Conjectural reconstruction of the Temple of Mars Ultor, Rome

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RIBApix ref no RIBA28415
Artist/PhotographerPalladio, Andrea (1508-1580)
CountryItaly
CityRome
Subject Date-2
Image Date1540
ViewExterior
StyleRoman
MediumDrawing
Library ReferenceSC143/PALL/XI/22r
OrientationLandscape
Colour / B&W Colour
Credit RIBA Collections
Notes NOTES: This drawing is numbered XI/22r in the Burlington-Devonshire Collection. It is a reconstructed half elevation and transverse section of the Temple of Mars Ultor in the Forum of Augustus, Rome. The temple was dedicated by Augustus in 2 BC. He had vowed to build it after winning the Battle of Philippi forty years earlier.

Subject tags

squares, markets, archaeological sites, temples