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Pompeii. Street shrine at IX.11.1 with altar and painting of twelve gods.

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Pompeii street altar outside IX.11.1.  May 2006.

Pompeii street altar outside IX.11.1. May 2006.

 

Pompeii street shrine (compitum) to 12 gods outside IX.11.1.  May 2006.

Pompeii street shrine (compitum) to 12 gods outside IX.11.1. May 2006.

 

Pompeii street shrine (compitum) to 12 gods outside IX.11.1.  1912.

Pompeii street shrine (compitum) to 12 gods outside IX.11.1.  1912.

 

Street shrine outside IX.11.1 Pompeii. May 2006. Detail of painting above altar.

Street shrine outside IX.11.1 Pompeii. May 2006. Detail of painting above altar.

 

Street shrine outside IX.11.1 Pompeii. 1912. Detail of painting above altar.

Street shrine outside IX.11.1 Pompeii. 1912. Detail of painting above altar.

 

Public street shrine (compitum) to 12 gods outside IX.11.1 Pompeii.  May 2006.
From left to right they are Jupiter, Juno, Mars, Minerva, Hercules, Venus, Mercury, Proserpina (possibly), Vulcanus, Ceres, Apollo, Diana. See Fröhlich, T., 1991, Lararien und Fassadenbilder in den Vesuvstädten.  Mainz: von Zabern.  (F66: p.335-7).

Public street shrine (compitum) to 12 gods outside IX.11.1 Pompeii.  May 2006.

From left to right they are Jupiter, Juno, Mars, Minerva, Hercules, Venus, Mercury, Proserpina (possibly), Vulcanus, Ceres, Apollo, Diana.

 

Jupiter:          Crowned, red mantel at the hip, sceptre in the right hand and a lightning bolt in the left.

Juno:             White veil and in long garb, sceptre and Patera or libation dish.

Mars:             Short red tunic and green armour, Chlamys, plumed helmet, lance in the right hand and shield on the left arm.

Minerva:         Green Chiton, red coat and Corinthian helmet, on the chest the Gorgoneion, with lance to the left and shield on the ground to the right.

Hercules:        Naked with lion skin over left shoulder, club in left hand and Skyphos (wine cup) in the right hand.

Venus:           Long red Chiton, hip mantle pulled over her head, right hand on hip, Eros looks over her right shoulder.

Mercury:         Violet hip mantle, sandals, Caduceus in left arm, purse in the right hand.

Proserpina?:    Wrapped completely in red, right arm under the coat, carrying a green Chiton, a golden modius or harvest basket is on her head.

Vulcanus:        Wearing a red Exomis tied at the shoulder, Chlamys or cloak, high boots and Pileus or cap.

Ceres:            With crown of corn, wearing white Chiton with red stripes, white hip mantle, with right hand on a torch or flare.

Apollo:           Hair tied in knot, quiver behind shoulder, in brown Chiton and red coat, walking right but with head turned left, cithara held in left arm.

Diana:            Wreath or crown in the hair, short green violet tunic, yellow coat hanging on left side, quiver and bow behind right shoulder,

        Patera or libation dish in the right hand and venabulum or spear in the left.

 

See Fröhlich, T., 1991, Lararien und Fassadenbilder in den Vesuvstädten.  Mainz: von Zabern.  (F66: p.335-7).

 

IX.11.1 Pompeii. 1968. Street shrine on north side of Via dell’Abbondanza. 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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IX.11.1 Pompeii. 1968. Street shrine on north side of Via dell’Abbondanza.

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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IX.11.1 Pompeii. 1966. Street shrine on north side of Via dell’Abbondanza. 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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IX.11.1 Pompeii. 1966. Street shrine on north side of Via dell’Abbondanza. 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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IX.11.1 Pompeii. 1966. Detail from street shrine. 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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IX.11.1 Pompeii. 1966. Detail from street shrine. 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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Public street shrine (compitum) to 12 gods outside IX.11.1 Pompeii.  1912.
From left to right they are Jupiter, Juno, Mars, Minerva, Hercules, Venus, Mercury, Proserpina (possibly), Vulcanus, Ceres, Apollo, Diana.
According to Varone and Stefani, the inscription shown was CIL IV 7856, but it is no longer conserved.
See Varone, A. and Stefani, G., 2009. Titulorum Pictorum Pompeianorum, Rome: L’erma di Bretschneider.  (p. 419).
According to Epigraphik-Datenbank Clauss/Slaby (See www.manfredclauss.de) this read as

Public street shrine (compitum) to 12 gods outside IX.11.1 Pompeii.  1912.

