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Section of the figurated, carved shaft of an antique candelabrum

193-235 AD
Possibly Severan.

Luna marble

Height: 33cm
Diameter: 21cm
Circumference: 66cm

Museum number: X120

Vermeule catalogue number: Vermeule 135help-vermeule-catalogue-number

Curatorial note

This fragment is enriched with rough, deeply shadowed carving, with oak leaves, acorns, and vine and grapes springing in either direction from a vase on which are carved convex volutes. There are several birds in the foliage, pecking at the grapes, and two nude figures - one depicting a long-faced, balding, bearded man.

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 See Cornelius Vermeule, unpublished Catalogue of the Antiquities at Sir John Soane's Museum, Introduction, transcription of Tatham letters, List 2, no.6.

Literature

Tatham: Drawings, 2.


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