c19th italian bronze 'grand tour' souvenir architectural reduction model of the temple of hercules victor

C19th Italian bronze 'Grand Tour' souvenir architectural reduction model of "The Temple of Hercules Victor" .



Item Ref

ML 1811


C19th Italian bronze 'Grand Tour' souvenir architectural reduction model of "The Temple of Hercules Victor".
Well-cast and detailed model of the ancient Roman colonnaded temple dedicated to Hercules in the Piazza Boccaccio Della Verita , Rome . The Corinthian capped fluted columns supporting the tiled and pitched roof . The centre of the bronze model with a lift-out centre , having probably been conceived as a pastille burner or desk-top ink-well .
The model being accurately cast showing the remaining 19 columns , one as in life , having been damaged . The columns surrounding a central circular 'cella' .
The temple being the earliest surviving marble building in Rome having been erected 2nd Century BC by L. Mummies Achaicus ,conqueror of the Achaeans and destroyer of Corinth .
Mounted upon an original block base of 'Belgio Nero' black marble.
In excellent original condition, with only minor historic chips to the edge of the marble base.
H 5.5"
W 6"
D 6"
Italy ,Rome c. 1860
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Internal Ref: ML 1811


Height = 15 cm (6")
Width = 16 cm (6")
Depth = 16 cm (6")

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