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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 . s:— CNiEO. MELISS^O. CN^I. FILIO. APRO. MARCO. STAIO. MARCI.FILIO. RUFO. DUUMVIRIS. ITERUM. lURE. DICUNDO. LABRUM. EXDECURIONUM DECRETO. EX. PECUNIA. PUBLICA. FACIENDUM.CURARUNT. CONSTAT. HS. D.C.C.L. Relating that Cnaeus Melissasus Aper, son of Cnaeus Aper.Marcus Staius Eufus, son of M. Rufus, duumvirs of justice DESCRIPTION OF BATHS. 169 for the second time, caused the labrum to be made at the

. 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 . s:— CNiEO. MELISS^O. CN^I. FILIO. APRO. MARCO. STAIO. MARCI.FILIO. RUFO. DUUMVIRIS. ITERUM. lURE. DICUNDO. LABRUM. EXDECURIONUM DECRETO. EX. PECUNIA. PUBLICA. FACIENDUM.CURARUNT. CONSTAT. HS. D.C.C.L. Relating that Cnaeus Melissasus Aper, son of Cnaeus Aper.Marcus Staius Eufus, son of M. Rufus, duumvirs of justice DESCRIPTION OF BATHS. 169 for the second time, caused the labrum to be made at the 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 . s:— CNiEO. MELISS^O. CN^I. FILIO. APRO. MARCO. STAIO. MARCI.FILIO. RUFO. DUUMVIRIS. ITERUM. lURE. DICUNDO. LABRUM. EXDECURIONUM DECRETO. EX. PECUNIA. PUBLICA. FACIENDUM.CURARUNT. CONSTAT. HS. D.C.C.L. Relating that Cnaeus Melissasus Aper, son of Cnaeus Aper.Marcus Staius Eufus, son of M. Rufus, duumvirs of justice DESCRIPTION OF BATHS. 169 for the second time, caused the labrum to be made at thepublic expense, by order of the Decurions. It cost 5250sesterces (about £40).* There is in the Vatican a magnifi-cent porphyry labrum found in one of the imperial baths; andBaccius, a great modern authority on baths, speaks of labramade of glass. This apartment, like the others, is well stuccoed andpainted yellow ; a cornice, highly enriched with stucco orna-ments, is supported by fluted pilasters placed at irregularintervals. These are red, as is also the cornice and ceilingof the laconicum, which is worked in stucco with little figuresof boys and animals. The ceiling of the room itself was. Part of the ceiling of the Caldarium. entirely carved with transverse fluting, like that of enrichedcolumns, a beautiful ornament, and one but little used forthis puipose; no other instance occurring except in certainruins of villas on the shores of Castellone, the ancient Formise.The hot bath (/ on the plan) occupied the whole end of theroom opposite to the laconicum and next to the fui-nace. Itwas four feet four inches wide, twelve feet long, and one footeight inches deep, constructed entirely of marble, with onlyone pipe to introduce the water, and was elevated two stepsabove the floor; while a single step led down into the bathitself, forming a continuous bench round it for the convenienceof the bathers. The Eomans, who, according to Vitruvius, called theirvapour-baths caldaria, or

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