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Fragmentary section of a candelabrum or decorative shaft (baetylus shaped)

Pentelic marble

Height: 30cm
Diameter: 17cm
Circumference: 53cm

Museum number: M85

Vermeule catalogue number: Vermeule 196help-vermeule-catalogue-number

Curatorial note

Above a foliate central fillet can be discerned traces of foliage and fruit with flowers, at which a bird pecks; below the centre band, more foliage, Bacchic symbols (?) and paired (?) Bacchic masks on opposite sides of the shaft. There is another fillet band at the bottom.

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 See Cornelius Vermeule, unpublished catalogue of the Antiquities at Sir John Soane's Museum, Introduction, transcription of Tatham letters, List 3, no.22.

Literature

Tatham: Drawings, 8.


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