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VI.13.19 Pompeii. Domus Sex. Pompei Axiochi. House of Pompeius Axiochus.

Linked to VI.13.12. Excavated 1874-1876.

 

VI.13.19 Pompeii. September 2005. Vicolo del Labirinto, looking south

VI.13.19 Pompeii. September 2005. Vicolo del Labirinto, looking south.

 

VI.13.19 Pompeii. 1937-39. Entrance doorway with name plaque Domus Sex. Pompei Axiochi.
Photo courtesy of American Academy in Rome, Photographic Archive. 
Warsher collection no. 1430.

VI.13.19 Pompeii. 1937-39. Entrance doorway with name plaque Domus Sex. Pompei Axiochi.

Photo courtesy of American Academy in Rome, Photographic Archive.

Warsher collection no. 1430.


 VI.13.19 Pompeii. September 2005. Entrance, looking east.
Graffito found inscribed near the doorway was

Daphnicus cum Felicula sua hac  
Bene Felicule, bene Daphnico
Utriusque bene eveniat    [CIL IV 4477]

This translates as:
Daphnicus and his Felicula were here.
Long live Felicula ! Long live Daphnicus !
All the best to both of them   [CIL IV 4477]

According to Varone, the same couple were also mentioned near the doorway of V.1.18, [CIL IV 4066]
See Varone, A., 2002. Erotica Pompeiana: Love Inscriptions on the Walls of Pompeii, Rome: L’erma di Bretschneider. (p.163)

VI.13.19 Pompeii. September 2005. Entrance doorway, looking east.

A graffito was found inscribed to the left of the entrance

Hectice  pupe  va(le)  Mercator  tibi  dicit    [CIL IV 4485]

 

This translates as:

Hecticus, my pet, Mercator says hello to you.  [CIL IV 4485]

Varone says Mercator could either have been a name, or meant “the merchant”.

See Varone, A., 2002. Erotica Pompeiana: Love Inscriptions on the Walls of Pompeii, Rome: L’erma di Bretschneider. (p.133)

 

Another graffito found inscribed near the doorway was

 

Daphnicus  cum  Felicula  sua  hac 

Bene  Felicule,  bene  Daphnico

Utriusque  bene  eveniat      [CIL IV 4477]

 

This translates as:

Daphnicus and his Felicula were here.

Long live Felicula. Long live Daphnicus.

All the best to both of them   [CIL IV 4477]

 

According to Varone, the same couple were also mentioned near the doorway of V.1.18, [CIL IV 4066]

See Varone, A., 2002. Erotica Pompeiana: Love Inscriptions on the Walls of Pompeii, Rome: L’erma di Bretschneider. (p.163)

 

According to Della Corte, a seal/signet was found with the name (Sex.) Pompeius Axiochus  [CIL X 8058,68]  (S 72, with note 3 on p.62)

Della Corte also thought it very probable that the wife of the owner’s name was Julia Helena, because in this same house were found two wine amphorae.

These were addressed to her with the names -  Iuliae Helenae  [CIL IV 5851]

See Della Corte, M., 1965.  Case ed Abitanti di Pompei. Napoli: Fausto Fiorentino. (p.62)

 

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

 

Iuliae Helenae

Iuliae Helenae      [CIL IV 5851]

 

Pompei

Axiochi                  [CIL X 8058,68]

 

VI.13.19 Pompeii. September 2005. Triclinium on north side of atrium, recess in north wall at west end.

VI.13.19 Pompeii. September 2005. Triclinium on north side of atrium, recess in north wall at west end.

 

VI.13.19 Pompeii. Triclinium on north side of atrium, north wall, centre part.
1879 drawing by A. Sikkard of the painting of Acteon surprising Artemis while the goddess is bathing. 
DAIR 53.536. Photo © Deutsches Archäologisches Institut, Abteilung Rom, Arkiv. 
See http://arachne.uni-koeln.de/books/archive/A-VII-32/100

VI.13.19 Pompeii. Triclinium on north side of atrium, north wall, centre part.

