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Model for the Simeon Monument, Reading, in the form of an obelisk, mahogany

Museum number: MR39

Curatorial note

Model MR39 shows the monument almost exactly as executed. Minor alterations were made: the sets of three decorative flutes on the pedestal were replaced by tall, narrow panels; the pedestal’s square panels were given more elaborate frames; a simpler Greek key fret appeared on the obelisk itself; the spiral flutes to the finial grew denser, and the size of the pineapple ornament altered.

Exhibition history

John Soane: Reading's Architectural Hero, Reading Museum, 5 May - 2 September 2007


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