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Foot of a Roman candelabraum or decorative tripod

Proconnesian marble

Height: 12cm
Width (centre to outer edge): 18cm
Width (corner to corner along concave edges): 32cm

Museum number: M542

Vermeule catalogue number: Vermeule 205help-vermeule-catalogue-number

Curatorial note

Beneath a cable-and-rope border this based is carved with three winged lions at the corners and rosettes, leaves, and tendril carved in the concaves between.

Cain illustrates in his work on candelabra several examples of how these fragments were joined together originally1.

1 Hans-Ulrich Cain, Romische Marmorkandelaber, 1985, pl. 85, 5 & 6.

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 See Cornelius Vermeule, unpublished catalogue of the Antiquities at Sir John Soane's Museum, Introduction, transcription of Tatham letters, List 3, no.8.

Literature

Tatham: Etchings, 12; Drawings, 8.


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