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Herculaneum V.3. Casa del Telaio or The Loom House. Linked to workshop area at V.4.

Excavated 1928-32.

 

Maiuri wrote that this was probably the house and workshop of artisans, possibly cloth-makers and merchants (textores).

The long narrow entrance fauces leads to extremely simple living quarters on the ground floor and to a little internal courtyard, closed by a portico with brick columns (along one of its sides remains of carbonised wood and several weights from a loom were found).

See Maiuri, Amedeo, (1977). Herculaneum. 7th English ed, of Guide books to the Museums Galleries and Monuments of Italy, No.53 (p.42).

 

According to Wallace-Hadrill, No. 3 leads to private quarters; peristyle court with 4-sided colonnade, 7 rooms. No. 4 leads to large workshop and four further rooms. Activity as weaver inferred from loom frame and weights in peristyle, though not in workshop area. Rustic condition, no decoration except traces in one room.

See Wallace-Hadrill, A., 1994. Houses and Society in Pompeii and Herculaneum. New Jersey: Princeton U.P. (p.201)

 

V.3 Herculaneum, September 2015. Entrance doorway, looking east.

V.3 Herculaneum, September 2015. Entrance doorway, looking east.

 

V.3 Herculaneum. May 2010. Entrance doorway.
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V.3 Herculaneum. May 2010. Entrance doorway.

 

V.3 Herculaneum, May 2005. Exterior façade on north side of doorway to V.3.
Photo courtesy of Nicolas Monteix.

V.3 Herculaneum, May 2005. Exterior façade on north side of doorway to V.3.

Photo courtesy of Nicolas Monteix.

 

V.3-4, Herculaneum, May 2005. Exterior upper façade on north side of doorway to V.3.
Photo courtesy of Nicolas Monteix.

V.3-4 Herculaneum, May 2005. Exterior upper façade on north side of doorway to V.3.

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Ins. V.3. May 2010. Looking east along entrance corridor. According to Wallace-Hadrill, this entrance leads to the dwelling area of the property which would have had seven rooms and a peristyle courtyard with four-sided colonnade.
See Wallace-Hadrill, A., 1994. Houses and Society in Pompeii and Herculaneum. New Jersey: Princeton U.P. (p.201)

V.3 Herculaneum. May 2010. Looking east along entrance corridor.

According to Wallace-Hadrill, this entrance leads to the dwelling area of the property which would have had seven rooms and a peristyle courtyard with four-sided colonnade.

See Wallace-Hadrill, A., 1994. Houses and Society in Pompeii and Herculaneum. New Jersey: Princeton U.P. (p.201)

 

Ins. V.3. May 2010. South side of entrance corridor.

V.3 Herculaneum. May 2010. South side of entrance corridor, room B.

 

V.3, Herculaneum, May 2004. Room B, south wall in south-west corner of entrance corridor.
Photo courtesy of Nicolas Monteix.

V.3 Herculaneum, May 2004. Room B, south wall in south-west corner of entrance corridor.

Photo courtesy of Nicolas Monteix.

 

Ins. V.3. May 2010. North side of entrance corridor.

V.3 Herculaneum. May 2010. North side of entrance corridor, room B.

 

V.3, Herculaneum, May 2005. Entrance corridor, room B, north wall at entrance doorway. 
Photo courtesy of Nicolas Monteix.

V.3 Herculaneum, May 2005. Entrance corridor, room B, north wall at entrance doorway.

Photo courtesy of Nicolas Monteix.

 

V.3. Herculaneum. June 2008. North wall of entrance corridor in north-west corner.
Photo courtesy of Nicolas Monteix.

V.3 Herculaneum. June 2008. North wall of entrance corridor in north-west corner.

Photo courtesy of Nicolas Monteix.

 

V.3, Herculaneum, May 2004. Room B, north wall in north-west corner of entrance corridor.
Photo courtesy of Nicolas Monteix.

V.3 Herculaneum, May 2004. Room B, north wall in north-west corner of entrance corridor.

Photo courtesy of Nicolas Monteix.

 

V.3 Herculaneum, May 2004. Room B, north wall.
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V.3 Herculaneum, May 2004. Room B, north wall.

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V.3. Herculaneum. June 2008. Upper north wall of entrance corridor in north-west corner.
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V.3 Herculaneum. June 2008. Detail of upper north wall of entrance corridor in north-west corner.

Photo courtesy of Nicolas Monteix.

 

V.3. Herculaneum. June 2008. North wall of entrance corridor.
Photo courtesy of Nicolas Monteix.

V.3 Herculaneum. June 2008. North wall of entrance corridor.

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V.3, Herculaneum, May 2004. Room B, north wall of entrance corridor. Photo courtesy of Nicolas Monteix.

V.3 Herculaneum, May 2004. Room B, north wall of entrance corridor.

Photo courtesy of Nicolas Monteix.

 

V.3, Herculaneum, May 2003. Room B, detail from north wall. Photo courtesy of Nicolas Monteix.

V.3 Herculaneum, May 2003. Room B, detail from north wall. Photo courtesy of Nicolas Monteix.

 

V.3. Herculaneum. June 2008. Detail from upper north wall of entrance corridor.
Photo courtesy of Nicolas Monteix.

V.3 Herculaneum. June 2008. Detail from upper north wall of entrance corridor.

Photo courtesy of Nicolas Monteix.

 

Ins. V.3. May 2010. East end of entrance corridor, and south side of garden area.

V.3 Herculaneum. May 2010. East end of entrance corridor, and south side of garden area.

 

V.3, Herculaneum, May 2005. Looking west from interior corridor across threshold outside to Cardo IV. Photo courtesy of Nicolas Monteix.

V.3 Herculaneum, May 2005. Looking west from interior corridor across thresholds outside to Cardo IV.

Photo courtesy of Nicolas Monteix.

 

V.3, Herculaneum, May 2005. Looking west from interior across threshold at south end, outside to Cardo IV. Photo courtesy of Nicolas Monteix.

V.3 Herculaneum, May 2005. Looking west from interior across threshold at south end, outside to Cardo IV.

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V.3, Herculaneum, May 2005. Looking west from interior across threshold at north end, outside to Cardo IV. Photo courtesy of Nicolas Monteix.

V.3 Herculaneum, May 2005. Looking west from interior across threshold at north end, outside to Cardo IV.

Photo courtesy of Nicolas Monteix.

 

V.3, on left, Herculaneum, May 2003. Exterior wall at south end, with V.2, on right.
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V.3 Herculaneum on left, May 2003. Exterior wall at south end, with V.2 on right.

Photo courtesy of Nicolas Monteix.

 

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V.4, 3 and 2 Herculaneum. May 2010. Entrance doorways.