From Vatican Museums (Vatican City)
Cast of modillion decorated with a palmette at its base
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Cast of modillion decorated with a palmette at its base
Plaster cast, late 18th or early 19th c., 285 X 225 X 170 X 5.1 kg
Purchased from Sir Thomas Lawrence, P.R.A., 1830
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The cast is of a modillion and is in the Galleria dei Candelabri (H: 22, W: 20.5, D: 21). It is currently mounted upside down and supports a statue of Cupid in the sleep of death.

It was part of the collection of casts of Thomas Lawrence which were sold on auction on 10 May 1830 and acquired by the Royal Academy. The sales catalogue has eleven entries for "Ornament from Vatican".

This work is currently on display in the South Dining Room, Keeper's House, Royal Academy of Arts.