Ancient garden from Babylon to Rome

Institute and Museum of the History of Science


Bardiglio marble, 1st cent. A.D.
Pompeii, House of Fortune
Soprintendenza Archeologica di Pompei, inv. 87284

This labrum was found broken into several parts near a bronze statue-fountain portraying a cupid carrying a dolphin on his back. It served to receive the spray of water from the fountain overflowing from the base, to which it was probably connected by a lead pipe.