Forum of Augustus - Temple of Mars Ultor, Cast of corner of outer moulding around coffer

Cast of corner of outer moulding around coffer, late 18th century

From: Forum of Augustus - Temple of Mars Ultor

RA Collection: Art

The Temple of Mars Ultor (the Avenger) was dedicated by Augustus in 2 BC as the centre piece of his new Forum in Rome. The last three columns of the south side of the Temple with the corresponding section of the cella wall and roof between them still stand. This cast reproduces some of the middle moulding around a coffer in the ceiling.

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 also had and the Royal Academy acquired casts of other areas of the mouldings; see 11/1102 and 11/982.

Object details

Cast of corner of outer moulding around coffer
Original from the Temple of Mars Ultor in the Forum of Augustus
late 18th century
Object type
Cast Sculpture
Plaster cast

205 mm x 504 mm x 286 mm, Weight: 10 kg

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

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