Object: Fountain head
Fountain head in the form of a satyr bust
Bronze with copper and silver inlays
Suburban Baths, Pompeii
This fountainhead from a Pompeii bathhouse features a satyr — half-man, half-goat. As followers of the god Bacchus, they revelled in pleasures of the flesh. The satyr is dressed in a fringed panther skin and crowned with ivy leaves. He holds a cloth basket full of fruit and wheat, the drapery of the cloth forming a semicircular hole for the water to flow through.
SAP No: 12681