Fresco: 45.5 cm high, 51 cm wide.
Provenance: Castellammare di Stabia, Varano hill, Villa San Marco, Room 27.
Pictured against the wall’s yellow background, is a small temple on a stepped base and a small window to the left, with a jutting-out architrave and a pediment with acroteria.
A silhouetted offer-bearer walks towards the temple, shouldering a knapsack. Before the temple is a sacred column, with votive offers (shield, lance, bandage, thyrsus), while on its right is an altar with other offerings, as well as a short palisade, behind which is a leafy tree.
The vignette, painted with delicate brush strokes, falls within the idyllic-sacred genre (see a similar subject from Pompeii, W insula or city block, inv. 20608).
P. Miniero, Stabiae. Pitture e stucchi delle ville romane. Catalogo della Mostra, Napoli 1989, cit., p. 57.