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II.1.12 Pompeii. Complesso dei Riti magici or Magic Rites Complex

or Casa di Biria, Sibilla pompeiana or Officina Magica of Sextilius Pyrricus.

Linked to II.1.11. Excavated 1954, 1957, 1963, 1985.

 

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II.1.12 Pompeii. Marble Egyptian erma of Giove Ammone (Jupiter Ammone), found in II.1.12. According to Wikipedia, Giove ammone or Jupiter Ammone was the Roman god Jupiter equated with the Egyptian god Amun. Now in Naples Archaeological Museum. Inventory number: 10473. See, Pace, R: (1997). Il “Complesso dei Riti Magici” a Pompei II.1,11-12 . In Rivista di Studi Pompeiani, VIII, 1997, Rome, “L’Erma” di Bretschneider, (p.90-91, fig.21)

II.1.12 Pompeii. Marble Egyptian herm of Giove Ammone (Jupiter Ammone), found in II.1.12.

According to Wikipedia, Giove Ammone or Jupiter Ammone was the Roman god Jupiter equated with the Egyptian god Amun.

Now in Naples Archaeological Museum. Inventory number 10473.

See, Pace, R: (1997). Il “Complesso dei Riti Magici” a Pompei II.1,11-12 in Rivista di Studi Pompeiani, VIII, 1997, Rome, “L’Erma” di Bretschneider, (p.90-91, fig.21)

 

II.1.12 Pompeii. March 2009. Peristyle garden. Looking west across peristyle garden towards altar and front entrance.

II.1.12 Pompeii. March 2009. Looking west across peristyle garden towards altar and front entrance.

 

II.1.12 Pompeii.  March 2009. Square Masonry Altar on north east side of peristyle garden.

II.1.12 Pompeii. March 2009. Square masonry altar on north-east side of peristyle garden.

 

II.1.12 Pompeii.  March 2009.  East side of peristyle garden.

II.1.12 Pompeii. March 2009. East side of peristyle garden.

 

II.1.12 Pompeii.  March 2009.  Looking south west across peristyle garden.

II.1.12 Pompeii. March 2009. Looking south-west across peristyle garden.

 

II.1.12 Pompeii.  March 2009.  Looking west across peristyle garden to front entrance.

II.1.12 Pompeii. March 2009. Looking west across peristyle garden to front entrance.

 

II.1.12 Pompeii.  March 2009. Looking north west across peristyle garden to front entrance, and Triclinium on its north.

II.1.12 Pompeii. March 2009. Looking north-west across peristyle garden to front entrance, and triclinium on its north..

 

II.1.12 Pompeii. March 2009. Looking east along the north wall to sacellum, and area of storeroom. According to Jashemski, to the left (north) of the sacellum were 2 storerooms. To the right (south) were 2 roughly furnished rooms in which various cult objects were stored 
(see photos of rooms on east side of peristyle, above and in Pt.2).  
Among the objects found in the rooms off of the sacellum were two almost life-sized bronze right hands. Hands such as these were associated with the worship of Sabazius. Various bronze as well as terracotta lamps: a bronze statuette of a youth: and a small bronze dog were also found.  Near the altar were 2 unusual, squat terracotta vases which had a little bowl attached to the rim above each handle. See Jashemski, W. F., 1993. The Gardens of Pompeii, Volume II: Appendices. New York: Caratzas. (p.76)

II.1.12 Pompeii. March 2009. Looking east along the north wall to sacellum, and area of storeroom.

According to Jashemski, to the left (north) of the sacellum were 2 storerooms.

To the right (south) were 2 roughly furnished rooms in which various cult objects were stored

(see photos of rooms on east side of peristyle, above and in Pt.2). 

Among the objects found in the rooms off of the sacellum were two almost life-sized bronze right hands.

Hands such as these were associated with the worship of Sabazius.

Various bronze as well as terracotta lamps: a bronze statuette of a youth: and a small bronze dog were also found.

Near the altar were 2 unusual, squat terracotta vases which had a little bowl attached to the rim above each handle.

See Jashemski, W. F., 1993. The Gardens of Pompeii, Volume II: Appendices. New York: Caratzas. (p.76)

 

II.1.12 Pompeii. Cult Vase. SAP 10528, provenanced from “Complesso dei Riti Magici”.  Photographed at “A Day in Pompeii” exhibition at Melbourne Museum. September 2009. According to Jashemski, two unusual squat terracotta vases, which had a little bowl attached to the rim above each handle, were found near the altar. The inventory number of the other vase would be SAP 10529. See Jashemski, W. F., 1993. The Gardens of Pompeii, Volume II: Appendices. New York: Caratzas. (p.76)

II.1.12 Pompeii. Cult Vase, SAP 10528, provenanced from “Complesso dei Riti Magici”.

Photographed at “A Day in Pompeii” exhibition at Melbourne Museum. September 2009.

According to Jashemski, two unusual squat terracotta vases, which had a little bowl attached to the rim above each handle, were found near the altar.

The inventory number of the other vase would be SAP 10529.

See Jashemski, W. F., 1993. The Gardens of Pompeii, Volume II: Appendices. New York: Caratzas. (p.76)

 

II.1.12 Pompeii. September 2009. Cult Vase, inventory number SAP 10528. Photographed at “A Day in Pompeii” exhibition at Melbourne Museum where it was said to be from “Complesso dei Riti Magici”. However, according to Cicirelli, the vase was found in II.8.1, and not here in II.1.12 as put forward by Elia. See Cicirelli, C., Religio: feste e rituali del culto pubblico e privato, in Cibi e Sapori a Pompei e Dintorni, Exhibition Catalogue 2005. (p.35).

