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TOP SECTION OF A CARVED PILASTER

117-138 AD
Hadrianic, according to Mathea-Förtsch

Greek marble, probably Pentelic marble

Height: 57cm
Width: 36.5cm
Thickness: 7cm

Museum number: S113

Vermeule catalogue number: Vermeule 143help-vermeule-catalogue-number

Curatorial note

Within a double fillet moulding on top and two sides, is a double acanthus scroll containing a krater (vase) with a flower below and two birds above1 .

1More stylistic comparisons in Mathea-Förtsch.

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 See Cornelius Vermeule, unpublished Catalogue of the Antiquities at Sir John Soane's Museum, Introduction, transcription of Tatham letters, List 1, no.9.

Literature

Tatham: Etchings, 10; Drawings, 4.
Mathea-Förtsch, pl. 43,2, no. 74.


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