VIII.6.9-10/1. House and Bakery

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 VI

Keywords

Garden Description

The atrium at the front of this house had been converted into a bakery. Towards the back a portico surrounded a small area (a). The portico columns were black at the base and red above, three on the north and three on the south and were connected by a low wall 0.47 m. high, but only the bases survived. The interior area was paved with opus signinum and in the middle there was a rectangle lined with white and gray marble, a yellow marble cross with a red bordered yellow square in the center. This has sustained much damage since it was exposed. At the outside of the paved area there was a gutter with a cistern opening located between the columns on the west side. This area may have contained potted plants. The portico could be entered directly from entrance no. 9 and various rooms opened off of it, the room on the east (b) had the best view into the portico.

Plans

Fig. 20, Plan of Region VIII, Insula VI

Fig. 20, Plan of Region VIII, Insula VI

Images

Fig.21, 12.31.59 (Stanley Jashemski, Jashemski Archives, University of Maryland)

Fig.21, 12.31.59 (Stanley Jashemski, Jashemski Archives, University of Maryland)

Pleiades ID

432873

TGN ID

7031897

Excavation Dates

Unspecified

Bibliography

  • Boyce, Corpus of the Lararia of Pompeii, Memoris of the American Academy in Rome, 1937, p.78, no.375 (worldcat)
  • Jashemski, Gardens, vol. II, p.219 (worldcat)
  • Mau, Bullettino dell’Instituto di Corrispondenza Archeologica, 1884, pp.182-183 (location given as VII.vii [9]) (worldcat)

Contributor

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

Publication date

21 Apr 2021