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Fragmentary top of a Roman spiral decorative shaft probably from a candelabrum, decorated with grooved spirals terminating in sprouting acanthus foliage in the centre of which, on opposite sides, are rosette flowers.

Pentelic marble

Height: 27cm
Width (top): 21cm

Museum number: M645

Vermeule catalogue number: Vermeule 217help-vermeule-catalogue-number

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 See Cornelius Vermeule, unpublished Catalogue of the Antiquities at Sir John Soane's Museum, Introduction, transcription of Tatham letters, List 1, no. 4.

Literature

Tatham: Etchings, 4; Drawings, 5.


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