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VII.9.63 Pompeii. Casa della Pescatrice.

Linked to VII.9.60. Excavated 1823.

 

VII.9.63 Pompeii. December 2005. Entrance.

VII.9.63 Pompeii. December 2005. Entrance doorway.

 

VII.9.63 Pompeii. December 2005. Entrance fauces or corridor, looking north.

VII.9.63 Pompeii. December 2005. Entrance fauces or corridor, looking north.

On the left can be seen the doorway to the kitchen and latrine.

 

VII.9.63 Pompeii. July 2005. Looking west towards latrine. Photo courtesy of Barry Hobson.
According to Hobson, the original latrine was at the end of a narrow corridor to the north of the house. Probably in the first century, this latrine was sealed over and replaced by a latrine in the room immediately to the left of the doorway. This room might then have become a work area and perhaps housed the kitchen as well as the toilet.  Next door to VII.9.63 a new entrance from the street was made, giving access via a staircase to the upper storey, and to the right of the stairs another new latrine was constructed.  This was now back to back with the one in VII.9.63 and emptied into the same cesspit. In addition the staircase led to an upper storey latrine, the down pipe from which was inserted into the wall. The provision here of three latrines leads one to ask who used each of them?.  
See Hobson, B., 2009. Latrinae et foricae: Toilets in the Roman World. London; Duckworth. (p.68)

VII.9.63 Pompeii. July 2005. Looking west towards latrine. Photo courtesy of Barry Hobson.

According to Hobson, the original latrine was at the end of a narrow corridor to the north of the house.

Probably in the first century, this latrine was sealed over and replaced by a latrine in the room immediately to the left of the doorway.

This room might then have become a work area and perhaps housed the kitchen as well as the toilet. 

Next door to VII.9.63 a new entrance from the street was made, giving access via a staircase to the upper storey, and to the right of the stairs another new latrine was constructed. 

This was now back to back with the one in VII.9.63 and emptied into the same cesspit.

In addition, the staircase led to an upper storey latrine, the down pipe from which was inserted into the wall.

The provision here of three latrines leads one to ask, who used each of them? 

See Hobson, B., 2009. Latrinae et foricae: Toilets in the Roman World. London; Duckworth. (p.68)

 

VII.9.63 Pompeii. December 2005. Latrine in kitchen or work area.

VII.9.63 Pompeii. December 2005. Latrine in kitchen or work area.

 

VII.9.63 Pompeii. December 2005.

VII.9.63 Pompeii. December 2005. Latrine.

 

VII.9.63 Pompeii. December 2005. Terracotta downpipe.

VII.9.63 Pompeii. December 2005. Terracotta downpipe.

 

VII.9.63 Pompeii. December 2004. Looking north along entrance fauces or corridor towards atrium.

VII.9.63 Pompeii. December 2004. Looking north along entrance fauces or corridor towards atrium.

 

VII.9.63 Pompeii, December 2004. Looking north to atrium from entrance fauces.

VII.9.63 Pompeii. December 2004. Looking north to atrium from entrance fauces.

 

VII.9.63 Pompeii. December 2005. Looking north across Impluvium in atrium.

VII.9.63 Pompeii. December 2005. Looking north across impluvium in atrium.

 

VII.9.63 Pompeii. December 2005. West side of atrium.

VII.9.63 Pompeii. December 2005. West side of atrium, with doorways to two cubicula.

 

VII.9.63 Pompeii. December 2005. North-west corner of first cubiculum.

VII.9.63 Pompeii. December 2005. North-west corner of first cubiculum.

 

VII.9.63 Pompeii. December 2005.

VII.9.63 Pompeii. December 2005. North wall of second cubiculum.

 

VII.9.63 Pompeii. December 2005. Two doorways on north side of atrium.

VII.9.63 Pompeii. December 2005. Two doorways on north side of atrium.

 

VII.9.63 Pompeii. 1842 painting of wall from the Casa delle Pescatrice. See Zahn, W., 1842. Die schönsten Ornamente und merkwürdigsten Gemälde aus Pompeji, Herkulanum und Stabiae: II. Berlin: Reimer. (pl. 94).

