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I've seen a number of references in secondary sources and some earlier threads in RAT describing the aquilfer as "bareheaded" instead of "bear-headed" (please pardon my pun).  But in looking at Cichorius' plates, it does appear to my tired, 50+ eyes that the aquilifer is sometimes depicted as wearing an animal skin.   See T. XLII and T. XLIV. Also, my understanding is that the aquilifer in the so-called Louvre Praetorians -- why does anyone think that they're Praetorians?  -- was not restored.  He's most certainly covered in an animal skin!  What do the experts think?  Thanks in advance for your responses, which will determine whether I get a new pair of reading glasses with a stronger Rx.