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Regio VII

Building of Eumachia


The building functioned as the cloth market. On the façade were displayed the statues of Æneas, Romulus, Cæsar and Agustus. The vestibule seemed like a gallery of commemorative statues. The entrance portal was framed in marble, decorated with spirals of acanthus populated with birds, insects and various small creatures. At the entrance is a small room with a vase used to collect the urine utilized in bleaching cloth. 


The fabrics were sold on stalls which aligned the edges of the central courtyard, while the rear corridor  with windows was used as a warehouse. Placed in the apse in the back was a statue of the Augustan Concordia. The building was built a little after 22 A.D. by Eumachia, priestess of Venus, who upon the death of her husband inherited the management of a wool industry. The guild of cloth manufacturers (fullones) nominated her as their patron and dedicated a statue to her, that was placed in the rear of the back apse.


Suburban Baths | Temple of Apollo

Weights and Measures Office | Forum Olitorium

Temple of Jupiter | Macellum

Sacello Larum pubblicorum | Temple of Vespasian

Building of Eumachia | Stabian Baths

House of Sirico | Brothel

Pistrinum of Modesto | Temple of Fortuna Augusta

Forum Baths | Via delle Terme

Via della Fortuna | Vicolo del Lupanare


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