According to Fiorelli –
“VI.17.3 and 4. Il termopolio che segue ha due aditi, tra i quali era un pilastro portante nella sommita un fallo a rilievo, in un piccola edicola sporgente dal muro.
Vi erano sotto altri programmi, ne’quali proponevansi alla edilita lo stesso Giulio Polibio, Sabino, e M. Cerrinio Vatia.
La bottega fornita del solito podio co’gradini e il fornello, aveva nello interno un androne, cui stavano ai lati l’apotheca, il triclinio, due cellette, e poi un altro triclinio ed un cubicolo: teneva in fondo tre grandi celle, e da una di esse il passagio nell’hospitium.”
See Fiorelli, G. (1875). Descrizione di Pompei, (p.431-2)
See Pappalardo, U., 2001. La Descrizione di Pompei per Giuseppe Fiorelli (1875). Napoli: Massa Editore. (p.158).
“VI. 17.3 and 4. The thermopolium that follows has two entrances, between which was a pillar carrying a phallus in relief at the top, in a small protruding aedicula.
Underneath there were other inscriptions, in which were proposed the same Julius Polybius, Sabino, and M. Cerrinio Vatia, for aediles.
The bar-room was furnished with the usual podium with steps/shelves and a hearth, in the interior was a corridor, storeroom, the triclinium, two rooms and then another triclinium and a cubiculum were on either side: having at the rear three large rooms, and in one of them was the passage into the hospitium (at VI.17.1).”
VI.17.4 Pompeii. May 2011. Looking west on Via Consolare towards entrance doorway, on left.
VI.17.3 can be seen on the right.
VI.17.4 Pompeii. March 2009. Entrance doorway and marble counter.
VI.17.4 Pompeii. December 2007. Entrance doorway.
Found between December 1769 and January 1770, written in black under the plaque, but only just readable, was -
Iulius Polybius aed(ilem) [CIL IV 114]
Found in April 1770, on an outside wall, was an inscription. It read –
M(arcum) Cerrinium Vatiam aed(ilem) [CIL IV 115]
See Pagano, M.and Prisciandaro, R., 2006. Studio sulle provenienze degli oggetti rinvenuti negli scavi borbonici del regno di Napoli. Naples : Nicola Longobardi.
(p.67) PAH I, 1, 238, add. 155.
VI.17.4 and VI.17.3, Pompeii. December 2005. Looking north-west along Via Consolare.
VI.17.4 Pompeii. May 2011. Looking west towards two sided marble counter with display shelves.
VI.17.4 Pompeii. September 2005. Two-sided marble counter with hearth and display shelves.
VI.17.4 Pompeii. May 2011. Looking east at rear of counter, looking towards Via Consolare.
VI.17.4 Pompeii. May 2011. South-east corner of bar-room, with display shelving.
VI.17.4 Pompeii. May 2011. Hearth in counter of bar-room.
VI.17.4 Pompeii. March 2009. Looking west along marble counter and hearth to rear.
In the upper right can be seen the rear room with the lava threshold, the middle room described by Fiorelli as one of three large rooms, at the rear.
According to Fiorelli, a corridor led to the interior and to its side was a cupboard, a triclinium, and two rooms, and then (?on the other side) was another triclinium and a cubiculum. At the rear were three large rooms, and from one of these was the passageway towards the hospitium (VI.17.1).
See Pappalardo, U., 2001. La Descrizione di Pompei per Giuseppe Fiorelli (1875). Napoli: Massa Editore. (p.138)
VI.17.4 Pompeii. September 2005. South wall with niche.
VI.17.4 Pompeii. March 2009. Niche in south wall.
VI.17.4 Pompeii. May 2011.
Looking south towards doorway to first room in south-east corner at rear of bar.
VI.17.4 Pompeii. May 2011. Looking south in first room in south-east corner at rear of bar.
VI.17.4 Pompeii. May 2011.
Looking west towards doorway to second room in south-west corner at rear of bar.