VIII.5.9.

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 V

Keywords

Garden Description

At the rear of the tablinium excavated in 1881 a narrow garden (a) had a portico on the north supported by one pilaster, one engaged column and five stuccoed free-standing columns. The east end of the garden became very narrow with a jut in the back wall and a small, square water basin was built here against the wall. A water channel was shown in the plan on the east, north and west sides of the garden. The terra-cotta puteal that was found in the portico may have once stood over the cistern opening located between the pillar on the northwest corner and the next column.

Plans

Fig. 16, Plan of  Region VIII, Insula V

Plan of Region VIII, Insula V

Pleiades ID

432873

TGN ID

7031897

Excavation Dates

1881

Bibliography

  • Fiorelli, Notizie degli scavi di Antichita (1881), p. 332 (worldcat)
  • Jashemski, Gardens, vol. II, p. 216 (worldcat)
  • Mau, Bullettino dell’Instituto di Corrispondenza Archeologica (1883), pp. 175-176 (worldcat)

Contributor

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

Publication date

21 Apr 2021