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Herculaneum V.4. Casa del Telaio or House of the Loom or House of the Tailor.

Entrance to workshop, linked to entrance to dwelling at V.3.

 

This entrance doorway probably led into the actual factory, workroom, storeroom, as well as the shop.

The whole of the front part of the building was covered with one big roof, whose eaves reached far out over the pavement.

The large room on the left of the entrance originally had an uninterrupted series of loop-holes under the roof, later filled in.

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

 

Cardo IV. Superiore, Herculaneum, June 2012. Looking south, with V.4 and V.3, on left.  Photo courtesy of Michael Binns.

Cardo IV. Superiore, Herculaneum, June 2012. Looking south, with V.4 and V.3, on left.

Photo courtesy of Michael Binns.

 

V.4 Herculaneum. August 2013. Exterior façade, looking north. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

V.4 Herculaneum. August 2013. Exterior façade, looking north-east. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

Ins. V. 4 and 3, May 2010. Exterior façade, looking south, of the two linked properties.

V. 4 and 3, Herculaneum. May 2010. Looking south along the exterior façade of the two linked properties.

 

V. 4, Herculaneum, September 2015. Marble plaque marking the property boundary of M. NONI M. L. DAMA.
This north side of this boundary marker would be the property at V.5, Casa del Mobilio carbonizzato or House of the Wooden Furniture.  According to Wallace-Hadrill, a reconstructed marble plaque has been hung from an iron fixing on the façade of these properties at the boundary point.  On one side JULIA, on the other M(arcus) NONIUS M(arci) l(ibertus) DAMA……
We cannot reconstruct what it was that made Nonius Dama and Julia argue over their boundary, but at least it reveals the identity of the owners on the two sides, a freedman belonging to the biggest family in town, and a woman whose imperial name implies that she too was from a family of imperial freedmen. Who owned which side (and if the plaque has been put back in the right position), we cannot tell.
See Wallace-Hadrill, A. (2011). Herculaneum, Past and Future. London, Frances Lincoln Ltd., (p.215).

V. 4, Herculaneum, September 2015. Marble plaque marking the property boundary of M. NONI M. L. DAMA.

This north side of this boundary marker would be the property at V.5, Casa del Mobilio carbonizzato or House of the Wooden Furniture.

According to Wallace-Hadrill, a reconstructed marble plaque has been hung from an iron fixing on the façade of these properties at the boundary point.

On one side JULIA, on the other M(arcus) NONIUS M(arci) l(ibertus) DAMA……

We cannot reconstruct what it was that made Nonius Dama and Julia argue over their boundary, but at least it reveals the identity of the owners on the two sides, a freedman belonging to the biggest family in town, and a woman whose imperial name implies that she too was from a family of imperial freedmen.

Who owned which side (and if the plaque has been put back in the right position), we cannot tell.

See Wallace-Hadrill, A. (2011). Herculaneum, Past and Future. London, Frances Lincoln Ltd., (p.215).

 

V.4 Herculaneum. August 2013. Marble plaque marking the property boundary of M. NONI M. L. DAMA. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

V.4 Herculaneum. August 2013. Marble plaque marking the property boundary of M. NONI M. L. DAMA.

Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

V. 4. May 2010. Looking north along east side of Ins. V from doorway of 4, showing plaque in position.

V. 4. Herculaneum. May 2010. Looking north along east side of Ins. V from doorway of 4, showing plaque in position.

 

Ins. V 4, Herculaneum, September 2015. Plaque in position on exterior of building.

V 4, Herculaneum, September 2015. Plaque in position on exterior of building.

 

V.4 Herculaneum. August 2013. Marble plaque marking the property boundary belonging to JVLIAE PARIS.  This south side of the boundary marker would be for the property at V.3 and V.4.  Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

V.4 Herculaneum. August 2013. Marble plaque marking the property boundary belonging to JVLIAE PARIS.

This south side of the boundary marker would be for this property at V.3 and V.4.

Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

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V. 4. Herculaneum. May 2010. Marble plaque marking the property boundary belonging to JVLIAE PARIS.

 

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Cardo IV. Superiore, Herculaneum. May 2010. Looking north, from near V.4, on the right.

 

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Cardo IV. Superiore, Herculaneum. May 2010. Looking south from near V.4, on the left.

 

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V. 4, Herculaneum. May 2010. Looking towards north end of façade.

 

V.4 Herculaneum. August 2013. Detail of north end of façade. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

V.4 Herculaneum. August 2013. Detail of north end of façade. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

V.4 Herculaneum. August 2013. Detail. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

V.4 Herculaneum. August 2013. Detail. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

Ins. V 4, Herculaneum, September 2015. Looking east through north end of façade through large workshop room towards garden area.

V 4, Herculaneum, September 2015.

Looking east through north end of façade through large workshop room towards garden area.

 

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V 4, Herculaneum, October 2014. 

Looking east through north end of façade through large workshop room towards garden area. Photo courtesy of Michael Binns.

 

Ins. V 4, Herculaneum, September 2015. South side of doorway, with identification number.

V 4, Herculaneum, September 2015. South side of doorway, with identification number.

 

Ins. V 4, Herculaneum, September 2015. Looking east from entrance doorway.
According to Wallace-Hadrill, this entrance leads to a large workshop and four further rooms.
See Wallace-Hadrill, A., 1994. Houses and Society in Pompeii and Herculaneum. New Jersey: Princeton U.P. (p.201)

V 4, Herculaneum, September 2015. Looking east from entrance doorway.

According to Wallace-Hadrill, this entrance leads to a large workshop and four further rooms.

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

 

Ins. V. 4. May 2010. Entrance doorway.

V. 4. Herculaneum. May 2010. Entrance doorway.

 

Ins. V. 4. May 2010. North side of entrance corridor.

V. 4. Herculaneum. May 2010. North side of entrance corridor.

 

Ins. V 4, Herculaneum, September 2015. Looking east along entrance corridor.

V 4, Herculaneum, September 2015. Looking east along entrance corridor.

 

Ins. V. 4. May 2010. Looking east along entrance corridor.

V. 4. Herculaneum. May 2010. Looking east along entrance corridor.

 

Ins. V 4, Herculaneum, September 2015. South side of entrance corridor.

V 4, Herculaneum, September 2015. South side of entrance corridor.

 

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V. 4. Herculaneum. May 2010. Looking towards south side of entrance corridor.

 

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V.4. Herculaneum. May 2010. Looking east.

 

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V.4. Herculaneum. May 2010.

According to Jashemski, there was a courtyard enclosed by a portico supported by seven brick columns.

 

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V.4. Herculaneum. Casa del Telaio or The Loom House, May 2010.

According to Jashemski, the columns around the courtyard were joined by a low wall.

The top of a second lower wall built just inside was shaped to form a gutter.

There was sufficient soil in the enclosed area to suggest to Maiuri that the area was a garden.

See Jashemski, W. F., 1993. The Gardens of Pompeii, Volume II: Appendices. New York: Caratzas. (p.267)

 

Ins. V.4. May 2010. Looking across garden area towards doorway to room in north-east corner.

V.4. Herculaneum. May 2010.

Looking across garden area towards doorway to room in north-east corner.