Beyond the impluvium is the place of a small altar for the worship of the Lares.
In the restoration, the impluvium is surrounded with a mosaic border.
A reservoir for rain-water (impluvium) occupies the centre of the atrium.
He walked into the impluvium, but heard nothing and saw nothing.
So important was the impluvium to the trium, that the latter was named from the manner in which the former was constructed.
In the better houses a fountain was often placed in the middle of the impluvium.
The sixteen Doric columns about the impluvium, well preserved for the most part, are only a trifle over fourteen feet high.
On these, two shorter crossbeams were laid (c), over the sides of the impluvium.
The latter apartment was paved with marble, with a gentle inclination towards the impluvium.
The most conspicuous features of the trium were the impluvium and the compluvium .