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VIII.3.8 Pompeii. House of the Wild Boar or Casa del Cinghiale I.

Excavated 1809, 1819, 1826 & 1837. (Strada dell’Abbondanza 8).

 

According to PPM, this house may not have been excavated in 1809 but has been mistaken for VI.5.19 from where a mosaic with a boar (and the inscription Festus/cum/Torquato) was found. 

See Carratelli, G. P., 1990-2003. Pompei: Pitture e Mosaici.  Roma: Istituto della enciclopedia italiana, Vol VIII, p. 363.

See PAH, 1,2, (p.14, and preceding pages 12 and 13).

According to Breton, the house was excavated between 1838 and 1840.

See Breton, Ernest. 1870. Pompeia, Guide de visite a Pompei, 3rd ed. Paris, Guerin, (p.453).

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VIII.3.8 Pompeii, on left. May 2015. Looking south across Via dell’Abbondanza towards entrance doorway. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

VIII.3.8 Pompeii, on left. May 2015. Looking south across Via dell’Abbondanza towards entrance doorway.

Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

VIII.3.8 Pompeii. December 2005. Entrance doorway. According to Della Corte, because of the recommendations written on the front of the entrance, he was sure this was the house of the Coeli.
(L.) Coelius Caldus rogat     [CIL IV 708]
(L.) C(oel)ius (Post)umus cupit   [CIL IV 720 with Note 3 on page 228) 
Very mutilated was a 3rd recommendation -   Fa…… mis… ? rog(at)    [CIL IV 707] 
See Della Corte, M., 1965.  Case ed Abitanti di Pompei. Napoli: Fausto Fiorentino. (p.228)

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

C(aium)  Cuspium 
Pansam  aed(ilem)  o(ro)  v(os)  f(aciatis) 
Coelius  Calius  r(o)g(at)           [CIL IV 708]

L(ucium)  Popidium  Secundum  N[3] 
aed(ilem)  iuvenem  innocuae  aetatis  d(ignum)  r(ei)  p(ublicae)  c[3]uius  [3]umus  cupit 
[3]o  facit     [CIL IV 720]

Popidium 
cum  Pansa 
Fa[3]mis[3]  rog(at)  cum  sui(s)       [CIL IV 707]

VIII.3.8 Pompeii. December 2005. Entrance doorway.

According to Della Corte, because of the recommendations written on the front of the entrance, he was sure this was the house of the Coeli.

(L.) Coelius Caldus rogat     [CIL IV 708]

(L.) C(oel)ius (Post)umus cupit   [CIL IV 720 with Note 3 on page 228) 

Very mutilated was a 3rd recommendation -   Fa…… mis… ? rog(at)    [CIL IV 707]

See Della Corte, M., 1965.  Case ed Abitanti di Pompei. Napoli: Fausto Fiorentino. (p.228)

 

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

 

C(aium)  Cuspium

Pansam  aed(ilem)  o(ro)  v(os)  f(aciatis)

Coelius  Calius  r(o)g(at)           [CIL IV 708]

 

L(ucium)  Popidium  Secundum  N[3]

aed(ilem)  iuvenem  innocuae  aetatis  d(ignum)  r(ei)  p(ublicae)  c[3]uius  [3]umus  cupit

[3]o  facit     [CIL IV 720]

 

Popidium

cum  Pansa

Fa[3]mis[3]  rog(at)  cum  sui(s)       [CIL IV 707]

 

VIII.3.8 Pompeii. May 2015. Looking south through entrance doorway.
Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

VIII.3.8 Pompeii. May 2015. Looking south through entrance doorway.

Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

VIII.3.8 Pompeii. May 2016. Looking south from entrance doorway along mosaic in corridor/fauces. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

VIII.3.8 Pompeii. May 2016. Looking south from entrance doorway along mosaic in corridor/fauces.

Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

VIII.3.8 Pompeii. May 2016. Mosaic in entrance corridor/fauces, at northern end. 
Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

VIII.3.8 Pompeii. May 2016. Mosaic in entrance corridor/fauces, at northern end.

Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

VIII.3.8 Pompeii. December 2005. Mosaic in entrance corridor.

VIII.3.8 Pompeii. December 2005. Mosaic in entrance corridor.

 

VIII.3.8 Pompeii. May 2016. Mosaic in entrance corridor, at southern end near atrium.
Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

VIII.3.8 Pompeii. May 2016. Mosaic in entrance corridor, at southern end near atrium.

Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

VIII.3.8 Pompeii. May 2016. Mosaic of boar being attacked by dogs. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

VIII.3.8 Pompeii. May 2016. Mosaic of boar being attacked by dogs. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

VIII.3.8 Pompeii. May 2017. Mosaic of boar being attacked by dogs. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee

VIII.3.8 Pompeii. May 2017. Mosaic of boar being attacked by dogs. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee

 

VIII.3.8 Pompeii. May 2016. East side of mosaic with dog attacking boar. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

VIII.3.8 Pompeii. May 2016. East side of mosaic with detail of dog attacking boar.

Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

VIII.3.8 Pompeii. May 2016. West side of mosaic with detail of boar being attacked by a dog. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

VIII.3.8 Pompeii. May 2016. West side of mosaic with detail of boar being attacked by a dog.

Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

VIII.3.8 Pompeii. September 2004. Wild boar mosaic in entrance corridor.

VIII.3.8 Pompeii. September 2004. Wild boar mosaic in entrance corridor.

 

VIII.3.8 Pompeii. October 2001. Wild boar mosaic in entrance corridor. Photo courtesy of Peter Woods.

VIII.3.8 Pompeii. October 2001. Wild boar mosaic in entrance corridor.

Photo courtesy of Peter Woods.

 

VIII.3.8 Pompeii. 1957. Wild boar mosaic in entrance corridor. 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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VIII.3.8 Pompeii. 1957. Wild boar mosaic in entrance corridor.

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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VIII.3.8 Pompeii. September 2004. Mosaic floor of entrance corridor and atrium, looking south. At the end of the fauces corridor was a mosaic of a boar being attacked by two dogs. The decoration around the edge of the atrium mosaic was of a fortified city, gates and castellated towers set at intervals around a city wall.

On 18th April 1819, two lettered seals were found in this house. One read as –
Q(uinti)  Delli
Amici     [CIL X 8058 30], now in Naples Archaeological Museum. Inventory number: MN 4737.
The other read –
C(ai)  Iuli
Suavis   [CIL X 8058 43], now in Naples Archaeological Museum. Inventory number: MN 4739.
See Pagano, M. and Prisciandaro, R., 2006. Studio sulle provenienze degli oggetti rinvenuti negli scavi borbonici del regno di Napoli.  Naples : Nicola Longobardi.  (p. 119)

VIII.3.8 Pompeii. September 2004. Mosaic floor of entrance corridor and atrium, looking south.

At the end of the fauces corridor was a mosaic of a boar being attacked by two dogs.

The decoration around the edge of the atrium mosaic was of a fortified city, gates and castellated towers set at intervals around a city wall.

 

On 18th April 1819, two lettered seals were found in this house.

One read as –

 

Q(uinti)  DELLI

AMICI      [CIL X 8058, 30]

 

The other read –

 

C(ai)  IULI

SVAVIS      [CIL X 8058, 43]

 

See Pagano, M. and Prisciandaro, R., 2006. Studio sulle provenienze degli oggetti rinvenuti negli scavi borbonici del regno di Napoli.  Naples : Nicola Longobardi.  (p. 119)

 

 

VIII.3.8 Pompeii. 1862 painting of the seal of Quinti Delli Amici.
Now in Naples Archaeological Museum. Inventory number: 4737.
See Niccolini F, 1862. Le case ed i monumenti di Pompei: Volume Secondo. Napoli, Desc. Gen Tav. 56, no. 6.

VIII.3.8 Pompeii. 1862 painting of the seal of Quinti Delli Amici.

Now in Naples Archaeological Museum. Inventory number: 4737.

See Niccolini F, 1862. Le case ed i monumenti di Pompei: Volume Secondo. Napoli, Desc. Gen Tav. 56, no. 6.

 

VIII.3.8 Pompeii. 1834 drawing of the seal of Cai Iuli Suavis.
Now in Naples Archaeological Museum. Inventory number: 4739.
See Guarini R., 1834. Alcuni suggelli antichi spiegati da Raimondo Guarini. Napoli: Soc. Filomatica, p. 60, no. 71.

VIII.3.8 Pompeii. 1834 drawing of the seal of Cai Iuli Suavis.

Now in Naples Archaeological Museum. Inventory number: 4739.

See Guarini R., 1834. Alcuni suggelli antichi spiegati da Raimondo Guarini. Napoli: Soc. Filomatica, p. 60, no. 71.

 

 

VIII.3.8 Pompeii. October 2001. Looking south along entrance corridor towards atrium, through tablinum to peristyle. Photo courtesy of Peter Woods.

VIII.3.8 Pompeii. October 2001.

Looking south along entrance corridor towards atrium, through tablinum to peristyle.

Photo courtesy of Peter Woods.

 

VIII.3.8 Pompeii. May 2016. Looking south from mosaic in entrance corridor towards atrium floor mosaic. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

VIII.3.8 Pompeii. May 2016. Looking south from mosaic in entrance corridor towards atrium floor mosaic.

Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

VIII.3.8 Pompeii. May 2016. Detail of one of the mosaic towers around the border in the atrium floor. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

VIII.3.8 Pompeii. May 2016. Detail of one of the mosaic towers around the border in the atrium floor.

Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

VIII.3.8 Pompeii. May 2016. Looking south across the impluvium in the atrium towards the tablinum and peristyle. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

VIII.3.8 Pompeii. May 2016. Looking south across the impluvium in the atrium towards the tablinum and peristyle.

Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

VIII.3.8, Pompeii. August 1965. Looking south from end of mosaic in fauces, across atrium to peristyle. Photo courtesy of Rick Bauer.

