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Fragment of the bowl and handle of a vase

Carved alabaster

Height: 26cm
Width: 16cm
Thickness: 4cm

Museum number: M572

Vermeule catalogue number: Vermeule 268help-vermeule-catalogue-number

Curatorial note

The surface below the rim of this fragment is smooth and at the bulge at the start of the bottom are four stumps of large double handles. The body is carved in progressive thickness from top to bottom and is smooth inside.

For another fragment of a similar vase with the same provenance see SM M1020 (Vermeule 269).

Provenance help-art-provenance

Rome; collected 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 See Cornelius Vermeule, unpublished Catalogue of the Antiquities at Sir John Soane's Museum, Introduction, transcription of Tatham letters, List 3, no. 11 and Uncatalogued fragments, p. 8.

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