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I.11.6 Pompeii. Casa della Venere in Bikini or House of Venus in the Bikini

or Domus of Maximus. Linked to I.11.7. Excavated 1913, 1952-54.

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I.11.6 Pompeii. May 2005. Entrance doorway

I.11.6 Pompeii. May 2005. Entrance doorway.

 

I.11.7 and I.11.6 Pompeii. 1964. Entrance doorways on south 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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I.11.7 and I.11.6 Pompeii. 1964. Entrance doorways on south 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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I.11.6 Pompeii. December 2006. Entrance now closed.  According to Della Corte, two electoral recommendations were found here from a certain unknown Maximus – CIL IV 7419 on the left of the entrance doorway, and CIL IV 7423 on the right of the entrance. See Della Corte, M., 1965.  Case ed Abitanti di Pompei. Napoli: Fausto Fiorentino. (p.343)
According to Epigraphik-Datenbank Clauss/Slaby (See www.manfredclauss.de), these read as –
L(ucium) Popid[ium] 
/ 
Maxim
us rog(at) 
/ 
aed(ilem)      [CIL IV 7419]

[Am]pliatum 
[aed(ilem)] Maximus rog(at)      [CIL IV 7423]

I.11.6 Pompeii. December 2006. Entrance now closed.  

According to Della Corte, two electoral recommendations were found here from a certain unknown Maximus –

CIL IV 7419 on the left of the entrance doorway, and CIL IV 7423 on the right of the entrance.

See Della Corte, M., 1965.  Case ed Abitanti di Pompei. Napoli: Fausto Fiorentino. (p.343)

 

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

 

L(ucium) Popid[ium]

/

Maxim

us rog(at)

/

aed(ilem)      [CIL IV 7419]

 

 

[Am]pliatum

[aed(ilem)] Maximus rog(at)      [CIL IV 7423]

 

I.11.6 Pompeii. March 2009. Interior of entrance fauces, looking north from atrium.

I.11.6 Pompeii. March 2009.

Interior of entrance fauces, looking north from atrium.

 

I.11.6 Pompeii. March 2009. East wall of entrance fauces.

I.11.6 Pompeii. March 2009. East wall of entrance fauces.

 

I.11.6 Pompeii. March 2009. Medallion with female face from east wall of entrance fauces.

I.11.6 Pompeii. March 2009. Medallion with female face from east wall of entrance fauces.

 

I.11.6 Pompeii. March 2009. Entrance vestibule. East wall. Medallion with female face.

I.11.6 Pompeii. March 2009. Medallion with female face from east wall of entrance fauces.

 

I.11.6 Pompeii. March 2009. West wall of entrance fauces, looking north from interior.

I.11.6 Pompeii. March 2009. West wall of entrance fauces, looking north from interior.

 

I.11.6 Pompeii. May 2006. West wall of entrance corridor, looking south from exterior.

I.11.6 Pompeii. May 2006. West wall of entrance corridor, looking south from exterior.

 

I.11.6 Pompeii. September 2004. Looking south across atrium and impluvium, with legs of table.

I.11.6 Pompeii. September 2004. Looking south across atrium and impluvium, with legs of table.

 

I.11.6 Pompeii. May 2015. Table supports and pedestal on which the statue of the Venus in the Bikini was probably found.
Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

I.11.6 Pompeii. May 2015. Table supports and pedestal on which the statue of the Venus in the Bikini was probably found.

Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

I.11.6 Pompeii. December 2007. Looking across atrium. Table supports and pedestal on which the statue of the Venus in the Bikini was probably found.

I.11.6 Pompeii. December 2007. Looking across atrium. 

Table supports and pedestal on which the statue of the Venus in the Bikini was probably found.

 

I.11.6 Pompeii. Marble statue of Venus in Bikini. Now in Naples Archaeological Museum. Inventory number 152798.
The museum card shows it as being from II.4.3.
This is an abstract from “I diari di scavo di Pompei” excavation reports which cover the years from 1862 to 1980.  
Our thanks to Raffaele Prisciandaro for this reference.
(relazione del mese di gennaio 1954  sull’attività degli scavi di Pompei)
[…] Il mese di gennaio ha segnato il rinvenimento di oggetti la cui importanza si ripercuote e nella cerchia degli studiosi di arte antica e nella trepidazione della pubblica opinione. Poiché la fama del ritrovamento di una Venere abbigliata in modo unico, quasi in bikini, accende molte discussioni e sorpassa anche i confini della nostra terra. Il ritrovamento fu fatto proprio nel tablino della Casa n. 6 sulla via dell’Abbondanza Reg. II – Ins. I”  
This house has since been renumbered to I.11.6.

I.11.6 Pompeii. Marble statue of Venus in Bikini.

Now in Naples Archaeological Museum. Inventory number 152798.

The museum card shows it as being from II.4.3.

This is an abstract from “I diari di scavo di Pompei” excavation reports which cover the years from 1862 to 1980. 

Our thanks to Raffaele Prisciandaro for this reference.

(relazione del mese di gennaio 1954  sull’attività degli scavi di Pompei)

[…] Il mese di gennaio ha segnato il rinvenimento di oggetti la cui importanza si ripercuote e nella cerchia degli studiosi di arte antica e nella trepidazione della pubblica opinione. Poiché la fama del ritrovamento di una Venere abbigliata in modo unico, quasi in bikini, accende molte discussioni e sorpassa anche i confini della nostra terra. Il ritrovamento fu fatto proprio nel tablino della Casa n. 6 sulla via dell’Abbondanza Reg. II – Ins. I” 

This house has since been renumbered to I.11.6.

 

I.11.6 Pompeii. 1964. Marble statue of Venus in Bikini. Now in Naples Archaeological Museum. Inventory number 152798. 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. J64f1777

I.11.6 Pompeii. 1964. Marble statue of Venus in Bikini.

Now in Naples Archaeological Museum. Inventory number 152798.

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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I.11.6 Pompeii. March 2009. Room 1. Atrium.  Looking north from rear of table supports and pedestal

I.11.6 Pompeii. March 2009.

Room 1, atrium.  Looking north from rear of table supports and pedestal.

 

I.11.6 Pompeii. March 2009. Doorway to room 2 from atrium.

I.11.6 Pompeii. March 2009. Doorway to room 2, from atrium.

 

I.11.6 Pompeii. March 2009. Room 2. East wall.

I.11.6 Pompeii. March 2009. Room 2, east wall.

 

I.11.6 Pompeii. March 2009. Room 2.   North wall with door to shop at I.11.7

I.11.6 Pompeii. March 2009. Room 2, north wall with doorway to shop at I.11.7.

 

I.11.6 Pompeii. March 2009. East wall of atrium, with doors to rooms, 2,3 and 4

I.11.6 Pompeii. March 2009. East wall of atrium, with doorways to rooms, 2, 3 and 4.

 

 

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