Borghese Vase Relief

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A white low-relief group of classical figures, modelled in wax on slate, by John Devaere (1755-1830). John Devaere went to Rome to study modelling and he copied this design from an ancient Greek vase made of stone, known as the Borghese Vase. It is called the Borghese Vase because it stood in the Villa Borghese in Rome, where it was a tourist attraction in the 18th century. This design was used by Wedgwood on a jasper vase and shows the Triumph of Bacchus.