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Reg VI, Ins 16

General Description

House of the Ara Maxima House of the Golden Cupids Reg VI, Ins 16 lies in the north east corner of Regio VI, on the west side of the Via del Vesuvio across from mostly unexcavated ground.

The insula contains a mix of workshops, shops and domestic properties. Being quite a narrow insula, especially at its north end, some properties span the whole width of the block. Of the properties in the insula, the House of the Golden Cupids and the House of the Ara Maxima are the best preserved and are examined here in more detail.


Plan of the Insula..


.,,,..Key:
.........A. House of the Golden Cupids

.........B. House of the Ara Maxima

Full List of Properties

Door
No.
Property
Name or Description
Area (Sq.m)
No of Rooms
Description,
Decoration and Comments
1,2
Caupona 87 6 Caupona with back rooms. No decoration. Plaster remnants. Ruinous state.
3,4 Fullonica 176 2 Vats for fulling. No decoration. Plaster remnants. Ruinous state.
5 Shop 43 2 Back room. Stairs up. No decoration. Plaster remnants. Ruinous state.
6 Caupona 36 1 Passage to rear with access to No.7. Plaster remnants.
7,38 House of the Golden Cupids 759 15 Fairly standard atrium/garden plan. Atrium. Tablinum. Peristyle with 4 sided colonnade. Third and fourth style decoration throughout. Mosaic paving in 3 rooms. Service rooms at rear with stairs up. Posticum at No.38.
8-9 Workshop and apartment 32 3 Stairs up at No.8. Workshop at No.9. No decoration. Ruinous state.
10 House of Erastus 82 3 Workshop. Central yard. No decoration. Ruinous state.
11
Shop and apartment 85 4 Workshop with back rooms. No decoration. Ruinous state.
12 Caupona 74 3 Shop with back room. Yard. End room. No decoration. Plaster remnants. Ruinous state.
13-14 Workshop 63 4 Workshop with rooms to rear. Stairs up at No.14. No decoration. Plaster remnants. Ruinous state.
15-17 House of the Ara Maxima 187 8 Atrium with rooms off. Fourth style decoration in 5 rooms. Painted lararium in atrium. Secondary entrance at No.16. Shop at No.17.
18 Workshop and apartment 75 4 Central court with rooms off. No decoration. Ruinous state.
19
26-27
Unnamed house 550 17+ Main entrance at No.26. Atrium with stairs up. Peristyle with 3 sided colonnade. Posticum at No.27. Secondary atrium at No.19. First and fourth style decoration in 7 rooms. Semi-ruinous state.
20-24 Statio Vindemitorum 107 4 Grape gatherers' post. Central area with rooms off. Traces of fourth style decoration. Painted lararium. Ruinous state.
25 Shop 29 1 Single room. No decoration. Ruinous state.
28 Unnamed house 145 6 Atrium. Stairs up. Third and fourth style decoration in 4 rooms. Semi-ruinous state.
29-30 Unnamed house and workshop 281 9 At No.29 central court with rooms off. Stairs up. Fourth style decoration. Workshop at No.30. Plaster remnants. Ruinous state.
31 Workshop and apartment 171 8 Passage with rooms off. First and fourth style decoration. Yard to rear. Ruinous state.
32-33 House of Aurunculeius Secundio 136 5 Atrium. Stairs up. Yard to rear. Fourth style decoration. Bar at No.33 with fourth style decoration. Masonry counter with marble top.
34 Shop 17 1 Single room. Third style decoration. Ruinous state.
35 Unnamed house 138 5 Atrium. Fourth style decoration in 1 room. Stairs up. Yard to rear.
36-37 House of Poppaeus Sabinus 295 5 Long entrance passageway, with rooms off, leads to peristyle with 3 sided colonnade. Third and fourth style decoration. Some mosaic paving. Stairs up. Semi-ruinous condition.
39-40 Caupona 95 3 Thermopolium at No.40 with rooms to rear. No decoration. Masonry counter with marble top. Stairs up at No.39. 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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