The room is divided into two parts by an arcade and a middle column, a recurrent architectural motif of the Villa. The 15-th century wrought-iron bed is Sicilian and was presumably a campbed.
The wooden sculpture of a dog (VSM 636) is Neapolitan and dates from the 16th century.
In Munthe's bedroom there is a representation of the god Apollo/Apollon (VSM 675). On a relief he can be seen walking along playing his lyre, kithara. The relief is virtually an exact copy of the Apollo on a wellmouth in Rome, dated to the Flavian era, AD 69-98.
Arvid Andrén, Classical Antiquities of the Villa San Michele, I: Opuscula Romana, V, Lund 1965, p. 130, pl. XVI;
Agneta Freccero, Roman Marbles, Stockholm: Wahlström & Widstrand 2003, p. 110
Levente Erdeös, Axel Munthes San Michele. An Illustrated Guide, Stiftelsen San Michele, Napoli 2006.