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The angle of the carved surface of this flower indicates its origin as a corner volute-rosette such as those still remaining on the Corinthian capital from Hadrian's Villa Soane M137 (Vermeule 45), to the left of the entrance to the Crypt.
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 See Cornelius Vermeule, unpublished Catalogue of the Antiquities at Sir John Soane's Museum, Introduction, transcription of Tatham letters, List 2, no. 65. (Soane Archive)
Tatham: Drawings, 1.
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