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Fragment of ancient Roman carved foliage: a flower

Luna marble

Height: 13cm
Width: 13cm
Thickness: 9cm

Museum number: M702

Vermeule catalogue number: Vermeule 172help-vermeule-catalogue-number

Curatorial note

A rosette type petalled flower set at an angle to a partly finished top (?) surface; perhaps from the decorative carving of an altar.

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 See Cornelius Vermeule, unpublished Catalogue of the Antiquities at Sir John Soane's Museum, Introduction, transcription of Tatham letters, List 1, no.64.

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