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Reg IX, Ins 5

General Description


House of the Jason House of the Restaurant Reg IX, Ins 5 lies on the south side of the Via di Nola bounded on the west by the Vicolo di Tesmo and on the east by the Vicolo dei Centenaria. The insula has sustained considerable damage in the past and most of the properties are in a semi-ruinous or ruinous condition.

The insula contains mostly commercial properties as can be seen from the detailed list below. It also includes several houses including the House of Jason which is examined here in detail.


Plan of the Insula..


.        Key:
....A. House of the Restaurant
....B. House of Jason

Full List of Properties

Door
No.
Property
Name or Description
Area (Sq.m)
No of Rooms
Description,
Decoration and Comments
1
Shop
37
2
Undecorated shop with back room. Plaster remnants. Ruinous state.
2,22
House of the Skeleton
437
16
Standard atrium/garden plan. Atrium. Impluvium. Tablinum. Triclinium. Peristyle. Side entrance at 22. Ruinous condition.
3 Shop
24
1
Undecorated shop. Plaster remnants. Linked to atrium of No.2. Ruinous state.
4 Shop and bakery
213 7 Undecorated shop and workshop with bakery at rear. Millstones. Oven. Little/no decoration. Plaster remnants. Ruinous state.
5
Shop 17 1 Undecorated shop with stairs up. Plaster remnants. Ruinous state.
6,17
Unnamed house
391 13 Reasonably standard atrium/garden plan. Atrium. Impluvium. Triclinium. TablinumPeristyle. Rear entrance at 17. Fourth style decoration in 3 rooms. Semi- ruinous condition.
7
Shop 15 1 Undecorated shop with stairs up. Plaster remnants. Ruinous state.
8
Shop 48 3 Undecorated shop with rooms to rear. Stairs up. Plaster remnants. Ruinous state.
9
House of the Pygmies
369 11 Reasonably standard atrium/garden plan. Atrium. Impluvium. TablinumPeristyle. Wall paintings of pygmies in a Nile setting in 1 room. Otherwise ruinous condition.
10 Shop 50 2 Undecorated shop with back room. Plaster remnants. Ruinous state.
11,13
Unnamed house
361 13 Standard atrium/garden plan. Atrium. Impluvium. TablinumPeristyle. Side entrance at 13. Weathered fourth style decoration in 4 rooms. Semi-ruinous condition.
12 Shop
31 1 Undecorated shop with stairs up. Plaster remnants. Ruinous state.
14-16
House of the Restaurant
797 15 Irregular plan. Combination of 2 properties. 2 Atria. 2 Impluvia. Large peristyle with rooms off. Some surviving fourth style decoration. Stairs up at No.15. Semi-ruinous state.
18-21 House of Jason
400 14 Irregular plan. Atrium/garden. Triclinium. Some surviving decoration (mostly removed to the National Archaeological Museum). Stairs up at No.20. Side entrance at No.21. Ruinous state.

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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