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A polished specimen of verd antique

Polished verd antique

Museum number: HR14

Curatorial note

Verd antique or verde antique, from the Italian meaning 'ancient green' is a type of stone, sometimes erroneously described as a marble, popular since Roman times as a facing material. This block is used by Soane as a plinth for a vase, SM HR15.


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