1879 drawing by A. Sikkard of the painting of Acteon surprising Artemis while the goddess is bathing.

DAIR 53.536. Photo © Deutsches Archäologisches Institut, Abteilung Rom, Arkiv.

See http://arachne.uni-koeln.de/books/archive/A-VII-32/100

 

VI.13.19 Pompeii. September 2005. Painted wall decoration.

VI.13.19 Pompeii. September 2005. West wall of triclinium, painted wall decoration.

 

VI.13.19 Pompeii. Triclinium on north side of atrium, west wall.
1879 drawing by A. Sikkard of the painting of Atalanta (standing) and Meleager (seated). 
DAIR 53.544. Photo © Deutsches Archäologisches Institut, Abteilung Rom, Arkiv. 
See http://arachne.uni-koeln.de/books/archive/A-VII-32/102

VI.13.19 Pompeii. Triclinium on north side of atrium, west wall.

1879 drawing by A. Sikkard of the painting of Atalanta (standing) and Meleager (seated).

DAIR 53.544. Photo © Deutsches Archäologisches Institut, Abteilung Rom, Arkiv.

See http://arachne.uni-koeln.de/books/archive/A-VII-32/102

 

VI.13.19 Pompeii. Triclinium on north side of atrium, east wall.
1879 drawing by A. Sikkard of the painting of Perseus and Andromeda. 
DAIR 53.531. Photo © Deutsches Archäologisches Institut, Abteilung Rom, Arkiv. 
See http://arachne.uni-koeln.de/books/archive/A-VII-32/100

VI.13.19 Pompeii. Triclinium on north side of atrium, east wall.

1879 drawing by A. Sikkard of the painting of Perseus and Andromeda.

DAIR 53.531. Photo © Deutsches Archäologisches Institut, Abteilung Rom, Arkiv.

See http://arachne.uni-koeln.de/books/archive/A-VII-32/100

 

VI.13.19 Pompeii. Triclinium on north side of atrium, south wall.
Drawing by A. Sikkard of the painting of Hylas and the Nymphs. 
Photo © Deutsches Archäologisches Institut, Abteilung Rom, Arkiv. 
See Jahrbuch des Deutschen Archäologischen Instituts, Berlin, 1897, Taf. 4.

VI.13.19 Pompeii. Triclinium on north side of atrium, south wall.

Drawing by A. Sikkard of the painting of Hylas and the Nymphs.

Photo © Deutsches Archäologisches Institut, Abteilung Rom, Arkiv.

See Jahrbuch des Deutschen Archäologischen Instituts, Berlin, 1897, Taf. 4.

 

VI.13.19 Pompeii. September 2005. Looking north-east across atrium. On the left is the doorway to a cubiculum on the north sideof atrium.

VI.13.19 Pompeii. September 2005. Looking north-east across atrium.

On the left is the doorway to a cubiculum on the north side of atrium.

 

VI.13.19 Pompeii. September 2005. Cubiculum on the north side of atrium, painted wall decoration on east wall.

VI.13.19 Pompeii. September 2005. Cubiculum on the north side of atrium, painted wall decoration on east wall.

 

VI.13.19 Pompeii. September 2005. Cubiculum on the north side of atrium, north-east corner with painted wall decoration.

VI.13.19 Pompeii. September 2005.

Cubiculum on the north side of atrium, north-east corner with painted wall decoration.

 

VI.13.19 Pompeii. September 2005. Cubiculum on the north side of atrium, painted wall decoration on north wall.

VI.13.19 Pompeii. September 2005. Cubiculum on the north side of atrium, painted wall decoration on north wall.

 

VI.13.19 Pompeii. 4th April 1980, pre earthquake. Cubiculum on the north side of atrium, painted wall decoration on north wall. Photo courtesy of Tina Gilbert.

VI.13.19 Pompeii. 4th April 1980, pre earthquake.

Cubiculum on the north side of atrium, painted wall decoration on north wall.

Photo courtesy of Tina Gilbert.

 

VI.13.19 Pompeii. September 2005. Cubiculum on the north side of atrium, painted wall decoration on west wall.

