H: 27 in / 69 cmDescription
An Impressive Pair of 'Grand Tour' Models Of the Temples of Vespasian and Castor & Pollux
Carved from alabaster and supported on grey marble bases, the models representing the ruins of the two temples located in the Roman Forum, their Corinthian capitals, architrave and frieze ornament carved with great finesse.
Rome, circa 1860
The temples of Vespasian and Castor & Pollux are among the most popular subjects for Roman Grand Tour souvenirs, however it is the substantial size combined with the quality of the carvings that makes these stand out.REF No. 9665