Temple of Castor and Pollux, Cast of section of architrave

Cast of section of architrave, late 18th century/early 19th century

From: Temple of Castor and Pollux

RA Collection: Art

On free display in The Dorfman Architecture Court

The cast reproduces a section of the architrave of the Temple of Castor and Pollux in the Roman Forum. Three columns of this Temple have stood since antiquity and have attracted the attention of artists and antiquarians who called it the Temple of Jupiter Stator. This cast was taken from a section which is still in place on the building.

The Temple was dedicated to two immortal brothers who were said to have aided the Romans in an early battle. The extant remains date to c.10-7 BC when Tiberius restored it for his step-father, the Emperor Augustus.

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

Object details

Cast of section of architrave
late 18th century/early 19th century
Object type
Cast Sculpture
Plaster cast

1140 mm x 640 mm x 320 mm, Weight: 62 kg

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

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