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IX.6.8 Pompeii. Lupanar of Amandus or Casa del Larario (di Venere?).

Excavated 1880.

 

IX.6.8 Pompeii. Room plan.

Key:

Room 1:    vestibule

Room 2:    atrium

Room 3:    cubicula

Room 4:    oecus

Room 5:    stairs to upper floor

Room 6:    small room

Room 7:    small room

Room 8:    small room

Room 9:    garden area

Room 10:  triclinium

Room 11:  cubicula

 

Sogliano (in Notizie degli Scavi,1880, p.231), recorded that “towards the north-east corner, where graffiti was read and transcribed in the last Report, was the entrance to a modest little house, in which earlier a part of the garden with an aedicula was uncovered. Like that of the house, which was discovered (insula on the east, number 3 – IX.6.c?),  this entrance was devoid of the usual corridor, and introduced directly into an atrium with an impluvium in the middle, on the right side of which were some rustic rooms, nearly excavated, while the left side to the south was altogether still buried.  Opposite was the passageway to the small garden, which had the above-mentioned semicircular aedicula in its south-west corner with a decoration of raised and painted stucco; on the small pediment, which appeared resting on two grooved pillars with Corinthian capitals, you could see the “patera ombelicata” raised relief in the middle. The knife on one side, and on the other an instrument, reminiscent of that used for the “aspersio[sprinkling]. The vault was decorated with the usual shells in relief, and on the inside on a yellow background, was a painted tree around which some birds flew. 

To the side, at the extremity of the semicircle, two cupids were painted, and in the triangles, between the pillars and the arch, were two sea-monsters. The altar was also covered with stucco, and on the front was a painted tragic mask”.

 

IX.8 Pompeii. May 2005. Small vicolo, looking south into unexcavated area. NE corner of IX.6.8  According to Della Corte, he thought an unknown Amandus lived here, due to the recommendation found here.
It  was found on the right (north side) of the entrance, on the north-east corner of the insula. It read –  Amandus  rog(at)  cum  reliquis     [CIL IV 3707]  See Della Corte, M., 1965.  Case ed Abitanti di Pompei. Napoli: Fausto Fiorentino. (p.163)
According to Epigraphik-Datenbank Clauss/Slaby (See www.manfredclauss.de), it read -
Verum  IIvir(um)  o(ro)  v(os)  f(aciatis)
d(ignum)  r(ei)  p(ublicae)  Amandus  rog(at)
c[u]m  rel[l]iquis      [CI IV 3707]

IX.8 Pompeii. May 2005. Small vicolo, looking south into unexcavated area. NE corner of IX.6.8

According to Della Corte, he thought an unknown Amandus lived here, due to the recommendation found here.

It was found on the right (north side) of the entrance, on the north-east corner of the insula. It read –

Amandus  rog(at)  cum  reliquis     [CIL IV 3707]

See Della Corte, M., 1965.  Case ed Abitanti di Pompei. Napoli: Fausto Fiorentino. (p.163)

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

Verum  IIvir(um)  o(ro)  v(os)  f(aciatis)

d(ignum)  r(ei)  p(ublicae)  Amandus  rog(at)

c[u]m  rel[l]iquis      [CI IV 3707]

 

IX.6.8 Pompeii. May 2005. Entrance doorway, looking west across site of vestibule 1 and atrium 2. 
According to Della Corte, this was a small house of irregular plan with eight rooms grouped around an atrium.
He thought an obscure Amandus lived and worked here.
He said inscriptions like Quisquis amat per(eat)  [CIL IV 5186] and Messius hic nihil futuit     [CIL IV 5187] found written on the atrium walls, tended to prove this was a Lupanare, held by Amandus.
See Della Corte, M., 1965.  Case ed Abitanti di Pompei. Napoli: Fausto Fiorentino. (p.163)

IX.6.8 Pompeii. May 2005. Entrance doorway, looking west across site of vestibule 1 and atrium 2.

According to Della Corte, this was a small house of irregular plan with eight rooms grouped around an atrium.

He thought an obscure Amandus lived and worked here.

He said inscriptions like Quisquis amat per(eat)  [CIL IV 5186] and Messius hic nihil futuit  [CIL IV 5187] found written on the atrium walls, tended to prove this was a Lupanare, held by Amandus.

See Della Corte, M., 1965.  Case ed Abitanti di Pompei. Napoli: Fausto Fiorentino. (p.163)

 

IX.6.8 Pompeii. May 2005. Looking towards west wall of garden area 9 with large aedicula lararium in south-west corner. In the north-west corner is a partition wall forming a cupboard/storeroom. The garden, entered directly from the atrium, occupied the south-west part of this small house. In the south-west corner of the garden stood a large aedicula niche lararium.  The interior of the niche, coated with yellow stucco, had a painting of a leafy tree with birds flying around it.  On the floor of the niche was a rectangular, stucco covered base, which Sogliano identified as an altar. Boyce identified it as a statue base decorated with a painted mask on the front.
See Jashemski, W. F., 1993. The Gardens of Pompeii, Volume II: Appendices. New York: Caratzas. (p.238)
According to Boyce, his reference was Not.Scavi, 1880, 231; Bull. Inst., 1882, 116.
See Boyce G. K., 1937. Corpus of the Lararia of Pompeii. Rome: MAAR 14. (p.87, no.432, and Pl.37,1) 
According to Giacobello, aedicula on west wall of garden, today not conserved. It was of rectangular form opening into an arched niche decorated with a stucco shell. On the lower part, frescoed in yellow, were birds in flight, and a cherub with a double flute near to the depicted tree. Recovered from inside the niche, was an altar decorated with marble, and on the main side, was a tragic mask. 
See Giacobello, F., 2008. Larari Pompeiani: Iconografia e culto dei Lari in ambito domestico.  Milano: LED Edizioni. (p.286)

IX.6.8 Pompeii. May 2005. Looking towards west wall of garden area 9 with large aedicula lararium in south-west corner.

