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VI.15.5 Pompeii. Casa di M. Pupius Rufus. 

Linked to VI.15.24 and VI.15.25 (Now Blocked).

Excavated 1895. 

 

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.

In Notizie degli Scavi, January 1897, plan on p.14, this house was numbered as VI.15.6.

It was renumbered in NdS, May 1897, p.198 as VI.15.5. See Note on Region VI, Insula 15 plan, for information.

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VI.15.5 Pompeii. December 2007. Entrance doorway. According to NdS, the entrance conserved in situ the projection of tufo, faced with stucco with its decoration. It was supported by a lintel, which rested on two large cubes of tufo covered with stucco.
The lintel fulfilled the function of capitals of the doorjambs for the doorway. See Notizie degli Scavi, January 1897, (p.21-22)
According to Della Corte, found painted to the right of the entrance was –
Pupius Rufus facit, idem probat     [CIL IV 3537]
See Della Corte, M., 1965.  Case ed Abitanti di Pompei. Napoli: Fausto Fiorentino. (p. 65)
 According to Epigraphik-Datenbank Clauss/Slaby (See www.manfredclauss.de) it read -
] aed(ilem) i(uvenem) p(robum) d(ignum) r(ei) p(ublicae) o(ro) v(os) f(aciatis) Pupius Rufus facit 
idem probat      [CIL IV 3537]

VI.15.5 Pompeii. December 2007. Entrance doorway.

According to NdS, the entrance conserved in situ the projection of tufa, faced with stucco with its decoration.

It was supported by a lintel, which rested on two large cubes of tufa covered with stucco.

The lintel fulfilled the function of capitals of the doorjambs for the doorway.

See Notizie degli Scavi, January 1897, (p.21-22)

 

According to Della Corte, found painted to the right of the entrance was –

Pupius Rufus facit, idem probat     [CIL IV 3537]

See Della Corte, M., 1965.  Case ed Abitanti di Pompei. Napoli: Fausto Fiorentino. (p. 65)

 

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

 

] aed(ilem) i(uvenem) p(robum) d(ignum) r(ei) p(ublicae) o(ro) v(os) f(aciatis) Pupius Rufus facit

idem probat      [CIL IV 3537]

 

VI.15.5 Pompeii. Facsimile of graffito found on the left of the entrance doorway, on the black plaster. According to Sogliano in NdS, the name written here was Flaccus Hor(at)ius. He noted it was the first time the name of this person had been met on the pompeian walls. See Notizie degli Scavi, March 1897, (p.107)

VI.15.5 Pompeii.

Facsimile of graffito found on the left of the entrance doorway, on the black plaster.

According to Sogliano in NdS, the name written here was Flaccus Hor(at)ius.

He noted it was the first time the name of this person had been met on the pompeian walls.

See Notizie degli Scavi, March 1897, (p.107)

 

VI.15.5 Pompeii. May 2015. Looking west from entrance fauces to atrium.  
Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

VI.15.5 Pompeii. May 2015. Looking west from entrance fauces to atrium. 

Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

VI.15.5 Pompeii.  September 2004. Looking west from fauces to Atrium.

VI.15.5 Pompeii. September 2004. Looking west from entrance fauces to atrium. 

 

VI.15.5 Pompeii. March 2009. Room 1, looking west across atrium.  According to NdS, the tuscan atrium was spacious, with an impluvium of tufo in the middle. The flooring was littered with small pieces of coloured marble. The walls were devoid of any decoration and that this house was undergoing restoration was demonstrated by the building materials found here and there. Found in the atrium were two bronze seals, one with the name Titiniae Saturni, and Sogliano could read L. Sepun(i) Symphron(is) on the other. Another bronze seal was found in a cubiculum on the north side of the atrium, it read - C. Stlacci Epitynchan(i)
See Notizie degli Scavi, January 1897, (p.22)

VI.15.5 Pompeii. March 2009. Room 1, looking west across atrium. 

According to NdS, the tuscan atrium was spacious, with an impluvium of tufa in the middle.

The flooring was littered with small pieces of coloured marble.

The walls were devoid of any decoration and that this house was undergoing restoration was demonstrated by the building materials found here and there.

Found in the atrium were two bronze seals, one with the name Titiniae Saturni, and Sogliano could read L. Sepun(i) Symphron(is) on the other.

