Ancient garden from Babylon to Rome

Institute and Museum of the History of Science


White marble, 1st cent. A.D.
Pompeii, provenance unknown
Soprintendenza Archeologica di Pompei, inv. 20626

This labrum must have been placed on a base along with a statue-fountain that directed the jet of water into a basin. Due to the absence of through holes in the basin and the column, the water overflowed, probably into a pool connected to the impluvium.