Forum, Ostia, Cast of modillion from cornice

Cast of modillion from cornice, late 18th century/early 19th century

From: Forum, Ostia

RA Collection: Art

On free display in The Dorfman Architecture Court

The cast is a modillion from the portico of the Forum in Ostia. The Forum was given its definitive monumental form under the Emperor Hadrian in the early second century.

This cast shows a cyma reversa frame decorated with leaf-and-dart and acanthus leaf with a double volute on the side.

This cast and other casts from the cornice were acquired by the Royal Academy from the collection of Thomas Lawrence in 1830.

Object details

Cast of modillion from cornice
late 18th century/early 19th century
Object type
Cast Sculpture
Plaster cast

220 mm x 265 mm x 445 mm, Weight: 11.35 kg

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

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