In some of the Pompeian houses the lararium was represented by a niche only, containing the image of the lar.
These seem to indicate that this was the lararium of the house.
Opening out from the peristylium is the lararium, or room of the household gods.
Within it are erected an altar to, and statue of, the guardian angel, in fact the building had its lararium.
"In the lararium, O praefect," replied the soldier without hesitation.
This venereum contained a bedchamber, a triclinium and a lararium, or small marble niche in which the household god was enshrined.
His eyes passed to the lararium unconsciously, and to the little cross which she left him before going.
Undoubtedly we should recognize in this edifice the sanctuary of the Lares of the city, lararium publicum.