VII.9.63 Pompeii. 1842 painting of wall from the Casa delle Pescatrice.

See Zahn, W., 1842. Die schönsten Ornamente und merkwürdigsten Gemälde aus Pompeji, Herkulanum und Stabiae: II. Berlin: Reimer. (pl. 94).

 

VII.9.63 Pompeii. 1840 drawing of Venus Pescatrice. According to Breton, this house (linked with VII.9.60) was known as “of the fisherwoman” because of its painting of Venus fishing.
It was discovered between 1822 and 1823. At the rear in a small room one could see three paintings – Europa on the bull, Narcissus, and Venus fishing. There were only a few traces remaining of Venus. See Roux, H., 1840. Herculanem et Pompei recueil general des Peintures, Bronzes, Mosaiques : Tome 3. Paris: Didot. (pl. 110).

VII.9.63 Pompeii. 1840 drawing of Venus Pescatrice.

According to Breton, this house (linked with VII.9.60) was known as “of the fisherwoman” because of its painting of Venus fishing.

It was discovered between 1822 and 1823.

At the rear in a small room one could see three paintings – Europa on the bull, Narcissus, and Venus fishing.

There were only a few traces remaining of Venus.

See Roux, H., 1840. Herculanem et Pompei recueil general des Peintures, Bronzes, Mosaiques : Tome 3. Paris: Didot. (pl. 110).

 

VII.9.63 Pompeii. 1840 drawing of Narcissus.
According to Breton, this house (linked with VII.9.60) was known as “the house of the fisherwoman” because of its painting of Venus fishing.
It was discovered between 1822 and 1823.
At the rear in a small room one could see three paintings – Europa on the bull, Narcissus, and Venus fishing.
The small room may have been one of the rooms from around the peristyle, in the linked house at VII.9.63.
See Roux, H., 1840. Herculanem et Pompei recueil general des Peintures, Bronzes, Mosaiques : Tome 3. Paris: Didot. (pl. 111)

VII.9.63 Pompeii. 1840 drawing of Narcissus.

See Roux, H., 1840. Herculanem et Pompei recueil general des Peintures, Bronzes, Mosaiques : Tome 3. Paris: Didot. (pl. 111)

 

VII.9.63 Pompeii. 1827. Drawing of Europa on the bull. See Real Museo Borbonico III, 1827, Ta. XIX. See Reinach S., 1922. Répertoire de peintures grecques et romaines. Paris Leroux. (pl. 14,6). See Zahn, W., 1828. Die schönsten Ornamente und merkwürdigsten Gemälde aus Pompeji, Herkulanum und Stabiae: I. Berlin: Reimer. (pl. 38).

VII.9.63 Pompeii. 1827. Drawing of Europa on the bull.

See Real Museo Borbonico III, 1827, Ta. XIX.

See Reinach S., 1922. Répertoire de peintures grecques et romaines. Paris Leroux. (pl. 14,6).

See Zahn, W., 1828. Die schönsten Ornamente und merkwürdigsten Gemälde aus Pompeji, Herkulanum und Stabiae: I. Berlin: Reimer. (pl. 38).

 

VII.9.63 Pompeii. December 2005. East side of atrium.

VII.9.63 Pompeii. December 2005. East side of atrium.

 

VII.9.64 and VII.9.63, Pompeii. December 2005. Vicolo degli Scheletri looking east with Eumachia’s Building on right.

VII.9.64 and VII.9.63, Pompeii, on left. December 2005.

Vicolo degli Scheletri looking east with Eumachia’s Building on right.

 

VII.9.63 Pompeii, in centre. 1937-39. Looking west on Vicolo degli Scheletri. Photo courtesy of American Academy in Rome, Photographic Archive. Warsher collection no. 1555

VII.9.63 Pompeii, in centre. 1937-39. Looking west on Vicolo degli Scheletri.

Photo courtesy of American Academy in Rome, Photographic Archive.

Warsher collection no. 1555.