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One of the leaves from the capital of one of the columns of the Temple of Castor and Pollux, 'restored', plaster

Museum number: M1381

Curatorial note

In Soane's day the Temple of Castor and Pollux in the Forum was known as the Temple of Jupiter Stator.

The reference, from the earliest 1837 Inventories, to this plaster leaf being 'restored' indicates that it is a re-modelled, perfect, version of one the leaves from this famous ancient temple, ready for casting for use in one of Soane's own projects perhaps and probably prepared by one of the plastering companies that he used regularly.


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