VI.4.3 Pompeii. December 2004. Looking west from entrance, across counter and towards linking doorway to VI.4.4.
According to Boyce, in the west wall of the room with the counter were the ruins of a niche.
Its walls were coated with white stucco and decorated with coloured spots.
Its floor was a projecting tile.
See Boyce G. K., 1937. Corpus of the Lararia of Pompeii. Rome: MAAR 14. (p.45, no.150).
According to Garcia y Garcia due to the bombing, the niche to the west of the thermopolium has sadly disappeared.
Also lost was the recess, perhaps for a bed in the south-east of the small rear room.
See Garcia y Garcia, L., 2006. Danni di guerra a Pompei. Rome: L’Erma di Bretschneider. (p.75)
VI.4.3 Pompeii. December 2004. Three-sided marble counter.
VI.4.3 Pompeii. May 2003.
Looking south-east across counter towards entrance doorway, on left, and linking doorway to VI.4.4, on right.
Photo courtesy of Nicolas Monteix.