The Saturnalia

Figure descriptions
A dark-skinned man, identified as a slave in the poem text, sits on a stool and plays a lyre on Saturnalia day. The man is nude, except for a cloth draped around the lower half of his body. He wears large hoop earrings. A monkey holding a fan of peacock feathers peeks out from behind the man’s legs. There is an oval mirror at the center of the fan. An overturned drinking horn lies next to the man’s stool. There are four women the background. They are mostly obstructed from view, and they appear to sway or dance. The women are surrounded by wisps of clouds. 3/4-page illustration contained within a single-ruled border; the top corners of the border are curved.