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Regio IV - Insula VIII - Ninfeo IV,VIII,4

Against the north-west facade of the Santuario della Bona Dea (IV,VIII,3) a curved basin (preserved height c. 1.00) was set (opus latericium) in the last quarter of the third century AD. The outside of the basin is lined by travertine blocks with a gutter and holes for a grating. It is not clear whether this was a true nymphaeum with niches, or a simple basin or trough.


The basin seen from the west. Photograph: Jan Theo Bakker.

Detail of the holes for a grating. Photograph: Jan Theo Bakker.

[jthb - 7-Sep-2003]