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Lower section of a candelabrum or decorative shaft

Pentelic marble

Height: 20cm
Diameter: 10cm
Circumference: 30cm
Circumference (base): 42cm

Museum number: S35

Vermeule catalogue number: Vermeule 199help-vermeule-catalogue-number

Curatorial note

At the bottom this fragment has a form of ogee base moulding above a bottom cushion; above, on the shaft, the enrichment comprises foliate leaves and seed pods1.

1 For the ornament on shaft and a restored example, compare The British School at Rome, Catalogue of ancient sculptures preserved in the municipal collections of Rome: The Sculptures of the Palazzo dei Conservatori, H.S. Jones, 2 vols, Oxford, 1926, p. 143, no. 24, pl. 51, "Hellenistic work of the early Augustan period".

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 See Cornelius Vermeule, unpublished catalogue of the Antiquities at Sir John Soane's Museum, Introduction, transcription of Tatham letters, List 2, no.15.


Tatham: Drawings, 1.

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