This pair of bronze attachments would originally have decorated the sides of the headrest of a Roman couch or lectus. The upper part of each headrest support (fulcrum) is decorated with the head of a mule, facing outwards, while the lower parts feature the busts of satyrs. The eyes of the mules and satyrs are inlaid with silver and copper, and the same metals are used to form the fronds of leaves and berries, surrounded by a wave design, which decorate the main area of the headrest.

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Thing

Exhibition
COMPASS
Made Of
bronze
Type of Thing
bed, couch
Subject
satyr, mammal

Place

Found In
Campania
In Gallery
G70/13
Made In
Italy

Time

Acquired In
1784
Made
20-60
Period/Culture
Roman

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