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Reg IX, Ins 12

General Description

House of the Chaste Lovers House of the Painters at Work Reg IX, Ins 12 lies along the southern boundary of Regio IX on the Via dell'Abbondanza.

Only a small part of the insula has so far been excavated, as can be seen on the accompanying graphic. A small insula in width, the side fronting the Via dell'Abbondanza is quite striking with its double height facade. Excavations are currently being carried out in the insula, mainly on the House of the Painters at Work, and the House of the Chaste Lovers.


Plan of the Insula..


.,,,,,,,..Key:

..................A. House of the Chaste Lovers

..................B. House of the Painters at Work

Full List of Properties

Door
No.
Property
Name or Description
Area (Sq.m)
No of Rooms
Description,
Decoration and Comments
1,2
House of the First Cenaculum N/A N/A Impressive 2 storey facade with columns on the second floor extending over Nos.1-5. Only partially excavated. Stairs up at No.2.
3 Shop N/A N/A Only partially excavated.
4 House of the Second Cenaculum N/A N/A Only partially excavated.
5 Shop N/A N/A Only partially excavated.
6,8 House of the Chaste Lovers N/A N/A Graffiti on facade. Third style decoration on triclinium with decorative panels on a red and black ground. Property includes a bakery with oven and millstones. Stables at No.8.
7 Shop N/A N/A Graffiti on facade. Only partially excavated.
9 House of the Painters at Work N/A N/A Only partially excavated. Peristyle decorated in red/white. Many finely decorated rooms. Large oecus with panels on alternating red and black ground with unfinished fresco decoration. Mosaic paving.

Tour of the Insula

To examine a featured building in more detail, select it from the above list. Where there is more than one property of interest in the insula, the buildings are arranged in order of reference number, which may not necessarily be the route chosen when actually visiting the site.




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