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