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Model of theTemple of the Dioscuri (Castor and Pollux, the so-called Temple of Jupiter Stator), Rome, cork

Height: 51cm
Width: 33cm
Depth: 17.4cm

Museum number: MR14

Curatorial note

The three Corinthian columns of this large temple in the Forum Romanum are amongst the most recognisable ruins in Rome. They were influential on architects including Sir John Soane. He drew the columns whilst in Rome and used their example in his lectures as Professor of Architecture at the Royal Academy, stating that they were: ‘the most sublime and awfully grand and impressive...we are lost in silent admiration of its uncommon beauties.’


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