The first rooms were discovered on April 1748 in the beginning of the excavation of Pompeii.
The house was completely brought to light after the 16th November 1875.
We photographed this house whilst it was under restoration and not all rooms were able to be photographed.
Graffiti was found on the pilaster to the left of the doorway, see V.1.17.
On the pilaster on the south side of the doorway, on the right, the following graffiti were found:
Daphnicus cum Felicla sua hic [CIL IV 4066]
This was scribbled to the right of the entrance and translates as “Daphnicus was here with his Felicula”
According to Varone, another graffito, possibly by or for this same couple, was found near the doorway of house VI.13.19 [CIL IV 4477]
See Varone, A., 2002. Erotica Pompeiana: Love Inscriptions on the Walls of Pompeii, Rome: L’erma di Bretschneider. (p.46)
According to Della Corte, found on the same pilaster (to the right) was:
aed(ilem) d(ignum) r(ei) p(ublicae) probissimum iuvenem o(ro) v(os) f(aciatis)
Rufine fave et ille te faciet [CIL IV 3409]
See Della Corte, M., 1965. Case ed Abitanti di Pompei. Napoli: Fausto Fiorentino. (p.99)
V.1.18 Pompeii. March 2009. Entrance corridor.
Looking across atrium and impluvium from entrance corridor.
V.1.18 Pompeii. December 2007. Looking east across atrium and tablinum.
Found in tablinum of V.1.18 Pompeii. Askos, a vessel used to pour small quantities of liquids such as oil.
Now in Naples Archaeological Museum. Inventory number 111563.
Bowl decorated with silver and copper. Found in ala of V.1.18 Pompeii.
Now in Naples Archaeological Museum. Inventory number 111040.
Set of four silver plates and cups. Found in the ala of V.1.18 Pompeii.
Four silver cups with short conical bodies. Inventory numbers 110846, 110847, 110848, 110849.
Four silver plates with 5 petal rosettes in the centre. Inventory numbers 110842, 110843, 110844, 110845.
Silver found in the ala of V.1.18 Pompeii. Top left to bottom right:-
Three small saucers with traces of gilding. Inventory numbers 110850, 110851, 110852.
Round gilded base. Inventory number 110865.
Three round conical bodied cups. Inventory numbers 110853, 110854, 110855.
Four spoons (cochlearia). Inventory numbers 110857, 110858, 110859, 110860.
Silver found in the
ala of V.1.18
Two shell pattern containers. Inventory numbers 110863 and 110864
Between them are two strigili joined by a ring. Inventory number 110862.
Concave circular mirror with handle. Inventory number 110861.
Container with cylindrical neck. Inventory number 110841.
Silver found in the ala of V.1.18 Pompeii. Two silver strigili joined by a ring.
Looking west through corridor to ala on north side of atrium.