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  11.1 Marble capitals


Marble; 40 cm, abacus 46 x 46 cm; 29 cm, abacus 43 x 43 cm; 25 cm, abacus 44 x 44 cm; abacus 43 cm x 43 cm
Pompeii IX, 4,5.10.18, Central Baths
62-79 AD

The four capitals pictured here show various phases of working; the first is unworked, the second and the third are partially worked, the fourth, the only completed one, is Corinthian. The bath complex, still in construction at the moment of the 79 AD eruption, primarily served a clientele living in the northern portion of the city, and was being built at the intersection between Via Nola and Via Stabiana. It was to occupy the entire area of Insula 4, Regio IX..
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