.65)
According to Cooley, this translates as “Campanians, in our victory you perished with the Nucerians”. [CIL IV 1293, ILS 6443a]
See Cooley, A. and M.G.L., 2004. Pompeii : A Sourcebook. London : Routledge. (p.62)

According to Pagano and Prisciandaro, found in September or October 1828, written with an iron point in small letters, was the inscription –
Campani  Victoria  una
cum  Nucerinus  peristis     [CIL IV 1293]
See Pagano, M. and Prisciandaro, R., 2006. Studio sulle provenienze degli oggetti rinvenuti negli scavi borbonici del regno di Napoli.  Naples : Nicola Longobardi. (p.139) and PAH II, 215-6.

According to Breton, on the facade one could read many inscriptions but by then (1870) many were faded and unreadable, but many had also been published. 
See Breton, Ernest, 1870. Pompeia, Guide de visite a Pompei, 3rd ed. Paris, Guerin.
See Epigraphik-Datenbank Clauss/Slaby (See www.manfredclauss.de)

VI.9.6 Pompeii. September 2005.

Looking north past entrance on Via di Mercurio from outside VI.9.7

Fiorelli thought that one patron owned all of the remaining big house of the insula (VI.9.6/7), and that he had it decorated externally with a red painted podium but this was covered and degraded by much graffiti and writings, one of the most notable recording the fight between the Nucerians and Pompeians

Campani  Victoria  una

cum  Nucerinus  peristis

See Pappalardo, U., 2001. La Descrizione di Pompei per Giuseppe Fiorelli (1875). Napoli: Massa Editore. (p.65)

According to Cooley, this translates as “Campanians, in our victory you perished with the Nucerians”. [CIL IV 1293, ILS 6443a]

See Cooley, A. and M.G.L., 2004. Pompeii : A Sourcebook. London : Routledge. (p.62)

 

According to Pagano and Prisciandaro, found in September or October 1828, written with an iron point in small letters, was the inscription –

Campani  Victoria  una

cum  Nucerinus  peristis     [CIL IV 1293]

See Pagano, M. and Prisciandaro, R., 2006. Studio sulle provenienze degli oggetti rinvenuti negli scavi borbonici del regno di Napoli.  Naples : Nicola Longobardi. (p.139) and PAH II, 215-6.

 

According to Breton, on the facade one could read many inscriptions but by then (1870) many were faded and unreadable, but many had also been published.

See Breton, Ernest, 1870. Pompeia, Guide de visite a Pompei, 3rd ed. Paris, Guerin.

See Epigraphik-Datenbank Clauss/Slaby (See www.manfredclauss.de)

 

VI.9.6 Pompeii. May 2012. Wall between VI.9.6 and VI.9.7 on Via di Mercurio.
Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

VI.9.6 Pompeii. May 2012. Wall between VI.9.6 and VI.9.7 on Via di Mercurio.

Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

VI.9.6 Pompeii. September 2005. Wall between VI.9.6 and VI.9.7 on Via di Mercurio.
Many writings were found on these walls, for example on 30th September 1828  -
A(ulum)  Vettium  Firmum
aed(ilem)  v(irum)  b(onum)  o(ro)  v(os) f(aciatis)  Felix  cupit      [CIL IV 174]
and another -
A(ulum)  Vettium  Firmum  aed(ilem)  o(ro)  v(os)  f(aciatis)
Fuscus  cum  Vaccula  facit      [CIL IV 175]
See Pagano, M. and Prisciandaro, R., 2006. Studio sulle provenienze degli oggetti rinvenuti negli scavi borbonici del regno di Napoli.  Naples : Nicola Longobardi. (p.139-40) and PAH II, 216: III,91.

According to Della Corte, he thought Fuscus was a neighbour of the Vaccula family.
On the outside wall was another recommendation of this same Fuscus for the same candidate - 
A(ulum)  Vettium  Firmum
aed(ilem)  v(iis)  a(edibus)  s(sacris)  p(ublicis)  p(rocurandis)  o(ro)  v(os)  f(aciatis)  Fuscus (rogat)     [CIL IV 176].  
Higher up on the same wall outside VI.9.6, was another electoral recommendation, which according to Della Corte was the joint recommendation of the two neighbours - Fuscus cum Vaccula facit  [CIL IV 175, see above].
Della Corte knew of two Pompeians with the cognomen M. Nigidius Vaccula and N. Nasennius Nigidius Vaccula.  The first was noted for donating the mobile bronze brazier, signed with his name (brazier, palette (fire shovel) and seats) to the public baths, known by the name Forum Baths, and the other Stabian Baths.  The second name was recorded in the apocha Iuc. VI, which referred to the accounts of the heirs of the defunct N. Nasennius Nigidius Vaccula and payment made to a servant, Salvius, in the year 54, etc
See Della Corte, M., 1965.  Case ed Abitanti di Pompei. Napoli: Fausto Fiorentino. (p.51)

VI.9.6 Pompeii. September 2005. Wall between VI.9.6 and VI.9.7 on Via di Mercurio.

