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Pompeii. Street altar at VIII.2.25. Excavated 1808?

 

VIII.2.25 Pompeii. September 2005. Street altar on south side of Vicolo della Regina.

VIII.2.25 Pompeii. September 2005. Street altar on south side of Vicolo della Regina.

 

VIII.2.25 Pompeii.  December 2004. Street altar

VIII.2.25 Pompeii.  December 2004. Street altar

According to Mau, this was the largest of the street altars found.

It stood freely in a vaulted niche on the north side of VIII.2, but no traces of painting were to be seen near it.

See Mau, A., 1907, translated by Kelsey, F. W., Pompeii: Its Life and Art. New York: Macmillan. (p. 236).

 

VIII.2.25 Pompeii.  Street altar on south side of Vicolo della Regina.
Photographed 1970-79 by Günther Einhorn, picture courtesy of his son Ralf Einhorn.

VIII.2.25 Pompeii. Street altar on south side of Vicolo della Regina.

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

 

VIII.2.25 Pompeii. 1968. Street altar on south side of Vicolo della Regina. 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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VIII.2.25 Pompeii. 1968. Street altar on south side of Vicolo della Regina.

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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VIII.2.25 Pompeii. 1824 drawing of the street altar.
See Mazois, F., 1824. Les Ruines de Pompei : Second Partie. Paris : Firmin Didot. (Plate VI).
Overbeck has a similar drawing which he describes as "a rather handsome altar, which, in order not to obstruct or narrow the traffic on the path, which is not too wide anyway, stands modestly in a wall niche, in which above it a depiction of a sacrifice was painted or placed in relief".
See Overbeck J., 1884. Pompeji in seinen Gebäuden, Alterthümen und Kunstwerken. Leipzig: Engelmann, p. 243, fig. 133.

VIII.2.25 Pompeii. 1824 drawing of the street altar.

See Mazois, F., 1824. Les Ruines de Pompei : Second Partie. Paris : Firmin Didot. (Plate VI).

Overbeck has a similar drawing which he describes as "a rather handsome altar, which, in order not to obstruct or narrow the traffic on the path, which is not too wide anyway, stands modestly in a wall niche, in which above it a depiction of a sacrifice was painted or placed in relief".

See Overbeck J., 1884. Pompeji in seinen Gebäuden, Alterthümen und Kunstwerken. Leipzig: Engelmann, p. 243, fig. 133.

 

VIII.2.25 Pompeii. 1824 detail of the inscription near the street altar.
See Mazois, F., 1824. Les Ruines de Pompei : Second Partie. Paris : Firmin Didot. (Plate VI).
The Epigraphic Database Roma records the inscription as

C(aium) C̣ụṣ[pium Pansam]
L(ucium) Popidium Secundum ạ[ediles]
ịuvenes probos dignos r(ei) p(ublicae) o(ro) v(os) f(aciatis)
ṣc̣ṛ(ipsit) Infantio

VIII, 2, 25, verso est (a. 1816)   [CIL IV, 00785a]

VIII.2.25 Pompeii. 1824 detail of the inscription near the street altar.

See Mazois, F., 1824. Les Ruines de Pompei : Second Partie. Paris : Firmin Didot. (Plate VI).

The Epigraphic Database Roma records the inscription as

 

C(aium) C̣ụṣ[pium Pansam]
L(ucium) Popidium Secundum ạ[ediles]
ịuvenes probos dignos r(ei) p(ublicae) o(ro) v(os) f(aciatis)
ṣc̣ṛ(ipsit) Infantio

 

VIII, 2, 25, verso est (a. 1816)   [CIL IV, 00785a]

 

VIII.2.25 Pompeii. 1819 drawing of street altar on south side of Vicolo della Regina.
Two snakes appear to be approaching an altar, one from each side
See Gell, W, and Gandy J. P., 1819. Pompeiana. London: Rodwell and Martin, p. 195.

VIII.2.25 Pompeii. 1819 drawing of street altar on south side of Vicolo della Regina.

Two snakes appear to be approaching an altar, one from each side

See Gell, W, and Gandy J. P., 1819. Pompeiana. London: Rodwell and Martin, p. 195.

 

 

 

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