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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.

 

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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 on Cardo IV. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

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

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

 

V.3-4, Herculaneum, May 2003. Exterior wall at north end (V.4). 
Photo courtesy of Nicolas Monteix.

V.3-4 Herculaneum, May 2003. Exterior wall at north end (V.4).

Photo courtesy of Nicolas Monteix.

 

V.3-4, Herculaneum, May 2003. Exterior wall at north end and doorway to V.4, on right.
Photo courtesy of Nicolas Monteix.

V.3-4 Herculaneum, May 2003. Exterior wall at north end and doorway to V.4, on right.

Photo courtesy of Nicolas Monteix.

 

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.

Along the east side of the portico, in the area of the window/door of the rear room behind the remaining columns of the portico, small leftovers of charred wood were collected, and some clay weights of the usual pyramid shape were found, belonging probably to a loom of a weaver.

 

V.3-4, Herculaneum, May 2005. Looking towards doorways on east side of Cardo IV.
Photo courtesy of Nicolas Monteix.

V.3-4 Herculaneum, May 2005. Looking towards doorways on east side of Cardo IV.

Photo courtesy of Nicolas Monteix.

 

V.3-4, Herculaneum, May 2005. Pilaster between doorways, upper area, with plaque above V.4, upper left. Photo courtesy of Nicolas Monteix.

V.3-4 Herculaneum, May 2005. Pilaster between doorways, upper area, with plaque above V.4, upper left.

Photo courtesy of Nicolas Monteix.

 

V.4, Herculaneum, May 2005. Detail of upper doorway and plaque above doorway. 
Photo courtesy of Nicolas Monteix.

V.4 Herculaneum, May 2005. Detail of upper doorway and plaque above doorway.

Photo courtesy of Nicolas Monteix.

 

V.4, Herculaneum, May 2003. Plaque above doorway. Photo courtesy of Nicolas Monteix.

V.4 Herculaneum, May 2003. Plaque above doorway. Photo courtesy of Nicolas Monteix.

 

V.4, Herculaneum, May 2005. Exterior façade on north side of doorway, on east side of Cardo IV. 
Photo courtesy of Nicolas Monteix.

V.4 Herculaneum, May 2005. Exterior façade on north side of doorway, on east side of Cardo IV.

Photo courtesy of Nicolas Monteix.

 

V.4, Herculaneum, May 2005. Exterior façade on south side of doorway, on east side of Cardo IV. 
Photo courtesy of Nicolas Monteix.

V.4 Herculaneum, May 2005. Exterior façade on south side of doorway, on east side of Cardo IV.

Photo courtesy of Nicolas Monteix.

 

V.3-4, Herculaneum, May 2003. Exterior pilaster between doorways. 
Photo courtesy of Nicolas Monteix.

V.3-4 Herculaneum, May 2003. Exterior pilaster between doorways.

Photo courtesy of Nicolas Monteix.

 

V.3-4. Herculaneum, May 2005. Detail of pilaster between doorways. Photo courtesy of Nicolas Monteix.

V.3-4 Herculaneum, May 2005. Detail of pilaster between doorways. Photo courtesy of Nicolas Monteix.

 

V.4, Herculaneum, May 2005. Detail of pilaster on south side of doorway. Photo courtesy of Nicolas Monteix.

V.4 Herculaneum, May 2005. Detail of pilaster on south side of doorway. Photo courtesy of Nicolas Monteix.

 

 

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