The Týmpano Pillow


The Odes and Carmen Saeculare of Horace

Wife of Ibycus the poor,
Let aged scandals have at length their bound:
Give your graceless doings o'er,
Ripe as you are for going underground.
YOU the maidens' dance to lead,
And cast your gloom upon those beaming stars!
Daughter Pholoe may succeed,
But mother Chloris what she touches mars.
Young men's homes your daughter storms,
Like Thyiad, madden'd by the cymbals' beat

The Tympano is a kind of wheel placed around an axel. Evoked on this pillow by an Axel of Ares with Wheels of Aphrodite.

Cylinder with contrasting materials and textures. 3 layers of gathering, bordered with various trim.

9” DIA x 13 1/4” H