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Model of the Temple of Castor and Pollux, Rome

Plaster

Height: 32cm
Width: 32cm
Depth: 15cm

Museum number: L70

Curatorial note

These three Corinthian columns are the only substantial remains of the Temple of Castor and Pollux in the Forum Romanum, Rome.

The temple was referred to in Soane's day as the Temple of Jupiter Stator and the columns themselves frequently described as the 'Three columns in the campo vaccino' (the open area where cows graze). This model depicts the columns before more modern excavations - the ground level of the Roman Forum was not uncovered until the twentieth century and the bases of these columns were buried at the time this model was made.


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