In the north-west corner is a partition wall forming a cupboard/storeroom.

The garden, entered directly from the atrium, occupied the south-west part of this small house.

In the south-west corner of the garden stood a large aedicula niche lararium. 

The interior of the niche, coated with yellow stucco, had a painting of a leafy tree with birds flying around it. 

On the floor of the niche was a rectangular, stucco covered base, which Sogliano identified as an altar.

Boyce identified it as a statue base decorated with a painted mask on the front.

See Jashemski, W. F., 1993. The Gardens of Pompeii, Volume II: Appendices. New York: Caratzas. (p.238)

According to Boyce, his reference was Not.Scavi, 1880, 231; Bull. Inst., 1882, 116.

See Boyce G. K., 1937. Corpus of the Lararia of Pompeii. Rome: MAAR 14. (p.87, no.432, and Pl.37,1)

According to Giacobello, aedicula on west wall of garden, today not conserved.

It was of rectangular form opening into an arched niche decorated with a stucco shell.

On the lower part, frescoed in yellow, were birds in flight, and a cherub with a double flute near to the depicted tree.

Recovered from inside the niche, was an altar decorated with marble, and on the main side, was a tragic mask.

See Giacobello, F., 2008. Larari Pompeiani: Iconografia e culto dei Lari in ambito domestico.  Milano: LED Edizioni. (p.286)

 

IX.6.8 Pompeii. May 2005. Aedicula lararium in garden area 9. The interior of the niche was coated with yellow stucco. It had a painting of a leafy tree with birds flying around it.

IX.6.8 Pompeii. May 2005. Aedicula lararium in garden area 9. 

The interior of the niche was coated with yellow stucco. 

It had a painting of a leafy tree with birds flying around it.

 

IX.6.8 Pompeii. May 2005. Detail from aedicula lararium of a sea-monster.  Stucco and painted plaster on front external, upper north corner.

IX.6.8 Pompeii. May 2005. Detail from aedicula lararium of a sea-monster. 

Stucco and painted plaster on front external, upper north corner.

 

IX.6.8 Pompeii. May 2005. Painted stucco on north side of aedicula lararium.

IX.6.8 Pompeii. May 2005.

Painted stucco on north side of aedicula lararium. 

 

IX.6.8 Pompeii. May 2005. Aedicula Lararium with painted plaster showing flying cupid and birds, from south side of niche.

IX.6.8 Pompeii. May 2005.

Aedicula Lararium with painted plaster showing flying cupid and birds, from south side of niche.

 

IX.6.8 Pompeii. May 2005. Remains of painted plaster on garden 9 wall to north of lararium.

IX.6.8 Pompeii. May 2005. Remains of painted plaster on garden 9 wall to north of lararium.

 

IX.6.8 Pompeii. May 2005. Remains of painted plaster on south side of atrium 2.

IX.6.8 Pompeii. May 2005. Remains of painted plaster on south side of atrium 2.

 

IX.6.8 Pompeii. May 2005. Looking north-west across atrium 2 to rooms 4, 5, 6 and 7.

IX.6.8 Pompeii. May 2005. Looking north-west across atrium 2 to rooms 4, 5, 6 and 7.

 

IX.6.8 Pompeii. May 2005. Niche on west side of atrium 2.

IX.6.8 Pompeii. May 2005. Niche on west side of atrium 2.

 

IX.6.8 Pompeii. May 2005.  Room 3 on north side of atrium.

IX.6.8 Pompeii. May 2005.  Room 3 on north side of atrium.

 

IX.6.8 Pompeii.  Kitchen area.

IX.6.8 Pompeii. May 2005. Looking south into kitchen area.

 

IX.6.8 Pompeii. May 2005. Kitchen area, with remains of hearth.

IX.6.8 Pompeii. May 2005. Looking west into kitchen area, with remains of hearth.

 

IX.6.8  Lupanar of Amandus 
or Casa dell Larario

IX.6.8 Pompeii. May 2005. 

 

IX.8 on left, Pompeii. End of Vicolo del Centenario, looking south (into the unexcavated).Corner of IX.6.8, on right.

IX.8 on left, Pompeii. End of Vicolo del Centenario, looking south (into the unexcavated).Corner of IX.6.8, on right.

 

IX.6.8 (North exterior wall), on left. May 2005. Unnamed vicolo looking west. Corner of IX.5, on right.

IX.6.8 (North exterior wall), on left. May 2005. Unnamed vicolo looking west. Corner of IX.5, on right.

 

 

 

 

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