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A model of the Temple of Divus Vespasianus (the so-called Temple of Jupiter Tonans), Rome, cork

Height: 35cm
Width: 21.6cm
Depth: 20cm

Museum number: MR7

Curatorial note

The corner of the Temple of Vespasian, just like the three columns of the Temple of the Dioscuri, was a landmark of the Forum Romanum. Here, the model shows the Temple before it was excavated. The Temple was famous not so much because of its architecture but because its entablature was decorated with sculptural reliefs which showed Roman cult implements used in religious ceremonies.

Exhibition history

In Pursuit of Antiquity: Drawings by the Giants of British Neo-Classicism, Sir John Soane's Museum, 1 February - 1 June 2008; Tchoban Foundation Museum für Architekturzeichnung, Berlin, 3 October 2015 - 14 February 2016


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