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Herculaneum South-east corner, Terrazza di Marco Nonio Balbo or Terrace of Marcus Nonius Balbus.

 

Herculaneum Entrance and views across terrace  Terrace of Marcus Nonius Balbus   Suburban Baths, atrium and surrounding rooms  Suburban Baths, Waiting room, Frigidarium and Tepidarium    Suburban Baths Caldarium   Sacred Area Terrace   Shrine of Venus   Temple of four Gods   Terrace north-west corner    Ancient shoreline, arched vaults or boatsheds

 

Risalendo la rampa addossata alle mura si può accedere a un'ampia piazza rettangolare antistante al complesso delle terme suburbane.
Qui si erge l'ara funeraria, rivestita di marmo, che per decreto del senato locale fu dedicata al senatore M. Nonius Balbus, pretore e proconsole della provincia di Creta e di Cirene, tribuno della plebe nel 32 a.C. e partigiano di Ottaviano, il futuro 'Augusto' (27 a.C.-14 d.C.). M. Nonio Balbo si rese benemerito verso la città di Ercolano per aver restaurato e costruito molti edifici pubblici: in suo onore furono erette almeno 10 statue e alla sua morte gli furono tributati grandi onori, ricordati nella lunga iscrizione incisa sulla faccia dell'ara funeraria rivolta verso il mare. Sulla base marmorea a lato dell'ara funeraria era collocata la statua loricata (con corazza) dello stesso M. Nonio Balbo, anch'essa in marmo: la testa fu trovata già durante gli scavi di A. Maiuri, mentre l'ampio frammento del busto è stato recuperato nel 1981.

 

Going up the ramp against to the walls you can access a large rectangular square in front of the Suburban Baths.
Here stands the funerary altar, covered with marble, which by decree of the local senate was dedicated to Senator M. Nonius Balbus, Praetor and Proconsul of the province of Crete and Cyrene, Tribune of the Plebs in 32 BC. and partisan of Octavian, the future 'Augustus' (27 BC-14 CE). M. Nonius Balbus made himself deserving of the city of Herculaneum for having restored and built many public buildings: in his honour at least 10 statues were erected and at his death he was bestowed with great honours, remembered in the long inscription engraved on the face of the funerary altar facing the sea. On the marble base beside the funerary altar was placed the statue in armour (with cuirass) of the same M. Nonius Balbus, also in marble: the head was found already during the excavations of A. Maiuri, while the large fragment of the bust was recovered in 1981.

See Parco Archeologico di Pompei web site

 

Herculaneum, September 2015. Ramp at south end of Cardo V, leading down to the Terrace of Marcus Nonius Balbus (Marco Nonio Balbo), the Suburban baths and the beachfront.

Herculaneum, September 2015.

Ramped passageway under the gate, at south end of Cardo V, leading down to the Terrace of Marcus Nonius Balbus (Marco Nonio Balbo), the Suburban baths, the Sacred Area and the beachfront.

 

Herculaneum, September 2015. Floor of ramp at south end of Cardo V.

Herculaneum, September 2015. Floor of ramped passageway at south end of Cardo V.

 

Herculaneum, September 2015. Looking east across the roof of the Suburban baths.

Herculaneum, September 2015. Looking east across the roof of the Suburban baths.

 

Herculaneum, September 2015. Looking south onto the Terrace of Marcus Nonius Balbus, from the end of Cardo V.

Herculaneum, September 2015. Looking south onto the Terrace of Marcus Nonius Balbus, from the end of Cardo V.

 

Herculaneum, September 2015. Memorial altar to Marcus Nonius Balbus together with his plaster-cast breast-plated statue, on the right. On the top of the altar stand two marble statues of sleeping funeral figures which would have been leaning on torches, which are now ruined.

Herculaneum, September 2015.

Memorial altar to Marcus Nonius Balbus together with a plaster-cast of his breast-plated statue, on the right.

On the top of the altar stand two marble statues of sleeping funeral figures which would have been leaning on torches, but which are now ruined.

 

Herculaneum, August 2013.  Memorial altar to Marcus Nonius Balbus and his statue, on the right. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

Herculaneum, August 2013. 

Memorial altar to Marcus Nonius Balbus and his statue, on the right.

Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

Herculaneum, June 2012. Memorial altar to Marcus Nonius Balbus and his statue, on the right.  Photo courtesy of Michael Binns.

Herculaneum, June 2012. Memorial altar to Marcus Nonius Balbus and his statue, on the right.

Photo courtesy of Michael Binns.

 

Herculaneum, August 2013. Looking north-west towards altar and statues. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

Herculaneum, August 2013. Looking north-west towards altar and statues. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

Herculaneum, March 2008. Looking north-west across terrace towards altar and statue. Photo courtesy of Sera Baker.

Herculaneum, March 2008. Looking north-west across terrace towards altar and statue.

Photo courtesy of Sera Baker.

 

Herculaneum. October 2001. Looking north-west towards altar, without statues.
Photo courtesy of Peter Woods.

Herculaneum. October 2001. Looking north-west towards altar, without statues.

Photo courtesy of Peter Woods.

 

Herculaneum, August 2013. Statue of Marcus Nonius Balbus. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

Herculaneum, August 2013. Statue of Marcus Nonius Balbus.

Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

Herculaneum, March 2008. Statue of Marcus Nonius Balbus. Photo courtesy of Sera Baker.

Herculaneum, March 2008. Statue of Marcus Nonius Balbus. Photo courtesy of Sera Baker.

