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An antique antefix

Pentelic marble

Height: 23cm
Width: 27cm
Thickness: 9cm

Museum number: X135

Vermeule catalogue number: Vermeule 125help-vermeule-catalogue-number

Curatorial note

A honeysuckle-acanthus palmette ornament in carved relief set within an enframing moulding. The piece is slightly unusual because the shape is of a triangle rounded off at the top, rather than in the usual form with vertical side edges.

This piece must have been in Soane's collections but cannot now be identified in the earliest inventories of the Museum, hence the prefix X to its Museum number.

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