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The paw of a sphinx-type foot/base from the support/ leg of a piece of Roman furniture

Pentelic marble

Width: 10.5cm
Length: 24cm

Museum number: S43

Vermeule catalogue number: Vermeule 255help-vermeule-catalogue-number

Curatorial note

This is a clawed paw on a large, thick base area; judging from the shape of the paw and the size of the slab which it joins, it is probably from an ensemble similar to Soane M801 (Vermeule no. 249).

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 See Cornelius Vermeule, unpublished catalogue of the Antiquities at Sir John Soane's Museum, Introduction, transcription of Tatham letters, List 1, no. 51.

Literature

Tatham: Drawings, 14.


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