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    Sale 7540

    A House on the Wiltshire Downs

    6 March 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 80

    AN OAK, SATINBIRCH AND FRUITWOOD ARCHITECTURAL MODEL OF THE MAISON CARRÉE, NÎMES

    LATE 19TH/20TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    AN OAK, SATINBIRCH AND FRUITWOOD ARCHITECTURAL MODEL OF THE MAISON CARRÉE, NÎMES
    LATE 19TH/20TH CENTURY
    Of large size, with thirty fluted columns with gilt-composition capitals
    24 in. (61 cm.) high; 37½ in. (95.5 cm.) long; 17½ in. (44.5 cm.) wide


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    The Maison Carrée at Nîmes in southern France is one of the best preserved temples to be found anywhere in the territory of the Roman Empire. It was built c. 19-16 B.C. by Marcus Vipsanius Agrippa, also the original patron of the Pantheon, and was dedicated to his two sons, Gaius Julius Caesar Vipsanius and Lucius Caesar, adopted heirs of Emperor Augustus.

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