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Fragment of the bowl of a vase

Carved alabaster

Height: 28cm
Width: 24cm

Museum number: M1020

Vermeule catalogue number: Vermeule 269help-vermeule-catalogue-number

Curatorial note

A section of the side below the rim and part of the underside of the bowl of a large, circular vase - krater shaped, probably with two handles.

For an example of a similar vase which stood in the Piazza of S. Maria Maggiore in the sixteenth century, see the drawing the Codex Coner, Soane Museum Vol. 115, no.1431. For another fragment of a similar vase with the same provenance see SM M572 (Vermeule 268).

1 T. Ashby, in Papers of the British School at Rome, vol. II, p. 70.

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 See Cornelius Vermeule, unpublished catalogue of the Antiquities at Sir John Soane's Museum, Introduction, transcription of Tatham letters, List 3, no. 11 and Uncatalogued fragments, p. 8.

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