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VGJ Pompeii. Tombs at Porta Vesuvio. Tomba di Caio Vestorio Prisco.

Tomb of Gaius Vestorius Priscus.

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Vesuvian Gate tombs, Pompeii. 1961. Looking west towards all four tombs.  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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Vesuvian Gate tombs, Pompeii. 1961. Looking west towards all four tombs. 

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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VGJ Pompeii.  December 2005.  East wall of tomb.

VGJ Pompeii. December 2005. East wall of tomb.

 

VGJ Pompeii. December 2005. North wall. Exterior of tomb next to Schola tomb VG3.

VGJ Pompeii. December 2005. North wall. Exterior of tomb next to Schola tomb VG3.

 

VGJ Pompeii. May 2015. Exterior west wall with doorway at rear. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

VGJ Pompeii. May 2015. Exterior west wall with doorway at rear.

Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

VGJ Pompeii. May 2006. Exterior west wall with doorway at rear.

VGJ Pompeii. May 2006. Exterior west wall with doorway at rear.

 

VGJ Pompeii. May 2015. West side of inner tomb with carved marble figure and paintings of cupids. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

VGJ Pompeii. May 2015. West side of inner tomb with carved marble figure and paintings of cupids.

Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

VGJ Pompeii. May 2015. Painting of a panther on west side corner pillar of inner tomb.
Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

VGJ Pompeii. May 2015. Painting of a panther on west side corner pillar of inner tomb.

Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

VGJ Pompeii. May 2015. Relief of a man with a cornucopia on west side centre of inner tomb. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

VGJ Pompeii. May 2015. Relief of a man with a cornucopia on west side centre of inner tomb.

Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

VGJ Pompeii. March 2009. West side of inner tomb with carved marble figure and paintings of cupids

VGJ Pompeii. March 2009. West side of inner tomb with carved marble figure and paintings of cupids.

 

VGJ Pompeii. 1968. West side of inner tomb with carved marble figure. 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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VGJ Pompeii. 1968. West side of inner tomb with carved marble figure.

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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VGJ Pompeii. March 2009. North side of inner tomb with carved marble figure and paintings of cupids.

VGJ Pompeii. March 2009. North side of inner tomb with carved marble figure and paintings of cupids.

 

VGJ Pompeii. Pompeii. October 2001. Detail from north side of inner tomb with carved marble figure and paintings of cupids. Photo courtesy of Peter Woods.

VGJ Pompeii. Pompeii. October 2001.

Detail from north side of inner tomb with carved marble figure and paintings of cupids.

Photo courtesy of Peter Woods.

 

VGJ Pompeii. May 2015. South side of inner tomb with carved marble figure and paintings of cupids. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

VGJ Pompeii. May 2015. South side of inner tomb with carved marble figure and paintings of cupids.

Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

VGJ Pompeii. March 2009. South side of inner tomb with carved marble figure and paintings of cupids.

VGJ Pompeii. March 2009. South side of inner tomb with carved marble figure and paintings of cupids.

 

VGJ Pompeii. 1968. South side of inner tomb with carved marble figure and paintings of cupids. 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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VGJ Pompeii. 1968. South side of inner tomb with carved marble figure and paintings of cupids.

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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VGJ Pompeii. March 2009. East side of inner tomb with inscribed marble plaque, with female figures, and paintings of cupids.

VGJ Pompeii. March 2009.

East side of inner tomb with inscribed marble plaque, with female figures, and paintings of cupids.

 

VGJ Pompeii. 1968. East side of inner tomb with inscribed marble plaque, with female figures, and paintings of cupids. 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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VGJ Pompeii. 1968. East side of inner tomb with inscribed marble plaque, with female figures, and paintings of cupids.

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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VGJ Pompeii. May 2015. Inscribed marble plaque from east side of inner tomb. 
Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

VGJ Pompeii. May 2015. Inscribed marble plaque from east side of inner tomb.

Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

VGJ Pompeii. May 2006. East side of inner tomb with inscription to Gaius Vestorius Priscus who only lived to the age of 22 years.

VGJ Pompeii. May 2006.

East side of inner tomb with inscription to Gaius Vestorius Priscus who only lived to the age of 22 years.

 

VGJ Pompeii. May 2015. Detail of inscription on east side. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.  The inscription reads:- 

C(aio) VESTORIO PRISCO AEDIL(i)
VIXIT ANNIS XXII
LOCVS SEPVLTVRAE DATVS ET IN 
FVNERE SESTERTIUM DUO MILIA 
d(ecreto) d(ecurionum)
MULVIA PRISCA MATER P(ecunia) S(ua)

See La Rocca, E, de Vos, M & E, & Coarelli, F. (1981): Guida archeologica di Pompei. Milan: Mondadore (P.280)

According to Virginia L. Campbell, this expands to

C(aio) Vestorio Prisco aedil(I)
Vixit annis XXII
Locus sepulturae datus et in 
funere (sestertium) duo milia 
D(ecreto) D(ecurionum)
Mulvia Prisca mater p(ecunia) s(ua)

See Campbell V. L., 2014. The tombs of Pompeii: Organisation, Space, and Society. Abingdon UK: Routledge, p. 98.

