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 See Cornelius Vermeule, unpublished Catalogue of the Antiquities at Sir John Soane's Museum, Introduction, transcription of Tatham letters List 2, no.11.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