II.1.12 Pompeii. September 2009. Cult Vase, inventory number SAP 10528.

Photographed at “A Day in Pompeii” exhibition at Melbourne Museum where it was said to be from “Complesso dei Riti Magici”.

However, according to Cicirelli, the vase was found in II.8.1, and not here in II.1.12 as put forward by Elia.

See Cicirelli, C., Religio: feste e rituali del culto pubblico e privato, in Cibi e Sapori a Pompei e Dintorni, Exhibition Catalogue 2005. (p.35).

 

II.1.12 Pompeii. Cult Vase found 9th February 1954 in the immediate vicinity of the altar. 
Right hand end of side 1. Now in Boscoreale Antiquarium. Inventory number SAP 10529.
Photo courtesy of Michael Binns.
See Cicirelli, C., Religio: feste e rituali del culto pubblico e privato, in Cibi e Sapori a Pompei e Dintorni, Exhibition Catalogue 2005. (p.35).
See Conticello, B., Ed, 1990. Rediscovering Pompeii. Rome: L’Erma di Bretschneider. (p.146-47, Fig. 12) 
Note: photo 12 on page 146 is incorrect as it has been flipped horizontally in printing.
Photo 12 on page 147 is correctly printed.

II.1.12 Pompeii. Cult Vase found 9th February 1954 in the immediate vicinity of the altar.

Right hand end of side 1. Now in Boscoreale Antiquarium. Inventory number SAP 10529.

Photo courtesy of Michael Binns.

See Cicirelli, C., Religio: feste e rituali del culto pubblico e privato, in Cibi e Sapori a Pompei e Dintorni, Exhibition Catalogue 2005. (p.35).

See Conticello, B., Ed, 1990. Rediscovering Pompeii. Rome: L’Erma di Bretschneider. (p.146-47, Fig. 12)

Note: photo 12 on page 146 is incorrect as it has been flipped horizontally in printing.

Photo 12 on page 147 is correctly printed.

 

II.1.12 Pompeii. Cult Vase found 9th February 1954, showing left hand end of side 1. Now in Boscoreale Antiquarium. Inventory number SAP 10529. Photo courtesy of Michael Binns.

II.1.12 Pompeii. Cult Vase found 9th February 1954, showing left hand end of side 1.

Now in Boscoreale Antiquarium. Inventory number SAP 10529. Photo courtesy of Michael Binns.

 

II.1.12 Pompeii. Cult Vase found 9th February 1954, showing right hand end of side 2. Now in Boscoreale Antiquarium. Inventory number SAP 10529. Photo courtesy of Michael Binns.

II.1.12 Pompeii. Cult Vase found 9th February 1954, showing right hand end of side 2.

Now in Boscoreale Antiquarium. Inventory number SAP 10529. Photo courtesy of Michael Binns.

 

II.1.12 Pompeii. Cult Vase found 9th February 1954, showing left hand end of side 2. Now in Boscoreale Antiquarium. Inventory number SAP 10529. Photo courtesy of Michael Binns.

II.1.12 Pompeii. Cult Vase found 9th February 1954, showing left hand end of side 2.

Now in Boscoreale Antiquarium. Inventory number SAP 10529. Photo courtesy of Michael Binns.

 

II.1.12 Pompeii. Bronze hand of Sabazius. SAP 10486. 
Photographed at “A Day in Pompeii” exhibition at Melbourne Museum. September 2009.  According to Berry, SAP 10486 was one of two similar votive hands found in a shrine at the house at II.1.12. Sabazius was sitting in the centre of the palm with his arms raised in benediction. Around the hand are a snake, a caduceus, a knife, a scale and a woman with child.According to Berry, Sabazius was often equated with Zeus or Dionysus. See Berry, J., 2007. The Complete Pompeii. London, Thames & Hudson, (p.200-1). See Conticello, B., Ed, 1990. Rediscovering Pompeii. Rome: L’Erma di Bretschneider. (p.138-139). Both hands, inventory numbers SAP 10485 and 10486 can be seen in Cibi e Sapori a Pompei e Dintorni, (p.37). See Cicirelli, C. (2005): Religio: feste e rituali del culto pubblico e privato, (p.20-38) in the above book.

II.1.12 Pompeii. Bronze hand of Sabazius. SAP 10486.

Photographed at “A Day in Pompeii” exhibition at Melbourne Museum. September 2009.

 

According to Berry, SAP 10486 was one of two similar votive hands found in a shrine at II.1.12.

Sabazius was sitting in the centre of the palm with his arms raised in benediction.

Around the hand are a snake, a caduceus, a knife, a scale and a woman with child.

According to Berry, Sabazius was often equated with Zeus or Dionysus.

See Berry, J., 2007. The Complete Pompeii. London, Thames & Hudson, (p.200-1)

See Conticello, B., Ed, 1990. Rediscovering Pompeii. Rome: L’Erma di Bretschneider. (p.138-139)

 

Both hands, inventory numbers SAP 10485 and 10486 can be seen in Cibi e Sapori a Pompei e Dintorni, (p.37).

See Cicirelli, C. (2005): Religio: feste e rituali del culto pubblico e privato, (p.20-38) in the above book.

 

II.1.12 Pompeii.  Bronze hand of Sabazius.  SAP 10486. Photographed at “A Day in Pompeii” exhibition at Melbourne Museum.  September 2009.

II.1.12 Pompeii. Bronze hand of Sabazius. SAP 10486.

Photographed at “A Day in Pompeii” exhibition at Melbourne Museum. September 2009.

 

 

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