A Personalized Floor Mosaic from Pompeii

@article{Curtis1984APF,
  title={A Personalized Floor Mosaic from Pompeii},
  author={Robert I. Curtis},
  journal={American Journal of Archaeology},
  year={1984},
  volume={88},
  pages={557 - 566}
}
  • R. I. Curtis
  • Published 1 October 1984
  • History
  • American Journal of Archaeology
The secondary atrium of an elegant house in Pompeii north of the Porta Marina (Region VII, Insula Occidentalis 12-15) once contained a black-and-white mosaic in opus tessellatum. At each corner of the impluvium was placed a clear representation of an urceus of Pompeian Form VI, the type which, as shown by painted inscriptions on actual vessels, was customarily reserved for the four Roman fish sauces. The urcei of the mosaic likewise bear tituli picti identifying them as jars for garum and… 
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