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Small section of a Roman marble candelabrum or decorative shaft

Italian marble

Height: 14cm
Diameter: 10cm
Circumference: 29cm

Museum number: S109

Vermeule catalogue number: Vermeule 193help-vermeule-catalogue-number

Curatorial note

The enrichment on this fragment consists of a circle of overlapping, serrated, palm-type leaves with a strong centre vein rising from the dressed bottom. There are traces of more foliage: leaves, flowers etc. at the break above.

Provenance help-art-provenance

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 See Cornelius Vermeule, unpublished catalogue of the Antiquities at Sir John Soane's Museum, Introduction, transcription of Tatham letters, List 2, no.14.

Literature

Tatham: Drawings, 1.


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