From left to right they are Jupiter, Juno, Mars, Minerva, Hercules, Venus, Mercury, Proserpina (possibly), Vulcanus, Ceres, Apollo, Diana.

According to Varone and Stefani, the inscription shown was CIL IV 7856, but it is no longer conserved.

See Varone, A. and Stefani, G., 2009. Titulorum Pictorum Pompeianorum, Rome: L’erma di Bretschneider.  (p. 419).

According to Epigraphik-Datenbank Clauss/Slaby (See www.manfredclauss.de) this read as

 

C(aium) Gavium Rufum IIv(irum) i(ure) d(icundo) o(ro) v(os) f(aciatis)     [CIL IV 7856]

 

Detail of public street shrine (compitum) to 12 gods outside IX.11.1.  December 2006.  Hercules, Venus, Mercury, Proserpina, Vulcanus. 
 

Detail of street shrine outside IX.11.1 Pompeii.  December 2006.

Hercules, Venus, Mercury, Proserpina, Vulcanus.

 

Detail of public street shrine (compitum) to 12 gods outside IX.11.1.  December 2006. Proserpina, Vulcanus, Ceres, Apollo, Diana.

Detail of street shrine outside IX.11.1 Pompeii.  December 2006.

Proserpina, Vulcanus, Ceres, Apollo, Diana.

 

IX.11.1 Pompeii. 1968. Detail of Vulcanus, Ceres, Apollo and Diana. 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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IX.11.1 Pompeii. 1968. Detail of Vulcanus, Ceres, Apollo and Diana.

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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Detail of Diana outside IX.11.1.  December 2006.  Diana:  Wreath or crown in the hair, short green violet tunic, yellow coat hanging on left side, quiver and bow behind right shoulder, Patera or libation dish in the right hand and venabulum or spear in the left.  See Lararien und Fassadenbilder in den Vesuvstadten by Thomas Frohlich, F66, page 335-337.

Detail of Diana outside IX.11.1.  December 2006.

Diana:  Wreath or crown in the hair, short green violet tunic, yellow coat hanging on left side, quiver and bow behind right shoulder, Patera or libation dish in the right hand and venabulum or spear in the left.

 

Detail of Apollo outside IX.11.1.  December 2006.  Apollo: Hair tied in knot, quiver behind shoulder, in brown Chiton and red coat, walking right but with head turned left, cithara held in left arm. See Lararien und Fassadenbilder in den Vesuvstadten by Thomas Frohlich, F66, page 335-337.

Detail of Apollo outside IX.11.1.  December 2006.

Apollo: Hair tied in knot, quiver behind shoulder, in brown Chiton and red coat, walking right but with head turned left, cithara held in left arm.

 

IX.11.1 Pompeii. 1968. Detail of Ceres, Apollo and Diana. 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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IX.11.1 Pompeii. 1968. Detail of Ceres, Apollo and Diana.

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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Detail of Ceres outside IX.11.1.  December 2006.  Ceres: With crown of corn, wearing white Chiton with red stripes, white hip mantle, with right hand on a torch or flare. See Lararien und Fassadenbilder in den Vesuvstadten by Thomas Frohlich, F66, page 335-337.

Detail of Ceres outside IX.11.1.  December 2006.

Ceres: With crown of corn, wearing white Chiton with red stripes, white hip mantle, with right hand on a torch or flare.

 

Detail of Vulcanus outside IX.11.1.  December 2006.  Vulcanus: Wearing a red Exomis tied at the shoulder, Chlamys or cloak, high boots and Pileus or cap.  See Lararien und Fassadenbilder in den Vesuvstadten by Thomas Frohlich, F66, page 335-337.

Detail of Vulcanus outside IX.11.1.  December 2006.

Vulcanus: Wearing a red Exomis tied at the shoulder, Chlamys or cloak, high boots and Pileus or cap.

 

 

 

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