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VI.7.8 Pompeii. Shop. Linked to VI.7.9, VI.7.10, VI.7.11 and VI.7.12.

Excavated 1825, 1835.  Restored 1976.  (Strada di Mercurio 33).

 

VI.7.8 Pompeii. March 2009. Entrance doorway, looking west.

VI.7.8 Pompeii. March 2009. Entrance doorway, looking west.

 

VI.7.8 Pompeii. December 2007. Entrance, looking north.

VI.7.8 Pompeii. December 2007. Entrance, looking north.

 

Via di Mercurio. About 1909. Looking south past Via di Mercurio from near VI.7.10. Photo courtesy of Rick Bauer.

Via di Mercurio. About 1909. Looking south past Via di Mercurio from near VI.7.10.

Photo courtesy of Rick Bauer.

 

VI.7.8 Pompeii.  December 2007.  Entrance.

VI.7.8 Pompeii. December 2007. Entrance doorway.

 

VI.7.8 Pompeii. May 2005. Looking towards west wall of shop.

VI.7.8 Pompeii. May 2005. Looking towards west wall of shop.

 

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VI.7.8 Pompeii. W.1296. Façade on Via Mercurio.
Photo by Tatiana Warscher. With kind permission of DAI Rome, whose copyright it remains. 
See http://arachne.uni-koeln.de/item/marbilderbestand/231634

VI.7.8 Pompeii. W.1296. Façade on Via Mercurio.

Photo by Tatiana Warscher. With kind permission of DAI Rome, whose copyright it remains.

See http://arachne.uni-koeln.de/item/marbilderbestand/231634

 

VI.7.8 Pompeii.  March 2009.  South wall.

VI.7.8 Pompeii. March 2009. South wall of shop.

 

VI.7.8 Pompeii.  March 2009.  West wall and door to VI.7.9.

VI.7.8 Pompeii. March 2009. West wall of shop, and doorway to VI.7.9.

 

VI.7.8 Pompeii. March 2009. Doorway leading into VI.7.9.

VI.7.8 Pompeii. March 2009. Doorway leading into VI.7.9.

 

VI.7.8 Pompeii. March 2009. North wall of shop.

VI.7.8 Pompeii. March 2009. North wall of shop.

 

VI.7.8 Pompeii.  December 2007.  Pilaster between VI.7.8 and VI.7.9, which had the wall painting of the Procession of the Carpenters.

VI.7.8 Pompeii. December 2007. 

Pilaster between VI.7.8 and VI.7.9, which had the wall painting of the Procession of the Carpenters.  

 

VI.7.8 Pompeii.  Wall painting of the Procession of the Carpenters.   Originally found on pilaster between entrances VI.7.8 and VI.7.9.  Old undated photograph courtesy of the Society of Antiquaries, Fox Collection.

VI.7.8 Pompeii. Wall painting of the Procession of the Carpenters.  

Originally found on pilaster between entrances VI.7.8 and VI.7.9.

Now in Naples Archaeological Museum. Inventory Number 8991.

Old undated photograph courtesy of the Society of Antiquaries, Fox Collection.

 

VI.7.9 Pompeii. Wall painting of the Procession of the Carpenters.  

Originally found on pilaster between entrances VI.7.8 and VI.7.9.

Now in Naples Archaeological Museum. Inventory number 8991.

See Helbig, W., 1868. Wandgemälde der vom Vesuv verschütteten Städte Campaniens. Leipzig: Breitkopf und Härtel. (1480). 

According to Leach, figures of Minerva, Mercury and Daedalus painted on its exterior pilasters (6.7.8-12), as well as another painting of a procession advertising the craft of Daedalus under the protection of Minerva and Mercury, were taken by Mau as an indication that this was a Carpenter’s workshop.

The sign showed 3 carpenters bearing a ferculum that included a figure of Daedalus and some workmen performing carpenters’ tasks.  

A dead figure lies before Daedalus’s feet: this may well be a reference to the nephew Perdix whom the legendary artisan murdered through jealousy for his invention of the rake.  

(PPM 4, p389-91, however, suggested that the sign indicated a perfumer’s shop that dealt in spices requisite to funeral rituals).

See Leach, E.W: The Social Life of Painting in Ancient Rome and on the Bay of Naples.