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A Roman antefix

Luna marble

Height: 24cm
Width: 19cm
Thickness: 15cm

Museum number: X223

Vermeule catalogue number: Vermeule 126help-vermeule-catalogue-number

Curatorial note

Within an enframing fillet edge-border the carved enrichment comprises an ornamental krater vase from which springs honeysuckle foilage with the seven upward curling leaves being in a stylised palmette pattern.

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 See Cornelius Vermeule, unpublished Catalogue of the Antiquities at Sir John Soane's Museum, Introduction, transcription of Tatham letters, List 1, no. 10.


Tatham: Etchings, 14; Drawings, 4.

Exhibition history

Purely Ornamental: Soane's Theory on Ornament, Sir John Soane's Museum, London, 12 September - 14 October 2018

If you have any further information about this object, please contact us: worksofart@soane.org.uk