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Reg VI, Ins 12

General Description

House of the Faun Reg VI, Ins 12 lies along the southern boundary of Regio VI as delineated by the Via della Fortuna. To the north it is bound by the Vico di Mercurio, to the east by the Vico del Labirinto and to the west by the Vico del Fauno.

The insula contains a few shops, but to all intents and purposes it is occupied by one large property, the House of the Faun. This house is one of the most wall known private dwellings in Pompeii and contains all the features common to all Pompeii's other aristocratic houses.

Plan of the Insula..

......A. House of the Faun

Full List of Properties

Name or Description
Area (Sq.m)
No of Rooms
Decoration and Comments
1,8 Shop 38 1 Tufa facade. Single room. Linked to No.2. Side entrance at No.8. No decoration. Plaster remnants. Semi-ruinous state.
House of the Faun 2854 30+ Main entrance at No.2. Atrium. 2 peristyles each with 4 sided colonnade. Secondary entrance at No.5 leading to tetrastyle atrium. Bath suite. Outstanding mosaic pavements in 12 areas including Alexander mosaic. Fragments of second, third and fourth style decoration. Posticum at No.7.
3 Shop 26 1 Tufa facade. Single room. No decoration. Linked to No.2. Semi-ruinous state.
4 Shop 24 1 Tufa facade. Single room with stairs up. No decoration. Semi-ruinous state.
6 Shop 25 1 Tufa facade. Single room. No decoration. Semi-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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