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Herculaneum IV.12. Shop linked to house at IV.13 or entrance to house VI.13

Also linked to IV.15-16. Excavated 1931-32.

 

According to Maiuri, this is the doorway of the house of the owner of the great shop at the crossroads of the decumanus with the cardo (see IV.15 and IV.16).

The dwelling contains all the rooms between the entrance at number 12, and the shop entrance at number 15, with the exception of shop numbered IV.14.

See Maiuri, Amedeo, (1977). Herculaneum. 7th English ed, of Guide books to the Museums Galleries and Monuments of Italy, No.53 (p.58).

 

Herculaneum IV.12-13; 15-16, plan of house and linked areas.

According to Pesando and Guidobaldi, entrances at 12 and 13 serve the house living quarters.
1 and 2 are two living rooms, on west side of fauces 10, with two well-heads.
Atrium 3 has an impluvium in centre.
Cubiculum 4 opens onto atrium. 
Small triclinium 5, in which was conserved the central emblema in opus sectile.
Corridor 11, from this corridor the living quarters connect with the bar room and connected rooms, in room 13, served by entrances at 15 and 16 was the grand counter room with evidence of traces of a latrine in the south-east corner.
The rear rooms 6 and 7 on west side of shop-room, and a large room on the south side, subdivided by a rough screen into the actual rooms 8 and 9, all were rooms for the clients to sit and eat.
On the wall of the screen in room 6 is a graffito....... (page 337)
See Pesando, F. and Guidobaldi, M.P. (2006). Pompei, Oplontis, Ercolano, Stabiae. Editori Laterza, (p.336-7)

Herculaneum IV.12-13; 15-16, plan of house and linked areas.

 

According to Pesando and Guidobaldi, entrances at 12 and 13 serve the house living quarters.

1 and 2 are two living rooms, on west side of fauces 10, with two well-heads.

Atrium 3 has an impluvium in centre.

Cubiculum 4 opens onto atrium.

Small triclinium 5, in which was conserved the central emblema in opus sectile.

Corridor 11, from this corridor the living quarters connect with the bar room and connected rooms,

in room 13, served by entrances at 15 and 16 was the grand counter room with evidence of traces of a latrine in the south-east corner.

The rear rooms 6 and 7 on west side of shop-room, and a large room on the south side, subdivided by a rough screen into the actual rooms 8 and 9, all were rooms for the clients to sit and eat.

On the wall of the screen in room 6 is a graffito....... (page 337)

See Pesando, F. and Guidobaldi, M.P. (2006). Pompei, Oplontis, Ercolano, Stabiae. Editori Laterza, (p.336-7)

 

IV.12 Herculaneum, on right. September 2015. Looking south to shop entrance doorway, linked to entrance at IV.13.  Photo courtesy of Michael Binns.

IV.12 Herculaneum, on right. September 2015. Looking south to shop entrance doorway, linked to entrance at IV.13.

Photo courtesy of Michael Binns.