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FRAGMENT OF THE RIM AND BOWL OF A VASE

Greek island marble

Height: 20cm
Width: 32cm
Thickness: 12cm

Museum number: M866

Vermeule catalogue number: Vermeule 265help-vermeule-catalogue-number

Curatorial note

The outcurling lip and part of the body of a large marble krater (not a basin), or bowl. The inside of the lip is enriched with convex piped fluting and bead and reel moulding. About 5 cm from the edge of the lip on the inside there is a thickening step which forms the thickened inside of the bowl; the outside is enriched with a guilloche between bead moulding, and the start of large convex fluting about the body.

Provenance help-art-provenance

Rome; collected 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 See Cornelius Vermeule, unpublished catalogue of the Antiquities at Sir John Soane's Museum, Introduction, transcription of Tatham letters, List 2, no. 78.

Literature

Tatham: Drawings, 1.


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