According to Della Corte, a mutilated electoral recommendation written on the façade between the two entrances, on the left of the doorway, read –
…………cum Vesbino rog(at) [CIL IV 786]
See Della Corte, M., 1965. Case ed Abitanti di Pompei. Napoli: Fausto Fiorentino. (p.258)
When excavated, a black zoccolo with ‘carpet’ border and the middle of wall painted red, could be seen.
VIII.2.26 Pompeii. April 2017. Looking south from entrance corridor into vestibule, ‘b’ with boar mosaic.
Photo courtesy of Dr Paul J. Turner.
VIII.2.26 Pompeii. Looking south from entrance across mosaic and atrium floor.
Photographed 1970-79 by Günther Einhorn, picture courtesy of his son Ralf Einhorn.
VIII.2.26 Pompeii. May 2010. Boar mosaic in entrance vestibule ‘b’.
VIII.2.26 Pompeii. September 2011. Mosaic and painted wall decoration on east wall of vestibule ‘b’.
North side of atrium ‘d’, with doorways to triclinium ‘r’, entrance vestibule ‘b’, and cubiculum ‘e’.
The doorway to the kitchen area ‘h’ is on the right.
Doorways to cubiculum ‘q’ and triclinium ‘r’ in north-west corner of atrium, on west side of entrance vestibule ‘b’.
VIII.2.26 Pompeii. September 2011. Room ‘r’, triclinium floor, room on west side of vestibule.
In the left lower corner, the marble doorway threshold can be seen.
When excavated the walls would have been painted in the IV style, with a red zoccolo containing panels showing a ‘carpet’ border.
The middle zone of the walls would also have been painted red, with panels separated by architectural motifs.
The west wall was seen to have black side panels, on either side of a red central panel.
When excavated, the large impluvium was already missing its coating, probably of marble.
In the centre, it would have had a fountain fed by a pipe that entered below the floor in the north-east corner, where the large hole remains unrestored.
On the right can be seen the remains of the black floor mosaic with inset large stones of white tesserae and a border of two white lines.
Doorways to three cubicula and triclinium on the west side of atrium.
On the left, room ‘n’, with doorways to cubicula ‘o’, ‘p’, and ‘q’ (centre right), and triclinium ‘r’, on the right.