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
Where was this found?
Relation to Daily Life in Pompeii

Public baths

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