Two Porphyry Urns in the Gallery

These two large scale purple porphyry urns symbolise Imperial majesty

Two large scale purple porphyry urns purchased by Lord Burlington on his Grand Tour of 1714

Two large scale purple porphyry urns purchased by Lord Burlington on his Grand Tour of 1714

These two large scale purple porphyry urns symbolised Imperial majesty and were just two of the items purchased by Lord Burlington on his Grand Tour of 1714 when he brought back 878 cases full of paintings, sculptures and musical instruments.

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