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VI.16.32 VI.16.32-33 Room Plan
December 2007. Entrance on Vicolo dei Vettii.
2005. Looking east through wide entrance doorway into bar room C.
walls have a high dado (laterizio),
and above this was a simple white plaster.
dado was divided into panels by vertical yellow bands.
the centre of each panel was a painting of a feeding bird, except that on the
right of the entrance doorway to the atrium, which showed two birds.
the rear in the east wall can be seen the doorway into the atrium of VI.16.32.
December 2007. Bar room C.
Two-sided counter next to south wall, with painted plaster with red background.
According to NdS, the threshold of
this wide doorway was missing, but it may have been made of wood on the side of
floor was Opus signinum, buried in the floor near the entrance from the street
was a piece of lava-stone with a hole in the middle for the closure bar.
2005. Two-sided masonry counter, and shelving for display.
These four small shelves, on the right, were made from masonry and were painted
According to NdS, a painted figure was
seen at the extreme end of the counter, on the left, in its north facing arm.
This male figure was 0.57m high, with long yellow robe raised by his erect
same figure was painted opposite.
2005. Remaining painted plaster on west-facing exterior side of counter.
According to NdS, the outer surface of
this counter had a red background.
the surface facing the road, according to Sogliano, obscene paintings were
the centre, in a yellow frame, was a large erect phallus.
each side, a male figure could be seen facing towards the centre panel and each
figure on the right was better preserved, and bald.
There were also other painted panels and arabesques.
Notizie degli Scavi di Antichità,
December 2007. South wall, with display shelving and remains of painted plaster.
VI.16.33 Pompeii. May
Shelving in south-west
corner of bar, with remains of painted decoration.
Photo courtesy of
December 2007. Painting of birds on east wall.
According to NdS, the centre of the
panel immediately to the right of the entrance doorway to the atrium showed two
the left may be a bleeding cockerel which is going to fall, beaten by another
cockerel on the right, who holds something in his beak.
December 2007. Detail of painting of bird from east wall.
December 2007. Decorative floor at the rear of the counter.
The floor was of Opus Signinum.
2005. Decorative floor.