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An Italian sculpted Siena marble model of the Temple of Saturn
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An Italian sculpted Siena marble model of the Temple of Saturn

AFTER THE ANTIQUE IN THE ROMAN FORUM, THIRD QUARTER 19TH CENTURY

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An Italian sculpted Siena marble model of the Temple of Saturn
After the Antique in the Roman Forum, third quarter 19th century
The frieze inscribed SENATUS POPULUSQUE ROMANUS INCENDIO CONSUMPTUM RESTITUIT, above Ionic columns, with rectangular black marble base
12½in. (31.8cm.) high, 11in. (27.8cm.) wide overall
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The Temple of Saturn, originally built in 497B.C. is one of the oldest sanctuaries in the Forum. The eight granite columns belong to a reconstruction of the 4th Century A.D. after the Empire had become Christian. In early times the edifice was the depository of the Aerarium Publicum, the State Treasury, and as such it was maintained by the Senate long after Saturn had been disestablished.
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