Pompei città figulinaria nel 79 d.C.
In: Studi e Ricerche del Parco Archeologico di Pompei: 40, 2020
This article aims to provide an overview of our knowledge about the pottery production in Pompeii at the moment of the destruction of the
city. To start with, we will study the two workshops already known today to make a transversal study of the situation. In fact, currently, we
know two ateliers in Pompeii which were in activity during the 79. The first one, discovered during the 19th century, is located out of the
city, in the Porta Ercolano sector, around the via dei Sepolcri. It is a particular workshop, built in a portic. The second one was discovered
at the middle of the 20th century. It is located in the city, near Porta Nocera and was installed in a domus. The parallel study of the two
ateliers, together with the results of the recent excavations, provides a good overview of the pottery production in Pompeii at the end of the
1st century AD, and will offer new data.
Parole chiave: atelier, fornace, produzione, argilla, tornio
Keywords: workshop, kiln, clay, potters’ wheel