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Herculaneum Ins. Or. II.13. Shop or Popina of Aulus Fuferus.

Excavated 1936-37.

 

According to Maiuri, this was a shop with counter (cereals and vegetables; corn and beans); in the glass-case some silver rings and a seal with the name of A(uli) Fuferi.

See Maiuri, Amedeo, (1977). Herculaneum. 7th English ed, of Guide books to the Museums Galleries and Monuments of Italy, No.53 (p.57).

 

Deiss wrote that a couple of doors up the street (from the wine shop) was another shop whose owner is known from his seal.

Aulus Fuferus rushed off without seal and silver rings.

His speciality was cereals and vegetables, and perhaps fruit.

The cereals and the beans remain, but the vegetables were more perishable.

See Deiss, J.J. 1968. Herculaneum: a city returns to the sun. UK, The History Book Club, (p.106)

 

Wallace-Hadrill wrote that shop number 13 with its sales counter found with a large quantity of carbonized grain, beans and chickpeas, which are duly displayed to the public in glass cases.

On page 280, he wrote that doubts fall too on the carbonized grain, beans and chickpeas found in the dolia in the counter of the shop at no.13. The excavation diaries say nothing of these finds, but do mention amphorae full of similar carbonized material found in the upper floor of a nearby flat.

See Wallace-Hadrill, A. (2011). Herculaneum, Past and Future. London, Frances Lincoln Ltd., (p.278 and p.280).

 

According to Guidobaldi, this was a “popina” with rear-room and a triclinium for the clients.

See Guidobaldi, M.P, 2009: Ercolano, guida agli scavi. Naples, Electa Napoli, (p.49).

 

Ins. Orientalis II.13, on left, Herculaneum. May 2009. Looking south on Cardo V Superiore. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

Ins. Orientalis II.13, on left, Herculaneum. May 2009. Looking south on Cardo V Superiore.

Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

Ins. Orientalis II.13, Herculaneum. September 2015. Looking north on east side of Cardo V. Superiore.

 

Ins. Orientalis II.13, Herculaneum. July 2015. Looking east towards entrance doorway. Photo courtesy of Michael Binns.

Ins. Orientalis II.13, Herculaneum. July 2015. Looking east towards entrance doorway.

Photo courtesy of Michael Binns.

 

Ins. Or. II.13, Herculaneum, October 2014. Looking east to entrance doorway. Photo courtesy of Michael Binns.

Ins. Or. II.13, Herculaneum, October 2014. Looking east to entrance doorway.

Photo courtesy of Michael Binns.

 

Ins. Or. II.13, Herculaneum, on right. October 2012. Looking east to entrance doorway, with Ins.Or.II.14, on left.  Photo courtesy of Michael Binns.

Ins. Or. II.13, Herculaneum, on right. October 2012. Looking east to entrance doorway, with Ins.Or.II.14, on left.

Photo courtesy of Michael Binns.

 

Ins. Orientalis II.13, Herculaneum. September 2015.

Looking north along entrance doorway threshold.

 

Ins. Orientalis II.13, Herculaneum. September 2015. Looking east across counter.

 

Ins. Orientalis II.13, Herculaneum. October 2012. Looking north-east across counter. Photo courtesy of Michael Binns.

Ins. Orientalis II.13, Herculaneum. October 2012. Looking north-east across counter.

Photo courtesy of Michael Binns.

 

Ins. Orientalis II.13, Herculaneum. September 2015. Looking north along front of counter.

 

Ins. Orientalis II.13, Herculaneum. September 2015. Looking east along counter.

 

Ins. Orientalis II.13, Herculaneum. September 2015. Looking east across shop-room towards a rear room.

 

Ins. Orientalis II.13, Herculaneum. September 2015. North wall of shop-room.

 

Ins. Orientalis II.13, Herculaneum. September 2015. Detail from north wall of shop-room.

 

Ins. Orientalis II.13, Herculaneum. September 2015. South wall of shop-room.

Comparing this with the photo below, it would seem the doorway (on the left) leads to other rooms, whereas the “doorway” (centre left) would appear to have been an arched recess originally.

 

Ins. Orientalis II.13, Herculaneum. 1961. Looking east across shop-room.  On the counter is a display case, with some of the finds exhibited. 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.  J61f0594

Ins. Orientalis II.13, Herculaneum. 1961. Looking east across shop-room.

On the counter is a display case, with some of the finds exhibited.

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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Ins. Orientalis II.13, Herculaneum. 1961.

Looking east, the high south wall shows detail of having at least two upper floors.

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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