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Herculaneum VI.9. Room. Excavated 1931-32.

 

According to Maiuri, this was a small “den” under the stairs in VI.10, leading to the upper terraces of the edifice.

See Maiuri, Amedeo, (1977). Herculaneum. 7th English ed, of Guide books to the Museums Galleries and Monuments of Italy, No.53 (p.39-40).

 

Whereas according to Guidobaldi, this small room with black mosaic with inserts of polychrome marble was the original entrance vestibule to the women’s baths.

This was then transformed into an independent shop, by the closing of the aperture between this room and the room of the apodyterium.

See Guidobaldi, M.P, 2009: Ercolano, guida agli scavi. Naples, Electa Napoli, (p.102).

See Pesando, F. and Guidobaldi, M.P. (2006). Pompei, Oplontis, Ercolano, Stabiae. Editori Laterza, (p.362).

 

VI.9 Herculaneum, October 2014. Looking south along Cardo IV. Superiore, with doorway on left. Photo courtesy of Michael Binns.

VI.9 Herculaneum, October 2014. Looking south along Cardo IV. Superiore, with doorway on left.

Photo courtesy of Michael Binns.

 

VI.9 Herculaneum, October 2014. Entrance doorway. Photo courtesy of Michael Binns.

VI.9 Herculaneum, October 2014. Entrance doorway. Photo courtesy of Michael Binns.

 

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VI.9, Herculaneum. May 2010. Doorway on west side of Cardo IV. Superiore.

 

VI.9 Herculaneum, October 2014. Looking towards west wall. Photo courtesy of Michael Binns.

VI.9 Herculaneum, October 2014. Looking towards west wall. Photo courtesy of Michael Binns.

 

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VI.9, Herculaneum. May 2010. Looking west through doorway.

According to Guidobaldi, this was the original vestibule for the women’s baths.

Originally, the south wall on the left would have had a doorway into the apodyterium.

See Guidobaldi, M.P. 2009. Ercolano, guida agli Scavi. Mondadori Electa, (p.102)

 

VI.9 Herculaneum, October 2014. West wall. Photo courtesy of Michael Binns.

VI.9 Herculaneum, October 2014. West wall. Photo courtesy of Michael Binns.

 

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VI.9, Herculaneum.  May 2010. West wall.

 

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VI.9, Herculaneum. May 2010. Seat or bench against west wall.

 

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VI.9, Herculaneum. May 2010. North wall.

 

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VI.9, Herculaneum. May 2010. North wall.

 

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VI.9, Herculaneum. May 2010. East wall.

 

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VI.9, Herculaneum. May 2010. Upper east wall.

 

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VI.9, Herculaneum. May 2010. Black mosaic floor, inserted with polychrome marble.