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Herculaneum VI.14. Shop, or a bar selling food and drinks.

Excavated 1960.

 

Wallace-Hadrill described this as a single-roomed shop, with no decorations inside.

See Wallace-Hadrill, A., 1994. Houses and Society in Pompeii and Herculaneum. New Jersey: Princeton U.P. (p.206)

 

Ins. VI 14 Herculaneum, September 2015. Looking south to entrance doorway.

VI.14 Herculaneum, September 2015. Looking south to entrance doorway.

 

Ins. VI 14 and 15, Herculaneum, September 2015. The pilaster on the left of the entrance doorway showed the painted sign with four pitchers of different coloured liquids, the drinks sold here and a list of their prices. At the top was a painted figure, and the panel at the bottom has an inscription painted in red reading NOLA, an announcement of a forthcoming gladiator’s show.

VI.14 and 15, Herculaneum, September 2015.

The pilaster on the left of the entrance doorway showed the painted sign with four pitchers of different coloured liquids, the drinks sold here and a list of their prices.

At the top was a painted figure, and the panel at the bottom has an inscription painted in red reading NOLA, an announcement of a forthcoming gladiator’s show.

Both of these doorways, leading into rooms of shops/bars, would have been part of the Casa del Salone nero originally.

 

Ins. VI 13, 14 and 15, Herculaneum, August 2013.  Looking south from Decumanus Maximus towards entrance doorways. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

VI.13, 14 and 15, Herculaneum, August 2013. 

Looking south from Decumanus Maximus towards entrance doorways. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

Ins. VI 14, on right, Herculaneum, September 2015. Detail of painted sign.

VI.14, on right, Herculaneum, September 2015. Detail of painted sign.

 

Ins. VI 14, Herculaneum, August 2013.  Painted figure at the top of the pilaster on the left of the entrance doorway. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

VI.14, Herculaneum, August 2013.  

Painted figure at the top of the pilaster on the left of the entrance doorway.

Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

Ins. VI 14, Herculaneum, August 2013.  Detail of the painted figure at the top of the painted pilaster on the left of the entrance doorway.  Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

VI.14, Herculaneum, August 2013.  

Detail of the painted figure at the top of the painted pilaster on the left of the entrance doorway. 

Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

VI.13/14 Herculaneum, June 2017.  Enhanced part of the shop sign showing four jugs of different colours, naming and pricing the drinks sold here together with the shop sign AD CVCVMAS (Ad Cucumas), written above the jugs. Photo courtesy of Michael Binns.

VI.13/14 Herculaneum, June 2017.

Enhanced part of the shop sign showing four jugs of different colours, naming and pricing the drinks sold here together with the shop sign AD CVCVMAS (Ad Cucumas), written above the jugs. Photo courtesy of Michael Binns.

 

Ins. VI 14, Herculaneum, August 2013.   Detail from the painted pilaster on the left of the entrance doorway showing the painted pitchers.  Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

VI.14, Herculaneum, August 2013.  

Detail from the painted pilaster on the left of the entrance doorway showing the painted pitchers. 

Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

VI.14, Herculaneum, June 2011. 
Detail from the painted pilaster on the left of the entrance doorway showing the painted pitchers.  
Photo courtesy of Sera Baker.

VI.14, Herculaneum, June 2011.

Detail from the painted pilaster on the left of the entrance doorway showing the painted pitchers. 

Photo courtesy of Sera Baker.

 

VI 13, on left, VI 14, on right, Herculaneum, May 2009. Painted sign on pilaster between house entrance and shop. Looking south.Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.
According to Pesando and Guidobaldi, the very ancient painted graffiti NOLA, in red letters on the lower part, came to light during the restoration of the panel above. This was the announcement of a gladiatorial spectacle, inscribed by the scr (iptor) Aprilis of Capua, evidently a travelling scribe.
See Pesando, F. and Guidobaldi, M.P. (2006). Pompei, Oplontis, Ercolano, Stabiae. Editori Laterza, (p.366).

VI.13, on left, VI.14, on right, Herculaneum, May 2009.

Painted sign on pilaster between house entrance and shop. Looking south.

Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

According to Pesando and Guidobaldi, the very ancient painted graffiti NOLA, in red letters on the lower part, came to light during the restoration of the panel above. This was the announcement of a gladiatorial spectacle, inscribed by the scr (iptor) Aprilis of Capua, evidently a travelling scribe.

See Pesando, F. and Guidobaldi, M.P. (2006). Pompei, Oplontis, Ercolano, Stabiae. Editori Laterza, (p.366).

 

VI.13, on left, VI.14, on right, Herculaneum, June 2011. 
Painted sign on pilaster between house entrance and shop. Looking south.
Photo courtesy of Sera Baker.

VI.13, on left, VI.14, on right, Herculaneum, June 2011.

Painted sign on pilaster between house entrance and shop. Looking south.

Photo courtesy of Sera Baker.

 

Ins. VI 13, on left, VI 14, on right, Herculaneum, May 2006. 
Painted sign on pilaster between house entrance and shop. Looking south.
At the top is a painted figure. 
The shop sign showed four jugs of different colours, naming and pricing the drinks sold here together with the shop sign AD CVCVMAS (Ad Cucumas), written above the jugs.
The painted graffiti NOLA in red letters can also be seen on the lower part.
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VI.13, on left, VI.14, on right, Herculaneum, May 2006.

Painted sign on pilaster between house entrance and shop. Looking south.

At the top is a painted figure.

The shop sign showed four jugs of different colours, naming and pricing the drinks sold here together with the shop sign AD CVCVMAS (Ad Cucumas), written above the jugs.

The painted graffiti NOLA in red letters can also be seen on the lower part.

 

Ins. VI 12, 13 and 14 Herculaneum, September 2015. Entrance doorways.

VI.12, 13 and 14 Herculaneum, September 2015. Entrance doorways.

 

Ins. VI 13, 14 and 15 Herculaneum, September 2015. Upper facades.

VI.13, 14 and 15 Herculaneum, September 2015. Upper facades.