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. Pompeii; its history, buildings and antiquities : an account of the destruction of the city, with a full description of the remains, and of the recent excavations and also an itinerary for visitors . ht being intercepted by the buildingbehind. It appears, however, that this inconvenience wasobviated by a borrowed light through that building itself,the back and front of which were pierced with apertures. * Donaldsons Pompeii. 122 POMPEII. There were most probably wooden galleries above the colon-nade and crypto-portico, and the upper cornice seems to haveprojected far into the area, thus prot

. Pompeii; its history, buildings and antiquities : an account of the destruction of the city, with a full description of the remains, and of the recent excavations and also an itinerary for visitors . ht being intercepted by the buildingbehind. It appears, however, that this inconvenience wasobviated by a borrowed light through that building itself,the back and front of which were pierced with apertures. * Donaldsons Pompeii. 122 POMPEII. There were most probably wooden galleries above the colon-nade and crypto-portico, and the upper cornice seems to haveprojected far into the area, thus prot Stock Photo
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. Pompeii; its history, buildings and antiquities : an account of the destruction of the city, with a full description of the remains, and of the recent excavations and also an itinerary for visitors . ht being intercepted by the buildingbehind. It appears, however, that this inconvenience wasobviated by a borrowed light through that building itself, the back and front of which were pierced with apertures. * Donaldsons Pompeii. 122 POMPEII. There were most probably wooden galleries above the colon-nade and crypto-portico, and the upper cornice seems to haveprojected far into the area, thus protecting numerous littletables built of lava and covered with marble, which servedfor the purpose of displaying the goods which were hereexhibited and sold ; for it appears probable that this buildingwas for the use of the Pompeian manufacturers of cloth, whose gratitude to Eumachia is expressed by the statue andinscription before mentioned. On one side of the nichewhere the statue of Eumachia is placed was a false door, sixfeet wide and ten and a half high, painted on the stucco tocorrespond with the opening on the other side; it was of ayellow colour, and framed with styles and panels like those. Statue of Eumachia and false door. now in use. It was divided perpendicularly into three com-partments. This door may be presumed to be similar to thedoor at the entrance from the Street of Abundance. Tomake the representation more exact, the ring which servedfor a handle had been imitated. The walls of the crypto-portico are also divided into large panels, painted alternatelyred and yellow, and decorated in the prevalent fashion; notthe least singular part of which, as demonstrative of ancienthorticultural taste, are the representations of borders offlowers along the bottom of the walls, representing a plantsimilar to the iris, except that the colour of the flower isvermilion. In the centre of each panel is a small figure orlandscape. It is probable, as we have already said, that this

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