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Fragment of the top of second fascia of an architrave (?)

27 BC-14 AD
Augustan

Luna marble

Height: 13cm
Width: 22cm

Museum number: S63

Vermeule catalogue number: Vermeule 87help-vermeule-catalogue-number

Curatorial note

This fragment appears to comprise the top or second fascia of an architrave. The enrichment consists of fillet enriched cyma reversa, and the fascia itself carved with a variant of anthemion ornament.

Double fascia architraves under the second fascia enriched are found in the Augustan period, to which this fragment belongs. Compare, for example, the fascia decoration of the Temple of Castor and Pollux1. Such architraves were also revived in the Antonine period.

1 Visconti-Valadier, Raccolta delle piu insigni fabbriche di Roma antica e sue adjacenze, pl. III.

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 See Cornelius Vermeule, unpublished catalogue of the Antiquities at Sir John Soane's Museum, Introduction, transcription of Tatham letters, List 2, no. 96.

Literature

Tatham: Drawings, 3.


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