Fanny Kärfve

affiliated with the university

Research

My field of research, Greeting the visitor in Pompeii. Roman fauces mosaics contextualised, is on entrances to Pompeian domestic dwellings and their mosaic floors. I am interested in the private entrance as a public space, and thus how it was decorated. Since the study's focus is on entrance mosaics, the atrium house and its entrance, fauces, will be investigated, which will include some 30 houses, with both figurative and ornamental mosaic floors, some with epigraphic inscriptions. Furthermore, I will study the location of the houses at Pompeii, as to see if this was of any importance for the house owner and his (presumed) display of cultural status. I will use sociological and culture geographical theories, besides studies in art theory.