Arch of Septimius Severus, Rome, Cast of impost of central arch

Cast of impost of central arch

From: Arch of Septimius Severus, Rome

RA Collection: Art

The cast reproduces the impost of the main passageway of the north (Capitoline) side of the Arch of Septimius Severus (AD 203).

This cast was acquired by the Royal Academy from the collection of Thomas Lawrence which was sold on 10 May 1830. In the section on plaster casts, under the heading Arch of Septimius Severus, entry 34 reads, "Impost of Middle Arch".

Object details

Cast of impost of central arch
Object type
Cast Sculpture
Plaster cast, late 18th- early 19th century

634 mm x 400 mm x 521 mm, Weight: 25.5 kg

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

Associated works of art

2 results

return to start

Start exploring the RA Collection

read more
  • Explore art works, paint-smeared palettes, scribbled letters and more...
  • Artists and architects have run the RA for 250 years.
    Our Collection is a record of them.
Start exploring