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Regio I - Insula XIV - Caseggiato I,XIV,9

This is a Trajanic building (opus mixtum), with an apartment on the ground floor, behind five shops. In the centre of the east facade, along Via degli Horrea Epagathiana, is an ornamental doorway. It leads to a staircase on a concrete barrel vault and to the vestibule, below the second flight of the staircase. In the south wall of the entrance corridor is a fountain-niche, with a hole for a lead pipe in the back. The plan of the apartment is very reminiscent of that of a medianum-apartment, but the intersecting entrance corridor is unusual.

Plan of the building. From Mar 1996, fig. 14.


The ornamental doorway and the entrance corridor, seen from the east.
Photograph: Jan Theo Bakker.

Detail of the fountain-niche. Photograph: Jan Theo Bakker.

[jthb - 12-May-2006]