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Herculaneum Ins. Or. II.5. Workshop, dye-shop, officina tinctoria.

Excavated 1932-1941.

 

According to Maiuri, this workshop, perhaps a dye-works with a furnace made by removing the bottom from a dolium and cementing it to a stove. There is a rear-room, above which is a mezzanine and an upper floor.

See Maiuri, Amedeo, (1977). Herculaneum. 7th English ed, of Guide books to the Museums Galleries and Monuments of Italy, No.53 (p.57).

 

Guidobaldi wrote that this was a tintoria with dwelling on the upper floor.

See Guidobaldi, M.P, 2009: Ercolano, guida agli scavi. Naples, Electa Napoli, (p.49).

 

According to Wallace-Hadrill, the taberna at number 5 is a dye-shop, officina tinctoria, with a great dolium or storage jar walled into position for the dye-vat, and a latrine in the corner.

See Wallace-Hadrill, A. (2011). Herculaneum, Past and Future. London, Frances Lincoln Ltd., (p.276)

 

Cardo V, Herculaneum, September 2015. Looking north with Ins. Or. II.5 on right.

Cardo V, Herculaneum, September 2015. Looking north with Ins. Or. II.5 on right.

 

Ins. Orientalis II.5, Herculaneum. July 2015. Looking east to entrance doorway. Photo courtesy of Michael Binns.

Ins. Orientalis II.5, Herculaneum. July 2015. Looking east to entrance doorway. Photo courtesy of Michael Binns.

 

Ins. Orientalis II.5, Herculaneum. September 2015. Looking east towards entrance doorway.

Ins. Orientalis II.5, Herculaneum. September 2015. Looking east towards entrance doorway.

The holes for the support beams and the part of the floor of the mezzanine can be seen against the east wall.

Above this, at the very top of the rear east wall are holes for support beams for an upper floor.

 

Ins. Orientalis II. 5 , Herculaneum, October 2012. Looking east towards entrance doorway.  Photo courtesy of Michael Binns.

Ins. Orientalis II. 5 , Herculaneum, October 2012. Looking east towards entrance doorway.

Photo courtesy of Michael Binns.

 

Ins. Orientalis II.5, Herculaneum. September 2015. Looking north-east to entrance doorway.

Ins. Orientalis II.5, Herculaneum. September 2015. Looking north-east to entrance doorway.

 

Ins. Orientalis II.5, Herculaneum. September 2015. Looking east across workshop.

 

Ins. Orientalis II.5, Herculaneum. September 2015. Dolium cemented to a stove.

 

Ins. Orientalis II.5, Herculaneum. October 2014. Looking east across workshop. Photo courtesy of Michael Binns.

Ins. Orientalis II.5, Herculaneum. October 2014. Looking east across workshop. Photo courtesy of Michael Binns.

 

Ins. Orientalis II.5, Herculaneum. September 2015. Entrance doorway threshold.

 

Ins. Orientalis II.5, Herculaneum. September 2015. Workshop flooring.

 

Ins. Orientalis II.5, Herculaneum. September 2015. North wall of workshop, with mezzanine floor, on right.

 

Ins. Orientalis II.5, Herculaneum. September 2015. East wall of workshop with support beam holes for the mezzanine floor.

 

Ins. Orientalis II.5, Herculaneum. September 2015. Doorway to rear room in north-east corner of workshop.

 

Ins. Orientalis II.5, Herculaneum. September 2015. Looking towards north wall of rear room from doorway.

 

Ins. Orientalis II.5, Herculaneum. September 2015. Looking north towards wall with some remains of decoration.

 

Ins. Orientalis II.5, Herculaneum. September 2015. Looking north across flooring.

 

Ins. Orientalis II.5, Herculaneum. September 2015. Central doorway of rear room in east wall of workshop.

 

Ins. Orientalis II.5, Herculaneum. September 2015. Rear east wall of centre room.

 

Ins. Orientalis II.5, Herculaneum. September 2015.

Looking towards south-east corner and south wall of rear centre room.

 

Ins. Orientalis II.5, Herculaneum. September 2015. Doorway to rear room in south-east corner of workshop.

 

Ins. Orientalis II.5, Herculaneum. September 2015. Rear east wall of room in south-east corner.

 

Ins. Orientalis II.5, Herculaneum. September 2015. Looking south-east in rear room in south-east corner.

 

Ins. Orientalis II.5, Herculaneum. September 2015. Rear east wall with holes for support beams for floors, at various levels.

Ins. Orientalis II.5, Herculaneum. September 2015. Rear east wall with holes for support beams for floors, at various levels.

 

Ins. Orientalis II.5, Herculaneum. September 2015. Recess in south wall of workshop.
Camardo and Notomista wrote that placed inside the glass fronted recess with a wooden shelf were originally finds from the excavation. In the original list were included – glass, bronze, iron and ceramic objects, whereas today there are some marble finds.
See Camardo, D, and Notomista, M, eds. (2017). Ercolano: 1927-1961. L’impresa archeologico di Amedeo Maiuri e l’esperimento della citta museo. Rome, L’Erma di Bretschneider, (p.269, Scheda 46).

Ins. Orientalis II.5, Herculaneum. September 2015. Recess in south wall of workshop.

Camardo and Notomista wrote that placed inside the glass fronted recess with a wooden shelf were originally finds from the excavation.

In the original list were included – glass, bronze, iron and ceramic objects, whereas today there are some marble finds.

See Camardo, D, and Notomista, M, eds. (2017). Ercolano: 1927-1961. L’impresa archeologico di Amedeo Maiuri e l’esperimento della citta museo. Rome, L’Erma di Bretschneider, (p.269, Scheda 46).

 

Ins. Orientalis II.5, Herculaneum. September 2015. Display of marble items in recess in south wall of workshop.

 

Ins. Orientalis II.5, Herculaneum. October 2014. Display of marble items in recess in south wall of workshop.  Photo courtesy of Michael Binns.

Ins. Orientalis II.5, Herculaneum. October 2014. Display of marble items in recess in south wall of workshop.

Photo courtesy of Michael Binns.