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Forum of Augustus - Temple of Mars Ultor, Cast of fleuron from capital of middle standing column

Cast of fleuron from capital of middle standing column, 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. Three columns of the outer pteron of the south side of the Temple still remain standing. This cast reproduces the fleuron on the southwest side of the middle of the three standing columns.

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 had about 12 casts from this prominent temple.

Object details

Title
Cast of fleuron from capital of middle standing column
From
Date
Late 18th century/early 19th century
Object type
Cast
Medium
Plaster cast
Dimensions

450 mm x 500 mm x 400 mm, Weight: 23 kg

Collection
Royal Academy of Arts
Object number
03/2109
Acquisition
Purchased from Sir Thomas Lawrence PRA in 1830

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