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A pair of Italian sculpted Siena marble models of the temples of Castor and Pollux and Vespasian
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A pair of Italian sculpted Siena marble models of the temples of Castor and Pollux and Vespasian

AFTER THE ANTIQUE MONUMENTS IN THE ROMAN FORUM, CIRCA 1900

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A pair of Italian sculpted Siena marble models of the temples of Castor and Pollux and Vespasian
After the Antique monuments in the Roman Forum, circa 1900
The frieze of the latter inscribed ..ESTITUER, on black marble bases
11¼in. (28.5cm.) high overall (2)
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The Temple of Vespasian was erected in the Roman Forum between A.D.79 and 96 to honour the deified emperor's acheivements in subduing the Eastern Mediterranean in the Jewish War of A.D.66, and in steadying government after the upheavals of the Year of the Four Emperors. The term RESTITUER inscribed at one end of the temple frieze, relates to the emperor's image as the 'restorer' of the empire.
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