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Corner of a Roman cinerary urn carved with an ammon head and garland

Greek marble, probably Pentelic marble

Height: 23cm

Museum number: A87

Vermeule catalogue number: Vermeule 334help-vermeule-catalogue-number

Curatorial note

The corner of a square cinerary urn, decorated with a head of Jupiter Ammon and an eagle beneath. The corner of the name plate is visible above the start of a bay wreath garland at the right.

For the reconstructed parallel of this corner enrichment, compare the previous urn and also those cited as follows: The British School at Rome, Catalogue of ancient sculptures preserved in the municipal collections of Rome: The sculptures of the Museo Capitolino, ed. H.S. Jones, 2 vols, Oxford, 1912, p.57, no.15, pl.11; G. K. von Weinberg, Sculture del Magazzino del Museo Vaticano, 2 vols, Vatican City, 1937, p.112, no.245, pl.XXXV.

Provenance help-art-provenance

Rome; collected by Charles Heathcote Tatham for the architect Henry Holland during the 1790s. See Cornelius Vermeule, unpublished Catalogue of the Antiquities at Sir John Soane's Museum, Introduction, transcription of Tatham letters, List 2, no. 81.

Literature

Tatham: Drawings, 2.


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