According to Boyce, in the north wall of the central peristyle-like room was a rectangular niche with a graffito.
See Boyce G. K., 1937. Corpus of the Lararia of Pompeii. Rome: MAAR 14. (p.68, no.299)
See Fiorelli, Descr., 247
See CIL IV 4786.
According to Jashemski, the peristyle garden was originally enclosed by a portico on the west, north and east.
A passageway led directly from the Vicolo del Gallo into the portico of this house without an atrium.
The circular area with remains of a wall was an aviary.
See Jashemski, W. F.,
1993. The Gardens of
According to Garcia y Garcia, in this garden Luigi Jacono had in part reconstructed the antique birdhouse or aviary.
The aerial bombardment of 1943 destroyed three of the rooms on the east side and part of the south perimeter wall.
In the following years even the aviary was dismantled.
See Garcia y Garcia, L., 2006. Danni di guerra a Pompei. Rome: L’Erma di Bretschneider. (p.116, and Fig.265 the aviary, c.1932).
VII.7.16 Pompeii. September 2005. Bench on south side of entrance in Vicolo del Gallo.