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Relief from couch
1st century A.D.
Other: 1 5/8 x 5/8 x 4 1/16 in. (4.2 x 1.7 x 10.4 cm)
Gift of J. Pierpont Morgan, 1917
Not on view
Head of a duck with the figure of Eros.
These reliefs once decorated a dining couch. They would have been attached to the two ends of the fulcrum (headrest), with the head of Cupid in a roundel at the lower end and the duck’s head, with a glass insert for the eye, forming the curving upper end.
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