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Cast of part of a Roman scroll ornament in the Medici Gardens, Rome

Plaster cast

Museum number: M1256

Curatorial note

This piece is identified as being from the Medici Garden from an annotation in Copy 4 of the Museum's earliest 1837 inventory which records that it is 'part of [object number M]493', e.g. a cast of part of the same original marble.

This kind of scrolling foliage is known as rinceau or rinceaux (plural) decoration. Part of what seems to be a bird's wing appears above the foliate scroll in the centre.

Associated objects

M493, cast from same original


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