According to Cooley, this translates as -

To Gaius Vestorius Priscus, Aedile. 
He lived 22 years. 
His burial place was granted along with 2,000 sesterces for his funeral by decree of the town councillors.  
Mulvia Prisca, his mother, set this up at [her own] expense.
 
See Cooley, A. and M.G.L., 2004. Pompeii: A Sourcebook. London: Routledge. (F88, p. 128).

VGJ Pompeii. May 2015. Detail of inscription on east side. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

The inscription reads:-

 

C(aio) VESTORIO PRISCO AEDIL(i)

VIXIT ANNIS XXII

LOCVS SEPVLTVRAE DATVS ET IN

FVNERE SESTERTIUM DUO MILIA

d(ecreto) d(ecurionum)

MULVIA PRISCA MATER P(ecunia) S(ua)

 

See La Rocca, E, de Vos, M & E, & Coarelli, F. (1981): Guida archeologica di Pompei. Milan: Mondadore (P.280)

 

According to Virginia L. Campbell, this expands to

 

C(aio) Vestorio Prisco aedil(i)

Vixit annis XXII

Locus sepulturae datus et in

funere (sestertium) duo milia

D(ecreto) D(ecurionum)

Mulvia Prisca mater p(ecunia) s(ua)

 

See Campbell V. L., 2014. The tombs of Pompeii: Organisation, Space, and Society. Abingdon UK: Routledge, p. 98.

 

According to Cooley, this translates as -

 

To Gaius Vestorius Priscus, Aedile.

He lived 22 years.

His burial place was granted along with 2,000 sesterces for his funeral by decree of the town councillors. 

Mulvia Prisca, his mother, set this up at [her own] expense.

 

See Cooley, A. and M.G.L., 2004. Pompeii: A Sourcebook. London: Routledge. (F88, p. 128). 

 

VGJ Pompeii.  December 2005.  Painting of cupid on east side of inner tomb.

VGJ Pompeii. December 2005. Painting of cupid on east side of inner tomb.

 

VGJ Pompeii.  December 2005.  Painting of cupid on east side of inner tomb.

VGJ Pompeii. December 2005. Painting of cupid on east side of inner tomb.

 

VGJ Pompeii.  May 2006.  Inner side of west wall of tomb with entrance door on right.  Painting of a gladiator fight hosted by or held in honour of the deceased.

VGJ Pompeii. May 2006. Inner side of west wall of tomb with entrance door on right.

Painting of a gladiator fight hosted by or held in honour of the deceased.

 

VGJ Pompeii. 1964. Inner side of west wall of tomb with entrance door on right. Painting of a gladiator fight hosted by or held in honour of the deceased. 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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VGJ Pompeii. 1964. Painting of a gladiator fight hosted by or held in honour of the deceased.

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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VGJ Pompeii. 1961. Painting of a gladiator fight hosted by or held in honour of the deceased. 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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VGJ Pompeii. 1961.

Painting of a gladiator fight hosted by or held in honour of the deceased.

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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VGJ Pompeii. May 2006. Inner side of south wall of tomb with animal painting of a panther chasing a horse.

VGJ Pompeii. May 2006.

Inner side of south wall of tomb with animal painting of a panther chasing a horse.

 

VGJ Pompeii. 1964. Inner side of south wall of tomb with animal painting of a panther chasing a horse. 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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VGJ Pompeii. 1964. Inner side of south wall of tomb with animal painting of a panther chasing a horse.

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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VGJ Pompeii. May 2006. Inner side of south wall of tomb with a painting of a panther.

VGJ Pompeii. May 2006. Inner side of south wall of tomb with a painting of a panther.

 

VGJ Pompeii. May 2006. Inner side of south wall of tomb with a painting of a horse.

VGJ Pompeii. May 2006. Inner side of south wall of tomb with a painting of a horse.

 

VGJ Pompeii. May 2006. South-east corner of tomb with curved platform with painting at rear. Altar?

VGJ Pompeii. May 2006.

South-east corner of tomb with curved platform with painting at rear. Altar?

 

VGJ Pompeii. 1961. Painting of circular table or altar at south-east corner. 
On the top are dates, eggs and nuts, in front is a swan and fruit.
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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VGJ Pompeii. 1961. Painting of circular table or altar at south-east corner.

On the top are dates, eggs and nuts, in front is a swan and fruit.

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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VGJ Pompeii. May 2006. South-east corner of tomb with curved platform decorated with painted plants.

VGJ Pompeii. May 2006.

South-east corner of tomb with curved platform decorated with painted plants.

 

VGJ Pompeii.  May 2006.  Looking east along inner side of south wall.  A painting of a white herm in a red background is just visible to the left of the peacock painting.

VGJ Pompeii. May 2006. Looking east along inner side of south wall. 

A painting of a white herm in a red background is just visible to the left of the peacock painting.

 

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