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VII.5.24 Pompeii. Forum Baths. Entrance to men’s baths and portico.

Excavated 1823.

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Part 6      Part 1      Part 2      Part 3

 

Other parts of the baths:   VII.5.2    VII.5.7    VII.5.8    VII.5.10    VII.5.12    VII.6.17    VII.6.18    Forum Baths Plan

 

VII.5.24 Pompeii. December 2007. Bronze brazier (38) in south end of tepidarium. During the mid-first century AD, Marcus Nigidius Vaccula donated 3 bronze benches and a bronze brazier heater to the Tepidarium. He also gave a similar bronze brazier to the Stabian Baths.
See Cooley, A. and M.G.L., 2004. Pompeii : A Sourcebook. London : Routledge. (p.81). See Berry, J., 2007. The Complete Pompeii. London: Thames & Hudson.  (p.152)

VII.5.24 Pompeii. December 2007. Bronze brazier (38) in south end of tepidarium.

During the mid-first century AD, Marcus Nigidius Vaccula donated 3 bronze benches and a bronze brazier heater to the Tepidarium.

He also gave a similar bronze brazier to the Stabian Baths.

See Cooley, A. and M.G.L., 2004. Pompeii: A Sourcebook. London: Routledge. (p.81)

See Berry, J., 2007. The Complete Pompeii. London: Thames & Hudson.  (p.152)

 

VII.5.24 Pompeii. December 2007. Bronze brazier (38) in tepidarium (37).  Inscribed Marcus Nigidius ……      …… at his own expense.  In between there is a cow which is a pictorial pun on his last name Vaccula which means “little cow”. See Cooley, A. and M.G.L., 2004. Pompeii : A Sourcebook. London : Routledge. (p.81/2)

VII.5.24 Pompeii. December 2007. Bronze brazier (38) in tepidarium (37). 

Inscribed Marcus Nigidius ……      …… at his own expense. 

In between there is a cow which is a pictorial pun on his last name Vaccula which means “little cow”.

See Cooley, A. and M.G.L., 2004. Pompeii: A Sourcebook. London: Routledge. (p.81/2)

 

VII.5.24 Pompeii. December 2007. Bronze bench in south end of tepidarium.

VII.5.24 Pompeii. December 2007. Bronze bench in south end of tepidarium (37).

 

VII.5.24 Pompeii. December 2007. Second bronze bench next to brazier (38) in tepidarium (37).

VII.5.24 Pompeii. December 2007. Second bronze bench next to brazier (38) in tepidarium (37).

 

VII.5.24 Pompeii. December 2007. Third bronze bench in tepidarium (37).

VII.5.24 Pompeii. December 2007. Third bronze bench in tepidarium (37).

 

VII.5.24 Pompeii. December 2007. Detail of engraved Inscription on bronze bench in tepidarium (37). “M. Nigidius Vaccula P. S.”  or “Marcus Nigidius Vaccula at his own expense”. [CIL X 818] See Cooley, A. and M.G.L., 2004. Pompeii : A Sourcebook. London : Routledge. (p.81/2)

VII.5.24 Pompeii. December 2007. Detail of engraved Inscription on bronze bench in tepidarium (37).

“M. Nigidius Vaccula P. S.” or “Marcus Nigidius Vaccula at his own expense”. [CIL X 818]

See Cooley, A. and M.G.L., 2004. Pompeii: A Sourcebook. London: Routledge. (p.81/2)

 

VII.5.24 Pompeii. December 2007. Detail of winged figure decoration on brazier (38) in tepidarium (37).

VII.5.24 Pompeii. December 2007. Detail of winged figure decoration on brazier (38) in tepidarium (37).

 

VII.5.24 Pompeii. December 2007. Tepidarium, with detail of decoration on brazier (38).

VII.5.24 Pompeii. December 2007. Tepidarium, with detail of decoration on brazier (38).

 

VII.5.24 Pompeii. December 2007. Tepidarium south end. Detail of winged figure decoration and claw foot on brazier (38).

VII.5.24 Pompeii. December 2007. Tepidarium, south end.

Detail of winged figure decoration and claw foot on brazier (38).

 

VII.5.24 Pompeii. May 2015. Looking towards south-west corner of tepidarium (37).
Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

VII.5.24 Pompeii. May 2015. Looking towards south-west corner of tepidarium (37).

Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

VII.5.24 Pompeii. Tepidarium (37) south-west corner. Photographed 1970-79 by Günther Einhorn, picture courtesy of his son Ralf Einhorn.

VII.5.24 Pompeii. Tepidarium (37), south-west corner.

Photographed 1970-79 by Günther Einhorn, picture courtesy of his son Ralf Einhorn.

 

VII.5.24 Pompeii. May 2001. Telamons in tepidarium (37) south-west corner. Photograph courtesy of Current Archaeology.

VII.5.24 Pompeii. May 2001. Telamons in tepidarium (37), south-west corner.

Photograph courtesy of Current Archaeology.

 

VII.5.24 Pompeii. December 2005. Ceiling plaster stucco in south-west corner of tepidarium (37).

VII.5.24 Pompeii. December 2005. Ceiling plaster stucco in south-west corner of tepidarium (37).

 

VII.5.24 Pompeii. May 2015. Ceiling plaster stucco in south-west corner of tepidarium (37). Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

VII.5.24 Pompeii. May 2015. Ceiling plaster stucco in south-west corner of tepidarium (37).

Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

VII.5.24 Pompeii. May 2015. Detail from ceiling plaster stucco in south-west corner of tepidarium (37). Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

VII.5.24 Pompeii. May 2015. Detail from ceiling plaster stucco in south-west corner of tepidarium (37).

Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

VII.5.24 Pompeii. December 2007. Ceiling plaster stucco in south-west corner of tepidarium.

VII.5.24 Pompeii. December 2007. Ceiling plaster stucco in south-west corner of tepidarium.

 

VII.5.24 Pompeii. December 2007. Ceiling plaster stucco in south-west corner of tepidarium.

VII.5.24 Pompeii. December 2007. Ceiling plaster stucco in south-west corner of tepidarium.

 

VII.5.24 Pompeii. May 2015. Detail from ceiling plaster stucco in south-west corner of tepidarium (37). Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

VII.5.24 Pompeii. May 2015. Detail from ceiling plaster stucco in south-west corner of tepidarium (37).

Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

VII.5.24 Pompeii. May 2015. Detail from ceiling plaster stucco in south-west corner of tepidarium (37). Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

VII.5.24 Pompeii. May 2015. Detail from ceiling plaster stucco in south-west corner of tepidarium (37).

Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

VII.5.24 Pompeii. December 2005. Tepidarium south-west corner.

VII.5.24 Pompeii. December 2005. Tepidarium, south-west corner. 

 

VII.5.24 Pompeii. December 2007. West wall of tepidarium (37) , with doorway to caldarium (39).

VII.5.24 Pompeii. December 2007. West wall of tepidarium (37), with doorway to caldarium (39).  

 

VII.5.24 Pompeii. December 2007. West wall of tepidarium (37).

VII.5.24 Pompeii. December 2007. West wall of tepidarium (37).

 

Part 5

 

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Other parts of the baths:   VII.5.2    VII.5.7    VII.5.8    VII.5.10    VII.5.12    VII.6.17    VII.6.18    Forum Baths Plan