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Forum of Augustus - Temple of Mars Ultor, Cast of a Corinthian pilaster capital with Pegasus volutes
Forum of Augustus - Temple of Mars Ultor, Cast of a Corinthian pilaster capital with Pegasus volutes

Cast of a Corinthian pilaster capital with Pegasus volutes, late 18th century/early 19th century

From: Forum of Augustus - Temple of Mars Ultor

RA Collection: Art

On free display in The Dorfman Architecture Court

The Temple of Mars Ultor (the Avenger) was dedicated by Augustus in 2 BC as the centre piece of his new Forum in Rome. This cast is taken from the best preserved pilaster capital of the first order of the interior of the cella. The original from which this cast was taken is now in the Museum at Trajan's Markets, Rome.

The cast was part of the collection of Thomas Lawrence which went to auction on 10 May 1830 at Christie's and was acquired by the Royal Academy.Lawrence’s collection featured over ten other casts from this temple.

Object details

Title
Cast of a Corinthian pilaster capital with Pegasus volutes
From
From
Original now in the Museum at Trajan's Markets, Rome
Date
late 18th century/early 19th century
Object type
Cast Sculpture
Medium
Plaster cast
Dimensions

915 mm x 630 mm x 413 mm, Weight: 59 kg

Collection
Royal Academy of Arts
Object number
11/2882
Acquisition
Purchased from Sir Thomas Lawrence PRA in 1830

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