Another bronze seal was found in a cubiculum on the north side of the atrium, it read - C. Stlacci Epitynchan(i)

See Notizie degli Scavi, January 1897, (p.22)

 

VI.15.5 Pompeii. Facsimile of bronze seal found in the atrium naming L. Sepun(i) Symphron(is).  See Notizie degli Scavi, 1896, (p.228)

VI.15.5 Pompeii. Facsimile of bronze seal found in the atrium naming L. Sepun(i) Symphron(is).

See Notizie degli Scavi, 1896, (p.228)

 

VI.15.5 Pompeii. Facsimile of bronze seal found in the atrium naming Titiniae Saturni.   
See Notizie degli Scavi, 1896, (p.228)

VI.15.5 Pompeii. Facsimile of bronze seal found in the atrium naming Titiniae Saturni.  

See Notizie degli Scavi, 1896, (p.228)

 

VI.15.5 Pompeii. Facsimile of bronze seal found in the cubiculum naming C. Stlacci Epitynchan(i).  See Notizie degli Scavi, 1896, (p.228)

According to Della Corte, three bronze seals were found in the atrium -
L. Sepunius Amphio  (S, 81) Note 1.
C. Stlaccius Epitynchanus   (S. 88)  Note 2.
Titinia Saturnina   (S. 92) Note 3. 
However, he still believed the house was owned by M. Pupius Rufus, due to the large number of writings on its own and neighbouring walls.  See Della Corte, M., 1965.  Case ed Abitanti di Pompei. Napoli: Fausto Fiorentino. (p.64)

VI.15.5 Pompeii. Facsimile of bronze seal found in the cubiculum naming C. Stlacci Epitynchan(i).

See Notizie degli Scavi, 1896, (p.228)

 

According to Della Corte, three bronze seals were found in the atrium -

L. Sepunius Amphio  (S, 81) Note 1.

C. Stlaccius Epitynchanus   (S. 88)  Note 2.

Titinia Saturnina   (S. 92) Note 3.

However, he still believed the house was owned by M. Pupius Rufus, due to the large number of writings on its own and neighbouring walls.

See Della Corte, M., 1965.  Case ed Abitanti di Pompei. Napoli: Fausto Fiorentino. (p.64-65)

 

VI.15.5 Pompeii.  May 2005.  Impluvium in atrium.

VI.15.5 Pompeii. May 2005. Room 1, impluvium in atrium.  

 

VI.15.5 Pompeii.  May 2005.  South side of Atrium.

VI.15.5 Pompeii. May 2005. South side of atrium. 

 

VI.15.5 Pompeii. May 2015. Room 1, impluvium and puteal in atrium.   
Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

VI.15.5 Pompeii. May 2015. Room 1, impluvium and puteal in atrium.  

Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

VI.15.5 Pompeii.  March 2009.  Room 1. Atrium. Impluvium and puteal.  Looking west.

VI.15.5 Pompeii. March 2009. Room 1, impluvium and puteal in atrium. Looking west.

According to NdS, on the west side of the impluvium were the remains of a masonry pilaster covered with marble slabs for use as water jet, and on the east side was a travertine cistern mouth.

Another lava cistern-mouth was found at the foot of the south wall between the doorways to two rooms.

 

VI.15.5 Pompeii.  March 2009.  Room 1.  Atrium.  Puteal and impluvium.  Looking north west.

VI.15.5 Pompeii. March 2009. Room 1, puteal and impluvium in atrium. Looking north-west.

 

VI.15.5 Pompeii. December 2007.  Looking across Atrium to Tablinum.

VI.15.5 Pompeii. December 2007. Looking across atrium to tablinum. 

 

VI.15.5 Pompeii.  December 2005. Looking across Atrium through Tablinum.

VI.15.5 Pompeii. December 2005. Looking across atrium through tablinum.  

 

VI.15.5 Pompeii.  March 2009.  Room 2. Storeroom, Kitchen and Latrine. Looking north.

VI.15.5 Pompeii. March 2009. 

Doorway to room 2, storeroom, kitchen and latrine. Looking north.

 

VI.15.5 Pompeii.  May 2005.  Room 2.

VI.15.5 Pompeii. May 2005. Doorway to room 2.

 

VI.15.5 Pompeii.  March 2009. Room 2.  Looking north

VI.15.5 Pompeii. March 2009. Room 2, looking north

 

VI.15.5 Pompeii.  March 2009. Room 2.  Bench in storeroom, kitchen.

VI.15.5 Pompeii. March 2009. Room 2, bench in storeroom, kitchen.

 

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