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Fragment of a carved garland of fruit and flowers


Marble, probably Greek marble

Length: 24cm

Museum number: S112

Vermeule catalogue number: Vermeule 173help-vermeule-catalogue-number

Curatorial note

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.

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 See Cornelius Vermeule, unpublished Catalogue of the Antiquities at Sir John Soane's Museum, Introduction, transcription of Tatham letters, List 1, no.41.


Tatham: Drawings, 14.

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