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A fragment of drapery

Carved alabaster

Height: 23cm

Museum number: M798

Vermeule catalogue number: Vermeule 403help-vermeule-catalogue-number

On display: Dome Area
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Curatorial note

This fragment is the end of a fluttering cloak or himation, about which Tatham's own words, "a fine piece of Greek drapery - a fragment from a statue", pencilled beneath his drawing say as much as we can conclude from such meagre actual evidence.

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 See Cornelius Vermeule, unpublished Catalogue of the Antiquities at Sir John Soane's Museum, Introduction, transcription of Tatham letters, List 1, no. 62.


Tatham: Drawings, 14.

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