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.
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.
- 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)
Wilhelmina Jashemski (https://lib.guides.umd.edu/c.php?g=326514&p=2193250)
21 Apr 2021