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Fragment of the enriched abacus of a Corinthian or Composite capital

193-235 AD
Severan

Luna marble

Height: 22cm
Width: 63cm

Museum number: M50

Vermeule catalogue number: Vermeule 49help-vermeule-catalogue-number

Curatorial note

This fragment displays egg and dart ornament in high relief above a cavetto enriched with acanthus palmettes alternately erect and inverted. The regularity of the chiselled breaks and the seemingly deliberate destruction of the egg and dart enrichment would indicate that this and the following piece (Vermeule 49/M50) were probably prepared for reuse as building material.

Provenance help-art-provenance

Unrecorded.


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