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The lower section of a candelabrum, decorative shaft or baetylus

Undated

Coarse-grained Greek marble

Height: 24cm
Diameter: 9cm
Circumference: 29.5cm

Museum number: M627

Vermeule catalogue number: Vermeule 208help-vermeule-catalogue-number

Curatorial note

This piece is carved with two layers of acanthus-leaf sheathing running from the bottom below the curve of the bulge up the greater length of the fragment.

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 See Cornelius Vermeule, unpublished catalogue of the Antiquities at Sir John Soane's Museum, Introduction, transcription of Tatham letters, List 2, no.10.

Literature

Tatham: Etchings, 5; Drawings, 1.


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