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Section of a Roman candelabrum or decorative shaft

Luna marble

Height: 30cm
Depth: 7cm
Circumference: 40cm, maximum

Museum number: M601

Vermeule catalogue number: Vermeule 207help-vermeule-catalogue-number

Curatorial note

This section of a Roman candelabrum, decorative shaft, or baetylus, is enriched around the lower half with two layers (e.g inner low relief and outer high relief) of vertical carved acanthus-leaf sheathing which sits in a shell-like dish.

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 See Cornelius Vermeule, unpublished Catalogue of the Antiquities at Sir John Soane's Museum, Introduction, transcription of Tatham letters List 2, no.11.


Tatham: Etchings, 5; Drawings, 1.

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