VIII.3.8, Pompeii. August 1965.

Looking south from end of mosaic in fauces, across atrium to peristyle.

Photo courtesy of Rick Bauer.

 

VIII.3.8 Pompeii.  1964. Looking south across atrium towards peristyle.  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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VIII.3.8 Pompeii.  1964. Looking south across atrium towards peristyle. 

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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VIII.3.8 Pompeii. May 2016. Looking south from tablinum into the peristyle, with the east wall of the tablinum, on left.  Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

VIII.3.8 Pompeii. May 2016.

Looking south from tablinum into the peristyle, with the east wall of the tablinum, on left.

Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

VIII.3.8 Pompeii. May 2016. Looking south from tablinum into the peristyle, with the west wall of the tablinum, on left.  Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

VIII.3.8 Pompeii. May 2016.

Looking south from tablinum into the peristyle, with the west wall of the tablinum, on left.

Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

VIII.3.8 Pompeii. September 2004. Looking south-west across atrium and decorated impluvium, towards tablinum, doorway to oecus and west ala, open onto atrium.

VIII.3.8 Pompeii. September 2004.

Looking south-west across atrium and decorated impluvium, towards tablinum, doorway to oecus and west ala, open onto atrium.

 

VIII.3.8 Pompeii. Drawing of decoration around the edge of atrium mosaic showing a fortified city, gates and castellated towers set at intervals around a city wall.   See Roux, H., 1839. Herculanem et Pompei recueil general des Peintures, Bronzes, Mosaiques : Tome 5. Paris: Didot. (Pl. 4).

VIII.3.8 Pompeii.

Drawing of decoration around the edge of atrium mosaic showing a fortified city, gates and castellated towers set at intervals around a city wall

See Roux, H., 1839. Herculanem et Pompei recueil general des Peintures, Bronzes, Mosaiques : Tome 5. Paris: Didot. (Pl. 4).

 

 

VIII.3.8 Pompeii. September 2004. Looking west towards ala on west side of atrium. The floor of the ala was of black and white mosaic, similar to that of the atrium, but separated by a threshold (of meander of double T’s). The carpet of the mosaic was ornamented with a net of hexagons and rectangles, whereas the border was a row of black squares. On the left is the entrance to the tablinum, and the doorway to an oecus. On the left of the atrium mosaic, the decoration of castellated towers can be seen.

VIII.3.8 Pompeii. September 2004. Looking west towards ala on west side of atrium.

The floor of the ala was of black and white mosaic, similar to that of the atrium, but separated by a threshold (of meander of double T’s).

The carpet of the mosaic was ornamented with a net of hexagons and rectangles, whereas the border was a row of black squares.

On the left is the entrance to the tablinum, and the doorway to an oecus.

On the left of the atrium mosaic, the decoration of castellated towers can be seen.

 

VIII.3.8 Pompeii. September 2004. North wall of oecus, with doorway to atrium. The floor of this room was formed by diamonds of limestone tiles belonging to a most ancient floor, which was edged by a high fascia of white mosaic tiles.

VIII.3.8 Pompeii. September 2004. North wall of oecus, with doorway to atrium.

The floor of this room was formed by diamonds of limestone tiles belonging to a most ancient floor, which was edged by a high fascia of white mosaic tiles.

 

VIII.3.8 Pompeii. September 2004. Looking north across mosaic floors in tablinum and atrium towards entrance. The black and white mosaic floor of the tablinum showed a carpet style of squares and rectangles. The threshold between the tablinum and atrium was of a plant decoration, consisting of a central head of acanthus with tendrils. The tablinum was completely open onto the atrium and the peristyle. In the centre of east wall of the tablinum, but now lost, was seen a painting of Mars and Venus. The zoccolo was painted red, and the middle zone was painted yellow with panels separated by narrow compartments.

VIII.3.8 Pompeii. September 2004.

Looking north across mosaic floors in tablinum and atrium towards entrance.

The black and white mosaic floor of the tablinum showed a carpet style of squares and rectangles.

The threshold between the tablinum and atrium was of a plant decoration, consisting of a central head of acanthus with tendrils.

The tablinum was completely open onto the atrium and the peristyle.

In the centre of east wall of the tablinum, but now lost, was seen a painting of Mars and Venus.

The zoccolo was painted red, and the middle zone was painted yellow with panels separated by narrow compartments.

 

VIII.3.8 Pompeii. September 2004. Looking east towards ala on east side of atrium. The floor was of black and white mosaic, carpet style with a net of octagons within a border of wolves teeth (denti di lupo). The threshold at the west end towards the atrium shows a frieze of opposing shields (una fascia con pelte contrapposte)

VIII.3.8 Pompeii. September 2004. Looking east towards ala on east side of atrium.

The floor was of black and white mosaic, carpet style with a net of octagons within a border of wolves teeth (denti di lupo).

The threshold at the west end towards the atrium shows a frieze of opposing shields (una fascia con peltae contrapposte).

 

 

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