Neoclassical Models of Ancient Italian Ruins

“This is a Grand Tour model of the Temple of Castor and Pollux in the Roman Forum, and I am a Grant Tour junkie. I cannot get enough, won’t stop, can’t stop!”


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This Italian Grand Tour model dates back to the early 1800s, representing a fine example of the Roman neoclassical period. During the 18th and 19th centuries, it was customary for young gentlemen to embark on a grand tour of Europe's famous ancient sites as part of their education. This Sienna marble model of the Temple of Castor and Pollux was likely acquired during such a tour a cherished memento of the classical world.

The craftsmanship of these temple porticos is exquisite, showcasing the skill and artistry of Italian artisans. The model is made from various colors of marble, with Sienna marble being the predominant material. Sienna marble is a type of marble known for its warm, earthy tones, ranging from yellow to reddish-brown. Its distinctive hues give the models a rich and elegant appearance.

The Corinthian capitals (the decorative tops of the columns) are particularly noteworthy in these models. The Corinthian order is one of the three classical orders of ancient Greek and Roman architecture, known for its elaborate and ornate design. The intricate carving of the capitals demonstrates the attention to detail and mastery of the sculptors who created these models.


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40 lbs


8.75 × 3.5 × 18.5 in


18.5 in


8.75 in


3.5 in