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Reg VII, Ins 2

General Description

House of Gavius Rufus House of the Bear Reg VII, Ins 2 lies along the eastern boundary of Regio VII on the Via di Stabia between the Via degli Augustali to the south and the Vicolo del Panettiere to the north.

The insula contains a mix of domestic and commercial properties. The interior of the insula is domestic in nature with the shops mostly confined to the southern and eastern edges. Of the properties in the insula, the House of the Bear is the best preserved and is examined here in more detail.


Plan of the Insula..


.,,,..Key:
......A. House of Gavius Rufus

      B. House of the Bear

Full List of Properties

Door
No.
Property
Name or Description
Area (Sq.m)
No of Rooms
Description,
Decoration and Comments
1
Shop 23 1 Undecorated single room. Ruinous state.
2
Shop 24 1 Undecorated single room. Hearth. Ruinous state.
3 House of T. Terentius Proculus 435 13 House with bakery. Bakery: Millstones. Oven . House: Fauces opens onto peristyle with rooms off. Little surviving decoration. Plaster remnants. Linked to No.6. Semi-ruinous state.
4 Shop 23 1 Undecorated single room. Ruinous state.
5 Shop 23 1 Undecorated single room. Ruinous state.
6 House of T. Terentius Neo 151 8 Irregular plan. Atrium. Impluvium. Some surviving decoration. Linked to 3. Fresco of Terentius Neo and wife. Semi-ruinous state.
7 Shop 23 1 Single room. Some surviving decoration in arched niche under stairs to upper floor.
8 Stairs up N/A N/A Stairs to upper floor.
9 Shop 31 3 Undecorated shop. 2 back rooms. Ruinous state.
10 Shop 19 1 Undecorated single room. Ruinous state.
11
Officina tintoria di Ubonius 434 11 Central peristyle with rooms off.Little surviving decoration. Plaster remnants. Ruinous state.
12 Shop 22 1 Undecorated single room. Niche on west wall. Stairs up. Ruinous state.
13 Shop with apartment 13 1 Undecorated shop with stairs up. Once linked to No.14.
14 House of Optatio 264 11 Irregular layout. Atrium. Impluvium. Rooms on north and west sides of atrium only. Little surviving decoration. Plaster remnants. Ruinous state.
15 Thermopolium 28 1 Undecorated single room. Remains of counter. Linked to No.14. Ruinous state.
16 House of Gavius Rufus 711 19 Irregular plan. Atrium. Impluvium. Atrium leads directly to the peristyle with rooms on three sides (not west). Some surviving third style decoration in room to rear of peristyle. Semi-ruinous state.
17 Shop 11 1 Undecorated single room. Plaster remnants.
18,19 House of C. Vibius 745 17 Standard atrium/garden plan. Atrium. Tablinum. Peristyle. Little/no surviving decoration. Stairs up at 19. Bronze sistrum. Ruinous state.
20 House of Popidius Priscus 895 19 Standard atrium/garden plan. Atrium. Tablinum. Peristyle. Sacellum. Some third style decoration. Plaster remnants. Well. Semi-ruinous state.
21 Stairs up N/A N/A Stairs to upper floor.
22 Bakery of Popidius Priscus 213 4 Millstones. Oven. Little/no decoration. Plaster remnants. Semi-ruinous state.
23 House of Vettius 208 11 Fairly standard atrium/garden plan. Atrium. Tablinum. Small court. No remaining decoration. Plaster and mosaic remnants. Ruinous state.
24,25 Casa delle Quadrighe 213 14 Irregular layout. Long fauces. Little surviving decoration (some now in Naples Museum). Kitchen entrance and stairs up at 24. Ruinous state.
26 Shop 23 2 Shop with back room. Masonry counter. Plaster remnants. Linked to No.25. Ruinous state.
27 Workshop 54 3 Possible workshop. Undecorated. Ruinous state.
28 Cella Meretricia 4 1 Undecorated single room. Ruinous state.
30,31 Workshop 41 3 Undecorated rooms. Stairs up at No.31. Ruinous state.
32,33 Caupona 36 1 Undecorated single room. Substantial marble counter. Plaster remnants. Ruinous state.
34 Shop 26 1 Undecorated single room. Plaster remnants. Ruinous state.
35,29 House of Mercurio 220 8 Atrium with stairs up. Tablinum. Some surviving decoration. Mostly plaster remnants. Possible additional stairs up at No.29. Linked to No.27.
36 Shop 24 1 Undecorated single room. Plaster remnants. Ruinous state.
37 Shop 23 1 Undecorated single room . Linked to No.38. Ruinous state.
38 House of Popidi Prisci 128 6 Irregular plan. Stairs up off vestibule. Some surviving decoration. Ruinous state.
39 Shop 36 1 Undecorated single room. Plaster remnants. Linked to No.38. Ruinous state.
40 Shop 28 2 Undecorated rooms. Ruinous state.
41 Workshop 43 1 Undecorated single room. Linked to No.20. Ruinous state.
42 Shop 42 1 Undecorated single room. Linked to No.18. Ruinous state.
43 Shop of Magonius 38 1 Single room. Traces of decoration. Plaster remnants. Stairs up. Ruinous state.
44 Taberna Hedones 21 1 Single room. Plaster remnants. Stairs up. Linked to atrium of No.45.
45 House of the Bear 196 8 Fauces leads to Atrium. Impluvium. Nymphaeum at rear. Mosaic of wounded bear in fauces. Fourth style decoration in fauces.
46 Shop 36 1 Undecorated single room. Stairs up. Semi-ruinous state.
47 Public latrine 7 1 Undecorated single room. Plaster remnants. Ruinous state.
48 House of D. Caprasius Primus 279 9 Irregular plan. Atrium.Some surviving decoration. Plaster remnants. Ruinous state.
49 Shop 16 1 Undecorated single room. Plaster remnants. Linked to No. 48. Ruinous state.
50 Shop 22 1 Undecorated single room. Plaster remnants. Stairs up.
51 House of Suetti, Potitus & Elainus 360 15 Fairly standard atrium/garden plan. Atrium. Tablinum. Triclinium. Garden to rear. Some first style decoration.Semi-ruinous state.
52,53 Shop 40 1 Undecorated single room. Passage to rear. Plaster remnants. Stairs up at No. 53. 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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