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Section of a Roman enriched shaft

117-138 AD
Probably Hadrianic

Luna marble

Height: 30cm
Diameter: 19cm
Circumference: 62cm

Museum number: M1041

Vermeule catalogue number: Vermeule 131help-vermeule-catalogue-number

Curatorial note

This fragment is enriched with a carved pattern of overlapping pine branches, twigs, and needles, with pine cones scattered between them. A similar enrichment graces a shaft of similar proportions found and preserved in Hadrian's Villa (Villa Adriana) at Tivoli.1

1 P. Gusman, La Villa impériale de Tibur (Villa Hadriana), Paris, 1904 , p. 250, fig. 410, upper.

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