 

Herculaneum, August 2013. Memorial altar to Marcus Nonius Balbus. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

Herculaneum, August 2013. Looking north to Memorial altar to Marcus Nonius Balbus.

Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

Herculaneum, March 2015. Memorial altar to Marcus Nonius Balbus. Photo courtesy of Bruce Longenecker.

Herculaneum, March 2015. Memorial altar to Marcus Nonius Balbus. Photo courtesy of Bruce Longenecker.

 

Herculaneum May 2009. Memorial altar to Marcus Nonius Balbus. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

Herculaneum May 2009. Memorial altar to Marcus Nonius Balbus. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

Herculaneum, August 2013. Detail of the carving on the south side of altar to Marcus Nonius Balbus. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

Herculaneum, August 2013. Detail of the carving on the south side of altar to Marcus Nonius Balbus.

Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

Herculaneum, 1975. Terrace of Marcus Nonius Balbus with altar and statue base. Photo by Stanley A. Jashemski.   
Source: The Wilhelmina and Stanley A. Jashemski archive in the University of Maryland Library, Special Collections (See collection page) and made available under the Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial License v.4. See Licence and use details. J75f0717

Herculaneum, 1975. Terrace of Marcus Nonius Balbus with altar and statue base.

Photo by Stanley A. Jashemski.  

Source: The Wilhelmina and Stanley A. Jashemski archive in the University of Maryland Library, Special Collections (See collection page) and made available under the Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial License v.4. See Licence and use details.

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Herculaneum, September 2015. On the top of the altar stand two marble statues of sleeping funeral figures which would have been leaning on torches, but are now ruined. One of the two statues shows considerable traces of red-lead colour on their head of hair.

Herculaneum, September 2015.

On the top of the altar stand two marble statues of sleeping funeral figures which would have been leaning on torches, but which are now broken.

One of the two statues shows considerable traces of red-lead colour on their head of hair.

 

Herculaneum, 1978. One of the sleeping funerary statues form the top of the memorial altar of Marcus Nonius Balbus.  Photo by Stanley A. Jashemski.   
Source: The Wilhelmina and Stanley A. Jashemski archive in the University of Maryland Library, Special Collections (See collection page) and made available under the Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial License v.4. See Licence and use details. J78f0504

Herculaneum, 1978.

One of the sleeping funerary statues from the memorial altar of Marcus Nonius Balbus. 

Photo by Stanley A. Jashemski.  

Source: The Wilhelmina and Stanley A. Jashemski archive in the University of Maryland Library, Special Collections (See collection page) and made available under the Creative Commons Attribution-Non-Commercial License v.4. See Licence and use details.

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According to Deiss, “another statuette found on the terrace [of the House of the Stags] of extraordinary quality is the “Boy Eros”, a nude adolescent with swirling curls (once painted red) and dreamy face.”

See Deiss J. J., 1968. Herculaneum: A city returns to the sun. London: History Book Club, p. 43.

 

Herculaneum, 1978. Statue from the memorial altar of Marcus Nonius Balbus.  Photo by Stanley A. Jashemski.   
Source: The Wilhelmina and Stanley A. Jashemski archive in the University of Maryland Library, Special Collections (See collection page) and made available under the Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial License v.4. See Licence and use details. J78f0512

Herculaneum, 1978. Statue from the memorial altar of Marcus Nonius Balbus. 

Photo by Stanley A. Jashemski.  

Source: The Wilhelmina and Stanley A. Jashemski archive in the University of Maryland Library, Special Collections (See collection page) and made available under the Creative Commons Attribution-Non-Commercial License v.4. See Licence and use details.

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Herculaneum, 1978. Statue from the memorial altar of Marcus Nonius Balbus.  Photo by Stanley A. Jashemski.   
Source: The Wilhelmina and Stanley A. Jashemski archive in the University of Maryland Library, Special Collections (See collection page) and made available under the Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial License v.4. See Licence and use details. J78f0513

Herculaneum, 1978. Statue from the memorial altar of Marcus Nonius Balbus. 

Photo by Stanley A. Jashemski.  

Source: The Wilhelmina and Stanley A. Jashemski archive in the University of Maryland Library, Special Collections (See collection page) and made available under the Creative Commons Attribution-Non-Commercial License v.4. See Licence and use details.

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Herculaneum, 1968. Statue from the memorial altar of Marcus Nonius Balbus. Photo by Stanley A. Jashemski.
Source: The Wilhelmina and Stanley A. Jashemski archive in the University of Maryland Library, Special Collections (See collection page) and made available under the Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial License v.4. See Licence and use details. J68f1846

Herculaneum, 1968. Statue from the memorial altar of Marcus Nonius Balbus. 

Photo by Stanley A. Jashemski.

Source: The Wilhelmina and Stanley A. Jashemski archive in the University of Maryland Library, Special Collections (See collection page) and made available under the Creative Commons Attribution-Non-Commercial License v.4. See Licence and use details.

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Herculaneum, September 2015. Looking east across terrace towards the Suburban baths.

Herculaneum, September 2015. Looking east across terrace towards the Suburban baths.

 

Herculaneum Entrance and views across terrace  Terrace of Marcus Nonius Balbus   Suburban Baths, atrium and surrounding rooms  Suburban Baths, Waiting room, Frigidarium and Tepidarium    Suburban Baths Caldarium   Sacred Area Terrace   Shrine of Venus   Temple of four Gods   Terrace north-west corner    Ancient shoreline, arched vaults or boatsheds