VI.13.19 Pompeii. September 2005.

Cubiculum on the north side of atrium, painted wall decoration on west wall.

 

VI.13.19 Pompeii. September 2005. Decorative floor.

VI.13.19 Pompeii. September 2005. A decorative floor.

 

VI.13.19 Pompeii. September 2005. Understairs area, with a high cocciopesto zoccolo still in situ.

VI.13.19 Pompeii. September 2005. Under stairs area, with a high cocciopesto zoccolo still in situ.

 

VI.13.19 Pompeii. September 2005. Steps to upper floor.

VI.13.19 Pompeii. September 2005. Steps to upper floor.

 

VI.13.19 Pompeii. September 2005. Impluvium in atrium.

VI.13.19 Pompeii. September 2005. Impluvium in atrium.

 

VI.13.19 Pompeii. September 2005. Looking east through tablinum towards west portico and garden.

VI.13.19 Pompeii. September 2005.

Looking east through tablinum towards west portico and garden.

 

VI.13.19 Pompeii. September 2005. Looking east across garden area towards rear wall, with six niches high up in the wall. According to Jashemski, the rear wall had an animal painting on the wall, now totally destroyed. A terracotta statue of a boy was found in one of the niches. 
Now in Naples Archaeological Museum. Inventory number: 110395.
She also said fragments of a similar statuette was found in another niche, but no further details. See Jashemski, W. F., 1993. The Gardens of Pompeii, Volume II: Appendices. New York: Caratzas. (p.148 & p.344, no.53)

VI.13.19 Pompeii. September 2005.

Looking east across garden area towards rear wall, with six niches high up in the wall.

According to Jashemski, the rear wall had an animal painting on the wall, now totally destroyed.

A terracotta statue of a boy was found in one of the niches.

Now in Naples Archaeological Museum. Inventory number: 110395.

She also said fragments of a similar statuette was found in another niche, but no further details.

See Jashemski, W. F., 1993. The Gardens of Pompeii, Volume II: Appendices. New York: Caratzas. (p.148 & p.344, no.53)

 

VI.13.19 Pompeii. 1937-39. Looking towards north-east corner of garden area. 
Photo courtesy of American Academy in Rome, Photographic Archive. Warsher collection no. 1431

VI.13.19 Pompeii. 1937-39. Looking towards north-east corner of garden area.

Photo courtesy of American Academy in Rome, Photographic Archive.

Warsher collection no. 1431.

 

VI.13.19 Pompeii. 1966. Looking south-east across garden area.  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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VI.13.19 Pompeii. 1966. Looking south-east across garden area.  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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VI.13.19 Pompeii. 1937-39. Looking east across triclinium formed from west portico of the garden area. Photo courtesy of American Academy in Rome, Photographic Archive. Warsher collection no. 1432

VI.13.19 Pompeii. 1937-39. Looking east across triclinium formed from west portico of the garden area.

Photo courtesy of American Academy in Rome, Photographic Archive.

Warsher collection no. 1432.

 

VI.13.19 Pompeii. 1966. Three of the small niches. 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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VI.13.19 Pompeii. 1966. Three of the small niches. 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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VI.13.13 Pompeii, but listed as VI.10.7 on the photo. 1937-39. East garden wall with niches. Photo courtesy of American Academy in Rome, Photographic Archive. 
Warsher collection no. 608

VI.13.13 Pompeii, but listed as VI.10.7 on the photo. 1937-39. East garden wall with niches.

Photo courtesy of American Academy in Rome, Photographic Archive.

Warsher collection no. 608.

 

VI.13.19 Pompeii. September 2005. Looking south-east across atrium to rooms on south side. On the left is the south ala, with the doorway in the centre leading into a cubiculum.

VI.13.19 Pompeii. September 2005. Looking south-east across atrium to rooms on south side.

On the left is the south ala, with the doorway in the centre leading into a cubiculum.

 

Pompeii. September 2005. Exterior wall between VI.13.19 and VI.13.20

Pompeii. September 2005. Exterior wall between VI.13.19 and VI.13.20