VI.10 Via di Mercurio, looking south. Fountain VI.8.24
Old undated photograph courtesy of the Society of Antiquaries, Fox Collection.
According to Eschebach, this fountain was situated in front of a painted street shrine showing the sacrifice of a bull victim.
See Eschebach, L., 1993. Gebäudeverzeichnis und Stadtplan der antiken Stadt Pompeji. Köln: Böhlau. (p.188)
Street shrine at VI.8.24. 19th Century painting by D Capri of “Idealised city street scene”.
This shows the fountain of Mercury and remains of street shrine painted on the wall at the rear.
See Niccolini F, 1896. Le case ed i monumenti di Pompei: Volume Quarto. Napoli. (2 Taf A II).
Street shrine at VI.8.24. July 2011. The street shrine was painted on the wall at the rear of the Fountain of Mercury.
Photo courtesy of Rick Bauer.
VI.10 Pompeii. September 2004. Via di Mercurio, looking south. VI.8.24 on right.