The house had been badly damaged by fire in the early 2nd century. Fragments were found lying on the remains of a red tessellated floor where a central decorative mosaic panel had been removed, presumably after the fire, for re-use elsewhere. Examples of recycling decorative mosaic panels are not uncommon.
The wall consisted of a dado of plain yellow panels bordered by black and white bands separated by wider vertical dark red bands. The main area above comprised plain red panels edged in yellow, set in a green border.
The borders contained at least two decorative schemes. One comprised pink candelabra with twisting vine stems and exquisitely painted bunches of grapes. The second decorative scheme comprised white and yellow stalks and delicately painted six-petal white, light blue and yellow flowers.
Perched on the stalks were birds, the best preserved of which can be identified as a goldfinch.
The painting is well-executed and the subtle highlighting on such things as the individual grapes shows the perspective skill of the artist. Further research is necessary for the identification of the pigments used for the colours.
It is thought that enough remains to be able to conjecture the full height of the room, once the pieces have been fully assembled. Such information does not normally survive.