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Fragment of an antique terracotta tile-end or antefix

117-138 AD
Probably Hadrianic


Height: 10.5cm
Width: 18cm

Museum number: M809

Vermeule catalogue number: Vermeule 481help-vermeule-catalogue-number

Curatorial note

Above a thick fillet protrudes an Ammon head from which springs and rises honeysuckle palmettes in the conventional pattern.

While it seems unlikely that the cresting plaque Soane M428 (Vermeule 475) comes from Hadrian's Villa at Tivoli, an antefix such as this one may well have come from that site1 .

1 P. Gusman, La Villa impériale de Tibur (Villa Hadriana), Paris, 1904, p. 243f, figs. 384 f.

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