Fiorelli reported that on the right side of the rear was a cubiculum with a scene of a gladiatorial combat with some animals.
According to Jacobelli, this particular subject was copied several times, and may or may not be the one in a drawing by Morelli.
She thinks the similar painting described by Fiorelli may be one of the copies of this fashionable composition often found at Pompeii.
See Pappalardo, U., 2001. La Descrizione di Pompei per Giuseppe Fiorelli (1875). Napoli: Massa Editore. (p. 90)
See Jacobelli, L., 2003. Gladiators at Pompeii. Rome: L’erma di Bretschneider. (p. 76, and fig.64)
Looking east along Via degli Augustali from outside VII.4.26. December 2007.
On 13th September 1943, a bomb fell destroying the corridor from the shop and another two rooms nearby.
This caused the loss of wall plaster painted in the fourth style.
See Garcia y Garcia, L., 2006. Danni di guerra a Pompei. Rome: L’Erma di Bretschneider. (p.98)
According to Eschebach, the kitchen would have been at the rear of the dwelling.
See Eschebach, L., 1993. Gebäudeverzeichnis und Stadtplan der antiken Stadt Pompeji. Köln: Böhlau. (p.278)
According to Boyce and Frohlich, the lararium was on the south wall of the kitchen on a white background.
Frohlich wrote that the painting has now faded and vanished.
On the right of a blazing altar stood the Genius, behind the altar the tibicen was visible.
On the opposite side of the altar stood Hercules and behind him was a hog with a bell around its kneck.
On the left of this group stood a Lar of smaller stature than the others. The Lar on the right had vanished.
Below these figures were painted numerous objects, now faded, including flasks and amphorae.
To the right of these objects, two young men wrestle for the possession of an amphora, each holding onto one of the handles.
With their other hand they each hold onto each others hair.
The two serpents were painted on an adjoining wall.
See Boyce G. K., 1937. Corpus of the Lararia of Pompeii. Rome: MAAR 14. (p.65, no.273).
See Fröhlich, T., 1991. Lararien und Fassadenbilder in den Vesuvstädten. Mainz: von Zabern. (p.286, L85, Abb.7)