Arch of Septimius Severus, Rome, Cast of coffer from central passageway

Cast of coffer from central passageway

From: Arch of Septimius Severus, Rome

RA Collection: Art

The cast reproduces a coffer in the ceiling of the central passageway of the Arch of Septimius Severus (AD 203) in the Roman Forum. A large central flower is framed by acanthus leaf and then bead-and-reel mouldings.

This cast was acquired by the Royal Academy from Thomas Lawrence whose collection was sold on 10 May 1830.

Object details

Cast of coffer from central passageway
Object type
Cast Sculpture
Plaster cast, late 18th or early 19th century

750 mm

Royal Academy of Arts
Object number
Purchased from Sir Thomas Lawrence PRA in 1830
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