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117-138 AD
Probably Hadrianic

Marble, probably Italian marble

Height: 62cm
Width (one side): 20cm

Museum number: S142

Vermeule catalogue number: Vermeule 136help-vermeule-catalogue-number

Curatorial note

Within standard panel fillet and cyma reversa moulding, bay branches with leaves and berries rise from an acanthus-leaf calyx.

For the type of moulding strips and similarly enriched triangular pillars, compare the examples used as shelf supports in the Museo Chiaramonti of the Vatican1 and a possible triangular pillar or pilaster from Hadrian's Villa at Tivoli2.

1 W. Amelung, Die Skulpturen des Vaticanischen Museums, Berlin, 1903-08, Volume 1 - 1903; volume 2 - 1908, especially p. 588, no. 424 (B 1-5), pl. 61, and p. 605, No. 448c, pl. 62, etc.
2 P. Gusman, La Villa impériale de Tibur (Villa Hadriana), Paris, 1904, p. 241, fig. 369.

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 See Cornelius Vermeule, unpublished Catalogue of the Antiquities at Sir John Soane's Museum, Introduction, transcription of Tatham letters, List 2, no.68.


Tatham: Etchings, 10; Drawings, 2.

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