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Moulded terracotta

Height: 13cm
Width: 14.5cm

Museum number: M804

Vermeule catalogue number: Vermeule 457help-vermeule-catalogue-number

Curatorial note

A stage mask (of an old Satyr) in profile to the left with remains of the end of a ribbon in front, to the left. Below, a plain, heavy fillet moulding.

For a more complete example of this type of moulding, compare Jones1 and von Rohden2 which shows two masks on the left. The Soane fragment is closest in style and details to a complete example in the Bibliothèque Nationale, Paris3 .

Group II - Cima slabs.

1 Jones., pl. 124, no.10.
2 H. Von Rohden and H. Winnefeld, Die antiken Terracotten, vol. IV. 1,2, (Architektomische römische Tonreliefs der Kaiserzeit.) pl. XXXIX.
3 Von Rohden and Winnefeld, op. cit., p. 295, pl. CXIV, 1.

Provenance help-art-provenance

[Vermeule says it is shown in P384, a view of Soane's Museum drawn by J.M. Gandy in 1811 but this does not seem to be correct]


H. von Rohden and H. Winnefeld, Die antiken Terracotten, vol. IV. 1, 2, (Architektomische römische Tonreliefs der Kaiserzeit), p. 80.

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