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VII.9.2 Pompeii. Tempio di Vespasiano o Tempio del Genio di Augusto o Tempio di Mercurio.

Temple of Vespasian or Temple of the Genius of Augustus or Temple of Mercury.

Excavated 1817.

 

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VII.9.2 Pompeii. July 2010. Altar looking north east. Photo courtesy of Rick Bauer.

VII.9.2 Pompeii. July 2010. Altar looking north-east towards west and south sides of altar.

Photo courtesy of Rick Bauer.

 

VII.9.2 Pompeii. July 2010. West and south sides of altar. Photo courtesy of Rick Bauer.

VII.9.2 Pompeii. July 2010. West and south sides of altar.

Photo courtesy of Rick Bauer.

 

VII.9.2 Pompeii. July 2010. South side of altar. Photo courtesy of Rick Bauer.

VII.9.2 Pompeii. July 2010. South side of altar. Photo courtesy of Rick Bauer.

 

VII.9.2 Pompeii.  Looking north at south side of altar. Photographed 1970-79 by Günther Einhorn, picture courtesy of his son Ralf Einhorn.

VII.9.2 Pompeii. Looking north at south side of altar.

Photographed 1970-79 by Günther Einhorn, picture courtesy of his son Ralf Einhorn.

 

VII.9.2 Pompeii.  July 2010. Altar. South side. According to Mau, the north and south sides have representations of ceremonial objects used in sacrificing. On this side is the napkin (mantele), the augural staff (lituus), and the box in which the incense was kept (acerra). See Mau, A., 1907, translated by Kelsey F. W. Pompeii: Its Life and Art. New York: Macmillan. (Page 107). Photo courtesy of Rick Bauer.

VII.9.2 Pompeii. July 2010. South side of altar.

According to Mau, the north and south sides have representations of ceremonial objects used in sacrificing.

On this side is the napkin (mantele), the augural staff (lituus), and the box in which the incense was kept (acerra).

See Mau, A., 1907, translated by Kelsey F. W. Pompeii: Its Life and Art. New York: Macmillan. (Page 107).

Photo courtesy of Rick Bauer.

 

VII.9.2 Pompeii. 1966. South side of altar. 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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VII.9.2 Pompeii. 1966. South side of altar. 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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VII.9.2 Pompeii. 1957. South side of Altar. 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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VII.9.2 Pompeii. 1957. South side of Altar. 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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VII.9.2 Pompeii. July 2010. Altar. North side. According to Mau, the north and south sides have representations of ceremonial objects used in sacrificing. On this side is the libation bowl (patera), a ladle (simpulum) and a pitcher. See Mau, A., 1907, translated by Kelsey F. W. Pompeii: Its Life and Art. New York: Macmillan. (Page 107). Photo courtesy of Rick Bauer.

VII.9.2 Pompeii. July 2010. North side of altar.

According to Mau, the north and south sides have representations of ceremonial objects used in sacrificing.

On this side is the libation bowl (patera), a ladle (simpulum) and a pitcher.

See Mau, A., 1907, translated by Kelsey F. W. Pompeii: Its Life and Art. New York: Macmillan. (Page 107).

Photo courtesy of Rick Bauer.

 

VII.9.2 Pompeii. 1966. North side of altar. 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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VII.9.2 Pompeii. 1966. North side of altar. 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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VII.9.2 Pompeii. Drawing by Pasquale Maria Veneri, 1843, of detail from marble altar.
Now in Naples Archaeological Museum. Inventory number ADS 725.  
Photo © ICCD. http://www.catalogo.beniculturali.it
Utilizzabili alle condizioni della licenza Attribuzione - Non commerciale - Condividi allo stesso modo 2.5 Italia (CC BY-NC-SA 2.5 IT)

VII.9.2 Pompeii. Drawing by Pasquale Maria Veneri, 1843, of detail from marble altar.

Now in Naples Archaeological Museum. Inventory number ADS 725. 

Photo © ICCD. http://www.catalogo.beniculturali.it

Utilizzabili alle condizioni della licenza Attribuzione - Non commerciale - Condividi allo stesso modo 2.5 Italia (CC BY-NC-SA 2.5 IT)

 

VII.9.2 Pompeii. 1966. Detail from north side of altar. 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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VII.9.2 Pompeii. 1966. Detail from north side of altar. 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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VII.9.2 Pompeii. March 1939. Looking towards north and east side of altar. Photo courtesy of Rick Bauer.

