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A Roman antefix or cresting fragment

1st century AD

Luna marble

Height: 24cm
Width (base): 21cm, maximum

Museum number: S89

Vermeule catalogue number: Vermeule 129help-vermeule-catalogue-number

Curatorial note

This is a section of bordered anthemion enrichment of good early Imperial carving and decorative style.

Provenance help-art-provenance

Rome; collected 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 See Cornelius Vermeule, unpublished Catalogue of the Antiquities at Sir John Soane's Museum, Introduction, transcription of Tatham letters, List 1, no.11.

Literature

Tatham: Etchings, 14; Drawings, 4.


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