Many writings were found on these walls, for example on 30th September 1828  -

A(ulum)  Vettium  Firmum

aed(ilem)  v(irum)  b(onum)  o(ro)  v(os) f(aciatis)  Felix  cupit      [CIL IV 174]

 

and another -

 

A(ulum)  Vettium  Firmum  aed(ilem)  o(ro)  v(os)  f(aciatis)

Fuscus  cum  Vaccula  facit      [CIL IV 175]

 

See Pagano, M. and Prisciandaro, R., 2006. Studio sulle provenienze degli oggetti rinvenuti negli scavi borbonici del regno di Napoli.  Naples : Nicola Longobardi. (p.139-40) and PAH II, 216: III,91.

 

According to Della Corte, he thought Fuscus was a neighbour of the Vaccula family.

On the outside wall was another recommendation of this same Fuscus for the same candidate -

A(ulum)  Vettium  Firmum

aed(ilem)  v(iis)  a(edibus)  s(sacris)  p(ublicis)  p(rocurandis)  o(ro)  v(os)  f(aciatis)  Fuscus (rogat)     [CIL IV 176]. 

 

Higher up on the same wall outside VI.9.6, was another electoral recommendation, which according to Della Corte was the joint recommendation of the two neighbours - Fuscus cum Vaccula facit  [CIL IV 175, see above].

 

Della Corte knew of two Pompeians with the cognomen M. Nigidius Vaccula and N. Nasennius Nigidius Vaccula. 
The first was noted for donating the mobile bronze brazier, signed with his name (brazier, palette (fire shovel) and seats) to the public baths, known by the name Forum Baths, and the other Stabian Baths. 

The second name was recorded in the apocha Iuc. VI, which referred to the accounts of the heirs of the defunct N. Nasennius Nigidius Vaccula and payment made to a servant, Salvius, in the year 54, etc

See Della Corte, M., 1965.  Case ed Abitanti di Pompei. Napoli: Fausto Fiorentino. (p.51)

 

VI.9.6 Pompeii.  March 2009. Entrance.

VI.9.6 Pompeii. March 2009. Entrance doorway.

 

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VI.9.6 Pompeii. W.748. Entrance doorway.
Photo by Tatiana Warscher. With kind permission of DAI Rome, whose copyright it remains. 
See http://arachne.uni-koeln.de/item/marbilderbestand/230886

VI.9.6 Pompeii. W.748. Entrance doorway.

Photo by Tatiana Warscher. With kind permission of DAI Rome, whose copyright it remains.

See http://arachne.uni-koeln.de/item/marbilderbestand/230886

 

VI.9.6 Pompeii. W.168. Entrance doorway, right hand pillar, painting of Fortuna and Mercury. According to Fröhlich, the painting was on the right hand pillar of entrance 6.
Fortuna, crowned and in Chiton and cloak, holds the cornucopia and a rudder which rests on a globe. She looks right to Mercury, who is hurrying away to the right. Mercury is wearing a white tunic, red cloak, petasos (winged helmet), and has winged feet. He is carrying the Caduceus (staff) and Marsupium (purse). In the background is a small house in a landscape. See Fröhlich, T., 1991. Lararien und Fassadenbilder in den Vesuvstädten. Mainz: von Zabern. F39, p.321, abb. 9. Photo by Tatiana Warscher. With kind permission of DAI Rome, whose copyright it remains. See http://arachne.uni-koeln.de/item/marbilderbestand/230524

VI.9.6 Pompeii. W.168. Entrance doorway, right hand pillar, painting of Fortuna and Mercury.

According to Fröhlich, the painting was on the right hand pillar of entrance 6.

Fortuna, crowned and in Chiton and cloak, holds the cornucopia and a rudder which rests on a globe.

She looks right to Mercury, who is hurrying away to the right.

Mercury is wearing a white tunic, red cloak, petasos (winged helmet), and has winged feet.

He is carrying the Caduceus (staff) and Marsupium (purse).

In the background is a small house in a landscape.

See Fröhlich, T., 1991. Lararien und Fassadenbilder in den Vesuvstädten. Mainz: von Zabern. F39, p.321, abb. 9.

Photo by Tatiana Warscher. With kind permission of DAI Rome, whose copyright it remains.

See http://arachne.uni-koeln.de/item/marbilderbestand/230524 

 

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VI.9.6 Pompeii. W.755. Looking north on Via Mercurio, with remains of building debris on either side of doorway.
Photo by Tatiana Warscher. With kind permission of DAI Rome, whose copyright it remains. 
See http://arachne.uni-koeln.de/item/marbilderbestand/231506

VI.9.6 Pompeii. W.755. Looking north on Via Mercurio, with remains of building debris on either side of doorway.

