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  • Furniture attachment, 1st century a.d.; Early Imperial
    Roman
    Bronze; H. 3 3/4 in. (9.5 cm)
    Gift of John Marshall, 1927 (27.253.1)

    This bronze mule's head was originally part of a fulcrum (headrest) on a Roman couch. The mule is associated with Dionysos, the god of wine and feasting, indicated here by the skin of a panther (another Dionysiac attribute) around his neck.

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  • Furniture attachment, 1st century A.D.; Early Imperial
    Roman
    Bronze; H. 3 3/4 in. (9.5 cm)
    Gift of John Marshall, 1927 (27.253.1)


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