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Section of Roman base moulding

27 BC-14 AD

Italian marble

Height: 14cm
Width: 34cm
Thickness: 13.7cm

Museum number: M1037

Vermeule catalogue number: Vermeule 72help-vermeule-catalogue-number

Curatorial note

The carved enrichment consists (from top to bottom as originally designed) of ogee base moulding with alternately varied honeysuckle detail, cavetto with fluting, and torus moulding with guilloche.

A section of the base moulding of an altar (?) or skirting of a wall, of beautiful detailed Augustan work, comparable with the Ara Pacis, Rome (as on, for example, the base of the podium1 ).

1 G. Moretti, L'Ara Pacis Augustae p. 187, fig. 150.

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Exhibition history

The Adam Brothers in Rome: Drawings from the Grand Tour, Sir John Soane's Museum, London, 25 September 2008 - 14 February 2009

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