Roman Marble Fountain Spout - 100 AD

Roman marble fountain spout, circa 1st - 2nd century AD. 

In the form of a dolphin carrying a chubby, winged cupid to safety, the boy clinging to the creature's tail with one hand, wrapping his other around its dorsal fin.  

Compare four similar sculptures, one with the dolphin rescuing cupid from an octopus, discovered in the House of Ceres, Pompeii. I.9.13-14 Pompeii.


Roman Marble Fountain Spout - 100 AD. Roman marble fountain spout, circa 1st - 2nd century AD.  In the form of a dolphin carrying a chubby, winged cupid to safety, the boy clinging to the creature's tail with one hand, wrapping his other around its dorsal fin.   Compare four similar sculptures, one with the dolphin rescuing cupid from an octopus, discovered in the House of Ceres, Pompeii. I.9.13-14 Pompeii.

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