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The work is rough with free use of the round and running drill both between the individual parts and in the details of leaves and flowers themselves. From the size and thickness, the character of the backing etc. this is probably a fragment of a secondary decorative panel or a funerary altar.
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 See Cornelius Vermeule, unpublished Catalogue of the Antiquities at Sir John Soane's Museum, Introduction, transcription of Tatham letters, List 1, no.41.
Tatham: Drawings, 14.
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