Pompeii - House of the Small Fountain. The small fountain is located in the mosaic-covered nymphaeum. A nymphaeum in ancient Greece and Rome was a monument consecrated to the nymphs, especially those of springs. The house itself, on the Via di Mercurio, dates from the first century B.C. and is a typical atrium-style house.
thermopolium in pompeii. thermopolium is a kind of roman bar which served hot and cold drinks. the tiled bar-top is fitted with recessed terracotta jars that would have contained the drinks. on the back wall is a fresco painting: specifically it is a lararium (a shrine to roman household gods), featuring bacchus on the far right and mercury on the far left. this particular example is called the thermopolium of vetutius placidus and is located on the via dell'abbondanza in pompeii.