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Fragment of the lower part of a small cornice

Later Flavian period (69-96 AD)

Marble, probably Pentelic marble

Height: 12cm
Width: 17cm
Thickness: 11cm

Museum number: M537

Vermeule catalogue number: Vermeule 91help-vermeule-catalogue-number

Curatorial note

The carved enrichment (from top to bottom) consists of a cyma recta with leaf enrichment, a fluted fascia with stops in each groove, a corona with overlapping leaf ornament, and a fillet at the bottom.

The style, in the work of the leaves, and the stopped fluting, is found in similarly arranged fragments in a niche off the Triclinium of the Domus Flavia and in fragments around the main peristyle court of Domitian's Palatine complex. Later Flavian and probably from the same location.

Provenance help-art-provenance

Rome: collected in Rome 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 See Cornelius Vermeule, unpublished catalogue of the Antiquities at Sir John Soane's Museum, Introduction, transcription of Tatham letters, list 1, no. 21.


Tatham: Drawings, 4.

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