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FRAGMENT OF THE BOWL OF A LARGE VASE (?)

Carved alabaster

Height: 16cm
Width: 17cm

Museum number: M596

Vermeule catalogue number: Vermeule 271help-vermeule-catalogue-number

Curatorial note

Three courses of convex fluting.

Probably from the bottom of the bowl of a large marble krater - such as the one in the forecourt of S. Cecilia in Trastevere, Rome1.

1 T. Ashby, Papers of the British School at Rome, II, p. 62, no. 141, drawn by Coner in the Soane Museum Codex Coner sketch-book SM Vol. 115; see also G.B. Piranesi, Vasi, candelabri, cippi, carcofagi, tripodi, lucerne, ed ornamenti antichi, fol, Rome, 1779, pl. 37, (Wilton-Ely 922).

Provenance help-art-provenance

Unrecorded.


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