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Fragment of an antique terracotta frieze with alternating columns and palmettes

Possibly Late Republic

Terracotta, moulded

Height: 20cm
Width: 20cm
Thickness: 4cm

Museum number: M999

Vermeule catalogue number: Vermeule 453help-vermeule-catalogue-number

Curatorial note

This fragment is a section of a Sima slab (?) consisting of alternating columns (only one remains) and palmettes springing from vases, between continuous fillets and all below a serrated top moulding.

A less ornamental and less carefully executed example of a form which dates from the later Roman Republic and of which the best example is found in the Campana collection in the Louvre, Paris.1

1 H. Von Rohden and H. Winnefeld, Die antiken Terracotten, p. 242, pl. III, no. 1.

Provenance help-art-provenance

Unrecorded.


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