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VI.15.1 Pompeii. House of the Vettii or Casa dei Vettii or Domus Vettiorum.

Excavated 1894-1895. Linked to VI.15.27.

 

In Notizie degli Scavi, prior to January 1897, this house was described as being in Insula 12 of Reg. VI, afterwards it was changed to Insula 15 of Reg. VI.

Entrance, Vestibule and Atrium.

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Atrium

 

VI.15.1 Pompeii. December 2006. Looking south from atrium, towards room with steps to upper floor and corridor leading to stable entrance at VI.15.27.

VI.15.1 Pompeii. December 2006. 

Looking south from atrium, towards room with steps to upper floor and corridor leading to stable entrance at VI.15.27.

 

VI.15.1 Pompeii. May 2017.   Looking south from atrium, towards room with steps to upper floor and corridor leading to stable entrance at VI.15.27. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

VI.15.1 Pompeii. May 2017.  

Looking south from atrium, towards room with steps to upper floor and corridor leading to stable entrance at VI.15.27.

Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

VI.15.1 Pompeii. December 2006. Looking south across atrium, towards glass case.  
This contained an iron and bronze strongbox or safe. This was being restored as at December 2006.
According to Della Corte, found in the inside of the house were two bronze seals and a bronze finger ring:
A. Vettius Restitutus   (S.100 on page 470)
A. Vettius Conviva       (S.98 on page 470)
A. V(ettius) Co(nviva)  (S.99 on page 470)
See Della Corte, M., 1965.  Case ed Abitanti di Pompei. Napoli: Fausto Fiorentino. (p.67)
According to NdS, on 10th December 1894, the strongbox was found in fragments, on the left side of the impluvium. It was then reconstructed. On 11th December 1894,  near the strongbox, two bronze seals were discovered.

VI.15.1 Pompeii. December 2006. Looking south across atrium, towards glass case. 

This contained an iron and bronze strongbox or safe. This was being restored as at December 2006.

According to Della Corte, found in the inside of the house were two bronze seals and a bronze finger ring:

A. Vettius Restitutus   (S.100 on page 470)

A. Vettius Conviva       (S.98 on page 470)

A. V(ettius) Co(nviva)  (S.99 on page 470)

See Della Corte, M., 1965.  Case ed Abitanti di Pompei. Napoli: Fausto Fiorentino. (p.67)

According to NdS, on 10th December 1894, the strongbox was found in fragments, on the left side of the impluvium.

It was then reconstructed.

On 11th December 1894 near the strongbox, two bronze seals were discovered.

 

VI.15.1 Pompeii. Raised letters of one of the seals, of A. Vettius Restitutus, found near strongbox. It was surmounted by a signet ring, in the bezel of which an amphora was engraved. Now in Naples Archaeological Museum. See Notizie degli Scavi, 1895, (p.32).

VI.15.1 Pompeii. Raised letters of one of the seals, of A. Vettius Restitutus, found near strongbox.

It was surmounted by a signet ring, in the bezel of which an amphora was engraved.

Now in Naples Archaeological Museum.

See Mau in Bullettino dell’Instituto di Corrispondenza Archeologica (DAIR), 1896, p.1 with reversed drawing.

See Notizie degli Scavi, 1895, (p.32) but note that the representation is inaccurate.

 

VI.15.1 Pompeii. One of the seals found near strongbox showing amphora engraved in the signet ring. Now in Naples Archaeological Museum. See Notizie degli Scavi, 1895, (p.32).

VI.15.1 Pompeii. One of the seals found near strongbox showing amphora engraved in the signet ring.

Now in Naples Archaeological Museum.

See Notizie degli Scavi, 1895, (p.32).

 

VI.15.1 Pompeii.  Raised letters of second of the seals, of A. Vettius Conviva, was found near strongbox.  It was surmounted by a signet ring, in the bezel of which a caduceus (a staff) was engraved. See Notizie degli Scavi, 1895, (p.32)

VI.15.1 Pompeii.  Second of the seals with raised letters of A. Vettius Conviva, was found near strongbox.

It was surmounted by a signet ring, in the bezel of which a caduceus (a staff) was engraved.

See Notizie degli Scavi, 1895, (p.32)

 

VI.15.1 Pompeii.  Ring with the wording, A. V. Co. It was clear that this was repeating the name on the previous seal, that was of  A(uli) V(etti) Co(nvivae).  See Notizie degli Scavi, 1895, (p.32)

VI.15.1 Pompeii.  Ring with the wording, A. V. Co.

It was clear that this was repeating the name on the previous seal, that was of

A(uli) V(etti) Co(nvivae)

See Notizie degli Scavi, 1895, (p.32)

 

VI.15.1 Pompeii. May 2017. Looking towards south side of atrium and restored strong-box. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

VI.15.1 Pompeii. May 2017. Looking towards south side of atrium and restored strong-box.

Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

VI.15.1 Pompeii. May 2017. Detail of iron and bronze strong-box on south side of atrium. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

VI.15.1 Pompeii. May 2017. Detail of iron and bronze strong-box on south side of atrium.

Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

VI.15.1 Pompeii. May2017. Iron and bronze strongbox or safe from south side of atrium. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

VI.15.1 Pompeii. May 2017. Iron and bronze strongbox or safe from south side of atrium.

Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

VI.15.1 Pompeii. May 2017. West side of iron and bronze strongbox or safe from south side of atrium. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

VI.15.1 Pompeii. May 2017. West side of iron and bronze strongbox or safe from south side of atrium.

Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

VI.15.1 Pompeii. December 2006.  Looking into glass case on south side of atrium. This contained the remains of an iron and bronze strongbox or safe. This was being restored as at Dec 2006. Painting on rear wall was dated by Mau to be pre 63 AD.  Maiuri did not agree. See Mau, A., 1907, translated by Kelsey F. W. Pompeii: Its Life and Art. New York: Macmillan. (p.327).

VI.15.1 Pompeii. December 2006.  Looking into glass case on south side of atrium.

This contained the remains of an iron and bronze strongbox or safe. This was being restored as at Dec 2006.

Painting on rear wall was dated by Mau to be pre-63 AD.  Maiuri did not agree.

See Mau, A., 1907, translated by Kelsey F. W. Pompeii: Its Life and Art. New York: Macmillan. (p.327).

 

VI.15.1 Pompeii.  December 2006.  View into glass case on South side of Atrium.   This shows the masonry base that supported the iron and bronze strongbox or safe.  The safe was being restored as at Dec 2006.

VI.15.1 Pompeii. December 2006. Looking into glass case on south side of atrium.

This shows the masonry base that supported the iron and bronze strongbox or safe. 

The safe was being restored as at Dec 2006.

 

VI.15.1 Pompeii. October 2014. Restored iron and bronze strongbox or safe from south side of atrium. Now in Naples Archaeological Museum. Photo courtesy of Michael Binns.

VI.15.1 Pompeii. October 2014. Restored iron and bronze strongbox or safe from south side of atrium.

Now in Naples Archaeological Museum. Photo courtesy of Michael Binns.

 

VI.15.1 Pompeii. May 2017. Position of strong box on north side of atrium. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

VI.15.1 Pompeii. May 2017. Position of strong box on north side of atrium.

Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

VI.15.1 Pompeii. May 2017. Decoration from remains of strong box. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

VI.15.1 Pompeii. May 2017. Decoration from remains of strong box.

Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

VI.15.1 Pompeii. May 2017. Decoration from remains of strong box. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

VI.15.1 Pompeii. May 2017. Decoration from remains of strong box.

Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

VI.15.1 Pompeii. May 2017. Decoration from remains of strong box. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

VI.15.1 Pompeii. May 2017. Decoration from remains of strong box.

Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

VI.15.1 Pompeii. May 2017. Looking west across position of strong box on north side of atrium. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

VI.15.1 Pompeii. May 2017. Looking west across position of strong box on north side of atrium.

Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

VI.15.1 Pompeii. May 2017. Remains of attachment for strong box. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

VI.15.1 Pompeii. May 2017. Remains of attachment for strong box.

Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

VI.15.1 Pompeii. December 2006. Looking towards north side of atrium.
The remains of a masonry base that would have supported an iron and bronze strongbox or safe. 
There were no remains of a strongbox.

VI.15.1 Pompeii. December 2006. Looking towards north side of atrium.

The remains of a masonry base that would have supported an iron and bronze strongbox or safe.

There were no remains of a strongbox.

 

VI.15.1 Pompeii. 1895 painting by Luigi Bazzani showing the north side of atrium.
The masonry base that supported an iron and bronze strongbox or safe is in the foreground.

VI.15.1 Pompeii. 1895 painting by Luigi Bazzani showing the north side of atrium.

The masonry base that supported an iron and bronze strongbox or safe is in the foreground.

 

VI.15.1 Pompeii. December 2006. Doorway on right leading from north side of atrium to kitchen areas.

VI.15.1 Pompeii. December 2006.

Doorway on right leading from north side of atrium to kitchen areas.

 

VI.15.1 Pompeii. May 2017. North side of atrium, painted panels on east side of masonry base for strongbox. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

VI.15.1 Pompeii. May 2017. North side of atrium, painted panels on east side of masonry base for strongbox.

Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

VI.15.1 Pompeii. May 2017. Detail of painted panels on east side of masonry base for strongbox, on north side of atrium. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

VI.15.1 Pompeii. May 2017.

Detail of painted panels on east side of masonry base for strongbox, on north side of atrium.

Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

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