VIII.4.12-13. Shop-House

Province

Italia
Italia (Pleiades)

Location

Pompeii
Pompeii (Pleiades)

Location Description

An ancient city of Campania destroyed by the volcanic eruption of Mt. Vesuvius in A.D. 79, Pompeii was named as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1997.

Sublocation

Region VIII

Insula

Insula IV

Keywords

Garden Description

These two shops, excavated in 1861, shared a house and a garden (a) to the back. A portico enclosed the garden on all four sides. In the southwest corner of the garden there was a masonry pool with a small water jet column in the center. A bronze basin 0.40 m. dia. with a miniature bronze lion fitted with a water jet was found on the right side of the peristyle, with the feet of the basin welded in the form of a ring. This was also the area where a fragment of the head of a statuette was found, and a marble monopodium was discovered nearby. Along the edge of the eastern half of the garden seven enormous dolia were embedded in the soil.

Plans

Plan of Region VIII Insula IV

Plan of Region VIII Insula IV

Pleiades ID

432873

TGN ID

7031897

Excavation Dates

1861

Bibliography

  • Breton, Pompeia, 3rd ed. p. 470 (worldcat)
  • Dohl, Plastik aus Pompeji, p. 44 (worldcat)
  • Fiorelli, Giornale degli scavi di Pompei (1861), pp. 351-352, 367 (worldcat)
  • Fiorelli, Gli scavi di Pompei dal 1861 al 1872, p. 5 (worldcat)
  • Fiorelli, Descrizione di Pompei, p. 340 (worldcat)
  • Jashemski, Gardens, vol. II, p. 213 (worldcat)
  • Lugebil, Bullettino dell’Instituto di Corrispondenza Archeologica (1861), p. 237 (worldcat)
  • Niccolini, Le case ed i monumenti di Pompei designati e descritti, vol. 2, “Descr. gen,” p. 67 (worldcat)

Contributor

Wilhelmina Jashemski (https://lib.guides.umd.edu/c.php?g=326514&p=2193250)

Publication date

21 Apr 2021