Photo by Tatiana Warscher. With kind permission of DAI Rome, whose copyright it remains.

See http://arachne.uni-koeln.de/item/marbilderbestand/231506

 

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VI.9.6 Pompeii. W761. Threshold or sill of entrance doorway.
Photo by Tatiana Warscher. With kind permission of DAI Rome, whose copyright it remains. 
See http://arachne.uni-koeln.de/item/marbilderbestand/231509

VI.9.6 Pompeii. W.761. Threshold or sill of entrance doorway.

Photo by Tatiana Warscher. With kind permission of DAI Rome, whose copyright it remains.

See http://arachne.uni-koeln.de/item/marbilderbestand/231509

 

VI.9.6 Pompeii. September 2004.  Looking east across atrium to garden.

VI.9.6 Pompeii. September 2004. Looking east across atrium to garden.

 

VI.9.6 Pompeii. December 2006. North wall of fauces, leading to atrium.

VI.9.6 Pompeii. December 2006. North wall of fauces, leading to atrium.

 

VI.9.6 Pompeii.  March 2009.  Room 1.  Fauces.  North wall.

VI.9.6 Pompeii. March 2009. Room 1, north wall of fauces.

 

VI.9.6 Pompeii. Found 18th June 1828 in room 1, the fauces of entrance corridor. Wall painting of one of the two Dioscuri. Now in Naples Archaeological Museum. Inventory number 9455.

VI.9.6 Pompeii. Found 18th June 1828 in room 1, the fauces of entrance corridor.

Wall painting of one of the two Dioscuri.

Now in Naples Archaeological Museum. Inventory number 9455.

 

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VI.9.6 Pompeii. W.765. Room 1, looking north-west towards north wall of fauces.
Photo by Tatiana Warscher. With kind permission of DAI Rome, whose copyright it remains. 
See http://arachne.uni-koeln.de/item/marbilderbestand/231778

VI.9.6 Pompeii. W.765. Room 1, looking north-west towards north wall of fauces.

Photo by Tatiana Warscher. With kind permission of DAI Rome, whose copyright it remains.

See http://arachne.uni-koeln.de/item/marbilderbestand/231778

 

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VI.9.6 Pompeii. W.766. Room 3, looking north across west portico towards rooms in north-west corner of atrium. On the left is the north wall of the entrance corridor, room 1 with painted plaster.
Photo by Tatiana Warscher. With kind permission of DAI Rome, whose copyright it remains. 
See http://arachne.uni-koeln.de/item/marbilderbestand/231510

VI.9.6 Pompeii. W.766. Room 3, looking north across west portico towards rooms in north-west corner of atrium.

On the left is the north wall of the entrance corridor, room 1 with painted plaster.

Photo by Tatiana Warscher. With kind permission of DAI Rome, whose copyright it remains.

See http://arachne.uni-koeln.de/item/marbilderbestand/231510

 

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VI.9.6 Pompeii. W.767. Room 1, remains of painted decoration of plant with hovering bird from north wall of fauces or entrance corridor.
Photo by Tatiana Warscher. With kind permission of DAI Rome, whose copyright it remains. 
See http://arachne.uni-koeln.de/item/marbilderbestand/231779

VI.9.6 Pompeii. W.767.

Room 1, remains of painted decoration of plant with hovering bird from north wall of fauces or entrance corridor.

Photo by Tatiana Warscher. With kind permission of DAI Rome, whose copyright it remains.

See http://arachne.uni-koeln.de/item/marbilderbestand/231779

 

VI.9.6 Pompeii. December 2006. South wall of fauces, leading to atrium.

VI.9.6 Pompeii. December 2006. South wall of fauces, leading to atrium, with doorway to room 2.

 

VI.9.6 Pompeii.  March 2009.  Room 1.  Fauces.  South wall.

VI.9.6 Pompeii. March 2009. Room 1, south wall of fauces.

 

VI.9.6 Pompeii. Found 18th June 1828 in room 1, fauces or entrance corridor. Wall painting of one of the two Dioscuri. Now in Naples Archaeological Museum. Inventory number 9453.

VI.9.6 Pompeii. Found 18th June 1828 in room 1, fauces or entrance corridor.

Wall painting of one of the two Dioscuri.

Now in Naples Archaeological Museum. Inventory number 9453.

 

VI.9.6 Pompeii. May 2006. Room 3, looking east across atrium.

VI.9.6 Pompeii. May 2006. Room 3, looking east across atrium.

 

 

Atrium:    1     2     3     4     5     6     7     8     9    10   11   12   13   14   15   16   Plan  

 

Large peristyle                                               Pseudoperistyle and east side

 

 

 

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