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Fragment from the volute of a Roman Corinthian capital

117-138 AD
Probably Hadrianic

Luna marble

Height (sideways, as fixed): 10cm
Width: 6cm
Thickness: 8cm

Museum number: M834

Vermeule catalogue number: Vermeule 54help-vermeule-catalogue-number

Curatorial note

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.

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 See Cornelius Vermeule, unpublished Catalogue of the Antiquities at Sir John Soane's Museum, Introduction, transcription of Tatham letters, List 2, no. 65. (Soane Archive)

Literature

Tatham: Drawings, 1.


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