VII.9.2 Pompeii. March 1939. Looking towards north and east side of altar. Photo courtesy of Rick Bauer.

 

VII.9.2 Pompeii. 1944. Altar. East side. Photo courtesy of Rick Bauer.

VII.9.2 Pompeii. 1944. East side of altar. Photo courtesy of Rick Bauer.

This side has a crown of oak leaves with a laurel on each side.

According to Mau, the civic crown, one made of oak leaves, and the laurel are recognised as attributes denoting imperial rank.

This temple was therefore built in honour of an emperor.

See Mau, A., 1907, translated by Kelsey F. W. Pompeii: Its Life and Art. New York: Macmillan. (Page 107).

 

VII.9.2 Pompeii. July 2010.  West side of altar. Photo courtesy of Rick Bauer.

VII.9.2 Pompeii. July 2010. West side of altar. Photo courtesy of Rick Bauer.

 

VII.9.2 Pompeii. December 2005.   West side of altar.

VII.9.2 Pompeii. December 2005.  West side of altar.

 

VII.9.2 Pompeii.  Sacrificial scene on West side of altar. According to Mau, a priest with a toga drawn over his head pours a libation from a shallow bowl or patera onto an altar which is in the form of a tripod. With him at the left are two lectors with their bundles of rods, a flute player, two boys – camilli - carrying the utensils for the sacrifice, and also an attendant. At the right the victimarius or slayer and an assistant are bringing a bull to the altar for sacrifice. In the background is a Tetrastyle temple, “doubtless the temple before us; the scene represents the dedicatory exercises.”  As the sacrifice is a bull it means the temple must have been dedicated to an emperor during his lifetime. See Mau, A., 1907, translated by Kelsey F. W. Pompeii: Its Life and Art. New York: Macmillan. (Page 106). Photographed 1970-79 by Günther Einhorn, picture courtesy of his son Ralf Einhorn.

VII.9.2 Pompeii. Sacrificial scene on West side of altar.

According to Mau, a priest with a toga drawn over his head pours a libation from a shallow bowl or patera onto an altar which is in the form of a tripod.

With him at the left are two lectors with their bundles of rods, a flute player, two boys – camilli - carrying the utensils for the sacrifice, and also an attendant.

At the right the victimarius or slayer and an assistant are bringing a bull to the altar for sacrifice.

In the background is a Tetrastyle temple, “doubtless the temple before us; the scene represents the dedicatory exercises.”

As the sacrifice is a bull it means the temple must have been dedicated to an emperor during his lifetime.

See Mau, A., 1907, translated by Kelsey F. W. Pompeii: Its Life and Art. New York: Macmillan. (Pages 106-7).

Photographed 1970-79 by Günther Einhorn, picture courtesy of his son Ralf Einhorn.

 

VII.9.2 Pompeii. 1961.Looking towards west side of altar. 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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VII.9.2 Pompeii. 1961.Looking towards west side of altar.

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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VII.9.2 Pompeii. July 2010. Altar looking south east. Photo courtesy of Rick Bauer.

VII.9.2 Pompeii. July 2010. Altar looking south-east. Photo courtesy of Rick Bauer.

 

VII.9.2 Pompeii.  March 2009.  Looking south east across Temple.

VII.9.2 Pompeii. March 2009. Looking south-east across Temple towards north and west sides of altar.

 

VI.9.2 Pompeii, May 2018. Looking towards north and west sides of altar. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

VI.9.2 Pompeii, May 2018. Looking towards north and west sides of altar. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

VII.9.2 Pompeii.  March 2009.  North and West sides of altar.

VII.9.2 Pompeii. March 2009. North and west sides of altar.\

 

VII.9.2 Pompeii.  North and West side of altar. Photographed 1970-79 by Günther Einhorn, picture courtesy of his son Ralf Einhorn.

VII.9.2 Pompeii. North and west side of altar.

Photographed 1970-79 by Günther Einhorn, picture courtesy of his son Ralf Einhorn.

 

 

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