III.3.5 Pompeii. May 2005. Entrance doorway, partly excavated.
According to Garcia y Garcia, a bomb dropped during the bombardment of 19th September 1943 destroyed the façade of this shop.
This led to the disintegration of the pilasters and doorposts of three entrances, (III.3.3, 4 and 5).
Also ruined were the dividing walls and the perimeter wall onto Via dell’Abbondanza for 26 x 5 metres.
In III.3.5 the internal walls were also destroyed.
See Garcia y Garcia, L., 2006. Danni di guerra a Pompei. Rome: L’Erma di Bretschneider. (p.53)
According to Della Corte, this shop was excavated for a considerable part on its eastern side, and there on the large podium in the kitchen abandoned with various household goods in the middle, they found a large shears or scissors and a characteristic iron comb that led him to believe these were the instruments of the mat or garment workers.
Found opposite between I.13.4 and 5, was an electoral recommendation
Tegettari (sic) (rogant) [CIL IV 7473].
This he thought, without doubt, proved that this was not only a shop, but a series of workshops (Tabernae tegetariorum).
See Della Corte, M., 1965. Case ed Abitanti di Pompei. Napoli: Fausto Fiorentino. (p.350-51)
According to Epigraphik-Datenbank Clauss/Slaby (See www.manfredclauss.de), this read as
v(os) f(aciatis) Tegettari(!)
III.3.5 and 6 Pompeii. November 2010.
Looking east along Via dell’Abbondanza, from near III.3.4 (pilaster on left).