According to Garcia y Garcia, the bombardment in 1943 caused the destruction of part of the entrance prothyron, and the pavement outside.
This caused the fall of the plaster, internally and externally.
See Garcia y Garcia, L., 2006. Danni di guerra a Pompei. Rome: L’Erma di Bretschneider. (p.129)
Looking north out
through the front entrance doorway at the wall of
Old undated photograph courtesy of the Society of Antiquaries, Fox Collection.
A Lar can be made out in the top left hand corner, and a hog’s head on the right side of the altar.
According to Boyce, in the kitchen, located on the east side of the entrance fauces on the east wall above the hearth, was the lararium.
An altar in the form of a low half-column of stucco was applied to the wall and painted red.
Around it coiled a serpent in yellow stucco relief, half of its body in elaborate rings above and to the right of the altar, and actually tied into a knot.
Above the top of the altar “the usual fruits” were reported to have been painted.
On each side was the figure of a Lar.
The whole painting was bordered by red stripes, and across the top were stretched three garlands.
See Boyce G. K., 1937. Corpus of the Lararia of Pompeii. Rome: MAAR 14.(p.73, no.335, and Pl.23,2)
Looking north towards hearth in kitchen area, with lararium on east wall.
Corridor looking north towards kitchen area from atrium.
Photographed 1970-79 by Günther Einhorn, picture courtesy of his son Ralf Einhorn.