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Fragmentary left end of a decorative relief panel

Mid 1st century

Pavonazzetto marble

Height: 30cm
Width: 20cm

Museum number: M555

Vermeule catalogue number: Vermeule 156help-vermeule-catalogue-number

Curatorial note

Beside egg and dart and fillet mouldings, fragment of a swath (the beginning) with fruit, foliage, flowers, and a looping fillet.

Probably mid-first century, or later, work of low quality and in inestimable condition.

A fragment from a series of panels of which a number of whole or partial examples survive
1) In the Lateran Museum
2) Small fragments in the shops on front of the Basilica Aemilia, which are the same style and period as the scrolls on the walls of that structure1 .
3) A fragment on the walls of the Studio of Canova in the Via delle Colonnette, Rome.

1Cp. Gusman AD, I, pl. 12.

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 See Cornelius Vermeule, unpublished Catalogue of the Antiquities at Sir John Soane's Museum, Introduction, transcription of Tatham letters, List 2, no.41.

Literature

Tatham: Drawings, 2.


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