The ala (d) in the centre of the southern side of the atrium is decorated in the fourth style
(pictured lower right) with white panels on a red ground over a lower black
frieze. Each white panel contains a small framed landscape in its
centre, but unfortunately these landscapes have deteriorated to such an extent that they are no longer recognisable...
On either side of the ala
(c). The cubiculum
on the east side (pictured below) is decorated in the fourth style
with white panels separated by architectural elements above a lower black frieze. The room to the west side of the ala
has plain plaster walls and may have been used as a storeroom.......
In the south west corner of the atrium
a flight of stairs leads to the upper floor. Next to these stairs is a
service room (e) with roughly plastered walls. Room (f) is the shop (Reg
I, Ins 10, 10) which opens onto the Vicolo del Citarista with a direct
access to the atrium
of the house.
(g) is accessed off the north east corner of the atrium
through a narrow doorway. The triclinium
, like the atrium
, opens onto the peristyle
(h) to the east. The room is decorated in the fourth style
with alternating panels of yellow and blue framed by architectural
motifs over a black decorative frieze. The blue panels contain large
mythological scenes; on the south wall (pictured below) is a much faded
scene of Ariadne and Dionysus
while on the west wall an equally faded picture of Dido Abandoned
. The scene on the north wall is too faded to recognise. The vaulted ceiling (pictured opposite) is also
decorated in the fourth style
on a white ground. ..