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Section of a Roman candelabrum or decorative shaft

Italian marble

Height: 22cm
Diameter: 8cm
Circumference: 29cm

Museum number: S34

Vermeule catalogue number: Vermeule 190help-vermeule-catalogue-number

Curatorial note

This cylindrical shaped block is enriched with a foliate sheathing of leaves in flat profile and clusters of berries springing from behind the overlapping joints of the various leaf groups.

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 See Cornelius Vermeule, unpublished catalogue of the Antiquities at Sir John Soane's Museum, Introduction, transcription of Tatham letters, List 2, no.18.

Literature

Tatham: Etchings, 5; Drawings, 1.


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