Object: Fountain

Fountain of eagle with a serpent
Marble
Probably a formal garden e.g. House of the Faun, Pompeii

With water trickling from a hole in the eagle’s mouth, this statue would have formed a fountain in a private garden. An eagle triumphing over a snake was associated with the god Jupiter and victory.

SAP No: 20388
Where was this found?
Relation to Daily Life in Pompeii

Water supply

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